Thursday, July 24, 2008

Frogs, Sinuses & Child Support

(AKA: General Update!)

I wish I could recall more of what my dream entailed the other night. All I can remember is that it was filled with frogs. Jumping frogs, croaking frogs, trying to catch frogs.

So I go to my trusty dream dictionary which says the following:
To see a frog in your dream, represents a potential to change or to do the unexpected.
The frog may be a prince in disguise.
Alternatively, the frog may suggest uncleanness.
To see frogs leaping in your dream, may indicate your lack of commitment. You have the tendency to jump from one thing to another.
Alternatively, it may suggest that you are taking major steps toward some goal.
To dream that you are catching a frog, signifies your carelessness concerning your health.
To hear the sounds of a frog in your dream, signifies that you visit with friends will not accomplish anything that you wanted it to.

Could you narrow that down a bit, please???

I also had a dream about not being able to find my car which I know from past experience means I'm having feelings of not being able to claim/find my identity.

Health issues: I've been having all kinds of jaw/face pain. Haven't really been sure what to make of it. I thought it might be sinus, though I've never had sinus issues. Then I thought maybe just a cold. I know I've been clenching (or possibly grinding) my teeth at night and I thought maybe that was causing the pain. I thought about calling my Dr but figured I should try a few things first. So I spent $53 on "feel better" stuff: Sinus Meds, Neti Pot, night time bite guard to stop the clench/grinding. And since I was already there, I bought a massage thing to reach my "stress spot" (back of shoulder). *bliss!* So, in a nutshell, the bite guard has helped. The first night, I threw it across the bed, it seems, LOL! But I've gotten used to it now and the jaw/teeth pain is diminishing. I took the sinus meds....not helping. I used the Neti Pot (yes, were RIGHT!), it's amazing! At this point, I am fairly certain I have a sinus infection as I have strong pain on both sides of my nose, under my eyes & in my front teeth. My ears are clogged, I can't smell or taste anything. Made a Dr appt for this afternoon to see if she can help me. I have to sing at a really big event next weekend and I need my ears & voice back!!
**UPDATE after Dr. appt: She says I have a raging sinus infection and the beginning of an ear infection. I'm now on 2 OTC medicines, RX nasal spray & anti-biotics. Plus she says keep using that Neti Pot! It's a good thing it worked out for me to see her today b/c she said I would have been in agony by tomorrow.

My mom came over for dinner last night. I find myself being less on edge with her now which is a great development. She said a few things last night that I know, at one point in the past, would have set me off. I continue to take it day by day. She couldn't help but notice my sinus issues & commented that perhaps it was the dampness in my basement. She called me this morning and tells me that she went out first thing this AM & bought us a brand new $400 dehumidifier, just because. How did I know she would do that? I was going to get one after work tonight. Guess I'm off the hook for that. Thanks, Mom!

SD (DD's worthless bio father, aka: Sperm-Donor, for anyone new to my blog) stopped paying Child Support in March. I've been working diligently in trying to get this resolved. We have an upcoming court date for 8/12. Now believe me, I'm in no great hurry to drive to his state or to see him but I want this taken care of. Today, I checked DD's bank account & there are 2 deposits from him which total less than half his normal bi-weekly payment. I want to know what the hell is up. But my anxiety is up at the thought of having to go through this again. It consumed nearly a year for me in court dates, (each one being about 100 miles away, mind you), endless phone calls, legal research. It was exhausting. I don't have the time or energy to do this again.

So there is my update....nothing too huge going on. Very busy at work. Feeling crappy. Would very much like to go home and curl up on the couch. I can't even enjoy my coffee cuz I can't taste it!!!! This morning when I woke DD up, she was still so groggy and she turned her sleepy little face toward me and said "Don't you want to leave me alone?" I feel like saying that to everyone who calls and/or comes into my office today!


Enola said...

LOL at the "don't you want to leave me alone." Mine pulled me close to her face and said "climb in bed and snuggle please." Well, since she said please.............. 30 minutes later we were running around crazy!

Hope you feel better!

Strong and determined said...

Hope you feel better! Glad the Doc prescribed the antibiotics. Sinus infections are awful!