What the what is an ice pick headache?? Until today, I'd never even heard of them. I think that's what I have. I left work early Wednesday night with an awful, throbbing headache. I'd had it all day but by 10:30, I was read' to GO LAY DOWN SOMEWHERE. So I came home and got on the sofa, after lovin' on Tabbie Hoffman and removing a very uncomfortable item of clothing first. After about fifteen minutes, Tab comes over there and starts popping me in the face with his paw, like, "Mama, Mama, get up." Such a sweet wittle kitty.
The headache got better yesterday after I started eating Excedrin Migraine caplets like candy and then this afternoon, the ice pick nonsense started. Sharp, shooting, are-you-freakin'-KIDDING-me-rolling-around-on-the-floor-howling pain. Sharp little pains that last a second (maybe) and come back every minute. This went on for hours. I consulted Dr. Google and I was (am?) convinced that my trigeminal neuralgia was a brain tumor the whole entire time and I have months to live. Or it could be stress. :)
It seems to be better now. The stabbings fewer and farther between. That's got to be good, right?
Last weekend, we had a birthday party for Ami and Audra and as usual, Mama prepared a spread. Homemade chicken salad with whole wheat crackers, homemade pimento cheese on multi-grain bread rounds, hummus, salsa, celery sticks, cucumbers, carrots, green pepper strips, pigs-in-a-blanket and two gorgemous cakes. Chocolate with fudge icing for Ami, Upside-Down-Pineapple for Audra. And we had ice cream. Most very South Beach friendly! I ate carefully but I ATE. And somehow or other, gained four pounds. When I weighed myself Monday morning, I was pissed! I could've had CAKE! If I was gonna gain FOUR POUNDS, I could've had CAKE!!! Do you people KNOW about my mama's chocolate fudge icing???!
So I spent this whole week getting those four back off and losing one more. I've lost 16 pounds now. I'd like to lose 30 by Easter. We'll see. No rush. :)
I'm almost done with my radio. I have one little part to finish on the FM side and then we'll tune it and test it. I had some technical difficulties with the AM part this week and was down a day and a half while we troubleshot it. It turned out to be a bad IC chip.
Sunday, I get my WG-5 promotion and raise! Nearly $2 more an hour. It's really crazy that I've worked eleven months at the base and I'm making more than I did after working (and bitching, begging and then finally pitching hissy fits to get equal pay for equal work) SIXTEEN YEARS at Citigroup. There are rumors flying about layoffs and furloughs, depending on what Congress does with the budget. I'm not the least bit worried. God is in control. Always has been, always will be. He brought me to this job, delivered me from a situation that made me miserable and has done nothing but pour blessings down on me ever since. We good.
And, hey, the ice picks have stopped.