Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Procrastination - It's not just for breakfast anymore

Two weeks until the big party at my house - the one for my mom's 70th birthday. Oh hell yes, it's total mayhem, so what else is new? But at least no one has the swine flu (currently) (knock on wood). also, nothing like having a two week deadline to get that damn kitchen painted! It's actually kind of peaceful painting - it's something I can control, unlike all the douchebags (did I say that outloud?) who have yet to RSVP my invitation. They aren't my friends, but apparently they aren't my mother's friends either - grrr, assholes do vex me! Kind of hard to know how much seafood to order when you still have 20 invitations outstanding. Can I just yell "ASSHOLES" once? Thanks, I feel better now.

Well, okay, maybe not.
I had a hormonal meltdown last week - didn't hurt that the husband was an ass on our anniversary weekend - he has that kind of timing - but I went mental. It was kind of scary, even to me. I was fingering sharp blades and thinking dark, dark thoughts, which is what not sleeping for three weeks will get you, my lads.

I talked to my sister and she thought I might need to get on board with some progesterone and hydroxy-triptifan (it makes serotonin, which makes you sleepy), since it sounded like I was knee-deep in the glamourous world of peri-menopause. Because it's such affirming thing to be a woman, as it is, right? She's probably right, and a little research confirmed it, so now I'm smearing progesterone cream on myself eery night and popping hydroxy-triptifan capsules before bedtime, and guess what? I still can't sleep at night. I think I might be hard-wired to be a vampire. I think I might also be stressing over getting this party off the ground - it's how I roll - I haven't hit the Jimmy Crack Corn portion of the program yet, but I'm sure I will soon.

Oh crap, and it's Halloween this Saturday. I love Halloween, but I just don't have time for it this year. I told Chanda that I wished we could just hide out at her house, watch movies and eat all the candy we're supposed to give out. She was jiggy with that, but I don't think the guys will be!

Ah well, I guess it's back to work now - I can only procrastinate for so long, right?

7 comments:

FairiesNest said...

Hi sweetie,! It sounds like you may have to up the 5HTP dosage. I started out taking 400mg twice a day! So you might want to at least take two at bedtime. Also I think I got the no phone calls message through to the PG 'cause now she's calling me every day...thanks! :) Remember...this too shall pass...and the big guy should do Halloween and let you have a break?

Heather said...

I might go to the doc and get some hard sleep aids.

thecheekofgod said...

Painting sucks ass. Have fun . . .

Chris said...

Sometimes after I go "mental", I feel purged. I hope you're feeling better and I hope you had a fun weekend. It's always nice to see you. XO

Vodka Mom said...

I've got some little blue pills that do the trick.

hele said...

so good to see (read) you back!!!!

i once almost hit f with a shoe in a hormone induced rage :D

Arizaphale said...

Peri-menopause. My favourite time, second only to f***ing menopause that is!! >:-(
I did find the Wild Yam cream helpful in the peri stage I must say. In fact, I must try it again. Anyway, I can give this whole night sweats thing a big middle finger THAT'S for sure.Oh, and for sleeping, I find alcohol works most times.......