snapshots of an idle mind

August 11, 2007


Filed under: bitter pills,bliss,dancing,food,life,party,pms,seasonal,Uncategorized — sassinak @ 12:43 am


well, my monthly bout of pms is over.

thank the universe

good god that’s freaking awful that is. i was pretty sure i had pms because my boobs were killing me but man it was awful this time. i practically went into a killing depression about my total lack of any kind of familial future, dateable men, money in the bank and willpower regarding french fries.

oh yeah, it was the kind of pms that attacks your self esteem in all the nasty places. the kind that sends you out for chocolate except that you’re too miserable to actually occupy a public space where you might purchase such things. the kind that leaves you staring into your own haunted eyes in the mirror for hours afterward.

the kind that ends in nasty nasty cramps.

because you know, that’s how it is.

comforting that my decade older client today complained about how much worse it gets from here.

oh god… all i can think of is MORE vitamin d and calcium… must not be getting enough calcium because i’m nice and brown…


in lighter news, my shindig is tomorrow and i’m stoked.

i’ve made lovely food and am now sleeping before (get this!) someone delivers me flowers! i don’t know who they’re from but apparently i get a lovely bouquet.

go me :)

that’ll be i think the fourth time i get flowers…. counting when sappho died. i mean the full on delivery deal. bruins did it once and tomorrow and the vet and that client hrm… i think that’s it.

so yeah, kinda stoked.

tomorrow i make crudites and cut up fruit and get beer and a little wine and put my feet up and clean up a bit around the place and nibble on party food and generally laze around after (did i mention??) the flower part. yeah that’s cool.

funnily enough i don’t want them often because i prefer them live to dead… but somehow it’s still massively nice to get them.

ETA: THEY’RE A PLANT!  and it’s freaking gorgeous too!


i hurt my other ankle.

i know, i’m a twit… get this, i full on banana peel fell off this puddle in the changeroom at the gym. it’s actually too bad for all of you didn’t see it because i’m the one that fell and i’m pretty sure it was hilarious. af couldn’t stop laughing for like twenty minutes and again several times thereafter…

seriously though i felll and landed on my OTHER ankle… *sigh*

anyway it’s not too bad so i’m icing it (in a minute) and going to physio on tuesday.

cause yeah, fun :)


there is a meteor shower sunday night, in fact it’s the annual birthday meteor shower and this year af and othercat are sharing that with me.

clear skies please!


whee i have presents to open and i haven’t looked inside them yet!



mother mother rocks.





  1. I can so relate to your pms story; it’s scary. Glad you are feeling better. But, ya still gotta have more chocolate, right? Cuz now you are in “post pms” – at least thats my story, and I’m stick’n to it :)

    Comment by bellajournal — August 11, 2007 @ 1:45 am | Reply

  2. Calcium and vitamin D intake and risk of incident premenstrual syndrome. shows that increasing your Calcium and Vitamin D3 intake may help your PMS.

    Calcium is best absorbed through food sources. I find the information at The World’s Healthiest Foods website is reliable.

    Sunshine is best, cheapest obtained from regular SHORT (less than 20 mins) exposures to sunshine when your shadow is shorter than your height. The more skin exposed the more Vitamin D is made, the least tanned areas will make the most Vitamin D. The synthesis of Cholesterol to Vitamin D in the skin is a heat driven self limiting process so staying in the heat simply converts the vitamin d that has just been made into supra sterols which are not used by the body. So not only do long sunbathing sessions risk sunburn (always a bad idea) but they also are not the most productive for Vitamin d. Three 15 minute sessions, with breaks in between to allow the skin to cool and the Vit d to be absorbed, will result in more Vitamin D than one 45 minute session.
    The Vitamin D Council have more Vitamin D information including links to cheap sources of effective strength Vitamin D3 Cholecalciferol. Many people are taking the least effective form D2 Ergocalciferol. “The Case Against Ergocalciferol (vitamin d2) as a Vitamin Supplement” sets out the reasons why one should always check (particularly if it is a medical prescription as this is the version most often prescribed (it costs more so is more profitable))

    Comment by Edward Hutchinson — August 11, 2007 @ 3:42 am | Reply

  3. I should perhaps also have mentioned the Chocolate idea is based on the fact that chocolate is a good source of magnesium.

    Magnesium uptake is closely related to Vitamin D and Calcium uptake but far too complicated for me to explain except to make the point you need to raise Vitamin D status to at least 80nmol/L – 32ng/mL to maximise calcium absorption.

    If the additional calories that eating chocolate to obtain magnesium may be a problem you may like to try adding magnesium salts to your bathwater. A jug of magnesium chloride (obtainable in 25kg bags from agricultural merchants) in the bath is cheap enough and a 20 minute soak will relax the muscles, calm the nerves and boost your magnesium status. Epsom Salts (magnesium sulphate) is an alternative (to Dead Sea Salts Magnesium Chloride) but may be not as cheap.

    Comment by Edward Hutchinson — August 11, 2007 @ 3:55 am | Reply

  4. Ahhh yes. It all gets worse into the early and mid 40s. Women tend to overheat and go slightly bonkers during these years. It’s kind of a hormonal last ‘hurrah’. You find them screwing their brains out with the most inappropriate men in the universe. I don’t think there’s much anyone can do about it all. The body wants and the body gets. It’s somewhat riveting to watch, sort of like a train wreck. Of course I’ve been there as well and got to the other side. Not unscathed of course. Then there’s some peace before menopause. There’s a hiatus. No intensity. No insanity. Just life. I’ll let you know how it goes….

    When women told me that they felt more focused and more real and less emotionally crazy, I couldn’t believe it. I thought, they must be delusional. Here I was wanting to murder and maim and destroy and scream and go totally nuts. But yeah, there is a calm after the storm. Hang in there. Things do get better. PMS does indeed go away eventually.

    Comment by gabi — August 11, 2007 @ 5:52 pm | Reply

  5. I can relate to the fits of pms. this might get a little graphic for the squeamish…BBW…i get a bad one every other month. moods filled with spurts of explosive emotions and lowered self-esteem. the kind that i just want to lay in the fetal position and cry until the cramps stop. it’s like it all tries to happen in one day…extremely miserable.

    i found some really good OTC stuff that helps though. It’s fairly new (couple years) here in the states so I do not know if you have it wherever you are…but try PAMPRIN All Day 12 Hour Relief (the 12 hour part is important)…it’s in a purple bottle here. It starts to work within 10 minutes. If I take enough of it the cramps go away for about 8 hours or so. The only other relief is sitting in the bathroom and letting the contractions pass so they are bearable.

    I love being a woman but as I’ve heard before…how can you trust anything that can bleed for seven days and live? lol:)

    good read, glad i stumbled upon your page! ciao:)

    Comment by sharalogic — August 12, 2007 @ 12:08 am | Reply

  6. happy birthday, sass!

    (so who sent the plant?)

    Comment by terry — August 12, 2007 @ 12:33 pm | Reply

  7. Happy BDay.

    Hope shindig was awesome.

    PMS sucks. But plants or flowers make up for some of it.

    And yaay food, even the type that is bad for you but makes you feel cozy…like fries.


    Comment by Natalia — August 13, 2007 @ 12:51 pm | Reply

  8. I hope your party was the perfect antidote to your pms. Sounds like it could be.

    All the best from this side of the Lake.


    Comment by balloon pirate — August 13, 2007 @ 3:32 pm | Reply

  9. helooooo 3 x 3 x 4 year old person….. are you still alive?????

    (from the soon to be 5 x 5 x 2 year old individual….. Just can’t put 5 x 10….. looks kind of intimidating…. shindig-free….)

    Comment by gabi — August 13, 2007 @ 10:18 pm | Reply

  10. Glad it’s all ok on your front. Things are going well and all that good stuff. I think that PMS thing is spreading because everyone I know here had it just like that this month, and most are younger then me so don’t feel alone :)

    Comment by Amber — August 14, 2007 @ 2:48 pm | Reply

  11. :)

    Comment by fang2 — August 14, 2007 @ 9:01 pm | Reply

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