I have ringworm on my arm. (I won’t show you a picture.) I’ve been obsessing over it. I thought it was a mosquito bite, then a few days later I upgraded my assessment to spider bite, then finally after a week it formed a classic ringworm shape. For confirmation I asked one of the doctors I work with, and he sent a picture of it to his dermatologist friend, and since steroid cream seemed to make it worse, that’s what we landed on. It itches SO BAD you have no idea, unless you’ve had ringworm, and then you have an idea. It’s taking up way too much of my mental energy.
It’s nice to not be commuting to the medical center this week. Unfortunately our clinic is super slow and I might not be able to work a full schedule for awhile. This lull has coincided with some big expenses like our air conditioner and car repairs so it has me thinking a lot about our financial future, my life’s dreams and goals, and how to get there. I need a plan. This is what’s really on my mind most of the time.
We are doing well with meal planning and eating healthy this week, so that makes me happy. We are eating: egg salad with bacon lettuce wraps, balsamic pot roast, tacos (or taco salad), coconut-flake chicken tenders, crockpot taco chicken bowls, chili, and tortilla soup. Right now this is about the extent of my healthy meal ideas that my family will eat, so I figure I can just repeat them each week until I find some new stuff.
I started working on my Week in the Life album. Just the title page so far. I’m going to need some dedicated time alone at home on my computer to edit and print photos, and I’m not sure when that will happen, but I have a decent plan in mind. Meredith’s quilt is on hold, but seeing the fabric out makes me happy.
We have new neighbors. They have a 5-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy. We met them, and then we met THEIR neighbors who have lived there for a year and a half. They have a 5-year-old girl and a 21-month-old boy. We were all chatting outside yesterday and it felt like a block party. In eight years of living in our house, I’ve never gotten that feeling and I only have one other friend in the neighborhood so it’s pretty cool.
I have a nervousness about me today that I can’t shake, and I don’t like it. I’m off to try and get rid of it with kid cuddles and maybe a walk.