Sunday, March 17, 2013

Dim Sum, Nonexistent Credit, and Lemon Scrubs

I'm leaving home for College City in a few hours—just wanted to pop in and say hi and give some updates about my week! I had a lovely spring break hanging out at home, seeing family, watching The Bachelor and The West Wing, spending less than .002 seconds on schoolwork (I opened a book! Once!), and getting increasingly wound up about this damn grad school decision. I honestly didn't expect to get in anywhere, and now I'm faced with these unexpected options that are making my head spin. More on this later, but sheesh its a big decision.

Other random developments:

—We had a big family dinner with my dad's side of the family last night in Big City. We didn't eat until about 9 p.m., and it was the traditional dim sum-style Chinese meal we always do with Papa's relatives—a.k.a. lots of foreign ingredients, multiple courses, etc. I did surprisingly okay, although I have no clue how many calories I ate. It honestly still amazes me how relaxed I can be about food, even in an unpredictable situation like that.

dim sum

— I got rejected by three (THREE) different credit cards within ten minutes. How the heck is someone supposed to build a credit score these days? My brother kept telling me to get one while I'm still in college, since it's supposed to be easier to get approved as a student. Not for me, apparently. Maybe because my yearly earnings are embarrassingly low.

—Mom and I were super decadent yesterday and got pedicures. It was all nice and lovely except that they did this new lemon juice scrub thing on my calves. I had just shaved my legs that morning and there must have been some razor burn or something, because GOOD LORD it stung. I nearly kicked that poor Korean lady in the face.


— May have mentioned this before, but I'm thinking of going back to see my psychiatrist again soon. I was putting it off because she works in R's clinic, but I do love her and want to be able to check in. And hey, if I run into R and the awkwardness causes psychological harm, maybe she can prescribe me something for that. But in all seriousness, I was starting to feel some of the old anxiety creeping in over the last couple weeks and don't want to let that go for very long. Haven't decided if I'd be open to increasing my meds yet, but I would definitely want to discuss it with Dr. L. Obviously I'm in kind of an anxiety-producing life stage right now, so maybe I just need to pull it together and be an adult.

Hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the meal flexibility! That's so wonderful, and I bet it feels really freeing! Sounds delicious!

    Glad you and your mom treated yourselves! I hope you and Dr. L can discuss options for reducing the anxiety, best to get a handle on it before it gets any worse. Good luck!