Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hiccups from Hell

I decided to skip my weigh-in Saturday.  I knew I hadn't lost any weight last week due to having surgery and not being able to work out (or even move much at all).  I am happy to report I am feeling much better.  I have been having much less pain and all the incisions are healing well.  The incision in my upper abdomen has been the slowest to heal, but all in all it is doing much better.  Although a few days ago I got the hiccups from hell that just would not stop.

I literally had the hiccups for two hours.  My hiccups can get painful as it is, but it was ten times worse when each hiccup felt like I was going to rip the incision in my stomach back open.  So after two hours of torture my hiccups had finally gone away, when my oh-so-considerate husband got home from work and decided to sneak in the back door and scare me to death.  I screamed and jumped a couple feet back, wrenching my stomach muscles and further aggravating the pain.  I asked (screamed at) my husband what the hell was he thinking scaring me like that?  He whined that he was only trying to help me get rid of my hiccups.

Monday night we had bowling.  I didn't bowl, but went anyway just to get out of the house and watched my team bowl.  My husband has the very bad habit of trying to kiss me and be all cuddly when we are at the bowling alley, even though he knows my very strict policy against PDA.  I'm just not comfortable with being all kissy in public, but to make matters even worse my husband and I both have red hair, so everyone who sees us together always automatically assumes we are brother and sister.  In high school my best friend had red hair and then I started dating hubby who also has red hair, and people would always say, "Oh, I saw you with your brother and sister the other day."  My brother and sister both had blond hair and are 5 and 9 years younger than me.  Just because two people have red hair does not mean they are related in any way.  I see married couples all the time who both have brown hair, I don't assume they are brother and sister (although there was one couple I saw recently who looked so much alike I swore they could have been).  Our hair isn't even the same shade of red.  My hair is dark (Auburn) and my husband's is lighter.

So I half-jokingly told my husband that if he wants me to lighten up on my no-PDA policy, then I was going to dye my hair so people wouldn't think I was kissing my brother.  I told him I would like to dye my hair black with teal highlights.  I think that would look really cool, but I'm not sure if I am brave enough to ever actually do it.  The next day I got a little ad in the mail from The Hamilton Collection for this fairy from artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith.

Isn't that awesome looking?  And what a weird coincidence!