Laugh, love, etc...

How about another doctor update? Hey, I can hear you groaning, but I promise it won't be long. The doctor's office finally called back today with the results of the tests. All clear. This is good and bad. Good that the numerous tests didn't turn up anything unexpected but bad that it really points to stress or, as the doctor told me last time, maybe nothing at all that can explain my hair thinning. Time to really work on the anti-stress things. Laugh, love, have fun, eat well, exercise and get a good night's sleep. The only one I'm not sure about is the love category. Seems a little sparse as always. No guarantee that any of those things will help, but it will certainly raise my quality of life.

The one surprise was that the doctor wanted to see me again in six weeks. I asked the nurse again if anything showed up on my tests and she said no, all clear, but that he wanted to check in with me to see how I'm doing on the low fat diet. I don't know what to think about that. In a way I think it is cool that a doctor really wants to help and monitor my progress. I'm going to go and see what he has to say. I'm not exactly meeting the grams he set out, but I'm doing WAY better than I was before. I didn't pay ANY attention before and now I do. It is amazing how much you learn from reading labels. I never wanted to become one of those label readers, but I am now.

In other random news I'm looking forward to this weekend. We drop off our photos at the exhibit and I'm going to meet up with some of the photobloggers for dinner. I'm also going shopping for something to wear to the opening. There are going to be so many people there my head is spinning. One of my friends from high school is going! I haven't seen him in ages. I'm not sure how all these people are going to fit in that little gallery. It's going to be quite the blow out.

I'm broke. I had a nice little start to my computer / dental savings and unfortunately most of it had to be wiped out with back to school things. August is always an expensive month for teachers and with all my clothes deciding to revolt, the exhibit, various doctor's appointments, medications, car services, blah, blah, blah... it adds up. Sometimes I also get frustrated with myself for picking such a ridiculously expensive hobby. I probably won't be able to afford a new camera for another two years, much less new lenses. There are several I'd love to have, but I just don't have that money and it feels like I will never be able to get far enough ahead to get them. It's hard trying to keep up with "joneses" in the photography world. I know that I don't have to, and my gear lust is nothing compared to most photographers, but there are some things I'd like that I will have to wait years to come down the pike. Sigh. Frustrating. I need to learn to live the simple life, but its hard. I'm a material girl (sometimes).

Completely random statement: Why do guys put what has to be one of the worst pictures of themselves on earth on their dating profiles? Don't they have friends that tell them that those are the worst pictures ever and they shouldn't put that on their dating profile? If not they need some friends like that.

On this rainy night

Menil at Night