I only went in for a knife and a pot for my plant...

Saturday, April 11, 2009
...honest. I should have known Ikea wouldn't let me leave unless I spent more than a hundred bucks. SO I bought a dresser as well. And a toy for my kitties. And two more pots for plants. And a container for sugar. And lunch. Damn Ikea. Since returning home, I have been spoiling myself. Or rather just spending money like crazy. New curtains, the dresser, expensive face goop, a new DVD player, DVDs.... Nothing that I really needed (although the curtains are going to come in handy) but some things I've been wanting to get for a while. I really should be saving those bucks and paying off some of my debts but, well, you know...it's so much more fun to spend. Plus, I'm rationalizing it by telling myself I'm helping create retail jobs in order to handle all the shopping I'm doing. See? I'm thinking globally and deserve the Nobel Prize for economics.

And yes, I know that I had said I was going to take a break but I felt the need to vent my frustration and the few lines you get on Facebook just doesn't cut it for me. So, if you're annoyed at me for breaking my promise of a blogging break, I understand if you don't wish to read any further. I offically hate being a girl. I've said it in the past but I'm saying it again. I have to go back to my doctor it seems once again. And what else could it be for, other than my blood pressure (which is on the rise thanks to my other problem)? You guessed it, my ovaries. They've been surprisingly silent which is fantastic. However, I have now had my period on and off for the past month. Again.

It first happened when I was living in Ontario with my dad and the gyno I saw put me on birth control pill without even examining me. It did the trick. Over the past fifteen years, I have been on and off the pill a few times...on because I've needed to in order to regulate various problems and off again because I don't like to be medicated and I wasn't having sex anyways so I figured why bother. Now that it's happening again, it's likely I'm going to have to go back on once more. Men have it so easy. They just have to worry about pitching a tent in their trousers now and again....

9 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Never go to Ikea with my brother, he'll make you go through the whole store. Twice.

Wandering Coyote said...

I am so thrilled to see you posting!

I can totally understand. I have the WORST PMS despite being on a new pill (Jasmine) that is supposed to work wonders for PMS. Yes, go to your doc because something is definitely wrong; you should not be putting up with that kind of crap.

As for spending...Well you know how piddly my monthly income is and I've been buying quite a few CDs lately...Yesterday I made a total impulse purchase on Amazon without even thinking about it...I just pressed the PURCHASE button and ... whoah...I was like "did I just do that???" $43 bucks later... On top of the over $40 I just spent a week or so ago... But I justify it by saying music makes me happy and I want to support my fave bands...

Sorry for the long-winded comment!

mister anchovy said...

I only go into Ikea when I'm looking for something specific. I go in the out door; I avoid the showrooms; and I try to go at odd hours to avoid the throngs. My goal is to be in and out in 30 minutes or less.

Heather said...

I need a new desk chair, and I've been resisting the urge. But then, there's the Ikea website, too...ARGH!

Wandering Coyote said...

I almost bought a couch today. ALMOST.

Dr. Monkey said...

Yeah, right. We men have easy. Thanks for letting me know that. I try to remember it all the times when we don't have it easy.

sp said...

I think a woman's cycle and Ikea shopping sprees are a problem for many women.

I've been trying different meds recommended by my naturopath to ease the negative sides of my PMS and it's been a year of many combinations, but I think I've finally found one that works for me! Now if only naturopathic medicine was covered by our medical plan.
I wonder if my ND has a remedy for Ikea?

SME said...

Yeah, it's not exactly fair that men don't usually have anything to worry about until middle age, when their prostates start becoming a concern. :(

I think Ikea is like a giant venus flytrap. It looks very interesting and attractive, you get a little closer, and *snap!* it's got you in its jaws and you're trapped it its confines for hours, trying to follow little arrows back to daylight...

Milla said...

I used to go to IKEA because a friend of mine worked there adn she gave me a 30% off everything every time. But I have always been in two minds regarding the founder of the store, so now I don't shop there anymore.

As for ovaries: ohhh, can you believe I have never been put on the pill despite my period pains being so terrible at atimes? My gyno always said the pill would make the pain even worse.
Ohhh the womb: it is a fragile thing and needs lots of TLC.

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