Bad to the Bone...

<more whining> S o . m u c h . p a i n . I woke up yesterday achy, and was about the same when I woke up today, but as the day has gone on today, it's gotten worse and worse. It's mainly centered in my neck and right shoulder, and it hurts to turn my head, especially to the right. Driving today was not fun. My Advil isn't touching it. My heat pack takes the edge off, but doesn't completely take it away, and it's hard to do very much with a 2-pound hot rice bag balanced across the back of my neck/shoulders. </end more whining>

Matthew had his dental checkup today. He had his 6-year molars sealed, and had a cleaning and x-rays. No cavities. :) He did really well with most of it. He had a hard time not gagging for the x-rays, but he finally managed. And he got anxious when, out of the corner of his eye, he spotted the syringe that they use to apply the stuff during one of the steps of the sealing procedure. He was fine though once they explained that it was not a shot and there were no needles.

We got new cell phones today. Mark switched us to GSM and got a more extensive plan a bit cheaper. They had a rough time getting the phones activated today and he ended up having to take mine into a store to get a different SIM card for it. But they're both working now. So now I get to figure out how to use a new phone. At least we got to keep the same numbers, so I don't have to memorize new ones. I still haven't memorized the new license plate number on the truck. I don't know why Texas makes you get new plates after so many years. What is the logic behind that? Do other states do that too?

Jeanine posted a little contest on her blog to scrap something from/about the 80's, so I decided to do a quick layout using some of the most non-me pics of me I have. I'd started this last week, but just got to finishing it and posting it late last night.

The 80's were my decade for high school and college. I don't have many pics from high school, and most of the ones I have from college seem to involve costume parties at the fraternity where I was a little sister. This is one of those. No, I did not dress this way on a regular basis. The shirt was hand-painted with my brother's high school garage band logo, and the collar was borrowed from him as well. That's pink theatrical spray in my hair, and the mascara in the bangs was a last-minute improvisation. I think I might have used eyeliner as lipstick, since I don't think I had that particular shade in my arsenal. :-p

The guy in the lower left pic was my pledge son that semester. The guy with the mustache was my date, also a pledge, although I think possibly the oldest pledge they ever had. LOL He was a little too enthusiastic that night and drank entirely too much and ended up quite sick, so I spent most of the evening dancing and hanging out with other friends, and had a great time anyway.

Credits: Kit: Jeanine Baechtold's "Grungy Leather Coat Collection" (partially recolored) at ScrapDish. Frame and photo corners by me. Torn edge on photo: Steph Krush at Digital Paper Tearing. Notebook paper: Kristy Nerness' "Noteworthy Accent Pack" at Plain Digital Wrapper. Font: Dream Scar.

I remembered after I posted this last night that I also have some pics of me with my face painted bright blue for a Smurf costume at another one of these pledge dances. Maybe I should combine the two costumes next Halloween and be Smurfette gone bad! LOL

You know, ever since I pulled this up to work on last night, I haven't been able to get this song out of my head, so you might as well have it in yours too…

On the day i was born
The nurses all gathered round
And they gazed in wild wonder
At the joy they had found
The head nurse spoke up
Said "leave this one alone."
She could tell right away
I was bad to the bone

Bad to the bone
Bad to the bone
Ba ba ba bad
Bad to the bone

I broke a thousand hearts
Before i met you
I'll break a thousand more, baby
Before i am through
I wanna be yours, pretty baby
Yours and yours alone
I'm here to tell ya, woman
That i'm bad to the bone

Bad to the bone
Bad to the bone
Ba ba ba bad
Bad to the bone…


Natalie said…
ROTFLOL! Kim, what a great page! And I cannot believe those pictures of you! Sorry you're still not feeling so great; that's no good. I'm lol, too, at some of your tag questions (especially about the seat belt in the garage!). :)
karin said…
Kim! I love that LO! I cannot believe that was you ... SO FUN!!! I was ROTFLOL with the Smurfette Gone Bad costume idea for Halloween! :O)

I am so sorry that your neck and shoulder are hurting like that. Could you have pinched a nerve? It sounds like you may have some nerve involvement, which is affecting the muscles. Any chance you'd call your doc? I would just give them a jingle, especially if tomorrow you aren't any better.

(((hugs))) to you. {but gentle just the same .....}
karin said…
oh, and ahem, if I sing that song all day .... I know who to blame!

Francine said…
LOL! That is SO cool!
AmyK said…
Kim, I'm so sorry to hear you are in so much pain! I hope you get it figured out and taken care of as soon as possible!

Your layout totally made me laugh today. It is so hilarious!
Melinda said…
OMG that LO is great! love the costume- and I can't wait to see the Smurfette gone bad costume in a few months ;)

Oh yes, and I did see I was tagged. Was reading a bunch of blogs and trying to get stuff done last night and literally ran out of steam. One of those times where you know you are going to fall over if you don't go lay down right away.

Love the Sarah's cottage minikit -that picture was awesome inspiration.

I remember one time when I was in college- had an awful headache, sore throat and a very stiff neck. It actually was painful to turn my head. After a couple of days it went away. A little while later someone else I knew was complaining of the same thing. I figure it must have been due to some virus going around. I hope you feel better soon!
Robin said…
Hope you are feeling better!!!! :)

Is that really you? Cool layout!!!!
Francine said…
back to comment on the pain thing, You've not been while for a while now, no?
That worries me. Go have yourself checked out one more time? Please? (<-begging mode :-)). It's starting to sound like something way more structural then just the flu.
Tania said…
Hope you're feeling better! I just love that photo of you, too cool!!
jane said…
o my goodness!!!! look at you!, lol!! this layout rocks!!!! really awesome! I sooo hope you are feeling better soon!! sucks to be down and out!