Thursday, February 24, 2011

Here Comes Twitchy

My eyes are twitching. Thankfully they take turns and are not synchronized YET. I am afraid that when I talk to people they can see the twitching. I have been getting winked at a lot lately……


I have been dreaming that my jaw is locked shut and I can’t open my mouth. I then alternately dream that I am clenching my teeth so tightly that they start to break. I wake up convinced I'm spending the day in a dentist's chair.

The hubby says that all night long I flex and point my toes. I have no idea I am doing this but I do sometimes feel like my legs are rubber bands and I am trying to stretch them out.

Do you think I might be stressed?

Here’s the funny thing. I have had two very stressful careers in my life. I am now on my third career that I chose to switch to because it was the least stressful. I work normal hours and see my family more than I have ever been able to in the past. I understand my work, it’s enjoyable and I am good at it. It’s nowhere near as stressful as some of the other things I have done. So what’s all the twitching, clenching and restlessness all about? Honestly, I think I might one of those people who needs stress in order to feel their best.

I have so much more to say, but guess what? Instead of the kids staring down a carton of ice cream this time, they are sitting at the table staring down an apple waiting to be sliced. I've told them I'l be there in a minute 15 of them ago.  Also, lucky me the dryer just buzzed so you know what that means – time to right side out some pant legs......
and I’m wondering if it’s not stress, but in-a-RUT-itis instead?

Off I go to cut up an apple with my twitchy eyes- YIKES.

8 comments:

bec. said...

Your labels for this post made me laugh out loud...note to self: stop reading Kristen's blog at work! Ha ha. :)

Oilfield Trash said...

I can sorta relate to the twitchy eye thing as my ex gf had that very same problem. And she also had twitchy legs/arms as well.

"Miss Bee" said...

I'm sorry. Regardless of whether it is stress or ruts, I hate that you're twitchy.

One of the brand new teachers I work with all of a sudden started turning blue the other night. Literally blue, like a smurf. We sent her to the ER and apparently it is some legit disease caused by stress. They put her on Xanax right then and there.

Stress stinks.

Kate said...

I can't keep my legs still. It drives not only my husband crazy, but also anyone who sits on a bench, bleachers, or at a table with me.

I think sometimes if we don't have enough stress in our lives we create a little just so we feel normal. Or maybe twitchy IS the new normal.

Doria said...

Oh the twitchy eyes. I've wondered if people can see them twitching also. LOve the post. *high fives* on getting the laundry out on time! Good luck with those pants legs. And take a break. You deserve it!

A Cappelli said...

As I am one to often self-diagnose my issues (doctors can be useless sometimes)-I believe that this is definitely what I have-"in-a-RUT-itis." When you were describing how you bend and flex your feet in your sleep- I was picturing how my dog looks "chasing rabbits" in her sleep. I wonder if you ever pick up enough speed and start to whimper? You should record it and post it here :-)

Cheeseboy said...

I sometimes get an eye twitch too. It can b e quite bothersome. Always happens when I am stressed. Teaching can do that.

Kelley Simpson said...

Sometimes I read your blog and wonder if you have been watching me, or like the song says, "i feel you've found my letters and read each one out loud..." You must be my twin in another state. I started clenching my teeth when I was reading...

PS the eyes are the worst, really annoying, and I can't tell you how many times I've dried dry clothes just to buy me another 15 minutes.