Stress will kill you.
By Elle Standerson on March 09, 2012
Stress will kill you. That's what they always say. They. Ok, anyway, in a weird turn of events, I have been able to grow my fingernails this week. Seriously, it's like this week, all of a sudden, my fingernails have grown about 3mm. I guess that doesn't sound like very much, but it's fingernails we are talking about here.
Just after Christmas I had my nails done. Then got back from holidays to work which was ridiculously stressful - pretty much everyday was worse than the day before - and my nails would chip and break every day. It was so bad I actually took a nailfile to work. I'm not one of those people who worries about her fingernails - personally, with kids and cooking, they kind of just get in the way. So I generally keep them short and neat. But this was getting ridiculous - sometimes they'd chip below the white!
Also - I was losing ridiculous amounts of hair. I have a lot of hair so I didn't really think it was a big deal at first. But then it's winter, and I seem to be wearing a lot of black sweaters and every time I walk past a few of the ladies at work, they were always picking hair off the back of my sweater. Sounds gross now that I'm typing this but it's clean hair :-)
Anyway, so this week - get laid off on Monday, then Tuesday, nails start growing and hair starts staying in my head. I swear I'm not doing anything different - other than not working (and obviously, not really worrying about not working at THAT job anyway). And now today, it's Friday, its the end of the week, and here I am thinking, "Hey, look at my nails! I'm going to have to shape/trim them this weekend as they are getting long again!". And also, I haven't been picking hair off myself this week.
It's just weird.
I mean we always joke that THAT job was killing us, but seriously.... I think it really was! It really was shaving a few years of life off my life. Dang you, work. Sure, I should blame myself for staying in a crappy job but come on people - way to egotistical for that. How could I do that and leave all those other good people there alone? I couldn't do that to them either.
But now the parting is done and I have fingernails and hair to show.
Today on the menu is Spaghetti with Sausage. Nothing fancy. Actually it bores me to tears and I don't really want that but it's out and I need to cook up the sausage.
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