Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Purring of the Prophecy...Random Hairballs of Procrastination



Okay. I'm done with that.

All that's left is for me to read and grade my grad student precis/biblios. Blech. How much to comment? How to grade? It feels like this will be a kind of "do it" grade. I will evaluate how far they are in their research at this point, but I will save the majority of my evaluation for the final paper. It's just a matter of sitting down and actually reading them, ya know?

TD is going through a rough time. He's trying to get ready to come to be with me for a long, lovely time, but he's also stressing a bit. And he's having 2 family crises at once, which is no fun. I wish I could do something to help him, but all I can do is be there for him, so here I am. One fabulous thing is that we seem to have made it through our first long-distance year going strong and I'm insanely grateful for that.

I have a weird rash underneath my wedding band. Seriously, it's red and dry and itchy and when I take the ring off, there's something that looks like a burn in the place where the ring was. Has anyone ever had this from a ring that they wear and never take off? I've cleaned the ring and I've put lotion on the area, but it doesn't seem to be going away. Now I'm not wearing the ring and it's still puffy and red. The ring's gold and I've had it for 3 years, so it's not an allergic reaction to the metal...

Any advice, jewelry hounds?


Hilaire said...

So sorry about the concert! A pox on them.

Also, hope TD's okay. Thinking of you both,

Unknown said...

Ditto about the concert, and hoping TD's ok. As far as the rash goes, I had a similar one once under my wedding ring, and it turned out to be some kind of fungus. Using an over the counter antifungal did the trick.

Alison said...

It happens to me sometimes too. I try to take off my ring when I shower or wash my hands to avoid any moistness being trapped in the area. I hate to say don't wear your ring for a few weeks, but you might have to until it clears up!

PS--Boo about the concert. I was really excited when I heard you were going!

medieval woman said...

Ew! Fungus? Over-the-counter stuff like the medicine for athlete's foot? I got some cortizone cream, so we'll see if that helps. I have this red, puffy line along the top of my finger - it looks like I've been smacked by the wedding-ring fairy. Or a tiny jellyfish with an axe to grind...

Thanks for the good TD vibes!