supposedly i’m ‘stress-grinding’ my teeth at night. which is mysterious because dev has never heard me grind my teeth. and i don’t wake up with a sore jaw. but regardless, my dentist has instructed i wear a mouth guard. and now i have a reason to stress grind – wearing a mouth guard is awful. i’m dutifully following instructions, but i can see this being a one of those 6 weeks of good intentions fall to the wayside scenario.
i’m not sure exactly what is stressing me out, but it might have a little something to do with the fact that in one measly week, we are sending the Oprah Winfrey Network our final cuts of the SoulPancake webisodes. eeeeek. it’s pretty intensely awesome and simultaneously terrifying. the SP team has been hard at work – our entire weekend was eaten up by shooting creative stop motion interstitials. which, let’s face it, is a dream come true for me. give me a sharpie, string, cardboard and some lights and i’m reveling.
in efforts to de-stress i’ve started quasi-regular yoga classes, going for long meandering walks to no where in particular, and taking lots of photographs. i am lucky to also have a husband that makes me laugh constantly with his supermarket aisle impromptu dance parties, here’s a song i just wrote for you serenades, and enveloping hugs.
which reminds me, if you don’t envelop your loved ones in hugs then you are a half-hugger. and i have a low tolerance for half huggers.
where was i? oh yes. stress grinding. so there’s that. but i guess if having my dream job and meeting deadlines results in a smidgen of stress grinding i’m ok with it. post deadline i want a vacation however. :)
here’s a sneak peak into one of the stop motion segments we created. look familiar?