But seriously folks... OMG Super-Stress time!
I signed up to participate in the Mock Trial competition. For those of you not fully fluent in legalese, its what it says it is. We pretend to have a trial and play the lawyer for one side. Or in our case, we play the team of lawyers for one side.
I really had no idea how much work it would be. I guess I should have realized I had no idea how to conduct a trial, but I didn't. So this weekend was the start of my sleep bruxism (tooth-grinding).
DH woke me up on Saturday night to tell me I was grinding my teeth and it sounded awful (and I should stop). Sunday I woke up, not very well rested, and my jaw ached. My entire head ached, as well. Monday I happened to have a dentist appointment and he confirmed that I was grinding my teeth, although I had not yet done any damage.
I've tried the little night-guard things you can buy at the drug-store with minimal success. Apparently the way to go for those are to get one custom made, but that will run about $400, and this semester's loan money is already dwindling. Funny thing is that last night I apparently took the night guard out of my mouth and into its case, while asleep. I woke up thinking it had fallen out-nope-on the nightstand in its case.
I'm trying to reduce my stress. Today has been a super-busy day, but I made time to go to lunch with my knitting group and I even brought my knitting to school. I got in a few rows on a birthday gift after I ate. Even now, when I should be working on my closing argument, its tempting me.
So I'll keep trying not to be stressed-which stresses me out more-and hope that one day soon I can wake up without my jaw hurting.