Apr 8, 2010
Bloody April: The Circus is Closed because the Clown has a Bloody Nose
Yes, it's day one of my menstrual cycle! The colorful colloquialism in the title came from the Museum of Menstruation's list of the many many phrases used to refer to one's period. I happen to like the clown one, although most others don't appeal. My circus only stays closed for the first day. After that, all is ready to rumble. :)
I am blessed because I have little PMS trouble. I get a bit more tired & grouchy than normal for 2 days prior to my period. On Day 1, I try to get some extra rest, and I eat whatever I want. (Actually, this is what I always do, but since I LIKE veg, tofu & whatnot, it works :). However, during period time, I crave chocolate, avocados, french fries & sweet potato fries. Oh, yum. Today is sweet potato fry day.
I try not to make any major decisions on Day 1, because I usually feel just a bit foggy. Obviously, I can't skip work or other obligations on Day 1, but I attempt to make my life as easy as possible. What is/was your pattern for Day 1?
Posted by Wizardess at 11:01 AM