It’s been a good weekend. Friday night was kickball which went great! My team played Joe’s team & we beat them. Plus he never made it to 1st base. That was pretty sweet! I’m hoping the less fun he has perhaps the sooner he’ll go away. But it was a very fun night overall. I played the 2nd game for another team which went well. I’m feeling pretty strong and am playing consistently. Afterwards people went out for food & drinks so it’s nice to meet new people and hang out.
Saturday I was determined to get to the beach since last weekend was a total bust sun wise. I met my friend Jess & her daughter so we had a girls day. Sun, sand, waves, making sandcastles, laughing….so much fun!! Saturday night was a friend’s birthday party. We met for dinner and then did an escape room place afterwards. I’ve done one previously with work, but nobody else had. It was fun! Little frustrating especially in the beginning cause we couldn’t get past the first puzzle but we eventually got there with some hints. I find those puzzles or clues I either “see” it right away or I never will. We were able to solve it in time barely which was a miracle! And everyone left still speaking to each other!! 😂
Today I’ve been a bum. I was hoping to get some more beach time, but they were saying rain showers all day which it did. So I slept some, watched tv, read. Yup I’ve been reading this book. And it’s working!! 😲 No shit it really is. I mean I’m not taking it as the gospel, but skimming thru & reading parts really has made me think how I do things or have in the past. So I’ve tried a few times doing what the Rules suggest. And it worked! I’m going to keep trying it & see how it goes. What do I have to lose??
Ahhh…made it thru the week. 😜 Which was soooo long it seemed. Granted I started off with a few late nights but it just felt like I couldn’t catch up. Work just drug out. A lot is happening there, but it’s staying under control. The gym I just can’t back into. My energy level is blah. I know my diet it crap and I’m feeling it! Changing my food around and trying to make better choices. I can’t get away from the sugar sweet junk though.
I was happy on Thursday night to get to talk to Will. He’s still out west for work a few more days before he flies to the Midwest to spend a week with his kids. Then he’s finally coming back here!! Yeah I’m a little excited. We had good conversation (seems like we always do) talking about everything & nothing. I am looking forward to actually getting to spend some time together and see where it goes. 😊
Kickball last night was awesome! Our team won, but I also made a HUGE play when we really needed it & I’m not gonna lie…it felt great!!! It’s such a good time with friends and hanging out.
This weekend is pretty laid back. I’m hoping to get some beach time today if the weather allows it. Want to do some reading as well. Have a friend’s going away party tonight. Not sure about tomorrow yet. Maybe a movie? See how it goes.
Happy weekend all!! Do what makes you happy 😁
Wowzers….it’s been a month. Sorry folks I am a bad blogger lately. Which is a shame cause I’ve had so much happen to share. So here’s some quick catch up which I’ll divide into 3 areas: before Canada, in Canada & back from Canada. 😊
So before I left in June for Canada I never did see Will again. I think his mom being here visiting and away from the kids for the 1st Father’s Day really got to him so the free weekend he did have (the one before I left) he went back to STL for kid time. Kind of a bummer cause I had tons of fun things happening he could have joined in on, but I also understood the need. On that note since we don’t have any commitment & have only hung out a few times I did have another guy ask me out so I went. We actually met at a mutual friend’s Memorial Day party & he asked her for my number (she asked me first). Met Mark for dinner on a week night cause I was days away from leaving. He seemed cool and we chatted awhile. I met him again for dinner the night before I left. Still unsure how I feel about him but I’m in no rush so left things with stay in touch the next few weeks.
Hung with friends at the beach and parties before I left. So much fun!! Glad to blow off some steam cause I knew the Canada trip was going to be hard work. Interesting side note…I got a friend request from a guy that turns out (yeah I do some checking before accepting) to be Joe the ex’s new roommate. Wtf??!! 😵 Initially I thought hell no deny that shit, but then I wondered what the game was so I waited. I spoke to this guy over 2 months ago once and to randomly send this now??? Like right after moving in with Joe? Hmmmm I did end up accepting the request but with setting restrictions so he can see only my public info. Have to see how this plays out. A few days later he followed me on other social medias that I do have public (I don’t post much personal info on those so enjoy 😂). Again it’s just weird.
Got my stuff packed and organized for Canada. Got my work organized as best I could for being out of the office over 2 weeks. The trip to Canada turned out to be nothing like the past 3 trips I’ve done previously. 16-18 hour days on your feet & oops oh you didn’t get lunch? I don’t mind hard work, but some appreciation and consideration is nice. I’ve also not been around CRAZY people in quite awhile. I stay away from that. I don’t work for that anymore. I’m not friends with that. And here I was unfortunately stuck in the middle of full on psycho crazy! Obviously next time I’ll be asking a lot more questions before I accept going on a trip like this again. I did get out of town for 2 weeks which in some ways was good. I could tell the drama was getting to me & I needed to break away. I got paid and that pays for the vacation I want to take next year so yay!!! I enjoyed Calgary again & would love to visit when I can do what I want and see the area. It really is an amazing place.
I got home last Monday. It took ALL day & 3 flights but I was back in my bed at 10:30pm. I slept a lot on the flights and on my layover in Dallas which helped. I’m just so body sore & my poor feet are a wreck. I figured it’ll take 2 weeks to recover and it looks like I’m right. I spent Tuesday running errands and catching up before returning to my real job Wednesday. And that actually hasn’t been as messy as one would have thought. Yay!! I did make it to the gym once and sort of muddled thru a workout of what didn’t hurt or was healing.
I had therapy appt last week. Which I felt pretty good! I could have probably used the visit before, but I sort of feel like a lot of my anxiety and stress is gone. Or I’m just so tired I don’t give a shit. 🤔 I told my therapist she would have loved the group I was with for 2 weeks and they made me feel VERY normal. We laughed a lot.
I spent this weekend low key. Kickball started up again so I had games Friday night and then I went out with my girl Jess. We had fun! Saturday I got some beach time in!!! Today I walked a little & ran some errands. Just being a bum and resting which feels good! I’ll get more on my routine this week which will be nice.
My birthday was Thursday & it was simply amazing! I was so surprised by how many people took a moment to wish me well. I am so blessed to have so many wonderful friends & family in my life. 🙏😘
My day started with my coworker decorating my desk & bringing in treats including a special lunch cupcake!! After work I went to the gym where I got to be the DJ & pick all the music. 😂 My trainer had made a deal with me a few months ago as a reward so I had been compiling my song list. Some of us had a good time, but I think my trainer was dying (we don’t have the same workout music taste 😆). After the gym I then met a group of my gym friends at a craft brew place that had a food truck! Dinner was so good. And then my friend busted out these cupcakes she made.
Holy cow awesome!!! She’s so talented. What a truly wonderful day. Again I couldn’t believe how people went out out of their way for me. 😊 AND NO TEARS!!!
Friday was a good day at work before the holiday weekend. I had kickball (and more birthday cupcakes!) & it was the playoffs. We had to play Joe’s team which ended up being a tough game. I was the 1st to score & for awhile we hung on to the lead. Then disaster broke & we fell behind. Until the end when we loaded bases & cause they walked the guy ahead of me I got an automatic walk so we ended up WINNING!!! The look on their (ok his face!) was priceless as they went from jeering laughing to realizing my walking pushed in the winning run was classic. 👊 Not to mention my brothers once again had a target on him so he never got on base. Yeah they weren’t very happy about being eliminated. What can I say…I brought the CRAZY! 😜 Our team rocked out & despite a very long next game that was crazy WE WON!! 🏆 I’m so happy after previous early eliminations to finally win. Won’t lie…it feels good. And I actually played pretty well so double win!
Today I have been a bum & slept in. Watching tv. It’s my lazy day. Meeting friends for birthday drinks at a bar tonight so I need to eventually get going.
I just have to say though this birthday was pretty darn great! Much better than I could have ever hoped & I’m feeling ready for my last year of 30s! 😁
Well…Friday night kickball got a little rough. Like my right ankle & 1st base didn’t agree so there was a “pop snap” noise & I saw it bend in a not good way. You know it’s not good when your team is huddled around you while you lay in the dirt & they are whispering on the swelling bulge (hello I can hear you it’s not my ears that were hurt!). So I got carried to the bench & my season ended a little early. I didn’t walk on it, kept it elevated, iced & wrapped. The next morning it wasn’t looking that great–we figured it was a sprain & the outter ligaments, but the bulge was making me a tad wary. So my FL family picked me up & off to urgent care we went for an X-ray. Luckily everything came back clear & it is just a sprain so I need to keep continuing what I’m doing. Which is nothing. BORING 😐
By Saturday night I couldn’t take it anymore & my friend Zac picked me up for church. I really didn’t want to miss the new series they were starting called Hot Mess (aren’t we all?? 😄) & I needed a field trip. It was a good service & on the way home we went for ice cream. It was really nice to hang out & catch up cause it’s been awhile.
Today I did nothing. Watched tv. Caught up on This Is Us & most of Nashville. My ankle didn’t feel so great in the morning but by late afternoon it was feeling better. I stood on it to make dinner & then took a light easy walk around the neighborhood after I ate. Iced when I got home & now all set for bed. It’s looking pretty today (yeah I still have a cankle happening)
I was supposed to have dinner with Anthony (the guy I had met for drinks last week) tonight, but I cancelled. Not being able to drive and it hurting I was afraid I wouldn’t be good company. I’d rather have a good date to start than just go cause I do like him & don’t want a bad outing. We texted a little today & he was cool. We’re going to reschedule for this week.
I think I’ll be ok to drive to work tomorrow & I’ll wear sneakers with it padded up for support. Good times!! As long as I’m better for Costa Rica in a few weeks I’m happy!
The housing search hasn’t been very fruitville. I’ve sent out 10+ replies to what ads I have found & have finally got one response back. So frustrating that people advertise and don’t even get back to you! I’m trying not to panic or worry but it’s hard cause I don’t know where I’m going to live. I’ve widened my search area and still there isn’t much.
Kickball started Friday which was a good distraction. I had a good time playing and we won! I can tell I’m a lot stronger from my gym routine and in better shape (didn’t feel any pain after!). It felt good to be hanging out with the team again. I’m looking forward to the season.
I had thought about it some and somebody else mentioned it so I stopped by POS’s house Friday after kickball to talk to him about living together. I know it’s not the best timing but when is it ever? Maybe these are signs from God? What is the next step for us? We talked, discussed some concerns & he said he needed a few days to process it. Which I understand. We did live together before for 6 months and I pointed out some other things that were positives. Idk. He didn’t say no right away which I suppose is a good sign. And it’s been almost 2 days & no word so perhaps he is really considering it. I will stop by Tuesday night to talk with him. In the mean time I am continuing to look although still not finding anything new pop up.
Some good news is I have my Halloween costume all together as long as my eBay purchases come this week. My brother is having a party so it will be fun. I’m excited cause it’s simple yet creative and easy so it works for me.
Bad news my tooth that’s been hurting since Monday has gotten much worse. It’s been good for the diet but it hurts so bad! Of course I stupidly didn’t call the dentist yet so that will be my #1 thing Monday to do. Argh….
Happy Sunday funday! I’m going to organize my room and what little items I have left so it will be easy to move once I know where I’m going. And I’ll try not to overthink the situation and focus on remaining positive. 😊