Blah the rain. Yes we needed it. Yay we are ok longer a high fire risk. The grass is green & growing. But come on…since last Thursday night it’s been on/off & starting Monday pretty much all day rain. ☔️ So over it. I miss the sun. I miss my activities. I would like to not be wearing my raincoat all the time. 🙄
Monday started out with me driving to work & a low tire pressure light going on. On the tire I just replaced 6 weeks ago. Work was a bit of a shit show cause apparently people didn’t do things while I was gone which made meeting the deadlines that day insane. I left work & hauled ass to the car dealership so they could look at the tire. Turns out another nail (WTF??!!) and the computer needs to be adjusted cause it was the other side that was flat (not the side it was saying). Again wtf??? Thank goodness again for that extra tire warranty cause that’s another $400 I didn’t have to shell out when they ordered the tire. 🙏 I then headed to the gym where my face & jaw was starting to hurt so much I half assed it just get it done. I apologized to my awesome trainer…she knows when I’m not right & isn’t a jerk about it. I had taken a pain pill at work early, but I can’t drive on them so couldn’t take another. Got home, made dinner & went to bed! 👊
Tuesday more rain. More of the same work crap (still catching up). But changed my dinner plans when cornhole cancelled! My favorite local event is going on…restaurants offer fixed menus for a low price for 2 weeks. Usually these are upscale or places I never go so trying to get to a few new ones again this year. Except my frigging tooth pain is really putting a damper on things!! Nevertheless I was determined last night to eat & it was fabulous. Had a good time catching up with my gf & her bf. One of my favorite stores is having their semi annual sale so I stopped there & can you believe I found exactly what I have been looking for?? On sale??!! That never happens so it made for a much improved day!! And I got a cute new dress for peanuts at the thrift store on lunch break. Day improving. 👍
Today again it’s raining. Yeah shocker. 😂 I’m hitting the gym after work & then home. I need an early night to catch up. My tooth is still hurting & it’s been a week so I’m thinking there is something else wrong? I have a follow up dental appointment tomorrow.
Good news…William & I have continued to stay in touch. He’s back in Seattle, but coming home Sunday so we’re doing dinner that night. Date #2!! I’m trying not to be too excited or get ahead, but I am looking forward to seeing him & spending actual time together. It’s been almost a month we’ve been “talking” yet have only met that one time. Which is really weird for me (I’ve never done anything like this before) although I like it! How crazy is that? Things are moving slow which is good right now cause I have a lot of my own stuff going on. Fingers crossed 🤞
That was sort of the theme of my weekend. I had no real set in stone plans except for a 1st bday party on Sunday afternoon. Of course this is the type of situation that usually makes me nuts cause I feel like I’m just wasting time off having nothing to do & I get bored/lonely & want to be doing something! But I actually was good with an open schedule. Perhaps I’m learning to embrace it? Lol. Yeah right.
Friday after work I went to the gym which isn’t my normal routine. But it was a no kickball no plans Friday night. And since the gym trainers are being so great about modifying the workouts for me I figured it would be smaller classes rather than Saturday morning so easier for them. Which I was right only 5 people in class so it was fun. I was then going to get some take out sushi to go hang at the beach for sunset but I got a text some friends were going to a bar to hang & eat so I joined them instead. It was a good low key evening with friends but the bar was super jam packed & overwhelming if I have to be honest which wasn’t really what I wanted to unwind after the week.
Saturday I started out with nothing. I slept in. Well not really but I didn’t have an alarm set! Went grocery shopping. Made myself a decent healthy breakfast. Yup I’m trying to follow the gym challenge when I can! Of course I also ate a bunch of ice cream too. lol I watched tv, kept my foot propped up & rested. I went to church later where some of the girls invited me to dinner afterwards which was fun. It was so nice to sit around & giggle about dating & guys & so forth! They are a group I don’t really know very well but I liked them & was glad I went with when they asked.
This morning I started with trying the weekly 5k. I haven’t been in a few weeks but I figured if I took it slow I’d be ok. The others couldn’t join so I went at my own pace. It was so enjoyable to walk along the beach & be out early before the crazy hustle of the day starts. While walking one of the girls from last night invited me to a polo match in the afternoon. Her date couldn’t come last minute so I was like sure why not?! We channeled our inner Pretty Woman (minus the hooker part) & had a blast! I then went to the bday party which was originally the only thing I had planned all weekend.
Isn’t it funny how things work out?? You have nothing planned & if you stay open life throws opportunities at you. I am very blessed. I guess last weekend worked like that too. I’m realizing especially with this sprained ankle that I need to give myself downtime to recharge & rest. Even more so than I had thought a few months ago. And I’m learning to be ok with having nothing planned cause it doesn’t mean I will be stuck doing nothing. 😁
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!