Life has been busy. This time of year always seems to be. Lots going on which is great, but I’m trying not to over do it either.
I worked my side job last weekend. Which it had been raining on off for like 2 weeks. That’s getting old! Will got back from his work trip & we had a great dinner Sunday night (date #2). It was a really nice way to wrap up the weekend.
Monday I played cornhole, but Tuesday it got rained out. Impromptu dinner with friends which I invited Will also. I figured he’s seen me dressed up nice twice so this was casual jeans stuffing down wings. 🤣 He wasn’t fazed at all which was nice to see. I am enjoying hanging out & slowly getting to know him. He went out of town again for a few days & now his mom is here visiting until next week. I told him if he needs a break he knows how to find me. 😉
I had therapy last week. I do enjoy meeting with her. I know I’ve made a lot of improvements since last summer, but sometimes all I see is that hot mess still. She keeps it in perspective & we talk out things. Between the gym & a bday party I had a FULL week! Definitely going low key this weekend.
Last night had a concert with the girls which was a blast!! Then we headed next door to the casino for a bit. I don’t play but it’s fun to hang & watch. Today I’ve been running errands which FL summer had kicked in. It’s hot! I really wish I could get some beach time. Perhaps tomorrow? I sent my dad his Father’s Day stuff this week so I’ll give him a call.
I leave next Monday for Canada for 2 weeks so I’ve been getting things organized for that. I’m trying not to leave it til the last minute to get ready, but you know in some way it always ends up that way. Even work I’ve been trying to get ready so it’s not a complete mess this week or when I return.
Tonight is a life celebration for a friend’s family member. But it’s at a bar & then the beach for sunset. Not sure what to expect. Maybe the bar is a good idea?
So the guy (William) I met with Tuesday last week…is going well. I say that cautiously cause my faith in men is zero but I’m trying to be optimistic.
We met for a drink which was going so well he suggested having some dinner. I of course took the opportunity to suggest dessert (which he loved!) so we had sundaes. We had good flowing conversation about all sorts of topics. After dessert he knew I had to get going for the cornhole meet up, but I said fuck that…I was having a good time meeting somebody with potential so WHY am I going to leave to go somewhere uncomfortable that I don’t HAVE to be??? So I stayed. Sent my girl a text so she knew my whereabouts & we continued on with our night. We took a walk around the stores & looked in windows or went inside. Just fun silly stuff. Then we stopped for a final drink at a beachy bar. It was a really good evening.
William then left the next day for Seattle where he’ll be for a good 2 weeks for work. During that time he’s taking a few days to fly back to the Midwest (home) to see his 2 kids. Since he’s recently moved to FL he tries to stay involved as much as he can. Luckily his work involves travel & is based by his kids so he can go back. But he’s continued to text & stay in touch with me which I think is a good sign.
I think it’s been good for me too. Meeting somebody new usually involves disappearing into a bubble, but with him gone I’ve kept my own schedule & plans. I’m watching my good friend disappear into the bubble with the girl he just met & hearing other people’s comments is rough. I am happy for him cause he’s happy so I understand how exciting it can be to meet somebody you click with & want to be around, BUT I have also learned I NEED to continue with my own life. I have worked way too hard to become my own person & as harsh as this sounds….I’m not going to toss it all aside for some new guy. I’m also not putting all my eggs in. Still continuing to be online & meet others so that helps keep things low key as well. I’m just taking things slow with anybody I meet & seeing what develops.
My birthday celebration is finally over. Drinks & dancing Saturday night did me in. Oh but it was fun!!! I’m so very blessed to have good people around me. Sunday after a slow start I ended up at the beach with friends. The annual cookout was a success & great time. I got a tad too much sun. Oops!! I do love where I live. Monday I got up early to run my errands & then I was back home in bed before it got super warm. My reward was a lazy day!
Tonight is the first official cornhole night of the other league. It will be nice to see the new people playing & catch up. Hopefully the ones I don’t care for will steer clear. 😂 Tomorrow is removing the rest of my wisdom teeth. My mom is on her way down now. I think she was just worried & being a mom even though I had arrangements with my roommate. Lucky him he’s off the hook now! So when you hear from me again I’ll be on a bunch of happy pills. Woo hoo!!!
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! 😁
Getting back on schedule. Except cause I went to work yesterday I kept thinking it was Monday. lol People didn’t understand why I came in for 1 day but I got all my emails caught up & worked on a few projects that had deadlines. Now when I come in Monday I won’t feel overwhelmed & can jump right back in. Plus I have the weekend to chill!!
Yesterday turned into a nonstop day. After work traffic was so awful (apparently not enough snowbirds have left yet 😩) that I had to keep right on going & didn’t get a break before I headed to the church activities. There is a community event on 1st Friday’s that the church uses as a outreach to the by running a HUGE kid zone of games & rides & music. Lots of fun!! Normally I can’t volunteer cause of kickball but having an off week I jumped on it. I was in charge of helping kids on/off the mechanical bull to start. That was so fun!!! Lots of laughs & seeing the kids have a good time was great. No blood or tears on my watch!!
I then hung with some other volunteers before moving to another giant blow up. They climbed waaaay up the “mountain” & then came down a slide. Holy cow some of those kids were shooting out of the slide like torpedoes!!! I was trying to catch them. 😜 Zac & I tried to keep order but it got a little chaotic at times. It was a fun time & I definitely was glad I got to go!
Even though it had been a long day on the way home I saw some friends were at a restaurant (thanks social media for allowing me to be a creeper) so I stopped by & hung with them for a bit. I had skipped lunch & the place was Chicago themed so it felt a little like home. Ahhh…Hawks & Cubs & Bears everywhere.
I slept in this morning. Which hasn’t really happened even in Costa Rica. I was getting up around 5am there (that 5:30 sunrise was not the norm for us FL peeps) & then taking a quick snooze after awhile so my sleeping is a little wacky. I was thinking of attending a gym class but lost that motivation. Maybe I should I ride my bike? It’s not going to be very warm today but it is nice out. I probably should work on the laundry & get some groceries. I am firing up my crock pot now. I figure this is going to make something relatively healthy so the gym challenge will be satisfied & give me a few meals for the week.
Let’s see what today brings…happy Saturday!!!
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. 😁
So true!!! What an overall great weekend. I really needed it too.
Friday started with the St Patrick’s Day celebration. Got my green on, met up with the group & we had a blast. Just kept hopping from bar & food places all night. So much fun to kick back & laugh! 🍀🌈
Saturday started with a trip to WalMart which never disappoints on the entertainment scale. Did you know there is more than 1 way to shave a rat? Apparently there is according to the cashier who was very frustrated with their computer not working. I wasn’t sure how to respond. 🤔 Then I went with my girlfriends & their daughters (total girl trip!) to see Beauty & the Beast. I thought it was good!!! On the way home texting my friend Zac about night plans & he asks me to go with to a wedding. Why not!?!? What girl doesn’t love to glam it up a little? It turned out to be at this absolutely beautiful place on the water all outside. The ceremony by the beach, the sunset with cocktails, dinner under lights & dancing by the stars. What an amazing event & evening! I love going to weddings (even if I don’t know anyone lol) cause it’s so wonderful to see all the love and be a part of people’s special day. 💕
Sunday I actually slept in. My ankle needed some elevating time. That afternoon I went with the guys to the beach for a few hours. What a way to say good bye to winter! It was a little chilly from the wind but otherwise a gorgeous day to be out there. Relaxed, read, watched the waves, toes in the sand…..ahhhh.
It really was one of those very great enjoyable weekends. No drama. No bullshit. Nothing. I guess my only issue could have been my car which is less than a year old has a leaky tire but the dealership found the nail, ordered the new tire & it’s all covered under the extra tire policy warrant I purchased. Yay!!! So even that isn’t bad. lol I went back to work today feeling very refreshed & happy. 😊
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!