Knitting and Being Second-to-Find

Wednesday continued the trend of craziness at work, and I think today I may have lost a little bit of sanity. I still survived, still trucked along, but man…it was a challenge. I did fit a walk in on my break, but I opted to go get a free roast beef sandwich from Arby’s for lunch, which meant lazy times chilling in the car.

At the gym, I kicked butt on a 30 minute workout and finally managed to trigger a zombie chase on my cardio machine. Not going to lie though, I had to really move it to get away from the zombies, pushing much faster than I do when I’m walking. I think I’m going to keep doing missions during both the gym and during our walking workouts to keep building up endurance and to continue the story (especially because we’re only at the beginning of Season 1, and the Season 2 finale just came out).

Just a side note on exercise: one of my current goals is to take our steps without using the rail. Our apartment is on the second story, and we have to go up a flight of stairs to get to the first floor before the second flight to get to our place. When we first started living here, I had to take the stairs one at a time (one foot up, bring the other one to join , and so on). Eventually I could climb the stairs “normally” while holding the railing, which usually ended up with me pulling myself up rather than using my legs. Now I’m getting comfortable just walking up them. Strangely, it’s easier to do without using the railing. Going down the stairs is another matter entirely. My knee issues don’t allow me to comfortably descend, so I still have to do the one-and-join method with the railing. But hey…small victories.

We decided to get protein shakes for dinner, figuring we’d have a light snack later in the evening. I went for the shake of the month, the Candy Bar Craving. I have no idea why I haven’t tried that one before. Seriously. I’m going to have to find more excuses to drink my gym’s protein shakes.

We decided to grab a nearby geocache before heading back to Wamego. It was a busy time of day, but the cache was in a relatively out of the way location, or so we thought. When we parked to get it, I noticed some people sitting and walking nearby. I stayed in the car and let Jon go look for it while I kept watch, figuring I’d warn him if anyone started showing “interest.” No one did. We were ignored and Jon found the prize.

I brought him home, grabbed my knitting, and went to knit night at The Wicked Stitch, where I met my friend, V,  and visited with another woman from Topeka who was joining the group for the first time. I hadn’t been there in months, so it was nice to get back into the groove of knitting and visiting. I tend to be quiet when I’m there, not because I’m not enjoying myself, but because most everyone there already has a previous friendship, and I need to ease into those types of situations. Tonight felt different because not only did I know someone else, I was also able to meet someone else who felt “new” and feel on even ground with her. I always have fun at knit night, but tonight was especially good.

I came home with the plan to sit down, blog, shower, and sleep. But when I got home, I saw an email that a new geocache had been hidden nearby.  Jon and I have yet to be a first-to-find (FTF), so we thought this would be a good chance to go out and try to win that title.  Like crazy, spontaneous kids, we went back out and drove to the geocache spot. We found it right away. Unfortunately, we weren’t the FTF. One other cacher had gotten there a half hour before us. It was a little disappointing, but at the same time, being the second-to-find felt pretty legit, and it was actually fun to drop everything and run out to hunt.

Now it’s way later than I expected to be up, and I still need to shower and finish packing for the weekend. I’m still planning to update the blog over the weekend, but it might be short posts until we get home, depending on internet connection and timing. Tomorrow after work, we’re heading to Rose Hill to spend the night with the in-laws. Friday morning, we’re geocaching the area until Drew and his friend get out of school, and then the four of us are heading to OKC for the MtG Sealed Tournament. For my OKC friends, I don’t think I’m going to have time for any socializing. We’re getting in later on Friday, will be at the convention center all day Saturday, and then will be leaving early on Sunday…unless one of us makes it to day 2, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.

On that note, I’m tired…so peace out.




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