Weekend in Review

Nothing crazy happened this weekend, other than that I wasn’t feeling well. Somehow, though, I still managed to accomplish what felt like a lot. I did not, however, accomplish any blog posts, so here’s the update on the weekend.

Friday: After work, I dropped Jon off at gaming, went to the gym for another treadmill session, then went to Forsh’s for some dinner, wine, and The Sound of Music. I love the original movie, so I was interested in seeing the remake with Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer. Before I saw it, I read mixed reviews. After I saw it, everything I read talked about how horrible it was. It wasn’t better than the original, for sure, but I actually liked it. Underwood is cute and Moyer was…well, it was fun comparing Captain Von Trapp to Bill Compton.  It was also fun to just goof on it with Forsh. I picked up Jon when it got late. He took second in the FNM draft, so it turned out to be a good night all around.

Saturday: I slept in on Saturday, which I thought would be good for some extra rest, but I was feeling rough when I woke up, both physically and emotionally. It wasn’t my normal depression. I wanted to go do something but I didn’t want to deal with the cold, so I stayed in and figured that was best to try to make myself feel physically better…that and a few cold pills. I started feeling restless a little later on, so I channeled my energy into finishing a few knitting projects I’d been working on and watching American Horror Story: Asylum, which finally came on Netflix. Later in the evening, I did venture out for a short walk with Jon to the corner store. It was chilly, but I found my headband and gloves, so it was bearable. The walk itself felt good. I hate  being cooped up all day. Before the day ended at around two in the morning, I watched all of Asylum.

Sunday: I woke up feeling better, so I thought I was out of the woods. Even though I got to bed late on Saturday, I set an early alarm so I could get up and finish an editing project. We ordered lunch, and I watched some Christmas shows to get the answers I needed for the mystery geocache series. Even though it was cold and snowy, I didn’t want to be cooped up again, and since we had to go out for gaming anyway, I suggested we brave the cold and snow and go pick up some geocaches. The roads weren’t horrible, though there were a few snags in our plan. First, some of our coordinates were wrong due to sticky keyboard fingers and typos, so our first two caches took us to private land and someone’s driveway…hence, we knew we’d done something wrong. We also ended up on a really horrible back road and almost dumped ourselves into a creek. My mad driving skills got us through it, but that was a pretty intense trip. We managed to grab four of the mystery caches before heading over for our Pathfinder game. It was around that time that I started feeling sick again, worse than Saturday. I couldn’t focus on anything, I had a weird headache, and I kept running hot and cold. I also thought I was going to fall asleep a few times because I felt so exhausted.

Once the game was over, I managed to perk up enough to do some grocery shopping, but I was sore and tired and really glad to get home. Jon made me some chicken noodle soup and I picked up some OJ at the store. I’ll be heading to bed shortly after this post to try to get some sleep, and hopefully I’ll feel better tomorrow. I go through this every other month or so, so I’m going to rely on my immune system to kick into high gear and not let me get super sick before Christmas.

Here’s to some cold meds and rest and a good upcoming work week.


Cold Mornings and Long Walks

Last night was bitter cold. So was this morning and this evening. I have a hard time doing anything when it’s this cold. There are moments when it physically hurts me to be in it. Granted, that’s probably my fault for not wearing enough layers, but still…the cold doesn’t agree with me.

No post last night because the night got away from me. Once we got home from work, I put in some time on an editing project for awhile. Somehow I dragged my butt back out of the house to go to knit night down at The Wicked Stitch. I finished part of a knitting project and got to visit with my friend V, who is a writer and a knitter as well, so we talked about our current fiction projects. Well, she’s a writer. I’m not sure if I can call myself a writer, but I think I get a few weeks of grace after Nanowrimo, right?

Because of our chat, I was in the mood to do some revising, so I got caught up in that at home later on, and by the time I even thought about opening a blog post, I was exhausted. So that was that.

Today was busy but productive. It’s definitely been one of those weeks. It wasn’t bad, though. The current excitement is the upcoming holiday party at work. Some years I’m kind of bah humbug about the whole thing. I didn’t even go last year. But this year, I think it’s going to be really fun, and my current plan is to totally get my dance on. The awesome thing is that I think I’ll have the stamina this year. I’m debating letting Jon skip out though. Once the dinner is over, the poor guy will probably just end up sitting there all night doing nothing while I shake a tail feather. At least that’s how it plays out in my head.

We went to the gym after work. Today it felt like a huge accomplishment because the cold makes us both want to come home and do nothing. But I knew if I did that, I’d feel crabby all evening, so we pushed ourselves to go. I walked the treadmill for almost sixty minutes again. I came up just three minutes short, though I probably could have made it. But Jon was done and I was hungry and I was just waiting for my zombie mission to end. I found out you can do the missions with no distance or step tracking, so you still get the supplies and the story, but you don’t have to hold the phone. Which is good for the treadmill, because I haven’t yet found my balance on that thing yet.

At home, I did some knitting, watched “Once Bitten” (one of my favorite movies), and putzed around on the computer. All around, pretty low key. Now to do some Pinning, then shower, then head to bed. Tomorrow’s Friday! Hanging with Forsh after work, but then I’m not sure what the weekend is going to bring. We have tentative plans, but they’re all up in the air right now. Just going to roll with it and see what happens.