Weird Alignment in the Universe

Everything feels slightly off tonight and it has ever since I got out of work.

Work itself was fine. I rarely say that, but today it’s the truth.  It wasn’t overly stressful, there were a few laughs, and it was fairly productive. No complaints. But the minute I left work, things kind of just went off kilter. Maybe it started when I had to say good-bye to my friend who is heading back home tomorrow. Good-byes always depress me.

I picked Jon up, and the original plan was to hit the gym, which I’d been looking forward to for most of the day. By the time I picked him up, I wasn’t feeling it. I know the gurus will say to just do it, and some days I do “just do it.”  Tonight, I just wanted to do something else. I thought bowling might be fun, but I decided too late to make sure we had socks for the occasion.  Jon was also feeling off, so we decided to do some geocaching, and even though I wanted to do it, I still felt kind of agitated about it. I couldn’t decide where I wanted to go…stay in town or go to Wamego? Hit the cemeteries or the linear trail? These decisions felt pretty epic at the time.

To tell the truth, I kind of wanted to come home and sit in front of the TV.  Luckily, I still currently have that fear of being immobile again, so that wasn’t an option. A little bit of exercise was going to be better than none. Instead, we grabbed something to eat and planned out a cache route. Admittedly, the food helped, at least with the agitation and brain functioning. So we went on a hunt and found two caches.

One of our caches led us to the local rec park, where we discovered another place to walk. To be honest, I almost feel that with all these places to walk and with the geocaching thing in general, we could probably give up our gym memberships. At the same time, though, I like having the option and the chance to change things up. I also like it as a place I can go if Jon is gaming late. Though we’re having fun, I generally find walking boring, so I think if I gave up that extra option, there would be more of a chance of falling back into some lazy habits.

We were going to try for more, but I was exhausted and sore, so we came home. The soreness is a little unsettling, but it could have something to do with the weather. It’s not the bad pain I used to have. It’s more of an ache in my lower back. Nothing I can’t handle, but I was ready to throw in the towel for the night. We’ll probably do a couple quick ones tomorrow and then the plan is to spend a whole day at it on Saturday. I think we need to hit Walgreens for some sunscreen and bug spray before then.

Once we got home, I don’t know if my body crashed or what, but I started feeling kind of yucky. It’ll be an early night and hopefully a restful one. Insomnia has been visiting the past few nights, so I’m trying to not drink caffeine after a certain time, and I’ll eventually learn to just “unplug” at a certain time as well. I’ll aim for 9 tonight, as I have a couple things on the internet I still need to do after this post.

Planning on taking pics this weekend with my digital camera. It went missing for most of the year, and we found it while we were cleaning out the closet. I need to make sure the picture quality will still be good for Gen Con and maybe play with the settings a bit. I’ll have my phone as backup, and I like the pics the phone takes, but I don’t like the battery drain, and we’re booked up for 12 hour days for most of this year’s con. Totally worth it, but I don’t want to have to worry about a dead phone.