When last I wrote it was Monday. A lot has happened since then. I worked Monday and Tuesday and I took Wednesday off. Tuesday night I managed to get a few pies done. When mel came home from fighter practice he was so happy to smell pie coming out of the oven. We ended up going to bed late and I didn't sleep well at all. Which was a trend for most of the last week. I've been getting some lower leg pain after a few hours of sleep and not being comfortable really makes not sleeping the norm. Sighs. I woke up on Wednesday completely groggy and hurting in lots of places. I did not have a good morning and had lots of fail with the coffee maker and a door on a cabinet. I ended up with a two hour nap in the middle of the day which made things better but I was still beat. I had intended to hit knit night but between getting pies done, public_shaylan
getting into town and picking up czochalski
and her hubby. But by the end of the day on Wednesday I was beat. It was good to have family and friends at the house for the holiday. Everyone made it a good day even though I wasn't feeling very good. Though mel was feeling worse than I was...his tummy wasn't happy and that is no good on a big eating day. Poor guy. Had a great breakfast at Joe's on Thursday am and then food at american_knight
's house. Lots of fun and crafting going on. We left in the early evening and just sat around enjoying folks's company at home. We all hit the bed about 11pm or so but I was restless and didn't sleep well again. I almost got up at 3am to just head out into the mess but realized that I wasn't really prepared and it was cold.
Friday we ended up getting folks moving around and working on projects or just hanging out by 10am or so. The girls and I managed to head out to joann's and trader joes before I was wiped out and needed a nap. I slept for a while and it was good to snuggle and rest and I felt much better after it. Made a nice nutritious dinner for us that evening and we hung out and chatted until about 10pm or so. Very nice night. I slept way better on friday night too and that helped.
Nate, Leslie, Mel and I headed out to the zoo on Saturday morning to get some good walking in and to show them some Tucson sites. Mel up with Ed and Candace and had a really nice time. Though I could tell that I'm getting less energy per day now. Wow, I was tired. Dropped Leslie and Nate off at the airport and then headed out to the college crewe thanksgiving dinner. Had a really nice time of food and really bad movies. I managed to work on my shawl and chat with the girls and just relax. Abu has an awesome house and a wonderful loveseat that both reclines and rocks. Wow, very comfy. I was beat by the time we left and mel drove us home. Got home and I think I made it just to about 10pm when I went to bed. Mel stayed up playing video games and I again slept pretty good. Got up on Sunday and mel got up a bit later to head out to bike with Ed and Matt. They had a good time and I got the house picked up a bit and showered before he got back and then I headed out to a day of shopping.
I was fruitful that I found gifts for folks but I was not fruitful for things I needed like an easy fix for my grill. I also didn't find sweaters for pregger girls that I liked until my last two stops but now I have sweaters to get me through the winter nicely and they are cute and got the hubby stamp of approval. I did manage to pamper my self at Ulta with a quick eyebrow touchup and got a pretzel at Wentzels (damn craving) but I really needed to pick up more stuff. The check out guy at old Navy made my day and I told him so. He could tell he had a tired shopper, was very courteous and was awesome by giving me the secret 20% gap exclusive for the day. It made my purchases cheap and the bag he gave me still gets 20% off for the rest of the week. I see a few more presents for mel and Rob. But by the time I left the mall I was weary and I really should have stopped by target but I wanted to be home.
Mel spent the day in the shop and when I got things home, I took a tea break and then got the christmas tree up. it looks good and is ready for the train to be assembled and for the presents to get under it. I just need to wrap stuff. We enjoyed pizza for dinner and watching tv snuggled up on the couch. I got sent to bed after I fell asleep but it was a good day though frustrating at times.
Monday was busy at work and cold. The building didn't have any residual heat from the bodies it usually has and all of the computers were shut down...so I spent most of the day with my hat on and a sweater. Got done and then headed out to target for the last of the items on my list for there. Ran into dverning
and that was nice to have some company while I got things. Though I really should have been hunting for Mason and Faye's xmas presents too but I figure mel and I can work on that this weekend. Got home and mel had turned the furnace on and the house already felt better. He'd had a rough day with the dentist and a busy work day. He's getting his second crown out of 3 but luckily this one did not result in a root canal like the last one. We had a simple dinner and then picked up the house in time for scribble. I tried to scribble but I would have had to move things to get to my paints and I was tried so I sat with my feet up, afghan on lap and a cat and worked on my mom's present. Seriously behind on the xmas presents. The girls had a good time and the pie has been further devoured and we all luv Top Gear. I should have gone to bed earlier but got sucked into my project and mel is now on orders to send me to bed when I'm that tired. I slept okay but I really didn't want to get up this morning even though the house was warmer. But I got out the door and was only in about 10mins past start time. It was 27° when I got to work, not sure what it was at the house but it was cold.
Well, my plan is to hit the gym and old navy after work and then be home to put away laundry and work on mom's project. I also plan on being in bed on time. We shall see if that works cause it really needs to be sleeping more. I also need to see if I can get an after hours appointment with Glenn for Wednesday or an on hours for Friday. I hope to get a massage this weekend too to see if that helps with things but I can definitely tell that podling is starting to suck my energy out of me very quickly. Well, thats the breaks I guess. I'll be 25 weeks tomorrow so I suppose its time to have things start slowing down. I just hope that the sniffles I've had today are from the cold air and the pollution level versus a cold...that would suck.