Ah, Monday. The worst day of the week. At least it's half over! Well, Almost half over, anyway. Going walking with my mom tonight, if my leg doesn't start acting up... I woke up yesterday morning around 5am SCREAMING in pain because I had the most excruciating charley horse in my calf that I've ever had, ever. Ever. I writhed for a minute, groggily trying to figure out "wtf do I do to make this better?!" but nothing really helped except to wait it out.. only took a minute I guess, but with shooting pain all through your body, 60 seconds is a LONG TIME. What's more interesting, though, is that usually when I have a leg cramp, once its gone, it's gone. But this time, when I woke up yesterday (a few hours later), it was still sore and it actually really hurt to walk on it. Chris was calling me a drama queen and that I was faking a limp and I just told him to bite me. It really hurt :-/ I can still feel it today if I flex my leg in the right direction, but its not nearly as painful as yesterday.
Anyway, I feel like I had a pretty productive weekend. I spent Saturday morning doing the whole winter into spring clothing swap, and wore flipflops for the first time this year... once the flip flops come out for me, I don't wear anything else until it's so cold my toes go numb. The first time is always a little killer on my toes, though... gotta build up the summer calluses! :P It's been in the 60s and 70s, so I'm really hoping it won't dip down too much colder again. We discovered the other day that our AC was broken, but maintenance fixed that for us right quick. I am very, very pleased with where we live. I keep thinking there's some huge problem that we'll discover and that is why rent is extremely cheap for the area, but so far, nothing. The neighbors are fine, the apartment itself is fine, everyone we've met is super nice and helpful, our only repair request was addressed immediately, there are no pests, etc. Knock on wood, I think we just got lucky and got a good rate!
Anyway, I went for a walk around Centennial lake on Saturday while mandy went out with her kayak - that was fun, and I got a few photos of herons, dogs and some other things. Then we went to Chipotle for dinner - NOM. Her fiance's band was playing a show that night, too, so we went out to see them. I really am not a huge fan of going out, or going to bars in general, but I always have more fun going there than I think I will. We had a great time - I always like hearing their band. One of the guitarists is our 6th grade social studies teacher, haha. Now that we're older, it's not quite as weird, but it's still sometimes hard to get used to calling him by his first name instead of "Mr. ______"
Chris and I went to see John Carter yesterday... it was good :) It dragged a little in the middle, but for the most part, I found it quite enjoyable. Chris does not go to the movies with me often, so I was very excited to go :) Had a little too many movie snacks, though :-/ funny how I spend my whole week watching what I eat and exercising and I have lost 4 lbs (it's not much, but it's a start... you don't START with huge numbers!) and then between Saturday and today, I put 2 of them back... too much beer, popcorn, m&m peanuts, chinese food.... ick. I'm hoping I didn't actually gain the whole 2 back and that it's a little water retention (or perhaps, literally food retention, if you catch my drift) but I guess I shouldn't beat myself up too much. What's done is done, and I just need to move forward and be healthy today :)
Anyway, I guess I should get back to work... I also just wanted to post some of my zoo pictures, and my water-drop experiments :)
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