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Weekend Shenanigans

August 10th, 2014

I love that word – shenanigans. Anyway…

Saturday morning I saw my doctor because my equilibrium issues which started back in October still haven’t gone away. I feel off balance like I’m going to tip over to the right and this past week it was worse than ever coupled with ringing in my ears and neck pain. She did note my neck muscles were stiff and recommended I see an ENT (ear, nose, throat) and a neurologist, in that order. Interestingly enough, I was having a little pain in my left ear but she noted my right ear seemed to have fluid in it. Whatever. Monday I’ll make some appointments so they can send me for tests that come back “normal” because no one ever finds an explanation for 99% of the ailments I suffer from. Oh and my blood pressure was “high” which was unusual. It was actually 120/80 which technically is ok but for me that’s high.

Saturday afternoon we attended our association’s first annual block party. I felt bad for forgotting to bring a side dish or dessert like they asked, but there was plenty of food at least. I mostly ate junk because my stomach was bothering me and real food would have set it off again (I know how that sounds but I swear my stomach loves sweets/chips but freaks out when I eat fruits/veggies/meat; just one of the great things about being me). We met one of our neighbors who was asking people to sign a petition to start a community garden. I asked where it would be and he said right next to the pool (like a block from where our unit is) so I signed up. Anything within walking distance I can handle. Had it be off the premises I know my lazy ass would never go there. As it is I probably won’t tend to my crops as often as I should (assuming it gets approved and built).

After picking up the new baby rat we stopped at Sonic to take advantage of their half-price shakes after 8 pm. Well, Joe and E did but milk is enemy #1 to my stomach so I got a small lemonberry slush which was real good. Joe and I shared some popcorn chicken and tator tots as well.

When we got home it was around 9 pm but we decided to watch a movie anyway – Divergent. It was ok. I think the potential was there but there wasn’t enough backstory to satisfy me so I was easily distracted playing with the new rat. I’d have to say that Guardians of the Galaxy, which we saw last weekend, was much better.

This morning we did some shopping and then decided to have an early lunch at our favorite Vietnamese restaurant. We ordered our usual – mongolian beef, kung-pao chicken, and sweet and sour chicken. The latter was overcooked, however, and the chicken inside was hard. We pointed this out and they remade it to perfection. Love that place! I had been craving it for over a week. I struggle over going there because the bill is always around $40 but for as often as we go I need to just calm down about that. I tend to freak out over every cent we spend which is ridiculous when the fact is we are doing fine. That point (my tendency to freak too easily) really hit home yesterday when I was driving home from the doctor and Joe texted me “don’t be mad… spent $60” in regards to his trip to Target to buy E some clothes. Just to be clear, I would have been “upset” if that $60 had been spent on me, so I don’t want anyone thinking it had to do with E in particular. Joe just knows how much I worry about money, which when you think about it is kind of his fault as I never thought that much about it before we got together. In any case, I’m not freaked because I already decided recently that as long as we’re fully funding our retirement accounts and putting something away in savings monthly that it’s ok to spend money and enjoy ourselves. So I’m making progress! :)

The rest of this afternoon was spent cleaning the house and the rat cages. Now I’m going to eat some leftover Chinese food from the Vietnamese place and spend some time with my favorite person in the world.

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