Yesterday was kind of an odd day. I took the day off of work so that I could get caught up on cleaning, etc. I woke up with a migraine instead. I haven’t actually had a migraine in years. I took my blood pressure to make sure that it was not elevated. Then I put my glasses on and I realized that my face hurt and I could not breathe. Allergies. I took some allergy meds and slept off on and pretty much most of the day.
Then, I got up at 4:00 pm, took a bath, dried my hair, put on a somewhat cute outfit, and went out. I had to finish reading an article for my Wednesday night writer’s group and I was meeting a fellow writer to talk about a project we are working on. (More on that another time.)
I started feeling better almost immediately, partly due to the large amount of allergy medicine I had taken earlier in the day and partly because of the rather large steaming cup of cappuccino I drank. I met with my friend and we had a productive meeting, and then we went to the writer’s group and that was pretty great too.
After writer’s group, we went to Busboys & Poets restaurant and hung out for a good long time. We had so much fun. There was lots of laughter and fun, as well as some drinking. One of our members is moving to Europe for a couple of years. She got a new job there and has signed a contract for two years. We will all miss her, but this is a great opportunity for her.
Everything was right in my neighborhood so I could walk everywhere. I think that’s pretty darn awesome. I love being able to walk everywhere now. When you lose the ability to move around easily and then get that ability back, you really appreciate having the ability to walk and not rely on cars/other people to get around. It also makes you appreciate the people you have in your life who put up with you when you were unable to walk well. I have the greatest friends. I really do. They all celebrate my return to health and cheer me on all of the time.
I also offered a ride home to a friend of mine who lives just across the highway from me. Since I had walked to all of the events, we had to walk up the giant hill to my apartment building to get my car. Now, if you all remember, in December, I bought a Smart Car. Downside to the Smart Car, it only holds two people. Kind of like a sporty European car, but somewhat less cool.
Our friend Jim walked up the hill with us and was just going to walk back down the hill to his car. Well, my other friend Sush, wouldn’t hear of it. She insisted that we drive him back down to his car. So, Sush climbed into the “hatch” part of the Smart Car and Jim sat in the only other seat in the car that was not mine. I have to admit, I was kind of terrified for Sush. Fortunately, the garage where he was parked was not that far away, but it was a hilarious ride. Everything worked out just fine, thank goodness!
I had such a great time last night. I’m glad I made it out of the house and hung out with my friends, even if my apartment is still a mess! Oh well, that’s what weekends are for. Happy Friday-Eve!