Wow, so what did I do this weekend? Thursday I just hung around and killed time because the entire country was closed and there wasn’t even anything good on TV. GG was at his side job until 9PM, when he called me on his way home and I went out to meet him at his parents’ house. They’d skipped cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year and went to a buffet at a restaurant, so there was no food, but his mom had like three pies anyway. So we ate pie and then I fell asleep while GG and his dad watched TV and read stuff.
Friday I cleaned around the house some and just killed more time. I really didn’t want to go anywhere because we live in like the shopping capital of the east coast, or at least PA, and I didn’t want to mess with that. In the afternoon we went to my grandmother’s house for our Thanksgiving dinner (she’d pushed it back a day since everyone seemed to have somewhere else to be on Thursday). It was really good! My brother brought one of his roommates – they’d had dinner with the other guy’s family the night before. So that was fun and after dinner we all sat around the living room with the fireplace going, just talking and digesting. Also, pumpkin pie!
On Saturday I did laundry and stuff, then GG and I went out to feed his parents’ cat, his grandmother’s cat (who we saw! usually he’s a big scaredy and hides from everyone [and by "big scaredy" I mean big, he's definitely larger than Ivan and Ivan is a bulky 22 lbs!]), and then went food shopping. Later that night we went out for my band friend’s son’s wedding reception. This was kind of a weird situation. First of all, I’m friends with this woman from band, and we live nearby so we carpool together, and she’s treasurer and I’m secretary, so you know, we see each other a lot. Her son who got married on Saturday is actually my age, but I’ve only met him a handful of times. So it was just weird that we were hanging out more with the “grown ups” than the “young people.” But anyway, this was kind of a last-minute wedding, and when she told me about it I said I’d do anything to help, so she asked if I could wait at their house for the caterer, who was due to arrive while everyone else would be out at the ceremony. And then she said GG and I were both welcome to stay for the party. (Really? You want GG there?) So it was really nice, the house was packed, the food was great (and plentiful), and it was a really nice time, despite the fact that I only knew a couple people there. And we went home with some yummy leftovers :o)
Today I went out early to go to Target and try to straighten out this gift card situation. I gave my brother a Target card for his birthday this summer, and apparently he went to use it (for the first time) this week and the cashier said it hadn’t been activated. So he called me up, thinking I’d played a trick on him, but why would I do that?! So I found the receipt from when I bought the card (which had the card number and balance on it), and he gave me the gift card at dinner on Friday so I could get it taken care of. So I went to the customer service desk this morning and the lady looked at me like I was nuts for asking, scanned it, told me the balance (which was what I’d originally put on there) and said he shouldn’t have any problem using it. So I think he just needs to shop at a different Target. I came right home because it was raining and I didn’t feel good (more on that later). Since I was up and out so early, I told GG we should go out for lunch, so around noon we ventured out to the mall and actually it wasn’t as bad as I’d thought it might be. We had a nice lunch and then walked all around the mall, picked up a couple things, and went home. By the time we left, parking was pretty crazy, someone asked us if we were heading back to our car and GG was like, “Eventually,” as he swerved around the parking lot. (She ended up getting our spot though.)
Back to work tomorrow… Tuesday I’m working from home because I’m waiting for our TV delivery!!!! Wednesday I took the day off to go shopping with my mom, but that won’t be until the afternoon, which works out well because I have a doctor’s appointment in the morning. So here is the deal: a week ago, the top of my foot felt a little sore, like I’d been wearing shoes laced too tight, except I hadn’t, and the pain didn’t go away. It hurt to put weight on my left foot while walking, but it was okay to stand, didn’t hurt to touch, etc. Since then, the pain has continued, but it’s gone from the top of my foot near the base of my toes, to more like my heel and up my ankle when I put weight on it. Also, since last night, my leg has been kind of tingly. I’m always paranoid any time my leg hurts that I have a blood clot (since I’m on the pill). Even though this foot/leg thing I have happening is missing a lot of blood clot symptoms (e.g. hot to touch, painful swollen area, pain in the leg), I’ve been reading about DVT and learned that 30-50% of cases don’t show the regular symptoms. So who knows. Hope I don’t die! My regular doctor closed his practice last year and transferred his patients to this new guy, so I’ll be seeing him for the first time this week. (And while I wish I could just say this is a pulled muscle or something, it seriously came out of nowhere and I didn’t do anything that would have pulled to strained my foot. And I always wear comfy shoes [okay, except for that time].)