Annyeong haseyo. This will probably be my one post of the week for three reasons:
- I set out to run a long route this morning. However, like Britney’s old song: “Oops, I did it again…”
I was focused on getting to the second light, when unknowingly I stepped on a sweet gum, spiky ball. My right ankle collapsed to the right and I lost my balance. Thankfully, I didn’t fall down hard like the first time (last August).
So I sat down and massaged my ankle, wondering how bad was it and if I should run or go home. I messaged the husband who told me to go home. I was able to walk slowly home. I wasn’t that far, only 0.7 miles away. Would you believe earlier this morning I had even slipped in the bathroom and banged the side of my right knee on the floor besides my foot?
2. I’ve been forgetting to knit my cowl and the sock. I feel with January ending, I need to get some fabric whipped out.
3. Chinese New Year looms ahead so some little tidying here and there needs to be taken care of beforehand.
All is not lost because despite today’s owies, I had a lovely weekend:
Friday Craft Night: One of my neighbors went to school with my youngest aunt. I am lucky that she thinks of our crew a lot. She invited me to the monthly Craft Night that takes place the first Friday of each month. Each person takes turn hosting. I had hosted the second Friday of January because Japanese New Year was the first Friday. S hosted this last Friday because we had conflicts for this week’s. The hostess provides a simple snack and we each work on whatever project we have going on at the moment. I bring my knitting of course.
Saturday Playdate: El is my homegirl. I was fortunate enough to have met her while our daughters were in second grade together. We also served on the PTA Board which brought us closer together. She drove down from the city with her daughter and brought along another old classmate of our kids. The three tweens had fun gabbin’ away and playing on the neighbor’s trampoline while El and I had our own hen session. I made baby back ribs slathered in a dry rub and slow-roasted in the oven. Love you, El!
Sunday Shopping: My man and I dragged the girls out to look for snow clothes. They’ll be experiencing Tahoe for the first time this winter. The tween was a bit moody and both dames didn’t look too pleased with how fashionable snow pants are. I told them it’s about being warm and dry, not chic. We found a great deal at Sports Authority where their pants were 40% off *fist pump*. The little one found pink snow boots right away but her sister had no luck. So we also went to REI. There were these well-made, multi-functioning boots so we snapped up two pairs. Wait, you might wonder. Two pairs? Didn’t Princess Jellybean already find boots? Yes, but this mama is going to return the cute, pink ones, ones that she would only wear once while this new pair she can wear during our one, 2016 snow trip and then use them for the wet winter days here. Enter the sulking. Too damn bad. But I did tell her I would try to find her a pink fleece since I need to pick up thermals for all of us this week.
Well, the tummy is rumbling so I’m off to forage for food. What’d you do over the weekend?