A Great Afternoon With FA

Song: “Little Arrows” by Leapy Lee

Mood: 6

Nightmares: 0

This is going to be a short post. I’m having trouble focusing my eyes and I need to get to bed.

I didn’t get a great sleep again last night. I got to bed around 1AM (entirely my fault), woke up worrying at least four times, and then woke up for good at 5:45.

After J left for work I went downstairs to do my exercises. I wanted to get everything done early because yesterday evening, FA had texted and asked if I wanted to get together for burritos and some Carcassonne. I always like hanging out with FA, so I said yes. So that’s why I started in on my exercises early – so I’d be done with plenty of time to tidy up the house and pretty myself up (or at least not stink too badly). My exercises were going alright, but I felt that as I went on it was getting more and more difficult to focus.

A little irritated that I couldn’t keep my mind from wandering, I opened my eyes. I took a look around the room and happened to see the clock in the corner. Turns out I’d been sleeping for the last hour and a half. I think that’s both really good and not so good at the same time. It’s great that my body and brain finally cooperated and I got some extra sleep, but I don’t like finding out about it after it happens. I also don’t like knowing that I’m at the point where I am falling asleep during my exercises.

Anyway, so the nap messed up my schedule so I was still running around a bit (showered and clothed, thankfully) tidying some things up when she pulled into the driveway, but it was all good.

The burritos were once again fantastic. I am enamoured with that store. SO GOOD.

We had planned to play Carcassonne (and I was even thinking about dragging out the microscope stuff again) but we started to talk. And talk. And talk some more.

It was a great conversation. We talked about everything from useless coworkers to selflessness to various types of DB software to housing to the price of a breakfast at a particular restaurant… pretty much everything. FA knows a lot of stuff about a lot of stuff so conversations with her are always interesting.

Four hours of talking later, she had to head home. I thanked her for coming over, and after she left I spent a little while going over parts of our conversation in my head. We talked a lot about the stuff that I’ve been working on, like selflessness and gratitude, and she had a fresh and interesting perspective on it. I will ponder some of the stuff she said – the more samples I have, the better!

I had a great time with FA today, she’s fun to be around, and a hoot to boot. I consider myself very lucky to have a friend like her!

In other news, J did her first round of performance reviews since she became a boss. They all went well – better than she expected – and I’m very proud of her. Since she got her promotion she’s been coming home more tired than before, but a lot less frustrated, which is great!

One of J’s aunts has several debilitating abdominal diseases, and today she started a new treatment. I’ve got my fingers and toes crossed that it does the trick for her and she won’t have to live with as much pain anymore!

Well, this went on far longer than I’d initially planned. Off to bed.

Stay safe.

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