Post-weekend blues

I’m doing my best to care today but it was such a strange weekend. For starters, the English department Christmas party was Friday evening. I cooked food for the kids and then got dressed while Ash was out running. Arriving just short of 6:45, I caroused with my fellow department folks and had a few beers. By the time I’d gotten there, all the hors d’oeuvres were gone so drinking beer on an empty stomach was a BAD idea. When I got home around 10, my stomach was none too happy. Never had I been so thrilled to shove a sandwich into my gullet. I then fell asleep on the couch.

Saturday was all running and hanging out; I did a little bit of shopping by myself during naptime but it was sort of disappointing. I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted. In the evening, I made an early dinner for everyone before heading out to Ash’s boss’s Christmas party. I did NOT drink there… wait, ok, I had Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale, which I had to try since it was a seasonal thing. That get-together was pretty fun until my stomach started hurting again. I got all fidgety to leave and was ever so glad when we did.

Sunday morning, I was not feeling well. I had indigestion and some general blah feeling. When Ash got back from running, he too felt pretty bad. I don’t know what it was/is but we both were afflicted by the sour stomach. I napped on the couch a lot in the afternoon and we ate pretty mild stuff for dinner. But then we decided to go out and look at Christmas lights, which was a nice distraction from the pain. But again, the stomach issues just sort of made my weekend weird.

When I woke up this morning – about 20 minutes before my alarm – I wasn’t sure if I was going to go to work. But after I got up and got ready, I felt OK. It’s finals week so my job is pretty dull right now. This means I can catch up on a lot of things and clean my office, finalize grades. I was going to head upstairs to chat with a friend/co-worker but she’s mad at me, I think. It’s nothing I did really. It’s a general displeasure with the department and I benefited from something and she did not. I understand her dismay but I am upset that she’s mad at ME. Maybe with time, it’ll pass.

After waking with a couple friend to get my FSU card replaced and obtaining a latte, I’m feeling just fine. Hope everyone had a good weekend. See you tomorrow for Random Tuesday!