Ah! It's good to be back.
I love my family, but being back in Ottawa is great (despite being immediately back to ridiculously busy). Yesterday I was back at work, got sent home early due to snow, picked up groceries (something I hadn't been able to do since I arrived back Xmas eve), left my purse at Starbucks, went climbing, went for post-climb beers, realized I'd forgotten my purse at Starbucks, drove back out to Starbucks where the employees were wonderful and had rescued it for me, headed to the Market to get a gift card for Indian food, a recipe book, and Book 1 of the Walking Dead (nicely finishing off my Xmas shopping), and then headed home for a shower. *breathe*
Climbing was amazing. Sure, while I was home I did do the Turkey Burner a couple of times, and swam 1.5k (just under a mile) in under an hour (I don't do much front crawl because the breathing pattern doesn't work for me, though by the end I'd figured that if I breathe every 2 strokes rather than three, I'd feel less constricted), but really I hadn't had much activity at all for 2 weeks... so now I'm sore. Especially since I climbed for 2 hours. I ought to know better. Ah well.
Tonight we are *not* celebrating a friend's birthday by bowling, dinner, and karaoke. This is just a normal evening, completely unrelated to her birthday, coincidentally happening on her birthday. That's our story, and we're sticking to it. However, I'm going to do my level best to actually make it HOME before going to dinner, so that I can feed my cat and maybe sneak in a few more pages in my book (I started rereading Dresden when I couldn't go buy the new one because it was on my Xmas list, and now I need to finish them all so I can READ THE NEW ONE OMG I'M SO EXCITED!)
Tomorrow I nerd. I will be playing in a new edition of D&D (well, new to me... 4.0) in a so-called Rogue-off. I will be taking inspiration from characters I have "met", some silly ideas and existing builds, and my own tendency to build characters for "flavour" rather than utility. Yep. In a party of people who can only do damage while hidden, I will do exclusively non-lethal damage. I'm going to be OH SO POPULAR.
*back to our regular programming*
I'm fairly certain that I gained weight over the holidays. Not significant amounts (probably backup to 130?). Haven't actually checked. My clothing still fits and looks good, so I'll go back to my usual habits of not-pigging-out-on-shortbread-
and-crap and regularly programmed exercise and I'll probably be back down fairly soon. At some point I'll go weigh myself, but it's not urgent :) not with how much activity I have planned in the next few days!
Today was *everyone randomly brings their dog in to visit at work* day, making my day a happy one. I miss having a dog! I need fewer hobbies, or at least hobbies that are conducive to having a dog :)
You'd better lock your door and call the law because Macheath's, he's back in town!