I have, once again, been experiencing anxiety. Only this time, it only happens when I'm not doing something constructive. Considering the summer is the slow time where I work, it's been a daily thing. I worked a couple hours yesterday, even though Mondays are my days off, since I'm going up to North Jersey on Saturday to take a beginner's archery class. I've shot a bow and arrow before on numerous occasions since my step-dad was big into bow hunting, but I've never had an official class. Should be fun! But anyway I only managed to work about 3 hours (I should say "work" because I had nothing to actually do) before I almost freaked out and couldn't sit still any more. I drove home and walked into the apartment and told my hubby "we're going OUT, NOW!" He was more than happy to oblige.
My exercise and eating have been mediocre. I've been getting walking in when I can, but it's been raining a lot lately. I try to walk for 15 minutes every day at work, and was going to go a few minutes ago, but the sky opened up so it's delayed until it stops long enough for me to get outside. Last night we had pizza, which would have been fine had I stuck to 2 pieces, but I had 3. And today I had 3 (although I skipped breakfast and just ate pizza for a combination breakfast/lunch). But the real problem is snacking at night. I'm bored at night, and no matter how much I try to make myself do something productive, I seem to get frustrated and flop out on the couch because I "don't have anything better to do". The other night though, I decided to do some strength training while watching tv. I'm really sore today, but in a good way.
This past Saturday night I went out with my BFF and we had dinner and then went to a "crepe making class". It's in quotes because I don't feel like I actually learned anything. It wasn't very hands on. They made the crepe batter from a gluten free pancake mix. FROM A MIX. Then they showed us how to cook it on an electric crepe making machine. Everyone got to make their own crepe, then eat it with nutella, chocolate ganache, strawberries, lemon ricotta and powdered sugar. We also got "frozen hot chocolate". It was powdered hot chocolate tossed in a blender with ice. Tasty, but not to die for. All in all, it was fun, but not super educational.
Yesterday I worked on my Ren Faire outfit. I ordered the pattern for my peasant blouse (actually a peasant dress than I'm going to significantly shorten) and one for my husbands buccaneer coat (he says he's an admiral, NOT a pirate, lol). Denver fabrics had a big sale on cotton fabric, so I also ordered black cotton gauze for my blouse, maroon cotton gauze for my cloak, and maroon microsuede for hubby's coat and vest. All I need now for my outfit is a pair of leggings with a leather look. No problem!
I also made two leather bracers and one leather boot cover before I ran out of the grommets I was using. I just need some suede lacing to lace up the boot covers and they'll be done, too. Then once I get the fabric I can start sewing! I worked very briefly on makeup (I'm going to be an assassin/mercenary - not exactly SCA but I don't care) but I have no idea what to do with my hair. I like Lagertha's hair from vikings, but I have no idea how to do that!
So anyway I'm trying to keep myself busy so that I don't get wound up. I'm up 2 lbs, but I've also recently gone off of birth control so my hormones might have something to do with some of that. Two lbs is not much to worry about, so I'm not going to.
Hope you all are doing well!