Well, sorry for the delayed post, yet again! This time though, it’s because I had a bit of a blunder on Monday. Will explain below:
-When I was leaving work on Monday, I managed to slip on the pathway in the building, and completely stacked it. Right in front of a whole heap of students…but thank goodness I wore pants that day or I would have flashed everyone in the process (haha). I just completely lost my balance on the tiles, which must have become quite slippery from the rain, and in the process of stacking it, bashed my knee on the tiles, and twisted/bashed my left foot in the process. Realising I was in too much pain to walk (and after several students running over to ask if I was ok…and realising I wasn’t), I managed to get back into the office and grab our first aid officer. The first aid officer, as well as the other staff and my amazing colleagues were so supportive. I felt (and still feel) totally embarrassed as I was a blubbering mess…but I’m so incredibly thankful they were all there to help. I had to call Ray to come and pick me up, as there was no way I could drive home, let alone walk to my car. After being picked up and taken to the doctors, I’ve been told I have a very badly sprained foot, with some injury to my left leg. The doctor has advised that I have to take at least the rest of the week off, with complete bed rest. This means no work (other than some things I can do from home via computer), or no gym for me for the rest of the week….which is really disappointing for me. I feel terrible, because I’ll be letting down my colleagues, my gym coaches, and myself. But….I guess I have no choice and have to rest up. It could even be a blessing in disguise, as I’ve been stressing out so much recently…now I have no choice but to relax. As I’m restricted to bed rest, I’m planning to do lots of reading, gaming and catching up on some quality tv shows and movies. But I really do feel ashamed, as I feel like the most accident-prone person on the planet…after trying so hard to keep myself healthy and not getting sick, I now have unintentionally caused myself to have time off…it just doesn’t seem fair. 🙁
-I feel that I’ve really made a good effort with the Curves Complete program over the past week. I’ve kicked drinking any soft drink, and have been having soda water instead which has really helped. I’ve also been losing lots of centimetres still, regardless of how slow the right is coming off. I don’t have many updates in this area as I missed my weigh-in for this week due to my injury.
-Wedding…well, there’s almost a month to go. But you know what? I’m feeling much more confident about the wedding, as everything seems to be just falling into place. Over the weekend, we sorted the cake, and dress is in the stages of being finished. We’ve just got final payments to make, hens/bucks parties to attend, final crafts to be made and a couple of planning steps left. Also, the amount of help we’re receiving is mind-blowing, and we’re so thankful for it. On the same line, I’ve been getting so incredibly stressed about trying to keep everyone happy in the wedding planning process. I’ve needed to be reminded several times (and by several people) that it’s impossible to keep everyone happy…they keep saying that ultimately, it’s Ray and my wedding day, so we should do what we really want. Yet, I want everyone involved to be happy with the decisions made etc so I’m really struggling with this over the past week or so.
-I’ve really wanted to resume playing/start another computer RPG game of recent. I was tossing up between the Elder Scrolls, Dragon Age, the Witcher, or Icewind Dale. As of today, I’ve started playing Oblivion (which, I will shamefully admit, I’ve never played). It’s….ok. Yes, the story is pretty epic (for its time), but I’m still a bit “meh” about the quality of the game and graphics. That being said, I’ve just come from playing WoW and Dragon Age of recent, so I may be a little too harsh a critic of it. I’m going to keep playing for a while and come back when I’ve had a bit more experience with it.
-With the wedding and all, I’ve really had a reality check on budgeting efficiently. I think of this as a huge blessing in disguise, as I think being thrifty is a very good character trait and a huge strength. I also think it’s a very beneficial thing to develop, because I’d rather learn from struggles and being money-savvy than have things easily financially obtainable (or not needing to save). Once our wedding and honeymoon is over, we have some huge financial saving goals, so it’s important that we try to stick to the budgeting systems we currently have from the wedding so we can save as quickly and efficiently as possible. It’s a real character builder-I feel we’ve learned so much about each other and grown so much as a couple from this too! 🙂
-Hopefully with this time off, I’ll be able to catch up on some reading 🙂 I’ve started reading the first of the Legend of Drizzt series, which has been great so far! But, I’m only 50 pages in, so don’t have much to comment on yet (other than it being an easy read so far). I’ve also managed to grab a copy of a book I purchased ages ago when I was really into the Mad Men TV series (I was into the show for the era/culture/fashion presented, not the morals and storyline, to be honest). The book is called Mad Women-the Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the 1960s and Beyond. It’s the perspective of a woman who grew up in the industry…and I think it will be an awesome read!
And that’s about it for the week in passing! I doubt next week’s post will have much, considering I’m spending this week in bed resting up my foot. However, I’ll hopefully have something thoughtful and insightful to write instead reviewing all the books I’ve read and games I’ve played. To everyone who has helped me out so far this week…thank you so much! I’m so grateful for those who have gone out of their way for me over the past few days. Anyway, see you all next week! 🙂