Saturday, July 30, 2011

Super Exhausted

...I seriously have no idea how I made it through the week!

Let's recap from last Friday:

Friday...headed into the city to tag along on a birthday invite a friend had for a get together at AsiaSF. This place is the epitome of *alternative* San Francisco nightlife. This is not for everyone but it is fun. I had a good time and stayed out much later than I thought I would...finally getting home about 1am!

Saturday...I mixed my liquors the night before so lets just say I needed a lie-in to recover a bit and even then, I was moving very slowly. I managed to head into the city to meet a new person (possible friend) and have dinner. We tried the new outpost for Pizzeria Delfina which delighted as usual. Since there was a long wait, it was a good opportunity to walk the neighborhood and get to know each other. I think I met someone who eats slower than I do...which is s-l-o-w. The night again ended up later than usual and I ended up at home a little past midnight.

Sunday...Claire and I headed back down to the Gilroy outlets to shop. I need date clothes! Not that I'm dating really but I would like options. My closet is seriously lacking in cute clothes but seems to be abundant in comfy "I like to think I'm college age" clothing. We walked around for four hours shopping in the heat and we still didn't get to all the shops I wanted to. I came out with 5 new tops (4 cute, 1 work), pants and a pair of black heels. I think the shock of the trip was coming away with single digit size pair of pants! Can't remember the last time that happened. The pants have considerable stretch in them though. I wish I could say the same for the size 10s I'm wearing today that are threatening to cut off my circulation at the waist. Anyways, after the shopping, there was a considerable drive home and dinner and by the time I got home, I only had time to check email, stare at the tv and go to sleep. At 130am, I got a terrible scare. My car alarm went off and scared the crap out of me and probably woke up the entire building. After debating with myself whether I should go check, I went down to the garage and all seemed fine. I had a hard time going back to sleep after that.

Monday...dinner plans after work. Reasonable hour but so tired from the night before.

Tuesday...went straight home after work and tried to catch up with my personal computer work...semi-successful.

Wednesday...Dinner and Billy Elliott. It was a fun night! I am glad I got to see Billy Elliott but it made me ask a ton of questions. How young do these kids start with voice/dance/acting lessons to land a child role in a traveling Broadway musical?! Got home at midnight. Late for a school night!

Thursday...my quiet night. Tried to go to sleep early but wasn't too successful. Finally got to sleep at 11pm and at 1145pm, my car alarm went off again! I have no idea why? This time, the doorbell got rang, I had neighbors going downstairs and nasty notes on the car in the morning. I was so anxious about the alarm that I could barely sleep.

Friday...walking zombie and running on fumes. Seriously. I looked terrible; felt terrible. By 9am, I was calling the dealership asking them to have an alarm guy check out the car because one more night of that and I will probably have a nervous breakdown and the neighbors might call the police. So...I used my lunch hour to have that done and I hope that what they did, did the trick. By 5pm, I thought I was going to pass out and so I headed straight home, showered and fell asleep by 6pm. I woke up about 9pm and just rested and finally got to stitching about 11pm. I think I felt that if I was up, I could at least react to the alarm better if it went off. Thank goodness, it didn't. I fell asleep at 2am.

Today...Woke up about 930am. My neighbor down the hall from me is moving today. =( He moved in at the same time I did and we'd greet each other through our kitchen windows. I guess the upside is that I know who will be moving into his unit and she is nice. I won't have to break anyone in. But her current unit is next to mine so hopefully I don't get any loud party person moving in there since the living room has a shared wall. I did neighborhood errands, treated myself to breakfast and decided to go to the Marina Outlets because I wasn't sure if the single digit sized pants really fit best (a little tight at the waist) so I wanted to try on the 10. Well, they only had one size 4 and that was it. So I did a fashion show in my pants to decide and they told me that they will stretch and the 10s will be too big. So I stuck with them and even ordered the same pants in charcoal. And I also found a cute dress (in a single digit size too!) that would be cute for work or a date with a black cardi and some heels. Since it was all 50% off, I figured I was getting a deal! After this though, I am freezing my credit card in a block of ice like Calamity suggested! I am feeling kind of broke after this month of crazed shopping and spending.

I'm feeling a little bit more rested now. I hope the car alarm doesn't go off again as it really sets my nerves on edge. I booked my trip for New York so it's really happening. Now to figure out what I want to see this time around!

I have a lot more to say but I know this is a lot to process and I don't even have pictures for you all. But they are coming! I just want to stitch a little bit more before I show my progress. Thanks for sticking with my randomness and crazy social and barely stitching right now life.

Until next time..

17 comments:

mainely stitching said...

Oh my gosh, I am totally exhausted!!!! That's some kind of pace you're setting.

Our car keys have the panic button and if you bend over wearing tight jeans with the key in your front pocket, the alarm goes off. Too funny. Luckily it's easily remedied and easy to avoid.

Cole said...

Phew!! What a week! Sounds like a good one though :)

Catherine said...

I was already tired, now I'm just plain exhausted!!

Margaret said...

Wow, what a week! So how do you know it's your car alarm going off and not someone else's? Maybe it's a silly question, but I can never tell with our cars. I hope they fixed the problem. What a pain! Hope all the nice new clothes are enjoyable. Don't you hate second guessing on pants sizes? Bleagh! But hey, single digit sizes -- I wish I could say that. lol!

Katrina said...

Hope you figure out your car alarm issue and get some time to stitch ;-). You've been super busy!

Myra said...

Wow! I was exhausted just imagining all that. Hope you get some much needed rest today.

Daffycat said...

Okay, now I need a nap LOL!

What a week, Valerie! I so seldom go clothes shopping that when I do I go a little crazy ~ if I can find things that I like AND look good I count myself very lucky.

Jackie said...

I can see why you're exhausted. I am too all that you've done this week. You always seems being but this is off the hook busy! I hope the car alarm issue has been resolved and hopefully your neighbors have had their good humor restored.

Christina said...

Wowzers, how do you have time to go to work?!!
Our house alarm was going off at 2am a few weeks ago. As we're staying with my parents at the moment I had to go and knock on their bedroom door (as I used to do when I was a little girl, feeling unwell through the night!). Neither of them had been woken by the alarm! As it happens the alarm had been set off by one of Iris's helium balloons. There's nothing worse than being woken through the night by an alarm. My heart takes hours to get back to within normal range of bpm!

Carm said...

I have no idea what it is about your blog that makes me check all the time to see if you've posted or not. Maybe it's because my life would probably be like that if I was young and single. I'm a single GM of 65 just as busy but with different things,LOL! I love that you blog about random things not just stitching. I have several stitching projects going and more ready to start along with many quilts in various stages. Wish I could say I wore something in a small size! Enjoy yourself!!!!!!!

Sylvia said...

I am totally exhausted just reading about your week. Some of it sounds really fun - some of it not so much. I hope your alarm does not go off again - how nerve wracking!!

I hope you have lots more fun dates in the future.

Anna van Schurman said...

No wonder you're so exhausted. I got tired just reading that. But it sounds like fun! (Except for the car alarm part. Boo.)

Lisa said...

And you thought my life was crazy busy :) Now, not only am I tired from my life's activities, but just finished yours and I am ready to go back to bed (and it is only 6:20am). Just kidding...it does sound like you are getting out and about and that is good. I am sure that you will know when it is time to pull back a little to rest up and stitch, but Valerie it is good to hear that you are getting out.


I hope that you got your car alarm fixed. That is such a nuisance! That in itself will get rid of some stress that makes you feel tired.

Take care!

Vonna said...

Take your vitamins :)
Your social life is a whirl of fun times and activities!!!

Melanie said...

Busy busy busy!!!! I'm always tired and my life is crazy boring compared to yours so what's my excuse? lol (I need to be more diligent about exercise, I think. I've let it slip this past month with the heat and all. *sigh*)

Meari said...

Sounds like a long week! Lots going on, though. So, more about this "friend"....

Michelle said...

Sounds like you are having lots of fun (minus the car alarm business - hope that's fixed now). And a trip to NY - how fun!!!