This past week was not a good one for yours truly. I spent the large majority of last week being a sick, stressed insomniac. As you might imagine, I phoned it in for the weekly photos. If you’re still interested in what I was up to last week despite that glowing introduction, then by all means, let’s continue.
The start of the week was fairly productive. I had a busy day at work and a successful podcast recording in the evening. I didn’t really take any personal photos that day but I did get the opportunity to take employee portraits at work. I’m please with the way the portraits came out but I don’t think anyone would care to have their photo up here on Also Coffee. Still, it was nice to get some experience shooting in a more professional setting.
My insomnia started on Tuesday. I have never had insomnia, save for a few one-off occasions, so I didn’t think much of it at first. I was up late but mainly because I was working on clearing out my closet again. I talked a little last week about trying to edit my wardrobe, and I started with my shoes first. I got rid of a LOT of shoes last year (because I’m a cliche apparently) so when I took all of my shoes out, I was surprised how many I still had in my arsenal.
I wound up editing the 30 pairs down to 16. I actually had doubles of a lot of plain sneakers so that was easy. And as much as I love having the variety of heels, I know that I only ever wear a pair on special occasions. I may end up replacing a few pairs with more quality brands since I’m addicted to buying cheap. Hopefully, that will ensure everything lasts longer and doesn’t tempt me to buy “two pairs because they’re a deal!”
Mid week had me stressed out. The week prior I had somehow picked up a little poison ivy rash that was just not letting up. I finally went to the doctors to get some legitimate cream/treatment. The doc prescribed me steroid cream and oral steroids but comforted me with the information that the only side effect I might have from it would be insomnia. Ah, okay. -_- I stuck with the cream.
Later on, I tried my hardest to unwind and even put on a “stress relieving” facial mask for shits and giggles. I don’t think it reduced my stress very much but it did show me what I would look like as a smurf.
Fun fact: this facial expression is a fairly accurate representation of what I normally look like.
Another day of Hell. Seriously, what was happening last week? I still don’t know. I was so so so tired and I could not sleep. Thankfully, Jason helped me out with the dog before heading out and I spent my night accomplishing nothing (including sleeping) besides ordering Chinese food. Thursday highlight: these dumplings we’re delightful.
Not only was I still exhausted, but right before lunch I was hit with a very sudden pang of nausea. Totally out of nowhere – blah. I felt a lot better after I ate but the day was so hot and stressful that I never fully felt right. Jason’s family was in town so we joined them in the evening for a big dinner which was lovely despite my sweaty, sickly self. It was a private event and I didn’t feel like imposing with my camera so here’s a shot of the best medicine ever courtesy of my grainy camera phone.
This was the first day I got any semblance of sleep. I still felt pretty tired in the morning but noticeably better. Thankfully, it was a pleasant 210 degrees outside so I was happy to take the dog out. For real, I was in my car for less than five seconds before I was completely drenched in sweat. Ellie went out to swim because there was nothing else worth doing. She had a ball though so good for her.
Later on, we went out to dinner with family and friends. If anything is going to pick up your spirits, it’s Korean BBQ. Thanks Be-One Korean BBQ.
Jason’s sister had a pretty slammin idea to get some Insomnia Cookies after dinner. A coincidental choice.
She got an ice cream “sammie”.
I did my best to get some work done on Sunday. I did finish up a few things but I had a headache most of the day. I put off meal planning and running errands which was fine.
In the evening, we had an event downtown so Jason & I grabbed a quick bite at Marie Louise Bistro.
They’re a French cafe that serves a large variety of tasty sweet treats. I didn’t have anytime to sit down with one but that didn’t stop me from ogling.
We ended the night with the French Toast Sunday crew at the Baltimore escape room Escape 45. We were so thankful to be invited to the escape room. We had a blast during the challenge and I loved watching everyone work together so well! Look out for a full review from FTS soon.
So, that was my week. I’m feeling pretty good today and I’m confident this week will go more smoothly than the last. We have a few trips coming up and I’m nervous about making plans but I’ll focus this next week on keeping a cool head and getting a strategy together. To productivity!
What was the highlight of your week?