If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m exhausted. I’d tell you that it’s soo easy for me to forget how much of an introvert I really am until I find myself in a situation where I’m around a bunch of people and all I’ll really want to do is cuddle up on my bed and read a book or watch Gilmore Girls or blog a bit. This week has been really busy and really good. But I’m exhausted. I need to recharge with some serious alone time.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about how I visited my grandparents in Iowa on Monday and Tuesday. My grandma really wanted me to visit before I head off to Thailand and I hadn’t been down to the little town where the live since October. I’ve grown up visiting this small town and I even lived with my grandparents there for the three summers that I worked at the local county museum. So much has changed over the years, but being there always brings back waves of nostalgia from my childhood. Plus, my grandma and I are basically BFFs, and I’m always up for an excuse to hang out with her. We had such fun together, visiting the shops in town and whatnot. Grandpa did his own thing most of the time, but it was good to see him, too.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about the little excursion I took on the way back home that inspired this Hump Day Haiku. At a rest stop in Iowa, I saw a sign for a Norweigian Memorial/Heritage site/I’m actually not really sure what it was because I never found it. Anywho, I tried finding it because I’m a weird history buff and thought it would be awesomely historical and such. Well, Norweigian Memorial/heritage site/whatever was never found, but I did find a nice park off the beaten path with a beautiful lake and some deer chilling out (though they ran away when I got too close…whoops!) and some camp grounds and such. It was a beautiful day and a dandy excursion!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that my car wouldn’t start on Thursday and I ended up being late to work. I called my boss and he was fine with it, just told me to get there as soon as I could. Luckily, a neighbor who happens to be a former mechanic heard me trying to start my car and he came over and diagnosed the problem: the fuel pump was out. I ordered an Uber so I could get to work ASAP. Meanwhile, my dad was a real champ and made sure it got towed to the dealership while I was at work (as I’m not supposed to be making calls while at work). The car thankfully got fixed that day (at no cheap price). I’m just glad I was at home and not driving or parked elsewhere when the fuel pump gave. Made the whole situation way less stressful.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about how I went out on Friday night with Nicole, my best friend since kindergarten. I hadn’t been out since May, so it was a much needed night! Working weekends is not conducive for such frequent excursions. Not that I make such frequent excursions as it is…given how I highly value my introvert time. That said, sometimes a night out is a necessary part of life. We went to a few different places and had an all around good time. Went to work today with a bit of a headache and feeling a wee bit tired…but it was worth it.
If we were having coffee, I’d talk about how I participated in a Glo Run tonight with my family. Basically, if you’re unfamiliar with these events, it’s a 5K that takes place in the dark and everyone is given glow sticks to wear and a lot of people dress up in neon and there’s crazy glowing things along the run path. This was a little overwhelming for me just because there were soo many people and loud music and I just felt overstimulated in general before the run. I really kind of just wanted to go home. That said, once I was running, I started to feel awesome. I was jamming to my tunes and it was a beautiful night and it was so cool to see everyone running covered in glow sticks. My brother ran ahead of me since he’s a faster runner and my parents walked the course, so I was by myself and it was great. The run was great and the introvert time was great and now I’m sitting here hiding away in my room blogging and it’s SO GREAT because I just needed some alone time after this crazy busy week full of so many extroverted activities.
If we were having coffee, I’d lastly tell you that I GOT MY VISA IN THE MAIL THE OTHER DAY! Thailand is becoming more and more real every day. I’m so excited. I can’t believe I’m doing this! And I know it’s going to be amazing.
If we were having coffee, I’d be ready to pass the floor over to you…and ask if you have anything to share over coffee.
This post is part of the Weekend Coffee Share link up at Part Time Monster.