Casual Fridays 6/26/2015

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Happy Saturday! That means it is time for the latest installment of Casual Fridays (Saturday morning edition), my weekly chat post – no structure, no rules, no prompts, anything goes.  And please also check out Casual Fridays over at Helen’s blog, Good Woman.

Let’s get random…

Last night was a typical Friday night at our house. My husband and I rented a redbox movie and had a quiet evening. He picked the movie this week and graciously selected a “chick flick”. He reserved it in the afternoon and so when the redbox email appeared on my phone revealing the movie title, I was excited. After work, filled with anticipation, I made popcorn and we settled in. It was a love story – a good story – and I was invested in it… until the end. What a disappointment. I actually yelled “Are you kidding me?” at the screen. There may have been an expletive thrown in there too. Ever followed a story through it’s highs and lows and gotten attached to characters and then watched, horrified, as the author steers the story off in a direction you don’t want it go? Like right off a cliff? Frustrating.

Lazy Saturday mornings are the best. I’ve downloaded some songs that I’ve been crushing on lately. I’ve perused the kindle store on my app. I visited facebook and watched a hilarious buzzfeed video – the one about the guy who wears high heels for a day (because he obviously thinks that women are just whiny complainers and finds out that high heels are the devil). I’ve given belly rubs to my cat, Gracie, who is curled up next to me. A good morning, all in all.

Things are all set for my transition at work. My new coworkers are excited that I am coming back. My soon-to-be old coworkers are sad but wishing me well. They have planned a farewell party on Wednesday. It’s all a little exhausting for this introvert, to be honest. And while I am excited about my new position, I am also scared and nervous. Change always breeds anxiety. A crafty demon, anxiety. It robs me of sleep, good humor and creativity and makes me focus on negatives. So my goal for the upcoming weeks is to focus on positives.

On that note, the kids and I tried something new this past week: Geocaching. Any geocachers out there? It is basically a real-life treasure hunt, the caches are hidden everywhere. Though this official website, the caches are registered and assigned GPS coordinates. You can find caches near you and then log your finds on your profile page. Some caches are quite small and just consist of a log to sign. Other caches are larger and contain little items to swap (take an item, leave an item). We started doing this because my older daughter found a lost cache item (quite by accident) at camp recently. It was a little eagle statue and it was a trackable (travel bug). That means that it has a code that you can enter on the website so that it’s location can be tracked. The purpose is to keep the item moving to see how far it can go. So when we found this little lost guy, we felt obligated to get him back in the game so he could keep traveling. Complete muggles (what geocachers call non-geocachers), we went online and figured out how to set up an account and locate a cache near us where we could place the trackable. This is a long and kind of funny story, maybe fodder for another post. Anyway, the trackable is back in a cache and waiting for the next person to find him and send him further on his journey. Now the kids want to find other caches in our town.

What have been the highlights of your week? Did you try anything new?

Have a good weekend everyone!

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8 thoughts on “Casual Fridays 6/26/2015

  1. Ah, I empathize with your introvert pain. Being the center of attention while going through change is so hard. It’s a double whammie!

    I’m not going to start geocaching (yet) but am glad for another reason to call myself a muggle. Sadly, I’m also non-magical.

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