I haven't done a random happenings post in a while, because not a whole lot of stuff has been happening. Or at least I haven't been taking note of it.
This week's been at least a bit more interesting. I started out with yet another cold. My 4th in 5 months. This one's pretty mild, thankfully. And I tried the onion by the bed trick a few nights to help me sleep. It seemed to work. But, I'm really really tired of this whole being sick thing. Hopefully this will be the last cold for a while.
Work has been interesting with different changes and exchanges between coworkers. Some of the exchanges have been driving me a bit crazy. I swear that place may be giving me gray hair. I noticed one in the mirror in the morning one day,and the next morning I saw two more. Thankfully this weekend is a three day weekend for Family Day, so I'll get some extra time to recharge. And then next week will be a short week which is also good.
I had another transit adventure this week. This one was pretty painful. I was on the bus after work on Tuesday, chatting with a coworker on our way to the Skytrain station. Apparently the light turned red when the driver was really close to an intersection. He jammed on the brakes, and I went flying onto the floor. According to my coworker, I lifted about 2 inches out of my seat. I hit a woman's rolling cart on my way down. My crutches kind of went flying (I was holding them in one hand instead of wearing them, probably saving myself some injury)
Luckily I wasn't badly hurt. My pride was hurt more than anything, at least that day. I did end up with a couple of odd bruises, but they're fading now.
On Friday, I got a phone call around 6 pm from my pharmacy. They were calling about my birth control prescription which I filled last month. I thought it was odd, but then the pharmacist explained that there is a recall on a certain lot of the pills I take, so she was just calling to check the lot numbers with me. Luckily mine weren't affected. I was impressed that the pharmacy was being proactive and reaching out to the people who take that medication to make them aware.
Saturday, I went to do a bit of necessary (and some unnecessary) retail therapy. I had planned on going to the bookstore, but decided against it because the bookstore was on one side of the mall (across the street) and away from where I needed to go. But, I still ended up getting a couple of books anyway, at Walmart. I bought A Wrinkle in Time to read ahead of the movie coming out in March. And I bought a book called Thursdays at 8 by Debbie Macomber.
I also ended up getting a new purple comforter, a comfy nightshirt, some socks, and a windbreaker jacket. The jacket was the main goal of the shopping trip. I have a couple of nice coats, but, because I wear leg braces, I get super warm when I wear them. The leg braces already trap some of my body heat, I use my entire body to walk since I use my crutches, and both of the jackets I own have fleece liners. So I end up an unhappy, sweaty mess. But, if I don't wear a coat I get asked constantly if I'm cold. And judged and eyes rolled at me when I say I'm not. So, I bought a waterproof, non fleece lined windbreaker.
I also wanted to try and find some new shoes. So, I went to Payless. No luck, but I accidentally left my phone on a bench in the store, and didn't realize it til I went to pay for some candles at Bath and Body Works. I had a 20 percent off coupon in my email. I pat my pocket and realize my phone is gone. So, my carelessness cost me 20 dollars in savings, but at least someone kindly turned my phone in and I didn't have to deal with replacing it.
And that's about all the randomness I've got for this week. Any random happenings you want to share?