May 7th, 2016

Saturday Morning Musings

Saturday morning.

It's a beautiful day outside today, though promising to be a bit more cloudy than yesterday, and I've already managed to take a short, 15-minute walk this a.m.. My feet are still killing me from footcare on Thursday, but I know I need the exercise, so I've gotten it. My head's also a bit fuzzy this morning, and I'm not sure why. Allergies, perhaps?

Last night's game session with the Friday night group was a lot of fun, if for no other reason than we got together to game for the first time in several weeks for various reasons (the least of which has been health). They play(test)ed "The Beast of Bytown", the Chill 3rd Edition case that I'll be running at CanGames in two weeks, and it went really well. I'll be writing a blog entry on this either later today or tomorrow, but won't be saying too much about the scenario itself for obvious reasons.

I need to get some grocery shopping done this morning, and then plan to do the photocopying of stuff that I need for the players at CanGames this afternoon when I see spross.

That and try to make some headway in sorting out the gaming stuff in the den.

A Frustrating, Exhausting Day

Home from an exhausting day out.

I went with spross to Billings Bridge to pick up Mother's Day cards. (That's tomorrow, in case you didn't remember.) Well, he needed to pick up the card for his mom, I'd already done that a few weeks ago when my sister was in Ottawa, but it was good to get out of the house. :) While at Billing's Bridge, we went up to the food court and ate lunch at the Chinese place up there (sorry, can't remember the name of the place other than it has "Manchu" in its name - Manchu Wok, maybe?). Simple food for lunch - some noodles, vegetables, and honey and garlic chicken. Washed down with a bottle of water. Satisfying.

From there, it was over to the Independent Grocery where the pharmacy is. SteveR picked up some medication, and I was disappointed to find out that there was still no word on whether the company that makes Invokana was going to give me a year's worth for free. Still waiting on that. I also picked up a couple of croissants for tomorrow's breakfast, and some Crystal Light drink mix.

Last stop of the day was the local Staples. I did the photocopying for the games of Chill 3rd Edition, DragonQuest, and Primeval that I'll be running at CanGames. And it was a stressful batch of work. Either the printing machines wouldn't accept the copy card with money on it for payment, the machine would eat the sheets of paper half-way through the print job, or the machine would print double-sided copies of stuff even when it wasn't supposed to be doing so. Suffice it to say, I was frustrated, stressed, and annoyed by the time spross and I had finished, and I had to get two refunds for different transactions after having to change printers four (!!) times.

By the time SteveR dropped me off at the house around 4 o'clock, I was pretty tired, my feet and lower legs were aching and in severe pain, and I just wanted to collapse from the sheer stress. And that's exactly what I did for an hour.

The mess in the den? It's still there. And has more paper piled in it. *sigh*