Like a Date Day

We took a break from packing, cleaning, and everything else that’s on the to-do list before we move.  We spent the majority of the day out.  The weather was beautiful and I’m glad I could enjoy it.  Plus no pain today!  I wanted a tuna sandwich for lunch but I told hubby I would take him anywhere except Chipotle.  (One of these days I’m going to surprise him and do it.)  He wanted to go to a burger joint in the Rivergate area that he’s been to but this was my first time visit.  I’m not a burger person; I prefer chicken.    I was going to get a salad but upon seeing the salads used mixed greens (not too keen on those) I decided to get a chicken sandwich.  I was “good” in the sense that I didn’t get fries and opted for my side salad to satisfy the craving.  Unfortunately for me I’m still craving that salad and I will probably go out this afternoon to get it!

American Burger Company: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
I ate this using the lettuce as the bottom bun.
American Burger Company: Side Salad
This beast was a meal in itself. $3.99 – great value!
American Burger Company: Cinnabolts
These were not very good.

Hubby walked across the courtyard to Coldstone.  I debated if I was going to get anything.  There was a yogurt bar.  I decided if I was going to cheat I should do it in a more healthy way.  I made my own cookies and creme.

Coldstone
Vanilla frozen yogurt with Oreo pieces.

 

We went to Home Depot so hubby could get a key made and for us to get ideas for lighting and other accessories for the new apartment.  There was an “incident” in the parking lot.  I had my signal on to indicate I was going to turn left down an isle and the car in the other direction was just sitting there so I went for it.  When I got out of the car a lady started to yell at me for being rude.  I admit I might be wrong and reviewing footage makes me a better driver.

I had some other business I needed to take care of.  I went to a few stores and none of them had what I wanted.  I was a bit reluctant to write about this because it’s kind of personal but two things came out of this; a serious socio-economic issue and comic relief from my frustration.  I was store-hopping to find a specific condom.  After visiting two stores that carried them but were sold out, I found a CVS that had them in stock.  This CVS is in a lower-class neighborhood.  Crime rates are probably a little bit higher in this area than the immediate surrounding areas.  I understand that stores would want to protect merchandise by either locking it behind a window (baby formula), putting it in a clear anti-theft box (razor refills), or adding anti-theft tags (Tide laundry detergent).  There was a line at the pharmacy and the condoms were located behind the pharmacy.  Condoms aren’t a product I think deserves to be “inaccessible.”  What.  The.  Heck.  I’m not an expert in consumer habits, but I believe that condoms are one of those products that people are embarrassed to ask for.  I think it’s a barrier and I can give a few examples and reasons for why I think that.  I walked out of the store simply because I didn’t want to wait in a long line at the pharmacy.  (Plan B One-Step was on the shelf and not behind the pharmacy — someone explain this to me!)

I was frustrated.  A Walgreens near me had what I wanted in stock.  On the way there I realized it was prom night.  On the way home I saw more teens in front of the waterwheel having their pictures taken.  And then I laughed out loud and decided the reasons the store shelves were empty of condoms is because they were being bought for after-prom night festivities.  (Not really.  I’m sure it’s just coincidence.)

Countdown

Just before Easter, my husband and I visited a new construction apartment complex.  The leasing agent gave us a tour and we liked what we saw.  Given our current lease end date, we told the leasing agent when we would like to move in and things didn’t seem to be a problem.  Fast forward to today.  We applied in-person since the unit is pre-leasing and we are unable to apply for a unit that is not physically available.  The only unit available in the best floor plan won’t be available until two weeks before or two weeks after our current lease is up.  If we’re approved, which I don’t see being a problem, that gives us just over seventy days from now until we have to be moved in.  I’m looking around and there are so many things that have to be done.

Nothing can be as overwhelming as packing up the belongings of one and a half people without the help of anyone else.  I’m going to try my best and do things one day at a time.  I have three days of uncertainty until we’ve received the approval.  In essence, the countdown hasn’t started, but when it does…

I had a two-month followup with my dermatologist earlier in the week and she saw a dramatic improvement in my skin texture.  I still can’t believe it took over ten years to find a solution to my skin problems!  I experimented with makeup for the first time in years and discovered the miracle of color correcting powder.  Check me out, I’m also rocking some awesome Paint skills!

I have followups with two other specialists in the coming week and I’m not expecting any bad news.  I am noticing mood changes with a new medication and I am definitely going to bring that up to my doctor and my therapist.  I’m having a hard time deciding if I’m depressed or something less severe.  I have no desire to do things I once loved, but I know that doesn’t automatically mean depression.  Listening to music makes me feel great; recently the thought of food makes me feel sick.