Friday, December 21, 2007

Friday December 21

This time last year, my entire city was under several feet of snow and it was still falling. I had fallen the day before on my driveway and thought I broke my tailbone. I didn't break it, but it took six months for it to heal... but I somehow trained and ran a half-marathon with that injury~

I was up half the night with a migraine last night. I went back to sleep and slept until 6:30, and I am very slow to get moving this morning. I am not going to run this morning. I am going to head out to work, and take a long lunch to do some Christmas shopping. I hope I will get the headache to leave by then. My migraines usually last for 3 days (yes, three DAYS), but I am hopeful that this one won't.

I will have four days off of work after today. I have some knitting to do, some gifts to wrap, a couple of last minute gifts to get, and I have a book to read. I hope I will get some peaceful time in these four days. It has been a hellish experience at work lately and I am extremely tired. I have a new feature on my face - bags under my eyes. I have never had them before.

No matter what is going on this year, I always remember that my son is living 2 miles away from me, in a safe and warm apartment, with a big four wheel drive vehicle and all the fancy-schmancy electronic equipment a young man so desires. Every morning I pray for all the men and women serving this country in far-away places, and their families. I am so grateful that, for now, my son is safe and near.


dAAve said...

What a difference a year can make.
I hope your 4 days off works well for you.

Pam said...

I remember the tail bone incident from last year!
I hope your headache does not kick your butt.
Try to lolygag some while you are off.

Rachel said...

I just recently started reading your blog. I can't agree with you more. Watering down the message will absolutely KILL people and telling the person NOT to drink is precisely the first part of getting sober.
Great post.

Shannon said...

You just really make me smile MC.. thanks for all you share here
Have a good 4 days off and a Merry Christmas!

Scott W said...

That coccyx stuff can be tricky. Be careful if you have to shovel snow or have ice. We don't need you down 'cos you have the marathon coming up.

I am sorry you suffer from migraines. I used to have them in high school and they would not go away until I could go to sleep. They were surely stress related. Relax and take care of yourself. Revel in the love the season brings.