Friday, February 08, 2008

A Friday Off

After I got my big deal done yesterday and all approved and put to bed, so to speak, I talked to my boss about taking today off. He was fine with that, as I knew he would be.

I am in so much pain, I am not really clear on what is going on. I think it might be that I am so tired that my body just can't take it any more. So, this weekend I have three days off. I don't have anything on a schedule or calendar, or even in my mind, to do. I may get to the pool at the club, and I might hit the hot tub. Maybe.

I had hoped to get to a meeting this morning, but the pain woke me up at 2:30 and I have been awake since. I just ate a bowl of cereal and took a motrin and hope to get back to bed and sleep for a few hours. I will go to a meeting tonight, which is held at my church, and coincides with a fish dinner and some other church function.... if I feel better I will go to all of that.

Yesterday my trouble daughter called me at work (which always frightens me), and asked if she and my beautiful granddaughter could come over to my house after work. After I said yes, she called her brother and he came over too! I felt so crappy I didn't cook, so we ordered pizza and sat around and talked and got Olivia's homework done. It was a wonderful evening.

A couple of people have asked me questions this week - I will answer them now:
How do you fire a sponsor? You tell that person, in the nicest way possible, that this is not working out, that you have found someone else you think would work out better, or whatever your reason is for not wanting that sponsor anymore. My sponsee on Tuesday said that she felt that I was too busy, she didn't want to meet on Tuesdays because she has a meeting she wants to attend on Tuesday and I didn't have any other time for her. So she will ask someone else to be her sponsor.

What is a caucus? It is sort of a public meeting - where you raise your hand to be counted for the presidential candidate you want to be the nominee from your party. Very over simplistic, but in a nut shell, that is what it is. I was in a classroom in an elementary school with 46 other people of my party from my precinct. It was kind of crazy. But very cool to be part of the process.

If you're the praying type, please say a prayer for me, OK. This pain is really coloring my world an ominous shade of gray.


Scott W said...

They tell me in recovery I am right where I am supposed to be. I take it that is true for you, too. You said it perfectly when you stated pain is coloring your world. In recovery we do have hope and that one day this too, shall pass.

Have you seen a sports doctor?

Thanks for answering the caucus question.

Christine said...

I'll pray your pain is less today

and that it is nothing serious and will pass soon

Pam said...

Listen to me little paprika girl..your body is telling you to rest. Please do so.
I think Scott asks an excellent question!

Anonymous said...

I will say prayers, Mary Christine. I think pain is our body's way of trying to tell us something. If a whole lot of rest doesn't make you feel a whole lot better, how about seeing a doctor?
Very best wishes,
Ann P.

Banana Girl said...

I am so glad others said this first: GO SEE THE DOC! With your level of fitness and conscious contact with your body, something is not right. I too had a real pain once that I thought would kill me and it turned out to be heartburn of the Not-over-the-counter meds type. Today I am without the pain and have been for four years. I too felt gray and just wanted to die rather than have the pain. So go get it manageable....ok? Love you dear sherpa, you must take your body as seriously as you do the rest of your life.

dAAve said...

At least you can feel the pain.
Enjoy the day, if you can.