Monday, November 28, 2011

Unscheduled Sick Day

I'm not gonna lie. I've definitely felt better than I do today.  I'm not sure what has gotten to me...something stomache-y. At first I thought maybe it was some Chinese food I ate yesterday, but no one else who ate it feels bad. So I imagine it is just my body telling me to halt for a bit. I have a big problem actually recognizing that I am unwell, though. Yesterday, when this started, I was weepy and felt though I was somehow in the middle of a big mistake. I couldn't go to sleep, I was uncomfortable, yet somehow it never occurs to me that I might be ill.  Eventually I had my ah ha moment when I realized I wasn't in a mood, I was not well! So. Not sure what I am going to do. I am at work at the moment and am meant to be until 9 tonight. Hoping I can maybe get out of here at 7 instead. If I go right to bed, I could feel better by tomorrow.

Since I'm sitting here I thought I'd just write a little.  Here's my stuff -

On Saturday morning, one of my friends and co-workers, AG suffered a stroke.  He's a young man of just 35 or so, I believe.  He had a gastric bypass last year and lost a great deal of weight, but he is still affected with hypertension.  The doctors said he had a pulmonary embollism that moved to his left cerebellum. He seems out of immediate danger, but his right side is paralyzed and he's unable to speak. I can only imagine how frightening this is for he and his family. He has a wife and three children of about 10, 8, and 5. I am not a person who prays, but I had an appreciation for a phrase his wife used, asking people to continue "lifting AG up in prayer". I like the idea of our thoughts helping him to rise above his injury and move toward recovery. It's all very sobering and upsetting.
Here is AG receiving an award from the Arcadia PD for his part in helping to stop
a series of thefts in the library.
In less dire news, my family members have all gotten themselves relocated after WTG lost the house.  WTG himself has gotten a little mobile home and has put it into a small park very nearby.  It is not quite habitable yet, but hopefully by tomorrow? He's been staying with his mom (except for one night with me, which was not all that comfortable for me).  The grown up boys he had living with him are situated. Although Kick Back Dude and Princess Diva are no longer a couple, he has had to move back in to their family home. They will just have to work it out for awhile, while she finishes school. When they are both working, perhaps they can afford two places.  Secret Agent Man got a 2 bedroom apartment with a friend just a street over from me and Social Animal got a little studio on his own just a few blocks away.  I feel, in truth, a lot of relief that those little birds were put in a position that made it unquestionably time to leave the nest. It was time.  Me and Girlie Girl are sitting tight, with Handsome Lad expected to continue roaming back and forth between mine and WTG's places.  So, all should be well.
Here are mah behbehs running around after their Thanksgiving meal. There were bubbles involved.
In their game, not the meal :)
I even less dire news, Dancing with the Stars has completed it's 13th season. (It has been on since 2005 and I guess runs two seasons per year.) I had a lot of fun watching it, as I'm sure you all know from reading my DWTS 2011 page.  haha! Just kidding :-)  But I did. And I can't wait to see who the contestants will be in the spring.  Sorry to report that there were no winners amongst my bloggers.  3GirlKnight came closest with his pick, Hope Solo, finishing 3rd.  But no one bet on war hero and soap actor JR Martinez, who won. You'll get 'em next time, guys!
Dancing with the Stars winner JR Martinez and his professional partner Karina Smirnoff. Yay!
 Guess that is it for the time being. Writing is very soothing at the moment, so I thank you for reading.  Feeling hopeful that the rest of the week will find me feeling more like myself. THAT should shut me right up :)


Churlita said...

Wow. That's a lot of stuff to deal with all at once. You are a better woman than me. I doubt I would ever let my ex-husband stay at my house with me.

laura b. said...

Churlita: I'm sure you have the right idea. I'm always so worried about being the good guy, I sometimes put aside boundaries.

NoRegrets said...

Hope you feel better. And sending good thoughts to your co-worker.

secret agent woman said...

I'm so sorry for you coworker and hope you also get to feeling better soon.

Quakers talk about "holding someone in the Light," a phrase I love, It's nonspecific to a particular belief system and I picture the recipient of those thoughts bathed in a warm, healing light. So, I'm holding AG in the Light.

MrManuel said...

Hope you are feeling better today. Really sorry to hear about your coworker, that really sucks. With my weight, I also worry about things like that. Hope everything gets worked out with the living situation.

silly rabbit said...

So sorry you are not well! We had that bug about a week ago. No fun.

Thinking good thoughts for your AG and his family!

Glad to hear the family living situations have sort of worked out. Maybe not perfect, but certainly positive movement and that is always good.

Feel better soon! Ours did not last long.

laura b. said...

NoRegrets: Thank you very much :)

Secret: Oh, I like that phrase very much too! Lovely thought, thank you.

MrManuel: It feels like everyone is dropping dead or having some sort of medical crisis lately. So unsettling. And you! At least you do some running :)

Silly: Thanks for your kind words. AG is making good progress...and the rest of us are too!