This week has been so weird.
It started with me going to the dentist this past Monday. The tooth that I broke over the summer in The Big Fall, which has subsequently been repaired, started bothering me. By last weekend, I was in incredible pain, and called the emergency line at my dentist's office. He suggested I call on Monday morning, and tell them to "squeeze" me in to the schedule. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it was definitely NOT a root canal in the back of my front tooth! Needless to say, even with pain meds, it was not pleasant.
Tuesday, I had a morning of marathon meetings at work. I mean, straight through from 9:00 until 12:30. On top of which I was not feeling great (see above paragraph). Ugh.
Wednesday and Thursday were a bit of a fog, due to a) pain, and b) tiredness, so I feel like I missed them altogether.
Friday, two colleagues took me out to lunch (nice), and then we had a meeting with our VP - at 4:00 ON A FRIDAY (are you kidding me!). Fortunately, it went better than expected.
Yesterday was my birthday! It poured rain all day. Poured. It was also the funeral for a police officer killed a little more than a week ago, and it was held in an area very close to our neighborhood. I felt so bad for the whole family, but especially for the officer's 10-year old son. He'd been on patrol and stopped in a Game Stop store to buy a gift for his son, whose birthday was on the 9th, when the store was robbed, and there was gunfight, killing the officer. This is all bad enough, but I know from experience that having your father's funeral be on a day when the weather is awful only makes it suck more. God bless the officer and his family. My heart breaks for the whole situation.
And even though I felt awful for them, life does go on, and I had a good birthday. The Tim baked me a lovely cake, we went out for lunch, and I received great gifts. I acutely felt my luck, even more than usual. This next year will be the last in my fifties. That seems rather unbelievable.
Today, we took Dug and walked up to the St. Patrick's Day Parade. It was terribly disorganized this year, so not as enjoyable, but we had a good time, Dug got LOTS of attention, and it was nice for a change to be somewhere where we actually blended in to the crowd. :-)
I saved up extra hours and so I have Monday and Tuesday of this week off as well. I am looking forward to it, for a number of reasons.
Here's hoping that your week ended on a good note as well. :-)