15 March 2015

The Ides of March

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.  :-)


RedSetter said...

Gosh you are not having much fun are you? I can definitely sympathise too.

Hopefully your saved days off will be good fun and bring some joy to you.

Anonymous said...

I'm a little late, but HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'm glad you had a good one.

Lorraine said...

Bridget- Well, happy birthday and many more to you.

Crummy about the root canal- been there, done that, don't want to do it again!

And Happy St. Patricks Day!

sprite said...

Belated wishes for a happy birthday. I'm glad your tooth pain was taken care of early in the week so you could enjoy your weekend. May the days off be even better!

Mereknits said...

a little late but a very Happy Birthday to you. So sorry it was yucky weather and the poor family had to have the funeral so near you. Gosh what a mess.
Hugs to you and I wish you a wonderful year,

Kym said...

Happy Birthday! I hope the sun comes out and shines especially warm and bright for you! XOXO

elns said...

Happy Birthday! I wish you well and lots of happiness and health.

This post spoke to me. I loathe the dds. I've basically been working in the fatigue fog as well and can't seem to catch up energy wise. I succumbed to scheduling a Friday mtg since everyone was so busy, thankfully it will be in the morning so we will all be in a better mood. I'll bring sugar.

I went to a Memorial Service on the Ides. I'm still very reflective. Another tragedy. too young, 2 children left behind and an amazing family. I keep focusing on his amazing life and the impact he had on so many people.

We focus on the positive and move forward. It's always a good reminder. Thx for such a personal post.