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It’s been one of those weeks where I feel like I’m constantly running behind. Sunday I set my alarm an hour later than when I really should have woken up. Yesterday, I was running to get the Mayor to the bus stop on time. Even though I didn’t have to get ready for work courtesy of this awful sinus infection/cold, I was still running behind. This morning the boys and I were running to get to the bus stop on time as everyone had slept through their alarms. Fortunately, I was able to get them to the bus stop on time.
For me getting to work at my usual time was a major challenge. I was in a rush to get to work since I had unexpectedly missed yesterday and will be out of the office tomorrow due to Goalielocks’ procedure. I knew I’d have to sort through a million emails before I’d even be able to focus on my work. Of course, even the best laid plans go asunder. This was the story of my morning.
As I headed towards the office, the surgical nurse called to schedule Goalielocks’ procedure and go over his health history. Unfortunately, the nurse couldn’t speak to me while driving, so I had to park before we could start our conversation. I certainly can’t blame a health professional for not talking to someone while they are driving. While it was the right call, it sidelined my drive to work for over twenty minutes. As a consequence, I was a bit tardy to work.
I’ve been a bit concerned about Goalielocks going into surgery given that he’s had a low grade fever, nasal congestion, and a productive cough. Today he was able to go back to school and is feeling much better. However, I noticed tonight that his cough is still lingering. Consequently, the nurse said it would likely be a game time decision as to whether or not the procedure goes forward. As a result, tonight we are preparing as of this procedure is going forward. If it doesn’t however, Goalielocks will head to school and I’ll head to the office. My leadership has been very supportive throughout this process and the subsequent rescheduling of the procedure.
Unfortunately, I feel like living in South Florida these days is akin to living in Florence in 1349. Everywhere I go people are sick! Sure we’re not dying from the great pestilence that is the Bubonic Plague, but I think I speak for all of us in saying, we’re sick of being sick! So many of us in the office have been in a horrible pattern getting sick, getting a little bit better, getting sick again, getting a little bit better and then getting sick again. It’s wearing us out. Truly, we’re clearly to have our health, but a respite from the stead rotation of horrible viruses would be awesome. Again, I don’t feel like I’m asking for much.
It’s not wonder Goalielocks’ got sick. In addition, to living in the big, vast germ pool that is South Florida, he was also on a plane and in Chicago last weekend. While I can’t say he got sick because we travelling, I don’t think that weather or the schedule were helpful. Please keep Goalielocks and us in your thoughts and prayers. We’ll be headed to the hospital bright and early. Lastly I’ll post and update as soon as I have one.
Tonight’s song performed by Florida Georgia Line ft. Tim McGraw is “May We All. ” My family and friends would tell you I’m not a country fan, but tonight this song is for my Goalielocks. This is one of his favorite songs.