Somehow it is Friday. I mean, I know how we’ve made it to Friday, but today I am in awe that the week has gone by so quickly. I’m glad in a way. I don’t want another repeat of what happened on Monday.
Most of my Monday night was spent in the hospital.
Looking back, I’m very lucky to be sitting in the comfort of my own home with a cup of coffee, Broadchurch on the DVR, and my couch.
It has been a long week of taking it easy. That is not something that I can do well. Sometimes if there’s too much down time for me, I try to find something I can do—wipe the counter here or there, clean up this room or that room, when in all honesty I need to keep my butt planted and relax.
Don’t believe me? Just ask Sam.
This week I’ve been lucky to take a giant step back and think about some of the major stressors in my life. I’ve had to cut back on some of the work I do, say no to projects and relax.
I enjoyed a lunch date with friends, I’ve been able to catch up on my shows, and I’ve also been able to work in yoga, some quiet time for reflection and that has been good for my soul.
My students have been quite understanding in that I have been away from the computer, needing some time to recover. It was really good to be back in the classroom on Thursday.
My kids have been super worried. Caden, almost ten, had a quivering voice and some tears, Kirsten was upset—it was hard to see them like that, and I know that I have to take it easy, get better, and stay healthy for them.
And then there’s Sam. My world. I know I frightened him. I know the world of civilian healthcare was difficult for him to navigate, and I know he was nervous. The roles were reversed, he was the caregiver, he was the one who helped me more than he will ever know. He called my Dad and he was right there with us.
So, this Friday I am thankful to be sitting on my couch. I’m prepping for some appointments today. Hoping to get a handle on this blood pressure and figure out what is going on with my health.
Later this evening, I look forward to a date night with my hubby. We hope to go to the Tasting Room. I’m excited for that. An evening out.
I hope your weekend allows you to relax, enjoy time with loved ones, and maybe even enjoy your couch and TV too.
My people. I love them so.