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April 20, 2017

Unexpectedly taking a day off.....

This blooming tree outside of Target was too pretty to resist...

Mondays are always a drag, right?  I did not want to get up, get dressed and go on Monday.  I briefly contemplated calling in with the "Monday virus", but did not.  I sometimes get this urge, but 99.5% of the time I go anyway, probably like many of you.  Tuesday was the same, and I considered calling in again, with more intent.  But again, I got up and went to work.  It's not so much the workplace, it's just I have been so tired lately.  And, it was good that I did, as one of my younger co-workers said she would be late, came in for 30 minutes, then went home for the rest of the day not feeling well. 

I suppose I should back up a bit.  Last week, I was distracted and just not myself.  I had actually looked at a credit card sales slip and asked *Jenny "who's signature is that", and immediately realized that its a sales slip.  Not sure I've ever felt so ...... discombobulated.  And I had been transposing numbers so often that the OM said "maybe you shouldn't be the one to add the deposit slip today", and even though she was only half kidding, I agreed.  This week has been no better.  So, on Tuesday I put in for the day off today, Thursday.  I told her that I know it's short notice, but I feel in need of a "minute", and she approved the day off.  Thank god.  

I think it's just the accumulation of so much happening here, what with the work up to helping #2 son to move to Austin.  I guess it stressed me out more than I thought.  And I suppose I should admit that I'm not 25 anymore, even though I hate the idea that age will slow me down ~ ha ha, that's just insane, right?  Of course it will, but I'm ususally fighting the idea.  Almost as though fighting it will prevent it from happening.  Again, insane.  

However, I am off today, and as it's our long weekend, I don't have to go back to work until Tuesday. Hopefully by then I will be back to my "normal" self.  

In the meantime, it's great to be off today.....Sioux (the dog) and I will be going for a walk soon, while the air is still cool.

Love, 365


  1. I've been fighting this idea of slowing me down for a decade. I continue to plow ahead. I live in denial :-)

    1. Let us sail down the river of denial together then...hopefuly with a beer in one hand, and an umbrella in the know, sun damage. ha ha

  2. Really beautiful picture.
    I am also slowing down in a lot of ways, beginning to realize that I'm not going to heal... this is aging, not injury. Well, aging on top of injury. Blah.

    But if you don't feel better cognitively soon, make sure you go get checked out.

    1. Thanks on the photo. I still don't know what kind of tree it is, I've heard it called an orchid tree. The flowers are pretty but not particularly fragrant.

      Well, that's a pisser, dealing with injuries that don't improve. I hope yours does eventually. Funny how we compensate and don't even realize that's what we're doing. I tend to lift heavy things with my left hand as my right one is weaker after I broke the wrist. And as though that isn't enough, I have the beginnings of Dupuytren's Contracture in the palm of my right hand. Treatment isn't very successful, so I just keep an eye on it. At this point, I don't really notice anything other than the small lumpy spots in the palm. Ah, aging.

      Thank you for the advice too, as I hadn't really considered going to the Dr. I certainly will if it doesn't improve.

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    1. Thank you....unfortunately it ws fabulous. I say unfortunately because eventually (that being Tuesday) I will have to go back to work. :-)


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