What a week. Let's talk about the emotional rollercoaster of life I've experienced since last Monday.
Let's begin with the lowlights so we can appreciate the highlights:
had a terrible injection site reaction on Tuesday night. He started to
feel achy, weird, and had a crazy spell of chills in the middle of the
night. His body actually felt cool to the touch. This has happened a
few times before, but it is a shocking reminder of how unpredictable MS
and its' medications can be.
-Our oldest dog Josie has had
countless accidents in the house this week and I'm fairly certain she is
clueless to her bowel movements. Poor pup. Getting old sucks.
hung up my apron at Williams-Sonoma for the last time after 8 years. I
had no idea that quitting a job could bring me to tears. Multiple
times. As I was leaving the store for the last time, I was so choked up that I could barely speak. As soon as I got in my car, I started
sobbing. Who cries over voluntarily leaving a job? I blame my
coworkers--many of them ridiculously kind and ferociously loyal.
Thank goodness there were more highlights than lowlights:
-28 easy breezy miles this week AND I finished August with only 5 fewer miles than marathon March. Woot!
finished an article series for HalfMarathons.net about charity racing.
Guess who is freshly inspired to consider the idea of racing for
-Dinner with good friends on Friday night and dinner
with my family tonight makes me feel complete. I'm lucky to have
awesome people in my life.
-After the cryfest in the parking
lot last night, I drove home and began to remedy the situation. Adam
was out with friends so I crawled into the bathtub, fired up the jacuzzi
jets, drank wine, and finished a fabulous book. Later, I shamelessly
ate a grilled cheese and dipped Oreos in Bailey's. Sometimes a little
gluttony soothes the pain.
-I am anticipating the good stuff
of starting a new job on Tuesday: better hours, better pay, and a better
commute. Crossing my fingers that I made the right choice.