And I thought I had my wrist to my forehead yesterday!
I returned to work today. I told everybody everything was great, because, well, when you round up, I guess they are. Many people welcomed me back. They were surprised as well as pleased to see me, because I had not told anyone I had been cleared to return. I thought, why go announcing these things? I call enough attention to myself as it is. Toward the end of the day I ran into a fellow I hadn’t seen yet today. He works down at the other end of the room (it’s a big room).
“So you’re back,” he observed in a friendly tone. “And everything’s all back to normal?”
“As normal as I ever am,” I told him. He appreciated that.
My assignment to myself now is to try to be better than normal. It might have been a good idea to go running after work today, but I let that ship sale. On the other hand, I finished and emailed my article for Mohawk Valley Living, one day before deadline. I hope they like it.
Perhaps that is why I am having a hard time with this blog post. Maybe I wrote myself out with that article. Say it ain’t so! Don’t I always say that writing begets more writing? Shouldn’t I be writing a BETTER blog post after warming up on that article? As we see, that is not the case.
On the other hand, why don’t I cut myself a break? I worked a ten hour day in a factory after a week and a half of all the naps I could take. I went home and finished writing a magazine article (I started it in between naps last week). Yes, I could have gone running, done laundry, written two articles and a better blog post. If I was some completely other woman I’ve never met or heard of. Then I wouldn’t be Mohawk Valley Girl. We wouldn’t want that, now, would we?