Rambling– ROW 80 Check-in
Yesterday, I took my bestie to the doctor. Her breathing had been really shallow, and the inhaler that she had for occasional use was seeing way too much action. There is nothing like watching someone gasp for breath and not being able to do anything about it. She has an upper respiratory infection that she’s been fighting for a few weeks now. They decided to change her meds to a more aggressive protocol. She started to feel better immediately.
Then last night, I saw a wayward Facebook status or two and discovered that my nephew had been hospitalized. I saw phrases like “I know you’ll pull through” and “Praying that he’ll make it.” I tried to stay calm until I talked to my family, but it didn’t help that one of the statuses came from my nephew’s younger brother. I contacted my sister immediately and waited with my family via phone. We eventually found out that he was okay, but by then my nerves were shot.
Two very close calls with people I love and hold dear. I had this crying, hyperventilating thing going for a few minutes. It came over me in a rush. It was my reaction to the relief. I was able to be strong in the face of uncertainty, but the confirmation that all would be well soon was too much to handle.
Today, I’m just grateful. I honestly don’t know why I’m writing all of this in my check-in, but when I sat down to write it –this is what came out. So, I’m going with it.
I got a lot of reading done while sitting in the waiting room yesterday. Story Engineering was an excellent distraction. I got my writing in after I got home, and before I got the news about my nephew. Today’s writing is done as well. I don’ t know what else I’ll get in today.
I feel like I’m rambling. So, I’ll end this here. Hug someone you love and tell them so.
Happy ROWing. Until Sunday.