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Hit the Ground Running

on December 5, 2012

I hit the ground running today and am only now slowing down.  I had a dental appointment at 9 to get my crown installed.  I told people that I was disappointed that getting a crown did not accord me princess status.  All I want is a day, folks.  Is that too much to ask?  Have I mentioned that I have an uber-cool dentist?  He’s to restorative and esthetic dentistry what Da Vinci was to art.  Yes, he’s that great, in my opinion, and I have a lot of experience to draw on for that assessment.  Plus Jimmy Buffett is a friend and was a guest at his wedding last year.  Jimmy even got up and jammed with the wedding band for a few songs.

It’s an odd thought that my dentist’s hands have been in both of our mouths.

Yeah, I said it.  🙂

Anyway, usually the office runs like a clock but today, for some reason, things were way behind.  They’d told me I’d be done by 9:50, so I’d set up a conference call at work for later in the morning.  Unfortunately, the dentist didn’t even begin working on me until 9:45.  Instant stress as I started counting in my head whether he’d be done in time for me to make it to the office in time for the call.  I sure don’t want to pressure someone who’s using pointy or drilling tools in my mouth.  You don’t rush genius either.  When he finished, I had 30 minutes to make a 40 minute drive, so I wisely called my colleague, who was also going to be on the call, and asked her to stall the other party until I arrived.  Luckily the other person called in a little late.  I made it to the office just as they completed the initial pleasantries.

It was a heck of a way to start a busy day.  I constantly felt like I was trying to catch up from there.

Wednesday evenings I take a Tai Chi class at 6:30.  I usually have ample time to get home from work, play with and feed Nat and Pyxi, and then change to get to class.  Tonight, however, was the annual Pet Pictures with Santa event at the veterinarian’s office.  I don’t know why I think it’s sweet and fun to take my dogs.  Trust me, they wouldn’t miss it, but I’d decided we needed to go, even though I couldn’t find their holiday collars.  I dashed up from work, let them out, changed for Tai Chi, and then quickly leashed them up, loaded them into the car and beat it back up town to the vet’s office.  Luckily, the line wasn’t too long at that point.  The kids were very good, or possibly just stunned with bewilderment, but their pictures were snapped, they got a treat and we were done.  (I can’t wait to see if they have twin WTF expressions in the photograph!)

We ran home and I realized I had a whole 40 minutes before Tai Chi class.  I could actually make dinner ahead of time so it would be ready when I got home.  I had planned to experiment with some of the coconut oil that I bought for the detox/cleanse.  I swiftly stir fried some boneless, skinless chicken thighs in coconut oil, mixed in some broccoli and carrots, and when everything was cooked through, drained it, and then finished with a little pineapple juice and a tablespoon of peanut butter.

Does that sound gross?  It wasn’t!  Honestly, it was tasty.  Unfortunately, I was still in rushrushrush mode and decided that I needed to eat dinner then instead of waiting.

Mistake!  I know not to eat a meal before Tai Chi and I really know not to eat in a hurry.  Somewhere, the ramped up pace of the evening overcame my common sense.  I ate.  I ate too fast.  I ate more than I would have if I’d not chowed down too fast.

While I didn’t make myself sick, my stomach was darned uncomfortable during the entire class.  Lesson learned!

It’s like this whole day has been lived on high-speed.  I didn’t even really relax when I got home.  Even though I sat in the recliner, I was busy working on a craft project that I really need to finish by the weekend.  That done, I remembered that I needed to write out checks and pay bills so that I can mail them tomorrow.  Then it was time to write a blog post.  🙂

A woman’s work is never almost never done.  In about five more minutes, I’m going to log off and shut down the day, run a hot bath, and finally let it all go.  I might have hit the ground running, but tonight I’m going to hit the bed ready for a good, relaxing sleep.

One response to “Hit the Ground Running

  1. Skye says:

    Wow, you were crazy busy yesterday! Even the post has that buzzing edginess to it. Hope you were able to relax and sleep well. Have a good day today.

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