Last week I spent two days in class (working toward a certificate) and was reminded that I lack the ability to sit still for any length of time. My job doesn’t require me to run, but I’m often standing, leaning, walking, shuffling.. and I really notice when I can’t do that without it seeming weird. Even when I’m in the office I get up from my desk, go up and down the stairs, wander.
The class that I was in is a prerequisite – it was also on a topic with which I’m really familiar (as a result of my job) and would probably have skipped if I could have. The professor knew who I was (we had corresponded via email about my job a while ago) and kept asking me to contribute to the discussion, give my opinion, offer feedback. It was a weird experience – but man, I’m proud of what I know and what I do. In the end, I handed out a lot of business cards to the other students (who are almost all professionals in my city) which will hopefully lead to a few more referrals.
(Incidentally, if you ever have a few hours to kill and I’m around, just ask me about my job.)
Daisy’s new meds seem to be working really well – her cough is much less frequent, her belly is no longer full of fluid, and she’s feisty as all get-out. “Keep her calm” is not a direction we’re having a lot of success following. If you didn’t know she was sick, you’d think she was perfectly healthy.
I know it won’t last, and I know that the meds she’s on are hard on other parts of her system, but I can’t help feeling like this is a really huge blessing. Now that the shock of her illness has somewhat passed, I feel like she and I are getting to spend some quality time together without constant weeping on my part. I can rub her belly and tell her I love her without getting snot on her head. I hope it lasts for a bit.
And that’s.. it. That’s all I’ve got. I’m going to go read a book for a bit before watching Dexter with Coffee tonight. We’ve only got a few episodes left – – and then we’ll start on the the last season of Breaking Bad. I have somehow managed to avoid spoilers but I really want to get on with it.