Digging Out

It is pretty mind-boggling how behind you can get, just being sick for a few days. I am sitting in my home office and surrounded with piles of mail and work. I keep doing a few inches in each pile, but the progress is slow.  I might finish by Monday or a year from Monday.

The truth is that the view out my window is much more tempting the than view inside my office. Out there the sky is blue, the sun is shining and the leaves on the trees are still green and blowing in the wind. I want to go on a bike ride or a hike. I don’t want to be on call. But I missed too many hours and the opportunity to be on call for the pre-release weekend is too good to miss. So I’m monitoring the Triage queue for defects and watching my communicator in case anyone needs me. After the morning flurry of a couple of critical defects, things are pretty slow. The testers are in Seattle, so I expect things will heat up in a bit. My cell is charged and the volume is turned up – if anyone needs me, I’m available, but for now, I’m taking a lunch break.

My husband just reminded me it is time for my b12 shot, so that’s warming up to room temperature. Sure enough, if I look at my food log for the last two days, I’ve been a snacking more than normal. It isn’t the snacking that surprises me anymore, it is the fact that I refuse to admit what it is and just keep eating. As if those calories don’t count. What a cop out. They count and they are just that many more calories between me and my next goal.

My next goal is 1 pound and 1 ounce away. 17 ounces. That’s about 4000 calories (and yes – that’s more than what I ate in snacks the last two days – ha!) I’m at 171.1 today and the NEXT goal is 170. I’ve already scheduled my reward: I’m getting my teeth whitened. This is not a splurge, it is actually a gift from my long time dentist. He is very proud of me and offered it to me when I get to goal weight. I’ve had it done before, but it never really lasts for long – I drink too much tea and coffee and even the occasional glass of red wine – they all blow that shiny white out of the water. It is a very sweet gift and I can’t say how much I appreciate it. Jerry has been my dentist for over 20 years and has seen me go from around 200 to over 300 and back again, several times. They are all cheering me on and encouraging me and even without the generous gift, I really love them for it. (If you need a great dentist in Buckhead area of Atlanta, let me know!)

The day has gotten away from me – problem solving and on call for work, paper sorting at home. My husband just reminded me that I am still recovering, so I’m going to wrap this up for today with no wise words, no useful insight and no pertinent information.

Just a wish that the rest of your weekend is sunny and bright and filled with peace.

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