It's the kind of short-term malady that might make me feel sorry for myself except for all the good that surrounds our family.
Here was our Sunday schedule:
- Leave the house at 7:45 a.m. to pick up donuts (for Cooper's confirmation class) on the way to church
- Get to church by 8:30 for early service, during which Cooper was the offertory speaker
- Teach junior high Sunday school until 10:45
- Eat lunch at 11
- Grocery shop at Sprouts at 11:45
- Cooper back to church for 12:15 piano lesson
- Home by 1:20
- Cooper to Scouts from 3 to 4:30
- Cooper to 5:15 soccer game
See that little window from 1:20 to 3? That was my best shot to be seen by a doctor for increasingly severe head, ear and throat pain.
So I texted Katrina, to check on the patient load at Legacy ER. (She and Jay are co-owners of Legacy, and he is one of the doctors there.)
She reported that it had been a busy morning and to check back with her when I was on the way. I texted at 1:40 to say we were on the way; she replied that the timing was good.
I checked in by 1:48. By 2:03 I had already been giving a steroid/antibiotic shot, and we were gone by 2:10, giving me ample time to drop off a prescription for more antibiotics and get Cooper to Scouts early.
On the way home from soccer, we stopped by Julianne's house, who had picked up Babe's for us for dinner. I had planned to cook, but she intervened. Good thing. By the time we were home from soccer, I was spent.
I somehow managed to oversee showers and brushing of teeth and finished a freelance assignment before falling into bed.
When I woke Katie at 6:30 this morning, she opened her eyes and spoke the sweetest words: "How are you feeling?"
I thought well enough for work (and I had already missed Friday because it was Sept. 7, my least favorite day of the year). I was wrong.
After making sure Cooper was ready for middle school and getting Katie to Bledsoe, I drove to work. Berta came in a few minutes after I did, listened to my scary, raspy voice and sent me home.
I slept off and one for four hours before taking on the afternoon craziness that is our lives. And I left Katie's hip-hop dance class with dinner, again courtesy of Julianne.
In a few minutes, both Cooper and Katie will be in bed, fast asleep. I'm not far behind. I'm praying that I feel much better tomorrow. And I'm giving thanks to God for the kind people all around me who make life easier.