Today came at me like a freight train.
No alarm – battery dead –
Let the dogs out
made coffee (one Vietnamese for him and one regular brewed to-go)
read a book while the dogs played.
Got to work before the first patient. Win!
Answered emails, uploaded documents
ran upstairs, ran downstairs
Stopped at the other office down the street.
Got a text from Noonie – do you have time for a quick visit?
Gave the car to B, hugged my puppy in the parking lot
watched my niece pet the puppy (hugged the niece too)
hugged pregnant Noonie
Referrals referrals…more patients.
Pushed back lunch, stole a quick brownie
answered more emails
up the stairs, down the stairs
ate lunch finally
teleconference times two
dropped everything, rushed to the hospital,
cheered as a co-worker rang the bell after her last round of chemo
tried not to cry, hugged the co-worker
went back to the office to pick up the things I dropped.
Went to the gym, kicked and punched,
ranted about all the injustices
walked the puppy
played with dogs
falling asleep on the couch.
Things I did not do today: Take life for granted.