A long, strange day...
Monday, April 22, 2013
My day started normal with a dog walk. Cooper wasn't moving very fast, but we managed to walk 5.8 miles in just under 2 hours. But then normal stopped. When Coop and I got home I had a message from my elderly friend that I help out sometimes. It seems his friend is dying (a really nice woman), and the nurse at the hospital said that if he wanted to see her before she passed that he better visit today. He wanted to know if I could drive him to go see her. So, I got on the phone and tracked down my dad to see if I could borrow his truck for the afternoon. My dad was already at work, but agreed to bring the truck key to me outside (for some reason they don't allow dogs in the building). Coop and I walked over and got the key, then went to pick up my friend, Peter. On the way to pick him up I realized I had forgotten my wallet at home, so after picking up Peter we had to stop back at my place so I could grab my wallet. Managed that. Dropped the dog off with my mom and the nieces. Drove out to the hospital where his friend is. She is definitely on her way out. She hasn't eaten in days, and is on oxygen etc. After we left the hospital we stopped at Burger King. I was starving by then so I got a Whopper Jr. Dropped Peter at home, did a little shopping (strawberries and artichokes were on sale), then headed out to pick up my dog from the farm. Got most of the way there and got rerouted due to a major fire just down the road from my parents' house. Had to take the back roads to finally reach their house. Grabbed the dog. Then I had to go back on the little back roads to get back around the fire. I think I saw trucks and tankers from at least 5 fire departments already on scene, and I heard sirens approaching, so I don't know how many ended up on scene. Anyway... got home, unpacked the groceries, and my dad called to let me know he was done a little early. So, Coop and I set off to pick up my dad, but we got delayed by rescue trucks and police cars in the parking lot of my apartment building. Turns out there was an unattended death down on the ground floor. It happens. There are a lot of elderly residents in the building. Finally picked up my dad's truck, and decided to walk the dog home. Got home just in time to witness the funeral home workers bringing out the body. Then, I was taking out the garbage and one of my neighbors asked me if I was sick, and that was why I had lost so much weight. And to top it all off it is TOM, and I have cramps, bloating and a headache. I think, at this point, I deserve a beer. It just happens I have one bottle of Killian's Red in the fridge. I am going to kick back, read a book, snuggle with the dog and drink that sucker (and yes, I will track it!)!!
Needless to say I did not get to the gym today. Tomorrow is another day, though if the weather is this lovely again tomorrow I might run outside instead. Whatever. I will deal with tomorrow when it gets here.