Thursday, August 08, 2013
The morning began well. I fixed the scheduled breakfast and it was good. I went to the physical therapist for the first time and left feeling absolutely amazed and amazing. I never realized what a difference physical therapy could make - I should have gone there a month ago. My elbow, which I broke 6 weeks ago, already felt better after just one session!
I was busy at work when I got the call from my son - he had been in a horrible car accident. First things first - he is fine. Unfortunately the car is totaled. I gave him guidance on who to call and what to do next and then, after dropping my daughter off at band camp, I ran over to give him a ride to get everything taken care of. He is understandably upset, but I spent a great deal of time talking to him about how grateful he should be that he is able to handle this problem and has the resources to get through this. First, no one was hurt. Second, yes, it stinks to have to run out and get a new car, but he has the financial ability to do that - many people don't. It puts a huge dent in his overall plan to save to go to grad school, but 'life is what happens when we are making other plans.' If it turns out he does need to see a doctor (his wrist was already starting to bruise and swell), he has good medical insurance. Finally, his family loves him and lives close enough to provide him with the help he may need while getting this straightened out.
Needless to say, I wasn't around the house to eat the scheduled lunch, dinner and snacks. I didn't make great choices on what I did eat, but I didn't overeat. And it was amazing how quickly I felt full. So even though it wasn't the day as scheduled, it showed me that when unexpected things come up, I can handle them and not completely revert to my old habits.
Now back to the Spark Solution!