Well, I made it in to work today. You might think this is a non-statement, like saying, “Hey, I breathed ALL NIGHT last night!” But since I did not make it in to work the preceding two days, you see how it actually makes good sense. Right?
Made it in to work, on time and all, and have sat here at the desk slowly recovering from the energy required to walk across the parking lot and unlock the door. I was trembling and gasping, such is the level of weakness to which I have fallen. It’s funny, I know I’ve had the flu more recently, but my memory keeps bringing up the mental picture of myself, standing shakily at the card catalogue (wow! Does that date me, or what?) in the Prairie library, one hand hanging on to the waistband of my skirt, which was showing an alarming tendency to drop off, and the other trying feebly to make notes on an overdue English assignment. That was after my first bout with sinusitis, but I feel much the same. Much, much better, and all, but ridiculously feeble and given to sudden stabs of pain or waves of exhaustion.
The rain this morning as I pulled out of the driveway, was that sudden skies-open drenching deluge, an altogether-boys kind of flattening downpour that made me feel like the roof of my car might suddenly dent in. The usual traffic problems ensued. I was in the far left hand lane, creeping along with the rest of the traffic, all of us side-by-side for miles, and I found myself quite freakin’ annoyed with the people who kept wanting to squeeze into the left-hand lane. People automatically assume that the passing lane is going to go faster, but there we all were! Creeping along next to one another! No-one getting anywhere any faster than anyone else! Clearly and obviously visible to anyone who looked! Arg!
So. Now to start digging my way out from under the accumulated paperwork of the past few days. The office seems fairly tidy, but I haven’t looked in the file room, yet….