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#DSFWeeklyRewind: Through

Welcome to my #DSFWeeklyRewind post for this week. So how was it?

daisy-144677_1280Up. Down. One of those weeks when good things happened simultaneously with not so good things and then I’m all Ione Skye in Say Anything:

Diane Court: I have this theory of convergence, that good things always happen with bad things. I know you have to deal with them at the same time, but I just don’t know why they have to happen at the same time. I just wish I could work out some schedule. Am I just babbling? Do you know what I mean?

Lloyd Dobler: No.

Luckily, I’m well past Diane’s questioning stage and just know this is a fact of life sometimes. One trudges on, makes it through. I was too tired to move, but I did. I was sad, but found times to smile. And the days passed, and equilibrium returned (slowly) and I took care to get enough sleep and water and breath. Ya know, Alanis was right and I’m so glad I learned to listen to her about this years ago: the only way out is through.

So, the highlights!

Dr. Ortho: Another extremely early morning visit (otherwise, I sit for hours because he gets backed up as the day goes on.. been there, done that). But! At least getting up early led to good news: my wrist bone is healed (for the most part). I think the teeny bone crew with the teeny hard hats — the buffers and smoothing crew — will be around for a while. I read it can take a year for the bone to be completely smoothed over and back to “normal.” The exercises I do are allowing my wrist to bend again, ever so slowly. Dr. Ortho said it could be six months (or more) until it moves more like it used to. I keep working on it.

Work: Can you believe it’s been over a month since the new gig began? I’ve gotten a few nods that let me know I’m doing well. And my superpower of noticing the little details that others sometimes overlook has been recognized and is becoming relied upon. AND I really make my one coworker laugh. Of course, she returns the favor. We’re of a similar age and I just about lost it when she was wandering around the back room whispering to herself in a low tone, “These aren’t the files you’re looking for…. Move along.”

And now it’s the big weekend. I know. I’m so excited, too! The BIG EPISODE of This Is Us airs after some stupid sporting event. I can’t wait!

And now, this week’s Bloggy Goodness!

And as usual, I’m gratitudinous. (I always include gratitude in my #DSFWeeklyRewind and those who write a #DSFWeeklyRewind post must include at least one thing they’re grateful for).

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This week, I’m grateful for: past lessons learned; self-care; observing the storm clouds overhead, knowing they will pass; laughing; my car; my 20-ounce tumbler that really does keep stuff super cold for hours — so cold, I drank iced tea too fast and gave myself brain freeze; unexpected compliments; smiling food people (thanks, pizza man, hoagie man, and Chinese food man); my backbone; Munchkins (the donut hole treats, not the little people from Oz) and celebrating workplace birthdays!

High low, high low, it’s to the weekend I go. Here’s hoping the good dwarfs (see what I did there) the not so good and it’s only blue skies and sunshine from here on out.

Until next time, peace.

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12 thoughts on “#DSFWeeklyRewind: Through

    1. That is a true story, sir.

      Thanks so much! Twas just one of those weeks where things collided, several things at that. I expect this week to much more mundane. 🙂


  1. I’ve never had a broken bone, so I can’t imagine what you’re going through, but I am super impressed by how positive you remain throughout the whole process! And congrats on being recognized for your “superpower” at work! It feels so nice when people notice the good things, doesn’t it? See you around the interwebs!

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    1. Thanks, Liz. I try to stay positive about most things. I don’t always succeed, but my “batting average” IS quite high. All those years of practice, you know.

      Thanks. and to you! Yes, it does. 🙂

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