Ever have one of those days when things are just not centered right? Everything just seems a bit awry? That was my Thursday. First, I got a message that one of my friends lost her mother. She'd passed away peacefully in her sleep. My heart ached for her.
Then I opened a package that came yesterday from the window company to replace some broken parts. I discovered the new parts had been broken during shipping. I e-mailed the company and they wrote right back to say they would ship it again.
I looked out my windows and the vog was so heavy that I couldn't see the Waianae or Koolau mountain ranges that I can usually see very clearly. All around Oahu, the heavy volcanic haze seemed to smother my mood. The hot, muggy air was stifling.
We were out shopping and Art jokingly said "Looks like your brother ditched you for the weekend exercising, hunh?" I would normally laugh this off but it bothered me. Poor Art... that made him feel bad.
I told Art I was just feeling really strange. Not happy. Not upset. Just weird. Low. Hot... sweaty... Yucky...
There were happy things that happened too. I went to see my nurse practitioner at Tripler Army Hospital who gave me the results to my blood tests that showed good improvement in my glucose and cholesterol levels. Kathy is such a smart, caring, thorough health care provider and she even surprised me with a warm hug before I left.
I was exhausted this afternoon. Then I came down with really painful bloating and stomach cramps during dinner. Nuts! Diarrhea. Double nuts! But I felt a bit better just in time for...
Line dancing! My childhood friend, Diane gave me a ride and she had a surprise gift for me. Her husband had made a video for us. Joanne, my other high school buddy had a pomelo for Art to eat. (I can't eat it because it's in the grapefruit family and will interact with my medication.) Presents are always such spirit lifters.
So... all in all... The day is ending on a happy note. Well... I do have this nagging headache starting however.
Hmmm... are those the cool trade winds returning that I'm feeling coming from my windows? Could it be true?
Ahhhh... tomorrow is another day...