Oct 25, 2014
It’s been one of those days, or weeks, or something…
I’m sitting here Friday night. Amy and I just put the kids to bed. I’m exhausted, and it shows. Amy looks like she could take on the world, but I know she’s spent too. I’m not sure why I’m so tired. I’ve kind of felt like this all week. It wasn’t a particulary stressful week. But the week seemed to drag on. And on. And on. Have you ever felt like that? What I thought I’d do is go over the week, see what I remember and what sticks out, and try to come up with a reason for my utter exhaustion.
We took a week off of running after the Bourbon Chase. We had trained steadily, not missing a run, all summer. It was a nice week, even felt like a vacation. So my first run after the break was on Monday. It was a short 4 mile easy run. The first mile was a little difficult, but the last 3 felt great. We ran again on Wednesday night at the Pub Run. It was nice to see old faces we hadn’t seen in a bit, and fun to see new faces.
Amy and I had a nice dinner out on Wednesday night. Nothing special. Just wings and beer. But it was nice to get out and just spend an hour together without the distractions of the office, kids, etc. I ran into one of my favorite patients. Our favorite bartender was there. The food was good. The conversation was fun. Amy’s company was great. So I guess it was special. Just special to me.
Today I had the first quarter Parent/Teacher conferences with my kids teachers. I think my kids are pretty great. It was nice to hear that the teachers think highly of the kids as well. Report cards were outstanding for both kids. They play with their peers well and participate in class regularly. My oldest’s teacher called him a leader. It was a really nice meeting.
Looking back on it, I can’t seem to recall anything that troubling happening this week. The kids were a little crazy tonight. But it wasn’t that bad. We ended the night with the kids by playing Scrabble, and my 7 year old daughter smoked all of us. It was fun. Maybe not for my oldest, but we were all laughing. I promised him a rematch tomorrow. And we’re going to a pumpkin carving party at our massage therapist, Joannie’s house, tomorrow night. That should be a nice family event.
In the end, it wasn’t a bad day, or a bad week, or a bad anything. I’ve got the best kids I could ask for. A job I love. Close friends I could ask anything of. And Amy by my side. I couldn’t ask for more. So I may be exhausted, but I think it’s from a full life. And I’m betting I’ll sleep well tonight. I hope you do too. I’ll see you out there on the battlefield of life tomorrow.
And with that, I wish everyone out there a safe and healthy week.