Bad Start, Good Ending

What a day I’ve had!  It didn’t start out too well.  I drove to work and the parking machine took my money and didn’t give me a ticket.  I had to dig out an old ticket and write on it that I had paid the full amount and kindly NOT to tow my car.  Then I walked into work, took my coat off and noticed a decorative button was missing off the front of my nice, new skirt.  (Tip: if you are missing a button in a noticeable spot, remove the identical button from a not-so-noticeable area and sew it where the missing one was)  I walked back out to the parking lot to look for it and stepped in a puddle.  I checked my car and couldn’t find the button.  While walking back to the office, I twisted my ankle.  Back at work, I discovered that all the files I completed over the last few weeks were not signed in time by the proper authority, thus the letters had to be reprinted and I missed my deadline for a couple of them.  I was finished at 2:15 today which worked out perfectly as I had the MS banquet tonight.  I drove home and did some things around the apartment (despite being totally exhausted) while waiting for my boyfriend to arrive so we could leave for the dinner.  I was told the dinner started at 4:00, so we drove to Welland for around 3:50.  It was at that time we were informed it didn’t start until 6:00.  UGH!  I actually considered not going because I was so tired, but I was looking forward to it so much.  We drove over to the Seaway Mall and wandered around for about an hour and a half.  The excitement from purchasing energy efficient light bulbs and Bounty paper towels perked me up a little.  We drove back over to the hall for the dinner.  It started about 45 minutes late, but the yummy meal they provided was worth the wait.  I was presented with a volunteer appreciation certificate and another certificate from Rick Dykstra M.P.  It reads “On behalf of the Government of Canada, I wish to recognize the resolve and discipline you have shown in your quest to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.  You flight overhead will parallel the determination of men and women alike who seek a life that is even more complete in the absence of MS.  I share in celebrating this personal initiative by presenting you with this scroll of recognition.”  I was asked to say a few words when I went up on stage to accept the certificates.  It was so nice that they did this to recognize my flight over the three walk sites for the Walk for MS.

I’m looking forward to crawling into bed tonight.  I had a late night last night as it was the RAA monthly meeting.  Our guest speaker was Don Bird from Bird’s Performance Coatings http://www.birdsperformancecoatings.com/index.html  The meeting went great and many members had questions for our guest speaker.  I’m sure there will be a few new customers to his business from our group!

Well, I think I’m going to call it a night soon.  I should be doing the next segment of Words of Lizdom later this week – stay tuned!

Today’s Symptoms:  Very exhausted from about 9:00 this morning until present.  I even dosed off briefly at my desk this morning.  For any management reading this blog, please focus on the word “briefly”.  Besides, it was on my break!!!  I also experienced quite a few sharp, stabbing pains throughout my body.  Maybe they were jolts of wakefulness….they didn’t help much though.

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