Do you every have a day when everything is off? And you wonder what the heck is going on? Well yesterday was that day. It started off when I could not find a client’s memory card, that had images that would have been irreplaceable. The thought of having to tell her that I “lost” her images made me sick to my stomach. I spent hours looking for it all the while thinking of what could I tell her, when out of no where it appeared, actually it was lodged between a book, don’t ask me how. Lesson learned.
Friday we are going to New Orleans for a medical meeting. I do all of our travel arrangements, so I’m looking for our flight reservation to print and I cannot find the email confirmation, I searched my credit cards and no record of any airline purchase. I realize somehow I FORGOT to buy the tickets, btw this is a meeting that all the opthamologists from all over the world attend, so I go online to purchase last minute tickets and the price has skyrocketed to 1600. each for coach tickets. I can’t pay 3500. to go to New Orleans for the weekend so I do my research and figure that we could fly to Mississippi for about 400. and then rent a car and drive.
The day continued on with incidence after incidence, you know the usual suspects, running late, can’t find a parking space etc., crazy traffic driving home. A friend calls to tell me that her son saw an intruder come in their backyard and steal her bike, mind you this is in a neighborhood that you would not think someone would do that at the “homework” hour with cars in the driveway.
The day ends with another friend telling me she had some diagnostic tests in which she will get the results on Thursday morning. Results that would be life changing, hearing the fear in her voice and trying to comfort her made me realize my little inconveniences were nothing in comparison. It put everything in perspective. We take so much for granted and get caught up in petty silly things that at the end of the day really don’t matter. Another reminder to savor each moment and really take time to smell the roses.
Roses from my garden…