Saturday, January 15, 2011

Temperature's Rising

It's been above freezing all week! Wet, mind, but no slipping, no ice, no extra time to de-ice the car. Can't tell you how much better my mood is, despite a week or so of difficult happenings.

First off - my sister's been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. First Herbie, now... Ever feel the universe is trying to tell you something, to batter it into your thick skull with a brick, but you're still not getting it? Maybe there is no message, maybe weird coincidence, events do sometimes cluster, but... I don't know. She's going back for further tests.

Next, a colleague at work is in hospital with viral meningitis. She's off the danger list now, but was pretty ill. We received a memo assuring us that her office would be disinfected, but, umm, horse - stable door- bolted? The symptoms seem to be very similar to being at work, tired, stiff neck, in need of a lie down. It's brought out the latent hypochondria in all of us.

And finally, next week we get letters to tell us we're "At Risk" of redundancy, prior to interviews for our jobs. At least I still have the dogs.


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your sister's diagnosis. She will be in my thoughts. Really...I don't want to sound preachy, but perhaps the message is to be here right now? To be with your sister right now, to be in your job right now, to be with Herbie right now, to be with Hollie right now. This moment is all there truly is. The rest is just illusion. Ok, you can tell me to buzz off! :o)

I hope you have an enjoyable Sunday at home today!!


Emily and the Labradors said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your sister. I hope treatment is painless for her and that she will be as amazing of a fighter as Herbie is! Sending all the positive thoughts your way that I can...

Hiking Hounds said...

Sorry to hear your sister has lymphoma, that's not good. I hope things start looking up for you.

Anonymous said...

How are you doing? How is your sister? I've been thinking about you and wanted to check in.

Take care!