Just in case anyone is wondering (I know I have one or two readers who might not be familiar with our idioms), Wednesday is known as "hump" day because it is the middle day of the work week - it's an uphill climb on Monday and Tuesday to make it to the top of the hill or hump on Wednesday and after that, it is downhill all the way to the longed for weekend!
Why the slump? Well, all the recent excitements of the last few days sort of caught up with me, today. It has been practically non-stop since the mammogram on Thursday, July 27, almost two weeks ago, hasn't it? The anxiety of waiting for the mammogram results, the appointment with the radiation oncologist on the following Tuesday (August 1), the root canal on Thursday (August 3), the development of the stye over the weekend, receiving the mammogram results on Monday, the water heater quitting on Tuesday It's hard to maintain that level of intensity!
Today, I felt tired. My eye was much better, but staring at the computer all day at work caused a slight headache and my root canal tooth ached a bit (I am hoping it is not an infection, although I took all the antibiotics I was told to take).
Before I left for work, I called my aunt to wish her a safe flight, as she was leaving for France, today. Later in the morning, my cousin P called to give me the phone number of the company that installed her tankless water heater for her. But I didn't call the company, because I have decided to go with a regular tank water heater.
I had taken cold cuts sandwiches, a banana, and cherries for my breakfast and lunch and some raw cashews for a snack, but, around 2:30 p.m. I wanted something different for a snack. So, I went down to the drug store/pharmacy and prowled along the snack aisles. The cookies didn't appeal, the chips didn't appeal, the chocolates and the candies didn't tempt. Even the ice cream didn't appeal. How sad is that? I just talked to my friend who is the pharmacist there and shared the good news about the mammogram results with her and went back to the office without buying any snacks!
But I more than made up for it on my way home! I stopped for a hamburger ($1; 260 cals) and a hot fudge sundae ($1.49; 330 cals - without peanuts)! Not the healthiest choice of dinners, obviously.
Came home, ate my hamburger and sundae, took an ibuprofen, and took a 2 hour long nap! Felt better after that, but it means I didn't do anything after I came home, other than reply to a friend's email and video chat with daughter.
Today, I am grateful for:
- A safe drive to and from the office
- Air conditioning at the office, even if it was too cold for me (I was wearing a sweater and still felt cold!); fans at home
- Hugs from colleagues when they found out about the mammogram results!
- Naps on the sofa
- A drama-free day
Tomorrow, I have an appointment with the podiatrist. Usually, they call me on the day prior to my appointment to remind me, but this time, they didn't call! After the earlier mishap with the appointment with the radiation oncologist, in July, I don't want to assume anything, so I will call the podiatrist's office in the morning to confirm the appointment. My plan is to go to the office in the morning and then, go to the appointment in the afternoon, and then, come home. I haven't decided yet if I will go to the farmers market in the morning. It all depends on just how loudly I hear those croissants calling my name, I suppose!
How was your "hump" day? Do you, too, experience a slump some days?