A Walk Around the Block

Due to various staff illnesses, injuries and days off yesterday, I was scheduled to be in the sorting room for 3 hours straight.  That much time in the room is exhausting and you really have to watch for repetitive stress injuries when you’re there so much.

One of my staff noticed that I’d been in the room for awhile and asked if I’d had dinner.  When I said no, she asked if I’d brought anything.  Well… no, but I brought some granola bars.  She ran out and grabbed some Chinese food – her treat!  So sweet!  I ate it in the room at the staff computer because it was slow.

Then an hour later she came back and asked if I’d had my 30 minute lunch break yet.  No, but that’s OK I’d been sitting a lot and it’d been quiet.  She kicked me out!  Told me to go!  When I protested she said “Don’t make me worry about you.  I’m going to pull the mom card.”  So I went for a walk since she’d been nice enough to bring me dinner earlier.

About half way around the block I looked towards the library and noticed 3 or 4 Sheriff’s cars with lights on.  I couldn’t tell if they were parked behind the drugstore or in front of the library, but I worried.  I worried even worse when I realized that I couldn’t take the shortcut path to get back quicker because it had been closed for construction.  I started by walking quicker, but the more I walked the more I worried until I started jogging.  I made it back to the library in no time only to discover that I worried for nothing.  The Sheriffs were at the drugstore.  I wasn’t out of breath or overly sweaty and the staff had no idea of my temporary worry/insanity.

It wasn’t until this morning that I realized that I jogged in public and wasn’t phased by it!  And that I jogged for a couple of minutes without looking like a wrung out rag!  Yay!

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