This week is short, and that excites me. We have a four day work week, thanks to a huge summer celebration event we’re having on Thursday night. My boss is out of town until Thursday, so I also get a less watchful week to catch up on things before I head off to Alaska. I am at my most efficient working stride when I can have TV shows on in the background. I can sometimes work okay with podcasts or books, but the TV shows really make the day fly by and I get so much work done while being mildly entertained by the Food Network.
A couple of weeks ago I strained my calf by rolling my foot on a root while hiking. The pain subsided, though it was never that bad. On Saturday, I jumped off the boat using my toes to push off an strained it again. This time, I was limping and could hardly walk for the rest of the night, through yesterday, and into today. I’m hoping it stretches out and goes away by the time we fly out Saturday. I don’t want to be limping through the forests of Alaska!
As I get into the week, I have a lot to do before we leave Saturday. I’m so glad work gave everyone Friday off this week because it give me an extra day to prep for the trip. Friday will be cleaning, last minute laundry, copying keys, meeting with our friend who is watching the cats, and hopefully an early morning hike for me! I’m just trying to stay positive this week, keep an upbeat attitude, and work on making my calf feel better.
I’m going to work on being less critical of others – as I’ve picked up that nasty habit of playful banter turned cruel. I am going to remember my goals. I’m going to have a good week, despite any setbacks. Time to be a big boy and power through it all! I have a lot to be thankful for.