Wednesday, October 27, 2010

When it Rains....

In my life, I have been led to believe that things often happen in threes. Whether it be good news or bad, I find that the same type of things (deaths, pregnancies, job promotions, divorces etc) seem to happen around me in threes. And of course, there is that general sentiment that when it rains, it has a tendency of pouring.

Well, fast forward to today, when I was on the phone with a client, and one of the assistants in my office came in with a post-it note saying that my husband was on the other line, and it was an emergency. My husband is a no BS kind of guy, and isn't frazzled easily, so I immediately was concerned. Was the kidlet hurt? Was my mom's health in question again?

Unfortunately, my father-in-law has been hospitalized for some serious bleeding problems. No need for details, but I left work really quickly to drive almost 90 kms to get to the hospital to support both my husband and my father-in-law, and definitely don't regret my decision to put my family first. Father-in-law is having surgery (I think, the doctors are French, and I only have partial comprehension) on Friday, and will be under observation until then.

So despite the wonderful weather in my area this week, the running is not meant to be. I feel guilty at my laziness (ok, also at the ridiculous amount of chickpea curry I ate for supper after running around) and really need to get back on track. Luckily I have a friend with a plan to curb my eating and increase my activity level, which I should be starting on November 1st. I'll explain what it is later, but for now, I am just focusing on keeping my family together and getting through the week.

Sorry I have been such a Debbie Downer, but hey, that's life, right now mine is throwing me a curve ball. Hopefully no one else is hospitalized in my life to complete the trilogy.


  1. I'm sorry to hear about those problems going on right now. I'm sure it will all be better soon!

    And keep yourself healthy! It is important right now. Good luck to you :)

  2. I hope your FIL gets better and his surgery (if it is one) goes well tomorrow. HUGS!

    Take care of yourself.

  3. Here's to a successful surgery and speedy recovery for your FIL. Don't feel guilty about not running.

  4. I'm with Kovas with hoping for 3 good things. Maybe you should check out Teamarcia's blog for good thing #1. Hope your Thursday is better.

  5. Thinking of you and your FIL. You and I, we'll both be on a different track for November. Right? RIGHT!

  6. Hope your FIL has a quick recovery.