OWWWCHHHH!

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So I guess it has been a while since I took the time out to write.  My fault completely…I’m guilty of letting my job run my life.  But something happened recently that made me rethink my work life and my personal life.  A ruptured appendix.  It was simply awful!  I thought I had food poisoning for a few days, but a trip to the emergency room included a CT scan confirming that my appendix was not only infected, but ruptured.  As they were wheeling me into surgery, I was shouting to my husband to get ahold of my boss because they just can’t function without me there to do my job.  Pathetic.  Forget the fact that I had infected matter raging through my open abdomen, I was worried about my job.  Sheesh.

So it turns out when your appendix ruptures, the recovery is longer as they have to rinse out your abdominal cavity.  I had the surgery two weeks ago tonight and my abdominal cavity is still sore!  I still have another week before I can return to work on limited duty for 4-6 weeks, but you know what?  They survived without me.  They weren’t happy, but they survived.  And they will have to continue to survive for another week.

Which leads me to the point of this post:  There is more to life than work.  I have been so focused on work, I haven’t been hardly knitting, I haven’t been drinking much tea, I haven’t been doing much of anything enjoyable to me…just work, work, work.  This forced vacation has got me reflecting on all the things I am missing in life, because you know what, work will go on without me.  So now that I am a little more mobile, I actually started knitting the other day even if just a little bit.  So many things happened the week leading up to the surgery which I will bring up eventually, but right now, I’m just enjoying my cup of Princess Sarah tea (yummy peppermint and licorice tea) in my favorite Alice in Wonderland tea mug

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and the working on the beginnings of a mystery cowl I’m knitting designed by Natalie Volyanyuk called A Time of Transition MKAL.

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So now the question:  Have you ever let something derail you from life’s simple pleasures and how did you get back on track?

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