I've been very busy lately.
My co-workers and I formed a team and participated in the CHOC walk on Sunday.
If you aren't familiar, it's a 5k that takes place inside disneyland and CA adventure, with the proceeds benefitting Children's Hospital of Orange County.
As a team we raised $550. I'm so happy we were able to donate to such a great cause and the walk itself is SO FUN.
The only downside is that it is held before the park opens, so we had to be there at five am. Disneyland is an hour from my house. That put me up at three-thirty am. Yawn.
It was worth it though. We really had a great time. And to see all of the teams people put together for kids(both living and deceased) is inspiring. I definitely needed those tissues I brought with me!
They have characters all thought the park that you can take photos with. So fun.
Our team name was "The Derminators". Joe came up with that one. I don't know what's up with my fake smile in this picture. I think it took the guy forever to take the picture and by the time he took it that's all I had.
He's happy just to spend his birthday with family though, and is being a good sport about it, as usual.
In less happy news,
I'm having to go to physical therapy three nights a week. It sucks the life out of me. Not just because a lot of times it hurts, but because it adds another hour and 20 minutes on to my already long day. I leave the house at 6:45 to go to work and some nights I don't get home until seven thirty.
Exhausted doesn't even begin to cover it.
Joe and I are working opposite shifts right now. I'm not seeing him much. It's a bummer. But it's ok.
I do find that with him being gone in the evenings I'm going to bed earlier, which is a good thing. My body needs the extra rest.
There are a lot of changes going on at my job. People I love are leaving. People who are like family to me. I cry just thinking about it. The first was one of our beloved doctors, whose last day was today. I cried in the bathroom at least three times.
Two more people I've been working with for years will have their last days next week.
Then my boss is leaving. I love her so much. I'll be a mess that day. For quite a long time after that actually.
I don't do change well. Or goodbyes.
As for what my future holds there, I honestly don't know. I have no plans to change jobs at the moment. They pay me well, provide medical insurance and paid time off. Not an easy thing to find in a job these days.
But I will miss my family. It won't be the same without them.
I've been feeling very off this week and attributed it to all of the changes at work, until I looked at the calendar and realized today was the anniversary of my mom's death. It's funny how your subconscious works. I always feel more emotional this time of year. It's to be expected I guess.
Well off to bed I go. One more day to get through and then a three day weekend for me. Much needed.