Help, I’m stuck!
It’s true. Though not really. The sad reality of my situation is actually that I’m stranded. Though not on a desert island with George Clooney sort of way. (Perhaps he didn’t get the memo!)
I am stranded though. High and dry. Literally.
You may recall (from my weekend non-post) that I decided on the spur-of-the-moment to head to my hometown and treat my mother to a surprise visit. And frankly, who wouldn’t be tickled pink by my presence. After all, I’m excellent company! Hee hee!
Joking aside, I had to drive through some heavy rain as I left my current hometown on Friday enroute to my childhood hometown. And, after my arrival the heavy rain tracked me up the coastline, in a stalker-ish kind of way. Or like a bad smell. Or… well, like a storm cell.
I commented to my mother that I hoped it wouldn’t cause flooding or result in the road ‘home’ being cut before my planned return on Sunday.
“Oh no,” she said knowledgeably, “the rivers won’t rise that quickly.”
Well, guess what? They did and I’m stuck.
All is not lost however. I’ve had more time with my mother. And, I’ve inadvertently had to have an extra day off work – giving me a longer-than-expected weekend.
I contacted my boss who was undoubtedly concerned for my safety (not!) and devastated that I had to take an extra day off (not!). But after I got over the guilt of having to take an (unplanned) day off work – as if I’d somehow contrived for this to happen on purpose – there was one thing that still played on my mind.
And, it wasn’t the concern of being perceived as a slacker at work. No, not at all. After pondering on it for a while, I’ve realised my main concern about heading home later than expected is that I will be bloody well missing my favourite exercise class of the week – faux Zumba!
It does occur to me that it’s a tad self-centred of me to be worrying about that while others’ businesses and houses have been inundated with flood water… but we ARE supposed to prioritise exercise. And I figure that’s what I’m doing. So, although it’s selfish… I have to admit it’s a nice change, that I’m more worried about my fave gym instructor thinking badly of me, than my much-esteemed colleagues. Good to see I’ve finally got my priorities right!
*PS. Both of my blogs are undergoing a facelift, and a move from wordpress.com to wordpress.org. Debbishdotcom is there already if you’d like to visit and check out the FABULOUS new banner!!!! I can’t wait to see what the Diet Schmiet one will look like!