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(November 16th is National Fast Food Day…that doesn’t sound like a very healthy holiday at all, but still sounds like a good one to celebrate! What’s your favorite fast food place to eat?)
Happy Monday, everyone!
If any of you are like me this morning, you might be ready for another weekend. Lol! It ended up being a super busy weekend. I knew it was going to be that way for the first part of the weekend but I had planned on having a bit more relaxing second part…yeah, that didn’t work out so well. I am a planner. I like having things planned out and organized. If things are planned, then no matter how busy it is or what is going on I can relax, focus, and enjoy. It’s just the way I am wired.
As many of you know, on Friday and Saturday we did our year-end physical inventory at the CK warehouse. This was planned and I knew it was going to be some long hours of counting, hunting, walking, standing, and thinking. It was a very successful inventory count for us and it was even better to see some of the CK family/co-workers that I have not seen in person since March. Plus, there were some new faces I got to meet as well. It really was a great time for us as a business and for me personally. I have missed these people!
On Sunday, I had planned to get up go to church and serve at the two services. I lead a team in the Kids’ Ministry at my church that works with new families and getting all the kids signed in. With COVID, this, of course, has become a bit more cumbersome with temperature checks, assigned tickets, stickers, and cleaning, but it is still absolutely completely worth it to see the joy on the kids’ faces. This was planned.
After church, I ran home and changed clothes to head over to my parents’ house to help continue some remodeling in their new house and to pick up my dog that they had been keeping for me since I was at the warehouse most of the weekend for the inventory count. This was all planned.
What was not planned was what happened next. As my brother and I were working on one of the walls, my mom was sitting there watching us and I noticed she did not look well. She said that her head was hurting really, really bad. My mom hardly ever complains about being sick or being in pain, so when she said this it began to worry us a bit. She went and laid down, but started getting sick at her stomach. After about 30 mins of arguing with her about going and getting checked out at the hospital (she can be very stubborn…I get that from her), she finally said that she needed to go right then. Yep, this was not normal for mom. I grabbed my keys and helped get her to the car and I took her to the hospital. Thankfully their new house is only about 5 mins from there. My brother stayed behind to watch after my dad and my two cousins my parents have custody of. (Oh yeah, I didn’t mention that my dad fell and bruised his ribs the day before and mom had just taken him to the hospital on Saturday.)
We got to the ER and went through the COVID checkpoints and then I had to leave her in the waiting room by herself since they would not let me stay in there with her. I hated to leave her since she was in so much pain, but not much I could do with the rules. My mom found a seat near the window, so I stood outside next to the window and waited with her. I could tell she was in so much pain and didn’t want to be in there by herself. Finally, they came over and got her and took her back and started a barrage of testing. After about an hour they let me go back and sit with her when she passed the COVID protocol. After about 2 hours of testing, drawing blood, and going through a stroke/aneurysm protocol (which we were all afraid it was one of those on based on symptoms) with her they finally got some medicine in her to help her pain. We continued to sit there for another 3 hours waiting to find out what was going on. (You know what it’s like to be in the ER…lots of activity and not a lot of answers quickly.) Finally, they came back and said there were no signs of a stroke, aneurysm, or anything crazy. (Thank the Lord!) They continued working on getting the pain to ease up and they discussed with us what was going on and what we needed to do. After another hour, they finally let me take her home. She wanted to go get a milkshake, so at 9:00pm, we went and got milkshakes. She is doing better, still working through some pain, but heading in the right direction and has some stuff to help her now.
Things are going to happen that we do not plan for or expect in our lives. Things are going to happen that change what is important at times in our lives. Our perspectives change quickly. I was tired, had a ton of stuff to do at my parents’ house, had a ton of stuff to do at my house, but none of those “plans” mattered anymore. I am thankful I was there to take care of my mom and be there for her when she needed me. While we were sitting there after the pain started easing up, we got to spend time together, talk and even laugh some. That was the plan that needed to happen yesterday, not everything else I had planned. When our plans get messed up it aggravates us, we can worry, and we can feel overwhelmed. We can also choose to focus on what’s in front of us with the new “plan” and live in that moment instead. This is something I am still learning a lot about in life even after 44 years.
Sorry this went longer than expected and thanks for letting me share this with you this morning. It was probably more therapeutic for me than anything else. I hope you have a great Monday and if your plans don’t go like you expect today, try and focus on what’s in front of you and what’s really important.
Today’s Product Updates from Rebecca:
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News to Start Your Day With:
- Right at 54,972,100 cases worldwide, with 38,241,800 people who have recovered, with 1,326,791 deaths AND 11,372,900 cases in the US with over 6,937,800 people have recovered, with 251,934 deaths.
- Moderna’s announcement, after Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said last week that their experimental vaccine is more than 90 percent effective at preventing the virus, raises the possibility that two vaccines could become available in the United States in the months to come.
- Michigan and Washington state are reimposing some of the strictest regulations that were in place this spring and banning most indoor gatherings. “The only way this stops is if people rise up,” Scott Atlas, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, tweeted in response against the new restrictions in Michigan.
- The NFL remains intent on finishing the season without using a bubble but will consider various scenarios for the playoffs if league leaders and medical advisers are convinced a bubble format is necessary for the postseason to be played without interruption. The bubble formats that could be considered include home-market bubbles, in which teams participating in the playoffs would have players, coaches and staffers stay in local hotels rather than going home each day, and neutral-site bubbles for the two conference championship games and possibly the Super Bowl.
- There is a 30th named storm in the Caribbean, which has never happened. The storm, named Iota, intensified to a Category 4 and is heading towards Central America.
- In recent days and weeks, media companies including ABC and ESPN parent Disney, Fox, AMC Networks, NBCUniversal parent Comcast, WarnerMedia parent AT&T, ViacomCBS, and Discovery reported earnings that showed the TV ad market warming up after hitting a pandemic-related trough in the second quarter.
- Microsoft has launched its new XBoxes alongside Sony’s PS5. The PlayStation 5 has a stronger slate of exclusive new titles than the new Xbox Series X and Series S consoles. Microsoft is directing shareholders’ attention to revenue from games and gaming services, which includes sales of games for a variety of devices, including the PlayStation.
- SpaceX’s Dragon Crew-1 capsule launched last night from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with 4 astronauts aboard heading to the International Space Station.