I hadn’t planned to start biking to work just yet but I may just have to. Today when I was driving to Declan’s flag football practice, the oil light went on….big deal you think, just dash in to the oil change shop or Murrays and fill ‘er up and that’ll buy you time to get to the dealer. The problem is that I had just had the oil changed on Saturday and the place was closed by the time I realized what was happening. I did stop at Murray’s and got a couple of quarts of oil and a funnel and added one quart to the reservoir only to discover that the light did not go off! UUUGGGHHH.
Have I mentioned that I am a terrible driver? As a result I have had my fair share of days at body shops and tire shops and dealerships and so I know first hand what a ginormous hassle this will be. I went online and put in my service request with my dealer and will drop off the car early in the morning in the hope that it is an easy fix and I can have my car back by the end of the day. Wishful thinking probably.
Life just seems to pile on at times. This was not the absolute worst day this could have happened but it is one more item on a growing list of hassles and stresses. I had planned to have lunch tomorrow with a new friend and that had to be postponed…..I was sort of LIVING for this little oasis in the week. I have a laundry list of other stresses right now that I won’t bore you with but let’s just say this wasn’t the best time for this to happen.
I have been running 3+ miles every day in an attempt to diffuse my tension and I couldn’t run today due to an inservice with the lab on how to order and integrate labs online and with my emr. It was good and needed but honestly, I really needed to run today. I was cranky and irritated all day. I kept apologizing to Tom especially because, as my brother, he got the brunt of my snippy attitude. In my never ending attempt to find the positive even in a genuinely crappy day I realized that the sunny side of the cancelled lunch tomorrow is that I will definitely get a good run in….of course I do love to eat and visit with Robyn….still would have rather had the lunch.
Off to bed before I get more cranky!
Rip out your knitting when there are errors, learn a new lab program instead of getting to run, and have the oil light appear on your dashboard and today will NOT be your best!
Molly O’Shea, MD Birmingham Pediatrics + Wellness Center 248 816-2558