Monday, November 5, 2007

Wanted: Sleep

I'm sooooo tired today, but I know the reason. Or I think I do. No, I'm not worried I have an infection lurking, that my graft is failing, that I sucked in a mold spore that's about to turn my body into a fungus factory. Those are just a few of the run-of-the-mill worries I live with day-to-day. This morning I feel as though I ran a marathon yesterday, or at the very least a 5K. I wish I could say I had. (Some day ...)

Physically, I did a lot of standing, about 1.5 hours outside and another 45 minutes inside. I also did a fair amount of walking, maybe a mile or more. Then, there was the jumping up and down, screaming and clapping which sucked the rest of the energy out of me. Emotionally, I was nervous, excited, overwhelmed by happiness, and my eyes even teared up at one point.

No, I did not go to Wal-Mart to purchase the $199 computer that's really an Etch-a-Sketch taped to a toaster over. I went to see the East Greenwich Boys Cross Country Team become first-ever State Champions. I watched Mark come in 6th with a time of 16:16.7. I hovered at the door of the gym sneaking peaks at the awards presentation, trying to stay out of harm's way. East Greenwich High School, one of the smallest schools in the Rhode Island, State Champs! That's when I became a bit teary. Of course, at that point, I was completely exhausted. Exhausted and proud. Happy that I was there, witnessing that special moment.

1 comment:

Renee and Sam said...

Bravo, East Greenwich HS Cross Country team...especially Mark and Harry! I am so glad that you were able to be there Patty.