Well, here we are on the third day of the third month of the year! How’d we get here so fast? Seems like only yesterday we were taking down the Christmas decorations.
I talk a lot about how fast time passes, but I never get used to it. I suppose, somewhere in the back of my mind, I’m thinking it’s gonna slow down one of these days.
But it isn’t.
You know why? Because the older we get, the faster it goes. It’s true. Ask anyone past fifty and he’ll tell you that time goes so much faster now than it did when he was thirty.
Somehow I just knew the year 2013 wasn’t going to be good for me. And I was right! Nothing good has happened yet. I totally lost January and February. Don’t know where they went, but they’re gone and I can never get them back.
I was hit with a double-whammy one Monday morning in mid-January. Not only did my doctor’s office phone to tell me the doctor wanted to see me right away about a CT scan I’d had done on Friday, but when I turned on my computer to check my mail before going, nothing happened! Absolutely nothing. It was dead. Totally. As in doornail.
Didn’t matter. I had to put that aside and go to the doctor’s office. I was more than a little nervous since the girl who called said “no appointment necessary; just come on in.” I imagined all sorts of things – none of them good.
Everything happened so fast! After a very short conversation with the doctor about my CT scan, he sent me to consult with a surgeon who sent me directly to a hospital where I was immediately prepared for surgery to remove my appendix. Great!
Many people have this operation and go home the same day but not me! Complications kept me in the hospital for three days and lying around for another week after I came home. However the six week recovery period evaporated and here I am into March already – wondering how I got here so fast.
The only bright spot was that shortly after I got home, I found that Mr. H. had ordered a new laptop for me, so I was without one for only a week. Having it and being able to spend time getting it all set up aided my recovery, too, as it kept my mind on something besides the way I felt.
I’m usually not superstitious, but after the way this year started off, it’s hard not to wonder what might happen in the next ten months. I know I shouldn't wish my life away but I hope they go as fast as the first two have...
'Cause I’ll feel much better when 2013 is behind me.