Here I am sitting in the stands watching another football practice. While BoBo does his QB thing, I watch another set of players doing drills. They are awkward, with their large bodies, trying to manuver side to side and around the closely placed cones. I’d like to try it just to see if it is as hard as they make it look. I figure it must be because their bodies are so bulky. It isn’t until 20 minutes later, when they begin the sprints, that it occurs to me that perhaps it is just the heat.
I can relate.
Just 1 hour earlier, I was running on the trail and feeling drained. It was miserable, and I felt like I was moving at a snail’s pace. The heat just beat down on me, melting me to the ground.
I ran on the trail and tried to escape from the job hunt game, but it followed me to the trail. With YaYa still in camp, and having just dropped BoBo at football, I had about an hour to get a run in. I carried my cell phone with me just in case anyone needed to reach me urgently. My phone never rings…except today.
Without looking at the caller ID, I answered it as I continued to run. It was someone from the company that I am interviewing with tomorrow. She wanted to know if I had received her FedEx. I stopped running. I let her know that I had recieved it. She asked if I had any questions about the contents. Huh? It was 5 pm, and she had sent it to my house! Didn’t she think that I would just be leaving work? That is normally what would be going on. I had to admit that I didn’t open it yet as I had to rush out.
For the next 2 miles I worried about if she was passing judgement on my priorites. I wondered if she thought that I wasn’t taking this interview seriously enough.
In *my* world, I DO have my priorities straight:
– pick up BoBo in our old city (I left him there this morning after his dentist appointment to catch up with his friends)
– get him home to change and then to football practice
– squeeze in a quick run
– pick up YaYa
– get groceries
– pick up BoBo at football
– cook dinner at home
– blog & magically make my gray hair disappear
– review the Fed Ex’d package
– figure out what else I need to do to be “ready” for the interview