I woke up late this morning cursing at myself – quietly so I wouldn’t wake A – for my inevitable late arrival at work. I hopped in the tub for a quick shower, and after, while drying my hair I pulled a muscle in my neck. Yes, that’s right, apparently I needed my hair so dry that extreme force was needed. In all seriousness I really just aggravated my neck which I pulled a muscle in during an unrelated incident.
So, on to gathering my essentials for the day. Wallet, insulin pens, glucose meter, phone, security card, and a few other things I grab simply by habit.
I look at the time. I have eleven minutes until my bus comes. If I hurry, I wont be late.
I then realize I used my last bus ticket to get home from work yesterday. FRACK! I check my pockets, the computer desk, A’s wallet and then finally scrounge up enough for bus fare.
I check the time. Five minutes until the bus arrives at my stop. I can make it if I run.
I put on my coat, back pack, shoes and go over my mental check list.
- Diabetes paraphernalia
- Security card
Got it, lets go.
Man it’s cold out this morning. I check the time. Three minutes until the bus arrives.
Time to start pumping my legs like I am being chased by a pack of rabid zombies. Not the slow kind either. The ones that run as fast as a sprinter and don’t get tired.
I turn the corner and make it half way to the stop and watch as the bus zooms by. I curse at myself, and a little at the bus driver for good measure. I then realize I’d never survive a zombie apocalypse and curse at myself again.
Now I am calmly waiting for the next bus that should arrive in fifteen minutes, making me twenty minutes late for work.
My neck hurts.