I've only just taken my first dose of antibiotics so I know that the ear infection isn't better yet. It's a good feeling just to know though that a genuine "better" is on the way. The ear drops I had on hand though have made the last day or so tolerable so I am feeling better. Thank you for all of the well wishes! I really do appreciate them.
Even better, I had the weekend to get my head screwed on straight and to let a whole bunch of meaningless crap roll off my back. It initially hit some kind of logjam between my head and the rolling off point, but I managed to clear the obstacles and start the stream going.
Does this mean that I am now immune to all these emotional landmines? Hardly. I am, after all, still human. (And a girl. And a Cancer. Moody lot we are on both counts.) But -- and this is a pretty ginormous but -- I reminded myself that that is energy that is so much more valuable if channeled in other directions. Easier said than done, but definitely worth the effort.
So instead of a silly girl wallowing in silly things (further held down in the mire by physical misery) the little powerhouse of a woman is on the way back. That officially puts both this house and my job on notice. (These two places being the beneficiaries of all that rechanneled energy.) I am a force to be reckoned with.
Look out! You were warned.