Thank you everyone for your positive thoughts and prayers for my stepmom...It really means a lot! She's out of recovery and the rest of the surgery went as planned but she still has a long way to go.
I've been getting a lot of crap from family and non-family members for the fact that I did not go home and it's making me feel guilty/like a jerk, etc, etc. There are a lot of complicated reasons/circumstances as to why I'm not there physically but it doesn't mean I'm not "there" for my dad and step family. I really don't understand why people can't see that. It's not like my physical being could do anything else that everyone there already has covered. It's not like I haven't called, won't be sending flowers and food, etc. It is really frustrating...Alright, I'll stop complaining/venting and move on ;)
Right now I am sitting in O'hare on my way to Terre Haute, Indiana. Yeah, work travel is so very exotic. Another long day/late night in a string of long days/late nights this week. I hope to be walking back in my house by 9pm. Ugh, I really hate these kind of days. Yesterday was another long day as lovely Chicago traffic and construction allowed me to spend nearly 3 hours in my car for what should be under a 2 hour drive back home. Needless to say another day of not working out/no running. The week is nearly over and I can hopefully get back to my regularly scheduled program Friday.