Every time we get near the end of a software project, the rollout stress becomes almost unbearable. Each time I think how I never want to go through this again, but somehow, I get through it. What hasn’t helped much this time around is the fact that my right hand is still in a lot of pain. I have a pretty high tolerance for pain and so I don’t think I realize how bad it sometimes gets. Last night, it was bad enough for me to sleep in the guest room so that I didn’t disturb Kelly with my tossing and turnings. She has a difficult enough time sleeping, being more than 7 months pregnant.
I called my doctor this morning and left a message to see if he can recommend someone closer to home who can take a look at it. Initially, he told me that if it wasn’t better when I got back from L.A., I should see this other doctor he often refers people to up in P.G. County. But I don’t have the time to go up to P.G. County. Something closer would be nice and so I am hoping I hear from him today. Also, I don’t think the weather is helping any. Or the fact that I am spending my days typing. But what can I do?
On a more positive note, we have our first baby class tonight, part one in a series of four weekly classes on birthing. We have other classes scattered through April as well, but tonight is our first. We are supposed to bring two pillows and a blanket and meet in the hospital lobby. I don’t suppose it will be difficult identifying the other class members.
I watched the series finale of Life on Mars last night. Without giving any spoilers away, all I’ll say is that I was actually pretty happy with the ending, although there were similarities to a Joe Haldeman novel from a few years back that didn’t make it completely original. But it was a satisfying conclusion.
I watched a couple of more episodes of Cosmos yesterday and I’m still enjoying it. I had intended to get some writing done, but work stress, to say nothing of my hand kept me from it. No, that’s not entirely true. I could have written something, but I was just plain lazy.