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While I didn't technically "save a life" exactly one week ago when I avoided running over a bicyclist on a cell phone who ran a red light, I didn't help end one either. I help save a life when I give blood. Safe driving is just . . . safe driving, and a little luck.
Ever feel like some weeks just don't go well? Bills are due, stuck in traffic and late for work, discord in the family, car breaks down... This wasn't one of those weeks.
Since the time I narrowly avoided the bicyclist through not being in too big a hurry, and awareness of everyone around me, maybe just coincidentally, everything just seems to have gone right.
It can't last. Never does. Some days are better than others. Every day is a good one when you're still suckin' air, but this last week has been noticeably better enough to write about.
Last Friday, just hours after the bike incident, I received a small raise at work. I was able to put in overtime, always a good thing, working Saturday morning at time and a half, and treated the Swiss Army to it's first professional sharpening at the Farmer's Market. After a relaxing massage accompanying the free haircut at SportClips, joined the family at Machine Shed to celebrate our firstborn's birth with a delicious Sunday dinner. Enjoyed a wonderful evening Monday as guest of George Wang and Salvation Army for their annual Civic Dinner. Tuesday I found out I was elected Star Employee of the Week for the entire nationwide ODW Logistics company and talked with the owner and all the general managers by conference call. Wednesday, after a productive day and a good dinner at home, participated in the Annual HOPE Dinner planning meeting and left with the feeling progress was made toward the November dinner. And finally, after working just a little late, was still able to get to the St. William Fall Rummage on opening day to find great bargains. Very happy with my new Timex Expedition wristwatch... $1.00.
Not sure how long I can keep these good vibes going, but now that I know how it's done . . .