Saturday, June 02, 2007

No, really, I'm okay ...

I know, I haven't been around much lately. I've only been making random mindless video posts. You haven't heard my opinions on the state of the world lately. Shhh, shhh ... it's okay, I'm still here. And yes, I've missed you, too.

This new job is taking up a lot of my time and energy. I still love it, for the most part, although there are challenges/opportunities that I thought I'd have more time to address. I work 9 - 10 hour days and feel like I'm just able to get the daily operational duties done. I do have enough "big picture" view to understand what some of the issues are - but addressing them is the challenge. However, this post isn't to talk about work, really, so off to other whining ...

There's some kind of cold/flu thing going around these days. My boss was really sick over the holiday weekend and is just now feeling better. Scott has been sick since Monday or Tuesday, too ... and now I have it. Not too horrible, but sinus congestion and pain, sneezing, achey, and my eyes feel swollen. And, my ears are kinda plugged up, which really sucks since I'm partially deaf in one ear anyway. Blech. It's been a beautiful day in Seattle, sunny and about 80 (for the past week actually), but I haven't gone out and done any yardwork like I need to do because I'm just too tired and cranky. I hope I'm feeling better tomorrow, because I'm going to have to do ALL of my chores then.

I feel really out of touch with the world ... I don't have the time or energy anymore to keep up on the current news and political blogs that I love, and barely anytime to read up on y'all either. But I'm trying, and am working on getting into a better routine soon.

So, I'm still here and in the land of the living - I just need a little more time to adjust to this new life of mine. I have some priorities to figure out and there's a lot on my plate. But please, don't stop visiting ...

2 comments:

Lewis said...

We have definitely missed you! But totally understand.. And I feel really bad for you....my sinus congestion/infection went on for 3 solid weeks.....followed by aches, pains, thought it was the end. Use a sinus wash/douche....Walgreen's. It's excellent! SQUEEZE GENTLY.....

Paul said...

"Big picture" solutions don't just happen. You have to schedule time to work on them.

I'd suggest you organize/hold two one-hour meetings a week to address them.

In the end, you only get criticized if you do nothing -- not if you tried. But hopefully, you'll make things happen, and you'll be rewarded for the process.

It's what good managers do.