I'd like to let you know what this week has been for me in the hopes of gaining your understanding why I've been absent from the blog. As I said, it's been a busy week!
As some of you know, I went on a short vacation last week from Thursday - late Saturday night. Now some of you are thinking 'that's not much of a vacation'. And, you're right. Unfortunately, it was about the most I could manage. I went to see my parents for Mother's Day. I don't see them all that often, and it's important for me to maintain what few family relationships I still have.
All of these hours came for one purpose: I'm finally joining the "normal" people and getting the chance to work day shift hours, moving to another position. Even got a small raise! I've wanted this type of move for a long time, and it came in a rush. So, for the first half of my day I trained my replacement as much as possible, and for the second half I trained for my new position with tired feet and bleary eyes, but a grin. I'm excited and nervous for the new responsibilities, and I'm somewhat sad to move away from the people I've worked alongside for so many years, but I think in all this is going to be a good match for me.
So, to all of you who have made comments but not seen me acknowledge them... I saw them, but couldn't put to cogent thoughts together to understand or respond to you. I think, though, that I will have a better chance to put together a good blog for your enjoyment as I get the chance for rest and even a passing opportunity to get exercise and eat right. Hey, it could happen!
Thanks for your patience, my friends.