Saturday, May 19, 2012

A busy busy busy week!

Hello friends;

  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.
  Sunday, I spent the day doing laundry, cooking, cleaning, and then sleeping as I had to be at work in the early evening.  I didn't make it home until more than 13 hours later - to a pups with seriously crossed legs!  In the course of the week, I've worked such odd hours, accumulating over 60 paid hours.  That's a bit unusual for me.  Adding onto that, I managed to mow 4 lawns, (have two remaining) and volunteered 3.5 hours with the local pet rescue organization.  Then, just to cap everything off, I got a call from my parents today that they were on their way - and the house is not in shape for visitors!  I can always sleep sometime next week....
  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.