Happy New Year everybody! It feels like forever since I posted. I’m still here, don’t worry, even if the last time I wrote was in mid-December…
I wasn’t able to work out that last week before I left for the holidays; I had a guest at work, days packed with meetings, and a head cold to boot. I survived, and then once we got to my parents’ for our quick visit I resolved to run every day (they have an ancient treadmill that I actually really enjoy running on). I mostly pulled that off but then I got sick AGAIN (stomach bug this time) so that put me out of commission until NYE. Oh well. I’m back at it now.
I was supposed to be on leave until this Monday, the 7th. I wasn’t sure if work was going to call me back sooner, but then the government shut down. So this is the first time in a really long time that I’ve taken leave with my work laptop turned off and without worrying about what’s happening while I’m off. Nothing is happening. My deadlines are shot to hell. There’s no point in stressing about it. It’s an odd way to let go. There’s going to be a heck of a mess to clean up when things reopen but there is nothing I can do. Hopefully it gets resolved soon.
Anyway I’ve been putting the time to good use. My mom called me and asked if I was getting bored yet– heck no, my days are full. I’m cooking and working on projects and trying to cram in all the fun and useful activities I never have time for while I can. In fact all the ideas of things I want to do are keeping me up at night (stupid brain, why do you do this to me). Plus I was able to spend an hour and 10 minutes this morning in the basement gym lifting and stretching. Never has exercise felt so decadent.