OK, the truth is this. Sure, I've been busy. Sure, I've been so overwhelmed by the daily dramas and minefields at work that I've gone into hibernation mode at home. All true, but not the real truth.
Mama Nabi wrote some really cool stuff about me in response to my previous post and so I've been getting lots of visitors from her site. Every time I try to think about what to post it seems trivial.
-What NOT to do when a biker is taking up the lane: Don't pass on the left with a foot to spare in your H3 just so you can get to the on-ramp 3 seconds before the guy in the next lane over. Perhaps she's only trying to make it across the intersection to the safety of the median that's wide enough for two bike lanes. Perhaps she's a malicious wench who is only trying to piss you off, but she'd like to live to see another day!
-How to successfully confront your boss in three easy steps. Take the opportunity given by the annual SWOT analysis demanded by the company (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats). Follow up two weeks later with another topic. Go into his office and shut the door. Avoid "you" statements and focus on what's needed for productivity. Find out that he responds well to criticism. Find out that his good intentions only last a week or so.
-Meeting at the dog park with my friend and former dog-sitter to see if the dog she and her hubby got will be compatible with ours. Hoping we can continue with free dog-sitting and now be able to return the favor. Finding out the dogs seem to get along, "Best Friends" we kept calling to them. It worked out well: Muttolah chased down the frisbee followed by their stubby-legged corgi who tried herding Muttolah. Muttolah brought back the frisbee and to get praised and then the panting corgi trotted up proudly to be petted and praised for bringing back Muttolah.
-Speculate on why I'm completely anti-social right now. It's hard to check-in with on-line friends and I definitely haven't been doing much socially in the 'real' world. I've never been this committed to a job before. I don't know how Jrex has done it for so long. Working four 55-hour weeks in a row has just about killed me and he's done years where an 80-hour week was considered a kindness (Internal Medicine Residency and Oncology Fellowship). I realize I don't have half the strength or emotional reserve that he does.
All good posts. Yet they seem a bit small after the set-up that I'm like a mountain. I know there are people stopping by who've never come here before. I want to run around and fluff the sofa cushions, close the bedroom door so you can't see the unfolded laundry, run the vacuum and then pose in the living room thinking deep thoughts.
So, ahem. Welcome visitors. We mostly stay in shallower waters here on Sojournering. Try not to be too disappointed.
(phew. Now hopefully I can move past that hurdle and happily blog while only picturing all my aunts and uncles reading. I mean they're somewhat mandated to care what I have to say...)