I’m still here; I’m just stretched a bit thin these days, and blogging is just something I’m not finding time for.
I spent a week in Denver with my mom in mid-January while she had major surgery. (Actually, two major surgeries, two days apart.) It was probably the most exhausting and stressful week I’ve ever had, and I wasn’t even the patient! I can only imagine how it was for her, but at least she was on serious drugs. 🙂 I go back in a couple of weeks to spend some time with her. Thankfully, she is doing really well at home, although she has a long road to recovery ahead of her. (She had her spine straightened due to worsening scoliosis that was causing herniated discs and sciatic nerve pain. Not fun.)
My new job as acting executive director of the nonprofit is going well. However, I am clearly doing two full-time jobs at once, since I still have all of my regular duties, and this is a problem. I think if I make it through February, things will calm down a bit. Before the month is out, though, I have a website to finish, an annual report to write, cash flow to figure out, an audit to survive, my first board meeting to organize and run, and a major first-of-its-kind-in-Baltimore contract to draft, among all of my other supervisory and client obligations.
Thankfully this time of craziness came now and not several months from now. My mom and I noted how I wouldn’t have been able to be with her around-the-clock had I had a baby in tow. And time is moving very quickly, which certainly helps with The Wait.
Anyway, I just wanted to let everyone know that I’m still here. You’ll still find me on FB and trying to keep up with blogs. I’ll be back to the blog when I have some time and when I have something to say!
UPDATED: One hour later
So, I didn’t mention that I’m at currently at a conference in Charlotte. It’s a very interesting program, but it’s really bad timing as I have a lot I need to be doing for work. Plus the conference goes through Saturday, I don’t get home until 8pm Saturday night, and I know I need to work all day on Sunday. Anyway, my plan for tonight was to catch up on work email (check), grab dinner (check), and then do a couple hours of work from my room. I’m feeling the stress, so when I went to the pizza place across the street from my hotel to grab a salad and a slice for dinner, I was very excited to see some wine offered at the counter.
Why yes, I’m desperate enough to buy a $1.99 single-serving plastic bottle of wine and drink it out of a plastic cup. And you know what? I bought a second bottle to enjoy back in my room while I work!