I am sure that my readership has dropped off with my lackadaisical posting as of late.
We have had a real winter. It keeps on snowing. Then turning to rain. Then more snow, and chaos on the streets because no one out on the west coast really knows how to drive in the snow. Then more rain, and wind, and then more unexpected snow. It is quite novel, and the white stuff keeps showing up in our forecasts. Almost all of the snow is gone from our backyard, but they are predicting that snow can hit higher elevations again...
This damn cold and flu season has really hit us hard too. My cold is still clinging on, my ears still pop (really annoying) and Brandon had a bought with the 24 hour stomach flu. Ken has a concussion from hockey, and it is brutal. I really feel for him - I have never had a concussion so I had no idea just how much they impact your life. I don't deal well with headaches (who does) but this has been a 2 week headache in which the usual pain killing methods don't work which comes along with nausea and a whole host of other symptoms. The other part with a concussion is that you don't know when the symptoms will lift, and they say it can take 2-3 weeks. So, Ken is home, frustrated because he can't do what he normally does, and waiting. And waiting sucks. It is hard because there is nothing I can do to lend a helping hand, it is all about time, dark rooms, and rest. Of course, you can't freeze frame life, so there are still things you have to get done, regardless of how you feel. Needless to say, it will be nice when time passes and our household is back to normal. Or whatever normal is, at least feeling better than what we have been.
Even with the snow, I have been trying to get out for more walks. It is too easy to get cooped up in the house during the winter with it's short days and early nights. I can't believe how early I have been falling asleep - I have felt really lame. I haven't even been doing much reading. Once Brandon is asleep, I seem to be dropping off not so long after. I am glad that it is Friday.
Work is decent, I am really enjoying my new job. The break has been awesome for me. I am getting out to the gym at lunches, but the last few weeks that has fallen apart because of meetings, and just weird hours with all the sickness around me. I have been to a few orientations, and we have an upcoming professional development day too. My new employer runs it's show just a little different than my last. It's a good fit.