Still here - just overwhelmed!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
OK - I know I have been MIA for a few weeks.
First, I was having connection issues. After several calls to the cable company, a tech finally came out to fix the problem. One good day on the computer and then the rains came. For some reason, rain really messes with the connection - probably because one of our millions of tree rats (aka squirrels) gnawed a line somewhere.
I often jump on the computer at work during my lunch break as a back up, but work has been crazy. Deadlines, compliance paperwork, trying to finish experiments before the holidays - no time for a full lunch some days so definitely no time for computers. Somehow I am also supposed to organize the holiday party for our group.
And, we have family visiting. The in-laws are in the guest room (aka "Man Cave" - a converted tool shed) for an undetermined period of time, and my son and daughter-in-law are visiting.
The dance troupe just finished our show for the Darkness to Light gala. We have another big performance coming in January and I am on several committees for that.
Add a few holiday parties and more family. Talk about stress! Plus, the cold and lack of daylight makes me want to stuff myself and sleep.
Still, I am doing well with the exercise and not too bad with the food (except for the alcohol calories). I am working hard to maintain. Running my second 5K on Saturday so wish me luck!
Hopefully, I will be around more now! I will be needing all my Spark friends and their support to make it through the holidays!