Sadly, life has been more of a roller coaster lately. Not one that I throw my hands up in the air and scream (yes, I do that. It really is more fun!), but one where I’m gripping the seat trying to hang on ’cause I have NO IDEA where it’s going. (If I’d ever been on one in the dark, I might compare it to that but alas, I have not). So, if you’re wondering where I’ve disappeared to, let’s take a quick look:
|Photo from Amusement Park Physics|
August – My department officially merged with another and became Human Resources. My boss unexpectedly stepped down and I now have a new supervisor whom I’ve never met or talked to. That was a nice big drop!
Then I head to Colorado for meetings where I get to meet my new boss, only to injure my knee just before I go. Did I mention I was in beautiful Colorado with hiking trails, nice weather, etc? And there I was hobbling around, asking for rides, wearing a brace, wondering what was going on. *Sigh* no exploring for this Traveler. Garden of the Gods is just not the same from a car window. I did get to have some nice time with family/friends though!
|Glenn Eyrie, Colorado|
There are some minor twists and turns along the way, but I’ve learned the direction we’re headed at work so I’m doing ok. I’ve gone to the orthopedic doctor and nothing is torn, just something called a chondral flap is elevated and I need physical therapy (PT). (Have I mentioned I don’t like scheduling doctor’s appointments? Oh, but I love going to the dentist!) I took control of my appointment and got my MRI and all done in a week instead of having to wait two to find out the results. No, I’m not going to wait a month to find out if I can walk normally again!
September – I go to PT and am ashamed at how weak I’ve become. *Sigh* Desk job anyone? But it’s actually fun as the therapist has a great sense of humor and I start to get better.
Then I start my month of pet sitting (I’m becoming known at work as the go-to-person apparently!) and everyone flies in for our first meetings as a new department. I just happen to start that week of in a funk (*Groan*….downhill) and am pulled out of it by learning that the couple I’ve been waiting on are released to join my team (*wheee*…uphill). Then I learn that a lady that was on my team for 6 months but was spending 6 months overseas passed away (*Sniff*……downhill). And I switched supervisors again. Let’s just stop there and say it was an emotional week!
|The week looked something like this. Repeated.
Photo from Lawdable
Oh! And don’t forget computer problems and having to do a clean install while you have none of your software to reinstall because you’re not at your place. (And I just discovered I STILL haven’t installed it all) Good news was that Apple replaced my cracked keyboard as it was still under warranty
October – I discover that my brain has taken a vacation apart from my body. Hmmm….I have yet to decide where to look for it. The Caribbean? Maybe Ireland? Please forgive me if I’ve forgotten something, missed an appointment, missed a date…….in the past several weeks. If you happen to see a brain missing a person, could you please return it to me? Thanks!
The weather turned nice (75 degrees anyone?) and with a slight breeze I wanted to be on the back of a motorbike, on a dirt road, driving through the Peruvian jungle. *Sigh* Can I go back and see my amigocha and rub her pregnant belly? Hmmm…maybe that’s where my brain went.
|What I’m longing for…|
I’m cat sitting now and on the tail end (Ha! No pun intended) of my month of pet sitting. Weather has turned cold and rainy today and ruined my weekend plans to take a coworker to explore town. There was even going to be an art festival. So instead I have a Skype date with my man, made dark chocolate brownies, and rented movies from the library to play on my friend’s projector she has here.
I tried to do some actual work and write thank you notes only to discover I didn’t bring as many as I thought and the software I need to access my addresses is not installed on my computer……I’m ready for a vacation. Bring on the nieces and nephew! It’s time for me to unplug and put away everything.
….oh…..and I joined a gym so I don’t lose what I learned in PT and keep getting stronger and healthier…maybe my dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail again will be feasible…