Matt (the_z_continuum) wrote,
Matt
the_z_continuum

I keep thinking about things to blog, but I never seem to get around to it.

Actually, that seems to be a lot of my life lately. Things went to heck at work back around mid-January, got worse in March, and I then proceeded to spend a significant portion of April and May on the road--I saw 9 different suppliers in 7 different states during those months and conducted audits at 7 of them. And add a knee injury back in April that doesn't want to get 100% better. And I really have not caught up from all of that yet. I'm working 50+ hour weeks; not seeing enough of Liv or Andrea; not giving Psi matters their due attention. I need a vacation, but we can't afford much right now--I'll probably take the better part of a week off when we go out to WI to visit family in August.

I feel disconnected. I haven't been reading LJ regularly for months, though I'm trying to catch up. I don't seem to just chat with anybody on IM like I used to. I keep hearing about weddings that I knew were coming but in the past tense (btw, were are the detailed wedding recaps, people?). My responsibilities at work are being split up differently, so I'm losing about 2/3rds of the supplier relationships that I've been working to cultivate this past year.

So I should balance this out with some good things in my life right now:
-The Rochester house is a done deal; we closed May 30th.
-Work shows signs of getting better from a workload standpoint. I expect to have a much better outlook on that all in about a month or so.
-I really like how my current D&D campaign is going from a "quality of play" standpoint. Unfortunately, that's balanced by a very low quantity of play--only 4-5 hours once a month with Andrea, Cindy and Neal; took us better part of three months just to get through a sidetrek.
-As of last Sunday, Andrea and I have been married 12 years. We dropped Liv off with my co-worker Kim and her boys and went to the Melting Pot. Overpriced, but fun, though frankly I think I'd just be happy doing 3-4 rounds of the cheese fondue.
-As I said, I'm taking some time off in August.
-Have actually gotten out to see a couple of the summer movies so far.
-Andrea suprised me with tickets to see Bitter:Sweet at the Varsity in August as an anniversary present. After spending much time the last couple months depressed about not being able to go out and see any shows (mostly due to $$); it'll be nice to get out and see something before the summer passes us by.
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