Back to Life, Back to Earth

Jesy’s been gone since Monday and I can’t say that I don’t miss him a lot. I got used to him being around and I really liked having the companionship. While he can be a handful at home, most of the time here he was great and I feel bad that I was working most of the time he was here while we were home. I really pushed it. There were days when I was getting 3 hours of sleep then doing a 200+ mile drive (even in the passenger seat — that road to Harrisburg is a killer), and coming home to work. I was fine while he was here, but now the world is catching up with me.

That’s right, the annual summer sinus infection. I didn’t think I was going to get one this year. I mean last year’s early summer deafness was enough to make me change my patterns (ear drops instead of q-tips, etc.), so I didn’t expect to get sick this year. Up until this point, I’ve had a couple of minor things but nothing to really whine about. I’ve been too busy to get sick this summer so sitting here, with a sore face, congestion and generally feeling like death, well, I think it’s a whine that was past due: Whine.

I’ll be better soon enough. I was stupid and over did it.

If I take downtime (and that’s not coming until at least Tuesday with my current schedule), I need to cram my brain with refreshers on some things and to expand it with others. We’re down to four months left in the year and while I’ve achieved some of my goals, others are a long ways off. I feel like I need to step up my game again and this time in a way that people notice. We’ll see where this goes. I really want to be at a different level by the end of the year. I’ve worked hard and I’ve sacrificed already and hopefully taking it up another notch won’t kill me.

Sunny Delight break. I know it’s not “real orange juice” but it’s all we got. It’s going to be a long night.

Jim