I've been letting way too much time pass between posts, but I've just been too busy.
Between how busy I've been at work these past few weeks, and visiting my mom in the care facility, I've hardly been home at all lately.
Things should be slowing down a bit now though. We just closed out the first quarter of the year at work...with success I might add. We had a very lofty number to hit, and it was looking pretty bleak going into the last few days, but we all stepped things up a notch and got the job done. It came down to the wire on Saturday, but we hit our number as a district, and as a reward we'll be enjoying tomorrow (Monday) off.
Hopefully now I can get back some semblance of a social life again. I just don't have the time or energy to devote to others during the months from October to March. I've no doubt things might have turned out different between Valerie and I had we met in the Spring. I'm much more relaxed and at ease when work is slow. People in my life never seem to understand the extreme difference in stress levels for me between the winter and summer. I just wish Val had the opportunity to meet the stress-free me. :-)
My mom is doing much better. She gave me quite a scare there when she transferred to the new care facility from the hospital, but she seems to be getting back to her old self again. Now she's mostly frustrated from being a "prisoner" and just wants to go home. Although, she is wise enough to realize that she does not yet have the strength or stamina to take care of herself just yet. With any luck she'll go home by next weekend.
I took her home today for a few hours so she could visit her cats and spend a short time on her PC and just say hi to her home.
Oh yeah...got Nearfest tickets! This is going to be a good one! 8 of the 10 bands look very interesting to me. I'm really looking forward to the second weekend in July.
Had a really good night of bowling last week.
To start, I bowled a couple of practice games before the league, and I came the closest I ever have to bowling a 300 game. I had all strikes up till the first part of the 10th frame (10 in a row), but then I got the jitters (despite it not really counting) and screwed up the second ball of the 10th frame. Ended with a 288.
I did carry over the decent bowling into the league though. I bowled a 243, a 245, and a 203 for a 691 series. 9 pins short of a 700. I bowled a 695 earlier in the season too. I hate when I come so close to a 700 and fall short.
Still...a good night nevertheless. :-)
Happy Easter to all applicable readers!