I haven’t written in awhile. You may have noticed this.
It’s not that I haven’t had anything to write about. Quite the contrary. My head is busting with ideas and topics. The real enemy here is time. It is simply that time of year when events get ramping up and there just isn’t anything I can do about it. For example, here is my schedule since the day before I left for Vegas with Jess on the 28th of October.
- Saturday – Party at Friends
- Sunday – Vegas
- Monday – Vegas
- Tuesday – Vegas
- Wednesday – Return from Vegas (Halloween)
- Thursday – blessed rest
- Friday – BSU Basketball
- Saturday – BSU Football
- Sun – Leave again for Vegas
- Mon – Vegas
- Tue – Return from Vegas, exhausted
- Wed – Steelheads Hockey
- Thurs – a little more rest
- Fri – BSU Basketball
- Sat – Drive to Logan, UT (and back) for BSU Football Game
- Sun – Dinner at Jess’ folks
- Mon – Finally, nothing
- Tue – BSU Basketball
- Wed (yesterday) – Friend’s B-Day dinner and Steelheads Hockey.
For those of you scoring at home, that would be 3 separate trips, 7 sporting events (3 basketball, 2 football, 2 hockey), 3 dinners out (not counting travel days) and a grand total of 3 evenings of rest where I had nothing going on.
Of course, those ‘rest’ days weren’t even all that restful since they landed on weekdays and because in the midst of all this, work has been absolutely crazy. Not bad-crazy by any stretch, just super busy. Everyone is trying to get sites I’m working on done before the Thanksgiving holiday, and its putting a pretty good crunch on me.
To be perfectly honest, I’m kinda surprised I’m still fully functional. This does sort of resemble my previous life except for a few crucial differences. a.) Before, this sort of schedule would go on for weeks or months at a time. b.) Also, back then, most of the events we’re not ‘my’ things… All of this stuff I’ve been doing has been stuff I wanted to do. Not events to which I was committed and had no say at all, but was still expected to attend and have my game face on. That makes a big difference. c.) Top that all off with the fact that I really like my job now, and the whole world has changed.
So, yes, some things have suffered. The blog for one. Dad, your website for two. I ain’t seen Georgie or Hillman in weeks. There’s been a bunch of movies I’ve wanted to see, and my TV sports watching has fallen off dramatically.
At least, with ye olde birthday coming up, I should be able to catch up with just about everyone then. For anyone that hasn’t heard, I’m heading to Busters on Broadway on my birthday (6:30pm, Saturday the 24th) for finger steaks and beers. Anyone and everyone are welcome to stop by, even if only to have a drink and laugh at me for getting old.
And if you think I’m not looking forward to a most relaxing Thanksgiving, hanging out at the parents, watching football, drink in hand, before gorging myself on mom’s excellent dinner, you’re crazy.
Stay tuned. Maybe I’ll get a few spare seconds to write some more. No guarantees.