The weak in review

Posted By on December 21, 2008 at 1:54 pm

It’s been a busy week, hence the light-to-nonexistant posting. If I were any good, I’d be hammering away at the keyboard like Mike (and pals) at Cold Fury.
Work has been insanely busy. Customers who ought not to be fiddling with their networks during the Christmas retail rush have been breaking things. This puts them in direct contention for my time with customers who don’t have to worry about retail sales, who plan on using the holiday season to break things.
Plus, it’s time for the annual performance review. That would be going a lot quicker if the “goals” in my review weren’t phoney-baloney boilerplate that doesn’t apply to what I do. I guess I should just write some phoney-baloney boilerplate “accomplishments” to match… but that’s a good deal more difficult than you might expect.
I took a fall during the wee hours Friday night/Saturday morning; it hasn’t helped. I did something painful to my right leg (the good one) that’s somewhat distracting. At least I didn’t hurt my hands/wrists/arms in any way; I depend on them rather a lot.
I’m noticing a decline in my walking ability. I’m shakier on my feet than I’ve been in a while, and despite the nearly year-long regimen of physical therapy, there’s weakness now I haven’t had in maybe six months. I’m hoping the medicos get me in for that previously mentioned plasmapheresis treatment pretty soon… while I can still drive.
On the plus side, I got a package on Friday, full of wrapped boxes from the relatives in California. Nice. I’ll resist temptation, and hold off opening any of them. The peanut butter fudge my mom made should hold me over until Thursday. Or at least until 4pm today.
Mom deserves her own show on the Food Network solely on the basis of her peanut butter fudge, that’s how good it is.

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