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I have been told by more than one person that I need to update so they know I'm alive.  So here you go.  I'm alive.

The busy hasn't stopped and I don't see it even lightening up much in the near future.  I did take the day off Friday to try to regrow my brain a little.  I'm amazed at how much I got accomplished over three days (Monday was a holiday here in the US).  So much that by the end of the day Thursday I'd had enough.  

I realized after talking to my parents yesterday that that particular feeling, the one of "I've had enough", has been a pretty common one for me this year.  OK, technically I already knew that from therapy, but Dad asked how many vacation days I have left and I couldn't remember so I looked it up today.  And after taking Friday off I have three.  Three days left.  I took a week off in April.  I get 20 days a year so that means I've frittered away a day here and a day there, mostly for migraines or just not being able to face this shit, until I only have three left.  

Yeah.  It sucks.  The positive is that going to therapy is helping and I really am getting better at dealing with things without doing the avoidance thing.  The negative is I only have three fucking days left.  

So no vacations for me until after the first of the year.  Luckily I only have to wait until February when I get to take a week off to snorkel, swim, and generally let others pamper me for a week.  Not that far away when you think about it.  

So yes, I'm alive, I'm nearly out of vacation days, therapy is going fairly well, I'm OK most of the time and better overall.  
I will try for short updates more often but I won't promise anything.  
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I've been busy with work.

There's been the DDoS attack on LJ.

I've been even busier at work.

I've had a sinus headache for freaking days now.

And I've haven't really had anything to blog about.  I paid for the vacation, which is just over 2 months away.  OMG!  We went through a heat wave but it seems to be over now and we're allowed to water again so I'm currently running the sprinkler on all the gardens.  And hey, if the grass gets some aqua all the better, right?  I did go our earlier and pull all the weeds since I haven't done that in over a month.  Took a while, made my headache worse, and filled a mulch bag full of crap.  But it is done for the time being so I can stop obsessing about it. 

Recently Read: The Dervish House by Ian McDonald. 
My thoughts?  I liked it.  There were some slow parts and I have to admit that a greater familiarity with Islam and Istanbul might have led me to like it more.  A good read, well drawn characters and enough action to keep me engaged.  I especially liked the way McDonald changes POV so we see what is going on with each of the five main characters.  I still like River Of Gods the most but this is definitely on my recommended list. 

Now if you'll excuse me I have to go move the sprinkler.  Here, have a picture of the squirrel stealing a tomato.

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