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Busy, Busy….

January 17, 2008

 Well, it’s been 11 days since my last blog post. I honestly have no idea how time flew by so quickly. I’ve been busy, particularly this week, so I suppose that has something to do with it.  I am also feeling fairly “low energy” lately. We’ve also been having a lot of grey days out, so that could be the reason for the low energy. And don’t get me started on the work related stress. Hmm.  Now that  I’ve typed it all up, it fits nicely together doesn’t it?  Busy+Stress+Grey Days = low energy+no blog posts. I’ll have to work on this formula some more and see if I can figure out some variables where I can add in some fun, rest, and blogging.So what’s keeping me so busy you ask?Let me catch you up.

Wednesday the 9th: A meeting after work for one of the sub-committees of the Board that I am on.

Thursday the 10th. Met with a maid service and got what I consider to be a reasonable quote for our size home. (She will send two people for 2.5 hours twice a month)

Friday the 11th: Lunch meeting for another subcommittee of the Board, ended at 3:30pm. I then had to cram in the rest of my work day. The evening was wonderful however, went to a great restaurant with Kelly and had a wonderful meal and some wine.

Saturday the 12th: A blur. Went out for breakfast and did odds and ends around the house.

Sunday the 13th: Slept in a bit and ran errands the rest of the day. Enjoyed a wonderful dinner that Kelly prepared with lots of love, then we had our Sunday check-in, our weekly conversation to make sure we communicating everything with each other.

Monday the 14th:  Drove my dad and my sister to London so they could each visit their respective medical specialists. For those of you not from around here, it’s not that London is a larger city, it’s that it has a medical school and as such is blessed with experts in most specialties. Two hours there, 15 minute appointment, two hours back.

Tuesday the 15th: Just work. I did nothing. I could have posted, but I was too tired. Went to bed early.

Wednesday the 16th: Went to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit for work. (Industry Preview)

Today: Going to the Detroit Red Wings game vs. the Vancouver Canucks. It promises to be a good time. I have four tickets and a friend of mine has four more, so there are eight of us going. Afterwards we are going out for a bit of a boys late night out. Kelly is not waiting up.The stress at work, well, that’s a whole other blog post. But it involves the potential for the dreaded “D” word.  Downsizing.  I’ll let you know more when I can, and honestly when I know more myself.

Sorry for the “what I had for breakfast” type of post. I had a lull at work and decided to at least check in, let you know I am still around, and that I will post again soon. Right now it’s 4:30 so I’m going to go put on my Red Wings jersey and get ready to head over to Detroit for dinner, then the game.  

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 18, 2008 1:57 pm

    Go Red Wings! Have a fun evening out Syl.
    Just glad to hear your voice again.
    OHMYGOODNESS, I always envied Canadians their “free medical services”, however hearing this I do believe you paid more for those two fifteen minute visits in gas for the trip than I pay for my copay!
    And oh goodie for hiring a house keeper! I bet that makes the people in your home happy!

  2. January 19, 2008 12:59 am

    Sylvain, I gave you an award at the happyluau 🙂 Peace and rest, O xxoo

  3. January 19, 2008 2:33 pm

    Lynn,
    I guess I may have given the wrong impression. The specialists we drove to see are VERY specialised. Windsor has plenty of specialists. In my father’s case, he has advanced stages of Parkinsons. The clinic in London is the best in the region, doing research trials and such on site, and having some of the leading experts in the field. Worth the drive. We could stay in Windsor and see a Neurologist, but we chose to see the best for my dad. My sister required a very specialised type of eye surgery that is fairly new and only being done in a select few centres. London is one of them and so she was referred there. So it’s not that the medical system in Canada requires you to drive great distances for proper care. It just happens to be needed in these two cases.

  4. January 19, 2008 5:32 pm

    Oh I see. Great that you can find this good care. Sorry it’s so far to go, but I certainly see the importance of that now. Hope I didn’t come across as dense or rude.

  5. January 19, 2008 5:58 pm

    No no Lynn, not at all. I just wanted to clarify. 🙂

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