Friday, March 28, 2008

Freedom

Today I got to take of the blessed sling...it feels pretty sweet to be free. I still have 6 months where I cannot do major or jarring activity, so no golf or softball. So, I may have to host more Halo parties over the summer. I am looking forward to the one tomorrow with our new setup. I appreciate Chad helping with retrieving our new BBQ grill. It feels like we are almost full home owners now. The last thing left is to acquire a sprinkler key.

Debbie and I are looking for to not only my Mom coming down for a visit, but now Dad is coming as well. Hopefully they will enjoy their time off and getting to see their kids and grandchildren.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club

I will be starting a book club that will primarily read fantasy and sci-fi books. I will post on the blog what book we will be reading, so feel free to join in and make comments. We will meet once a month to discuss the books...some books will require more time to finish. I may even create a poll on the blog to have people vote on different books. More information will follow over the weekend.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

March Update

Well, the recovery process is coming along slowly but surely. We are now getting ready for spring which will pose a problem for me since I am unable to do any yard work or be of much help around the house. I know, some of you are thinking to yourselves that this is nothing new. You are probably right...my Debbie does so much for me and for us...I am really thankful for her and all that she does. She is a saint in my view.

I wanted to take a moment to congratulate my brother Gary on his promotion to manager at his current job. Not only is he continuing to move on up, he also has an office. Needless to say, I am jealous. My cubicle should be burnt to the ground it is so hideous. Debbie and I are very proud of his accomplishment and know that this is only the beginning of better things as his continues his career.

I have not had any time to work on my book, which only infuriates me. I am hopeful that I will have time this month to work on it. One of my former employees who moved to another team within our IT department has begun work on drawing the maps I have for my book. I am pretty excited to have a much more realistic representation of my world.

I hope all of you are well...feel free to post any comments on this blog at any time.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Recovery Joys

I am back at work out of a need to not be in the house any longer. I am in considerable pain, but I am making it work. I think that I am recovering well considering how badly I tore my shoulder. I will hopefully have some pictures for you all later in the week to look at. I will be in this lovely sling for 5 weeks...I have my post-op appointment this Friday morning, so hopefully my checkup goes well.

I am thankful to one of my employees who is going to be able to drive me for the most part into work so I do not go insane sitting at home. I have to say that I love the ice machine that I was able to bring home from the hospital. It circulates cold water for up to 4 hours at a time. It is a life saver.

I want to thank you all for your concern and well wishes. I have to say that I was plesantly surprised with a gift basket from my work...our front desk admin lady was the kind person who thought to send it to me. I am also grateful to my buddy Rich for bringing over his amazing Mountain Dew Brownies...best brownies ever. Thank you to the Shumways for bringing me some frozen goodies...and congratulations to them on their latest edition to the family. Thanks to brothers and their families for keeping me in their thoughts and prayers.

Work is going well and I should probably get back to it. I will post more later.