Friday is finally here, and not a moment too soon. I don’t know how much longer I could have gone on with the workweek that just ended.
You might have noticed that I have not posted in awhile, though I flatter myself to even think that. Well, the reason for my absence has been a perfect storm of events. Each of the events, if isolated and looked at in a vacuum, are singularly uninteresting. However, taken as a whole, and observed as the swirling variegation of events that they were, they remain just as uninteresting and probably a little more so. It is the same sort of uninteresting you experience when someone relates to you a long, drawn-out, incoherent dream they had.
So I’ll just sum up the whole tiresome mess in as few words as possible.
A. I have been putting in a lot of hours at work. In fact, I had my 40 hours for this week in by Thursday morning.
B. My spending so much time at work has taken up all the time that I might have spent doing something more interesting.
C. Even in my free time, I don’t do anything that is interesting, so scratch item #B above off of the list.
I think that is about it: lack of free time and lack of anything interesting in my life to write about. I probably could have just written it that way up front and saved us all a lot of time. But it’s too late now. The damage is done. You cannot unread what you just read and I certainly cannot un-write it (though I suppose I could just delete it all, but I have too much invested in it at the moment to let it go).
And to top it all off, I think I am catching a cold. I began getting a sore throat yesterday afternoon at work. It was significantly worse this morning when I woke up, but a good dose of Tylenol, a hot shower, a cup of hot coffee, and gargling with Listerine downgraded my condition from “extremely miserable” to “merely miserable”. The sore throat has just become scratchy and raw. The lack of energy and general malaise persists, but I am hoping a full weekend of intense lethargy and idleness will cure that.
Though I’m not sure if my body will ever forgive me for gargling with Listerine.