A quick personal update: I’ve been feeling puny. General consensus says ulcer, although I get the pleasure of enduring an endoscopy in a few days to confirm. I’ll take an ulcer over something more sinister, I suppose.
There are a million bad things about being ill; but for me, the guilt is the worst. I hate feeling like a burden on my loved ones. I’ve missed friends, I’ve missed sports; I’ve missed family get-togethers, I’ve missed boatloads of kid-related activities. Whatever this malady is, it’s left me exhausted and with an unusual-for-me 8:00 PM bedtime. I probably needed to lose a few pounds, but this was an exceptionally un-fun way to go about it.
My spouse has taken on the bulk of child-rearing and home maintenance, bless him.
Plus, I’ve truly missed alcohol and caffeine.
The good news: it’s taken a month, but I’m feeling much better! I’m back to my kids ball games, and I might even start to do laundry and cook again (maybe). I have terrific health insurance.
My job has been busier than usual, and that is something I actually appreciate - it can be almost nice to have the distraction. ATSC 3.0 has been on a roll the last few weeks, and it’s exciting.
Here’s to hoping for a return to Excessive Reading Habits soon.