Certainly can't blame you for not reading everything since we last spoke, ol' Blue is pretty verbose, there's a lot of reading.
I bet you can't wait until all your offspring are driving, that will make things a lot easier on you.
Mr Feisty is doing well, he responded quickly to the meds, and no sign of symptoms returning since his course of antibiotics finished. There is some work to do on regaining his trust in certain things (like getting him into his travel cage), but he is well. In fact, we have been celebrating his hatchday (honestly, he gets to take centre stage for more than a day). We got him watermelon, which is one of few things he will happily eat quite a lot of from my hand - most things he won't at all, and some he'll take a few pieces and then stop. Watermelon, he took at least a dozen pieces from me. :)
Thanks. I can't say I'm enjoying the journey. I stopped the meds I've been on. As scattered as ever once again, forgetting things constantly, but at least I can bloody stay awake. No good gaining focus if the only thing I can focus on is the inside of my eyelids.
Yeah, I'm not happy about the roster change. And even with solar, I don't think I'll be dropping another day any time soon, it's hard to get a budget as tight as mine much tighter. That said, I'm down but not out. What I save on power can still go into the mortgage, and move us toward less interest and perhaps another refinance in time. Ultimately, tight budget even tighter. (Hugs still much appreciated.)
I'm a bit hazy on why you brought up the pointlessness of comparing ourselves to others. Why would I hate you saying we should march to our own drummer? That's pretty much the ethos I run on.
Thank you for saying you're proud of us. We don't have LM's assignment results yet. It was a slog getting them done, or at least the big one. One was a scientific poster (for presenting research propositions - a common practice, I now know), which was quite fun, I was able to help him with my training in design principles and using publishing software.
A work in progress, scheduling fun, it comes and goes. Sometimes we get so swamped, the concept of fun seems an impossible dream - getting on top of the work is so time-consuming and difficult. So yeah, tackling garden work ends up being my "fun" in those periods. I miss video games.
I've missed you, too. Don't be a stranger. Puffballs send a song.