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Sabbatical Countdown

I am lucky enough to work for a company that gives their employees a month off paid every 5 years. Upcoming next month is my 4th sabbatical which means I have been with my company 20 years. I have some cool plans ahead but for now I am just in countdown mode. Like a space shuttle’s engines charging for launch I can’t help but be extremely excited about the upcoming lift off.

Since I currently work a 3 by 12 night shift and have a few vacation days this month, the number of work days remaining before for sabbatical is dwindling (in a good way) quickly. Just 12 work days, or I should say work nights, until sabbatical. Once it gets even closer, I will post a blog with a list of items I hope to embark on to make my time off exciting. That will help ensure I get a least a few of them done.

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I Hope Justice is Infinite – The Long Overdue Blog Post

000000 beer and bookI wish I could say that my hiatus was intentional. Posting regularly is just somewhat of a chore for me at times, I was a teenager ignoring his chores like the pink elephant in the room.

This morning on my way home from work I saw a pink cotton candy explosion in the clouds. Coming up with this metaphor brought me back to the page or screen if you may. I have switched to an overnight weekend 3 X 12 schedule at work and so far it fits me like a glove (Yes, everyone once in awhile I tap into trite sayings).

I have finally put into play the Tim Ferriss concept of less work for more pay.

The trailer of “The End of the Tour” drew me back into trying again to read Infinite Jest. The epic David Foster Wallace behemoth. I am rapidly making progress and I am nearing the half way point. I am focusing on enjoyment of the eloquent writing rather than trying to grasp every sand grain of the story. I was hoping to finish the book before seeing the movie but I am too eager and will dash those hopes later this week. Maybe I will write about the movie or maybe I will take another writing hiatus. Hopefully the former.

The reintroduction to the blog screen feels soft and cuddly. Will it remain that way? At least for now it will.

The Courtesy Blog

00000 courtesyThis is the 2nd to last post for my April blog-a-thon. While I have technically failed (look back at my “Missed it By That Much” post), I am going to finish this sucker out. I really don’t have much energy left and this time is not due to the blog-a-thon difficulty. I have basically been living my life, the last few days, between home and the hospital with my Dad. He is improving but there have been some complications that will likely extended his stay. I have not been to work since Thursday of last week and tomorrow will be my first day back. Hopefully by tomorrow I will have some grand finale to share as my last blog ends the month of April. Stay tuned as I crawl my way to the finish line.