Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Uh-oh....nothing since Gen Con?

Well then, it's time for me to step in and update.

Allan's been busy working (his job), working (writing), and working some more (an Excel project). If you then count the time he's spent with Logan on his math homework, I think he's running into negative hours for sleep and such.

Logan is adjusting to junior high: the aforementioned, much dreaded advanced math class; learning to play French horn; and running from one end of the school to the other in the allotted four minutes. (When did they start getting FOUR minutes to do this? We went to his open house--it's a big school, and I can't fathom him having time to get from class to class, let alone stop at his locker.) Add in school dances, football games and soccer tryouts, and he's staying pretty busy as well.

I've spent the past couple of months job-hunting, after a stint with the U.S. Census Bureau. I worked there from March to August of this year, and oh, the stories I could tell...except for the fact that they'd put me in jail. At any rate, I'm now finding out that the job market is worse than ever. I've had a few interviews, but nothing solid, and it's getting really discouraging.

Another very recent event here concerns Allan's health. He went to the doctor last week for a routine check-up, and got a call back this week with some unsettling news--he's diabetic. This isn't new territory for us, as I'm diabetic, but it's really hard to wrap your head around just how life-altering that one word is. There are most certainly other, more frightening things to hear from your doctor, but this is a nasty one. I know it's going to be difficult for him, but I hope in the end we'll make changes that are better and healthier for us all.

And let's hope that some day, somehow Cadbury will make a better-tasting sugar-free chocolate than Hershey has managed.