Here We Go!

I’m all packed, I have a little less than five hours of sleep left before the alarm rings, and I’ve (gasp!) had dinner.

I’m off to Ireland, Texas, and California for a near-to-four-week trip. My favourite catsitter will be taking care of Bagha during my absence.

I’ll have access to the internet during my travels, of course, but as I’ll be mighty busy with conferences and the like, you can expect me to be even less responsive than usual. Yes, it’s possible.

Some News

So, a little news for those who might care. I had a blood test done recently because I suspected I had anaemia again, and my suspicions were correct. That explains why I feel so exhausted, tired, worn-out, fall ill, and can’t seem to really get back on my feet. As this seems to be a recurring problem, we’re trying to figure out the cause, which is probably digestive.

I’ll spare you the gory details about how they try to figure out if your stomach is too acid and hindering good iron absorption, but I’m not dealing very well with this kind of exam.

Aside from that, things are a bit… complicate/difficult in my person life [insert comments about dealing with inner demons, etc.].

I’m trying to reposition myself on the job market a little, because I have the feeling the market isn’t really ready for some of the stuff I’d really like to be doing. It’s more “refocus” rather than reposition, actually. No drastic change, but trying to see (and state) a bit clearer what I’m offering to my clients. There’s also the company and related projects, but I’m having trouble putting as much energy as I’d like into it right now because of what I just explained above.

So, in short, nothing really serious, but rather rough times. Should be better in a couple of weeks, though.

What Am I Doing Now?

Not much posting or online activity these days, you might have noticed. I’m nursing the nasty cold which has taken over my lungs, throat, nose and brain, and I have about 3 proposals to finish writing up and sending to clients. Then, of course, a whole lot of other things in the GTD pipeline, but I’d rather not think about it, to be honest. “Cross that bridge when you come to it”, that kind of stuff.

Today I feel that my cold has freed enough of my brain for me to get to work. Luckily I don’t have to speak or dictate (my hands are doing good these days, thanks to my magician osteopath) because my throat is still really sore and my ears are ringing. Oh well, a cold, you know.

For those of you who asked about Bagha: he’s doing great! He finished his last series of interferon shots, and the last two times the vet saw him he said he was in really great shape. We just tested him for hyperthyroidism as it’s quite common in older cats and he’s lost a little weight. I need to remember to call back next week to get the results. Bagha will get back at writing in his diary — unfortunately I’ve been a bit busy (being stressed, or travelling) to help him out with the typing (don’t tell him you know, but he can’t really manage the key with those paws of his).