The following is a rambling brain dump of the latest goings on.
I've vacated the capital city and returned to the family compound. Friday was my last day of work - and I started a new job on Monday in St. Louis.
I'm away from the unreasonably rapid deadlines, the mold-prone apartment (that had gunshots outside for an evening of anxiety).
Now I'm back where I need to be (though I can't fully say it's where I belong).
I'm working from home this first week in my new job, filling my head with tons of technical details about the project I'm about to take on.
I got diagnosed with a lung issue (pneumonia, most likely) - but it could not be confirmed as I refused to get a chest x-ray. My innards have been scanned enough this past year; I have no desire to have my nipples glow in the dark due to added radiation.
It's fortunate that I can be at home this week as I start my treatment regimen.
Our tenth grandchild was born on 10/23 - I look forward to getting to know her.
I have lots to learn and much work to be done. It's comforting that I'll be doing it from my home base.
I've left my clean and quiet sanctuary where I had full autonomy over the remote control and my free time (and no control over the water that frequently saturated the carpeting).
I'm back to embrace the normal/chaotic life that we lead here, with The Mister and Boy thinking they are boss of me.
We'll just have to see about that.