Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Well that wasn't very short, Kristin

My last post announced that I was taking a short break from posting. That was 4 months ago. Sometimes, things don't go exactly as planned.

Here’s what's been happening in my world, by the numbers:

Days since I’ve blogged – 113
Holidays involving chocolate – 3
Trials held to date - 0
Number of continuances in criminal trial – 3
Days since investigation opened – 947
Cats before break – 3
Cats after break – 3
Attrition rate – 0
Kittens to be fostered this month – 3-10
Chances my blog will soon look like this – 75%
Inches of snow – 30
Sled rides down hill behind school - 4
Unexpected hospitalizations – 1
Related to sledding? - 0
Kidney stones surgically removed – 3
Days on bedrest – 7
Pages written while on bedrest – 0
Levels achieved on Cookie Dozer while on bedrest – 36
Rides through Walmart on motorized shopping cart – 1
Shoppers rear-ended – 0
Towering displays knocked over – 0
My scooter rating, on a scale of 1 to 10 - 10
Job offers from regional Domestic Violence agency – 1
Victims of domestic violence served by agency each year – 7,500
Leadership positions accepted – 1
Job satisfaction – 100%
Days I’ve missed blogging - 113


So, what about you? What have you been up to in the last 113 days?



Goodbye winter...


54 comments:

  1. Days missing you - 113.

    Annoyance level at lack of criminal trial - 100%

    Excitement about new job - Woot!!

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    1. LOL! Complete agreement on both the annoyance and the woot! x

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  2. It's good to see you back. Sometimes we need to just step back and take stock of where we are and what we need.
    I hope your recovery is going well - take care and look after yourself.
    I would have loved 30 inches of snow !!!! (but not the melting afterwards !!)
    Have the best day !
    Me

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    1. So nice to see you again! The 30" came within the span of a week and involved much shoveling. But we really needed the moisture, so the melting was welcome.

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  3. I seriously have been checking in on you, even just this morning! I MISS YOU BABY xx

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    1. Aw, miss you too. Have been lurking in the background... x

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  4. I did a seated *happy dance* when I saw your FB post.

    ITA with the 100% pissyness about the lack of trial and the not-so-cool surgery and recovery, but the rest of your list is pretty awesome. Super-duper-amazeballs big congratulations on your new job. What a gift for everyone involved.

    I am about 87% of the way through gestating these twin boys, so things are about to get REAL around here in a few weeks.

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    1. Oh, wow, Jen!! So you're due May 8th? 9th? But since you have twins it will probably be more like...mid April? Will you let me know when you have them?

      Thanks for your lovely comment. It's good to be back. xoxo

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    2. We're due May 21st but doc won't let them go past 38 weeks, so May 7th would be the latest latest they get to hang out.

      I'm shooting for at least another 3 weeks. Hopefully they get the memo. ;) I will definitely let you know.

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  5. So great to see you again, I miss you! Glad the job is going well, not glad about the trial and surgery. Everything else seems to be going well, wish we lived closer.

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    1. Me too, Bron. Can't believe it's been two years since I last saw you! xo

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  6. Ahhh, you're back! Boo-freakin-hoo to trial tally. Woo-dancin-hoo to the job. Welcome back, you have been missed!

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  7. omg omg omg! *happy dance*

    Which is hard to do while putting groceries away, so I hope you appreciate the effort. Or watch the YouTube clip, when it comes out.

    SO happy to see you blog. Love the list! (well, some bits of it, not so much).

    XXX

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    1. I want the video!!! The one of your daughter baking was too cute, but it wasn't enough. It ONLY featured your voice. xo

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    2. Yeah, there's a reason why I only do voice-overs.

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    3. Do I have to come out there and film ya myself, young lady? We could do a dual vlog.

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  8. Yeah! You're back! It's so good to see you on your 'home turf', lady.

    XO,
    Michelle

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    1. Thanks! And, um, weren't we supposed to be doing a writing camp about now (she asked, with tail between legs)?

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  9. First of all....if my winter looked like your's...I want it NOW!
    Last 113? years. Let's see. Um, I got nothing.

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    1. It was absolutely gorgeous. BUT, I'm glad Spring is here!

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  10. Glad to see you are back! So disappointed that there are no news on the trial! I thought by now it would have been sorted :-(
    Best wishes for the new job!

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    1. I thought it would all be sorted about two years ago. The wheels of justice turn slowly... x

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  11. So thrilled. You've blogged! I am suitably impressed by your job satisfaction rate and very happy for you on that score. But I'm definitely not wowed by the trial delay. I wish and hope that you will be freed from that burden soon. Take good care of yourself. xo

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    1. Thanks Bina. I hope you are doing well. x

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  12. Yay for your post. There was a very pleased smile when I got the email. Lots of woot wots, a couple of *sticks tongue out and blows* but SUPER stoked for you and your new job.. Though I hope this doesn't change your mind about relocating to Austraylya. Hope to see you a bit more around these parts. xoxo

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    1. Australia will always be my home, whether I'm there or not. Thanks for stopping by. x

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  13. Congratulations on your new job. Glad you are back. I hope you had / have had a quick recovery from surgery.

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    1. Thanks, I'm back on my feet again by now. And it's very fulfilling to be working in a field about which I'm so passionate.

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  14. Reassessment of life and career plan - 100%
    Steps forward - 0

    Other than that, nice to see you back!

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    1. Steve, do I need to come out there and whup you into taking action?

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  15. Hi! Nice to see you! Congratulations on your new job. Hope you're feeling better after surgery. Sorry to hear things are moving so slowly with court. The sun is out here today, so I am hoping that it is a sign of spring's arrival...it could be! That is a lot of snow you have!

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    1. It's finally starting to warm up here, too. I have my window open today! Woot woot! Good to see you, Kelly. x

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  16. Nice to see you back! Sorry to hear about the operation, but great news on your job! I've been thinking I need a tech break, but alas, I signed myself up for another 365 posts on my blog and am currently on post 94! We'll see how far I go this time...may just disappear to Hawaii, write books, live off pineapples and swim with dolphins....

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    1. Um, I may just pack up and disappear to Hawaii with you! x

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  17. Wow, the perfect job for you K, I know you will do good. SO wonderful to see you back, I was just thinking of you yesterday and wondering if I should email you to check up! xx

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    1. Hi Christie! Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so loving my new position. Feels great to be making a difference. x

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  18. Missed you! I have been thinking of you and hoping that you are OK!

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    1. Hi Jodi, thanks for stopping by! Feels good to be back. x

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  19. Damn bureaucracies... hope trial happens sometime... and wonderful news on the job :)

    Last 113 days for moi:

    Books read: 18
    Changed providers for: car insurance, home insurance, home phone, internet and mobile phone
    Number of times I've cursed Telstra: too many to count
    Voluntary positions offered and accepted: 1
    Free conferences attended due to voluntary position: 1
    New friends made: 1
    Birthdays celebrated: 2 (mine and my daughter's)
    Trips to the zoo: 1
    Times I've checked your blog for updates: 50

    Good to see you back :)

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    1. Well done on the books! I've read maybe 4-5 in that same amount of time? And aren't you sweet to be checking in on me. x

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  20. WELCOME BACK HUNI!!!! I have checked in on you sooo many times to find nothing :( So awesome to see your face pop up today on my blog. I missed you! xx

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    1. Hi!!! I really missed you and the whole community. x

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  21. You are brilliant. BRILLIANT. Have missed your voice so much. I came by here on a whim. And here you are. xxxxxxx

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    1. Aw, thanks K! So nice to see you round these parts! :)

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  22. p.s. can I just say I am LOVING the anon comments on this post. So relevant! *eyebrow raise*

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    1. OMG, deleted. WHAT happened to Blogger's spam filter? All sorts of stuff is suddenly getting through including spam that should easily be picked up by a filter (sex cam, viagra, etc). Step it up, Blogger!

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  23. Welcome back; I've missed your writing -- and I hope justice is served sooner rather than later.

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    1. Hi Middle - nice to see you again! I, too, am hoping justice will come soon.

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