Monday

The weekend that was: The lowlight of the weekend was that I was fiddling with a power adaptor with my right hand and jerked my hand away violently when I got shocked.  Of course my right shoulder is the shoulder with the torn rotator cuff.  I have had both shoulders operated on, I have wrecked both MCL and ACLs, I have even had nails go into my feet.  Nothing was as painful as that pain was.  I just screamed in pain for a minute while walking over and sitting down before I passed out.

I was hoping the pain would pass but now every time I use my right hand, there is incredible pain in the shoulder which can’t be a good thing.  Back to my family doctor on Tuesday to see what we can do now.

On Sunday I watched the Lions lose to the Green Bay Packers at Jeff’s place with Sean.  Doing that brought up a lot of Detroit Lions memories and none of them are good.  Wayne Fontes, Scott Mitchell, Matt Millen, 0-16… at least the food was good.

On my to-do list this week: Other than seeing a doctor…

Procrastinating about: Going to see my doctor…

Book I’m in the midst of: The Triumph of the City by Edward Glaesar

Music that seemed to catch my attention this past week: The new Sheepdogs album.

How I’m feeling about this week: Pain.

Monday Morning

The weekend that was: I was sick all weekend.  I have a virus that has greatly affected the neurapathy.  Combine that with this torn rotator cuff and I am a bit of pain.  Nothing unmanageable but quite uncomfortable.  I took some time to rip a lot of CDs to iTunes including some that I have been putting off for years.  I did learn that Wendy has a weird taste in music and was totally removed from pop culture in her music tastes.  Meanwhile my music is trying to figure out what went wrong with the neighbourhood.  So am I.

Where I am at the moment: Work.

On my to-do list this week: There is always a lot but I am trying out a new to-do list that I got from reading a Lifehacker feature on Caterina Fake.  It’s working for me.

Procrastinating about

Book I’m in the midst of: The Social Animal by David Brooks

Music that seemed to catch my attention this past week: The White Stripes.

How I’m feeling about this week: I wasn’t feeling that great about it but then some things came together and it’s going to be a really good week.

Best photo I saw this week: How about a grizzly bear checking out a kid in a grizzly bear costume?

It’s Monday Morning

The weekend that was: At the Ward 2 forum, my winter jacket was stolen so I spent much of Saturday at the Prairie Summit Shop (there is a Blackstrap joke in there somewhere), Cabela’s, Outdoor Outfitters, and Mark’s Work Warehouse trying to find a jacket I liked that wasn’t going to cost me over $300.  Finally I gave up and ran into Wal-Mart where I found the jacket I wanted for $40.  I’ll call that a win.

The last time I was at a Ward 2 event, I ended up quitting my job right after.  This time my jacket was stolen.  I am going to stay out of the ward from now on.

Where I am at the moment:  Chilling at work.  Listening to Mumford and Sons.

On my to-do list this week: Way too much.

Procrastinating about: Planning our 15th Anniversary dinner.

Book I’m in the midst of: Nothing, just about 20 magazine articles.

Music that seemed to catch my attention this past week: Been listening to the new Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas.

How I’m feeling about this week: I hope the weather stays nice.

Monday

The weekend that was: On Friday night I dropped by the Rook and Raven to celebrate Sean Shaw’s birthday.  On Saturday morning we took Oliver up to the cabin for a night of rest and relaxation.  It was so relaxing that other than filling the bird feeder, I got nothing else I want done accomplished which was okay.  I did manage to get in a long nap, an extended game of fetch in the lake with Maggi, and a good night’s sleep.

I also realized that the last time I spent some time at the cabin, I came home and quit my job the next day.   A lot has happened since I was last up there.  One thing that did catch my eye was this hanging on the wallWendy had seen it and bought it before our last trip up there.  Odd how life works sometimes.

Where I am at the moment: I am work.

On my to-do list this week:  I have some bad medical news that is going to be confirmed.  Nothing life threatening but maddening and frustrating.  I am also finishing up a marketing/communications plan.

Procrastinating about:  That doctor’s appointment.

Book I’m in the midst of: The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their Employees, Retain Talent, and Drive Performance

Music that seemed to catch my attention this past week:  Been listening to the new Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas.

How I’m feeling about this week: It’s going to be a good week.

Monday Morning

Here is a summary of my weekend

  • Finished The Patrol by Ryan Flavelle by which is about a seven day patrol by Canadian troops in Afghanistan.  Recommended.
  • Came into work on Sunday and prepped for a meeting that I having this morning.
  • Had coffee with the Siebert’s which is always a good time.  I was also introduced to Ubuntu which is fast even on a P4.  It runs Libre Office, Skype, has five gigs of backup space, and handles email and the web just fine (Chrome and Firefox).  I could see The Lighthouse using it for both residential and office computers.  Oh yeah, Jared told me it installed in ten minutes which is 47 hours and 50 minutes faster than a Vista or XP install is taking me.
  • Finished watching Generation Kill.  It’s not as good as The Wire (few shows are) but it is amazing in it’s own way.  I really enjoyed both the book by Evan Wright and the show which was done by David Simon and Ed Burns.