Been a long time. I will try to stay more up-to-date, but the truth is, I have found another great way not only to let all my peeps out there know what I am up to, but also to see what everyone else is doing. It's called Facebook, and I love it.
The advantage here, of course, is that I can write more detail and rant and rave in such a way that my friends won't think I'm nuts. For example, I could write about the bloody stools and projective vomiting I had last week. But I'll keep to more interesting subjects.
Like work. I have felt incredibly productive lately. This is quite a feat for me. Although I am not sure that it's actually true, I love going home after long days in the office feeling like I have actually done something of value. Although I've intentionally tried not to, I have been coming in for a few hours over the weekend and have found that it really gives me an edge when I come in to face the week on MOnday morning.
I feel good about where my team is, too. We're an interesting mix: me, two middle-aged African men, one middle-aged French/American man, and one young African woman. With the exception maybe of the last, we are all pretty new to what we are doing. We had a really busy April, but we ROCKED IT. The boss here threw a party last week to acknowledge our work.