Kinetic and Connective

Well, I'm dealing with week two or three of this bizarre migrating joint pain.  It moves from wrist to fingers to shoulder and forearm to ankles and legs. Bilateral.  So, I don't know.  Icy Hot and Advil seem to be effective at moving the pain from one location to the next.  I have some outdoor work to do on Saturday, and I have some concerns about how that's going to play out.  Painfully, would be my guess.

I'm looking forward to seeing some folks, though - so that's pretty sweet.  And it's a long weekend, so that's even sweeter.

Today we had a lunch where the leaders of the company (or in our case, companies) served lunch to us.   I think it's a nice gesture, but honestly, the management here are what I consider "working managers" - meaning that they are as deep in the trenches as everyone else.  Deeper, truth be told.  So, yes, I enjoyed lunch, but it's a little weird to have your CFO overseeing the brownies, and your boss offering you salad.  The brownies were excellent, of course.  No nasty walnuts to avoid.  I also got to talk to some of the folks I know at the other subsidiary.  It's hard to believe that I've been here long enough to know people for a decade.  But there it is.

All the schools here are letting out for the summer, and that means Note To Self:  Avoid Chick-Fil-A until September.  Or maybe October.  Or permanently.  Specifically at lunch.  The kids in our neighborhood are mostly good kids - rowdy, but not destructive.  We got lucky.  Hell, bachelorettes in town for party weekends wreak more havoc than the kids ever do.  To say nothing of celebrities behaving badly.

I do love me some Nashville, though.

My sister's birthday is today.  She turns a speed-limit age:  45.  She's seventeen months older.  I don't know if most people would guess that she's older, but she puts way more effort into appearance that I ever will. I remember Jim mentioning that he thought she was much older - but I think that was to flatter me.  Which, hey - I'll take it.

Other than that, it's the same as it ever was.

I have a little grocery shopping on the way home, then it's smooth sailing.  Hockey doesn't start back til Monday.

Be good.  If I'm absent for a bit, fear not.  I'll be back with tales to tell.  Probably no later than Tuesday.