Self Care Is Hard

“Love, take care of yourself.” I have heard this a number of times from a few people the last few days.  And today, I took it to heart. I went home. Since Thursday at 5:30am, I have been focused on getting to my dad, being with my dad, helping my mom, and helping my dad. …

Friday Feelz

Relief – Dad’s surgery went well yesterday.  It was a long LONG process and an even longer day, but everything went extremely well.  Doctor was pleased.  She said his heart started acting better almost immediately after she was completed.  The nurse told us he was responding perfectly – no issues or even small concerns.  Overnight,…

How To Motivate Without Really Trying

I did not realize that this message exchange would be the start of a series of events that would lead to an odd way of motivating my developers. This was the message exchange that happened between my boss and I on Thursday night. Many months ago, a request was put in for us to do…

Text Messages and Worry

I had slept like crap last night. After a crazy full weekend,  Sunday night I had received a text message that we all dread on some level: “FYI: Dad’s in the hospital – Mom has the info. Thought you should know.” Fuck.  And – at least they let me know. Calls to all of the…

Friday Feelz

Tired  It has been a crazy week!  There was a number of things that had to happen in the first 30 days that our new son is in our care.  Of course, they decided to schedule it all the last week of the first 30 days.  Ugh.  In four days, we have spent 9 hours…

Friday Feelz

Successful! – Back in late December, our company purchased a company for a big customer that they had.  We had less than a month to bring this customer onto our system.  About 10 days before the acquired company was being booted from their building (which was also the deadline for the IT project), the customer’s…