Thursday, March 31, 2016

All good plans of mice and men....

Well, so much for thinking I would get ahead on the blog.  On Good Friday (one of the busiest sales days of the year for any Seafood shop, including my department which i manage at the supermarket I work at) I became horribly ill, and had to be taken to the Emergency Room. Have spend the last week in the hospital battling bacteremia  caused possibly by an issue of colitis in my lower intestine.  Thankfully I got to the ER quickly, and the acute infection has been dealt with.  Figuruing out if it was caused by incipient colitis or some other ailment (I have a plethora to choose from - liver problems, diabetes being the two most challenging) is still an ongoing process but the doctors feel secure enough that I am able to conitnune anti-bacterial treatments at home, which should eleimiate the issue.

So...sometimes those best laid plans get blown apart to smithereens by the hand of fate.  The one good thing is that I did have a tablet computer with me and thus could at least keep myself entertained reading various philatelic forums and blogs.

Hopefully though I will be much more productive on the philatetic blog front once April begins.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Quick update on the blog (March 2016 edition)

Haven't abandoned the blog, not by a longshot. But, with the last several weeks being Lent and I being the manager of a seafood department in a grocery store here in the USA, it's just been quite a busy few weeks in terms of Real Life demands (boo!) so have not had the kind of free time to focus as much on blogging about philately as I would wish to have.

That being said, Good Friday is next week (25 March), marking the end of Lent and the end of my "busy period" at work.  And I have some good blog post ideas being developed, especially in regards to specialized catalogs, as I decided to treat myself with part of my tax refund and expand my specialized catalog library with several new additions.

Stay tuned, things will be pick up again after next week !