It's not that I don't have anything to write about, I just haven't had much time to write it. If you add in my commute, my work day is about 11 hours long, then by the time I do what I need to get done around the house and spend some time with Kat and Shane, there isn't much time left over for blogging.
Except for that 3-week temp job back in November, I haven't done the 40-hour-week routine since the summer of 2000. It's taking me a while to get back in to the swing of it. I figure I'll have my energy level up and all the kinks worked out of my daily routine by the time they lay me off for the season in May or June.
Until then, I'm going to try to write some things on the weekends and post them occasionally throughout the week.
On an entirely unrelated note, I made a careless (and thankfully relatively small) mistake in our finances. A few months ago, we opened a new interest-earning checking account. However, we left the old account open because I'd already submitted paperwork to my employer to have my check directly deposited into it (I work for the guv'ment and it's a hassle to change something even that simple), and also because we want to keep my money separated, for the most part, from our general living expenses.
Anyway, the account is open, but only has a few dollars in it right now. But somehow, in switching everything to the new account, I forgot about our Netflix account. So when they took the February payment out yesterday, it caused an overdraft and a $25 charge.
The OD charge has been taken care of, and Netflix has been moved to the other account, but I guess we're gonna have to watch an awful lot of movies this month to make up for it.
I filed our tax return last Monday and should be getting the refund deposit within a week or so. It should make a noticeable difference in the stats on my sidebar.
As for the "economic stimulus" rebate check most of will be getting later this year, I think we've decided to be "good patriotic Americans" and go ahead and spend it like we're being told to do. But we aren't going to spend it on frivolities. We'll be buying more of the materials (hopefully the rest of them) that we need to build a second bathroom in our home. We're adding a second bathroom primarily for our own convenience, but most of the home improvement articles I've read state that a second bathroom could add as much as 9-10% to the value of our single-bathroom home.
Seems like a great way for us to spend that money.