I'm here, alive and well! In the last month I've started a new job, plus I'm taking the next level in my French training which is quite intense this time. It makes for busy, very tiring weeks!
I am really liking my new job, even though it's crazy busy to the point where I am making serious recommendations to try "monotasking" at least to some degree. I've found I have so much going on that I can't concentrate properly on any one thing. But then again, I'm not used to this kind of environment. Still, they are too fragmented in their work, in my opinion. Regardless, we get things done, real things, and I've receive a lot of positive feedback on my contributions. That alone feels great after years of underappreciation.
Armani is mostly awesome. I have some video that I have just been too busy/lazy to load since it takes so long. The one persisting issue is bringing him into the barn. The fact that this is even an issue is somewhat emabarassing. And the dynamics have changed a lot over the 3 months I've had him. I will be posting on this in detail soon and will be very interested in your thoughts.
Until then, I wanted to let y'all know I'm still around!