Man, it has been crazy busy lately. The biggest project on my plate at the moment is the Saskatchewan 2012 First Nation Winter Games. Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs (my employers) are hosting the games this year in Saskatoon. Normally, IT wouldn’t be a big part of a sports … thing. But BATC is doing a lot of innovative stuff this time around that involves our little geeksquad.
For example, we’re planning on live streaming a few of the games. We’re also doing online registration of the athletes. So … as I’m sure you can imagine, it’s taking up a lot of our time. Not to mention we still have to do all our regular jobs like making sure the school servers are up, the school computers work, the chiefs’ computers and laptops work, the office computers are running well, etc.
PLUS … our latest project is Deep Freeze on the school computers. Let me tell you guys, DF, in its latest incarnation, is a thing of beauty. I mean, really. Especially if you use the Enterprise version, which is what we have. I looove it like there’s no tomorrow.
Add the LogMeIn software to that, and Sharon is a happy geek. :D
And with that, I’ve noticed how late it’s getting and I really need to get up early tomorrow. It’s actually Reading Week. My kids have the week off so I’ve offered their fathers visiting time with them. I’m not happy with it, because I miss my kids, but I suppose kids should bond with their other parents. And perhaps my boy will see his other mom when he’s there on the rez too. Get the whole family experience.
In any case, it’s a lot of driving for me and driving makes me tired. :P So with that, I bid thee adieu.
First cold of 2012.
I’ve been sent home twice in as many weeks for coming into work sick. Wheeeee. I thought I could do it, but nope.
Soup, tea, copious hours of Netflix and perhaps a touch of World of Warcraft for me today. Hopefully I’ll feel better tomorrow, because I have to be at work to attend a video conference. Maybe some lipstick and a pretty hat will cover the scary mess that is me at the moment. :P
And perhaps later, I’ll post more about the awesome changes that have gone over the past week at work, and possible changes coming over the next few months.
Or not. We’ll see. Depends on whether or not I take a nap. *cough*
This is the time of year most people traditionally make resolutions to better themselves in one way or another. I usually do my best to refrain from making them, but seeing as I did last year, I may as well again this year.
My resolution? Blog more. At least once a week. There you have it.
The reason I’m making this my resolution is that there have been a LOT of changes in my life in the past year, and I feel as though a lot of it wasn’t recorded well. I have a terrible memory, and this blog sort of helps me sort through dates and time. A lot of what I went through this year has been absent in my blog and I’m afraid I won’t remember it all.
For instance: I lost two uncles this year. My mother’s brother and my father’s first cousin. I miss them both, but I’m pretty sure I didn’t post about either loss here. I’ve already forgotten the dates and I hate that about myself. That I can’t seem to sort through events in even my recent past without mixing it up or remembering it incorrectly.
I also lost my own first cousin in February just shy of her 40th birthday. That was really difficult. We weren’t very close, but like all older cousins, she was that mysterious cool cousin that always had a smile on her face.
I don’t want to forget them.
I know intellectually, that I will never forget my family, but emotionally, I already feel like I’m losing something of them. Which sucks.
But it wasn’t just having my relatives pass away that has me thinking about blogging more, it’s that there was so much change in my life. It feels it’s been completely turned upside down. And I missed documenting that change.
I was laid off the job I’d been doing for the past 4 years, and in turn got a new job in the “city”. I had to relocate my entire family as a result; this meant moving from the home we’ve all known for the past 10 years: the reserve. I finally found myself dating, and then not (as I dumped the guy twice). I got a new car in April. My late cousin’s daughter had a son which in Cree reckoning, makes me a grandmother! Again (I have two other older cousin whose daughters had babies.)
So much change all in one year. And that year has seemed to pass by so quickly, I feel as though I missed most of it.
Which is why I resolve to blog more; so I’ll have a better record of everything. I don’t mean to hold on to any sadness, but hopefully to hold on to the good memories better.
So, in closing, this is me wishing all of you a wonderful and happy new year.