Well, it’s Thursday and I’m finally getting around to posting something. I’ve been extremely tired and busy at work since getting back into town on Monday, but the job thing is taking a turn for the better with a promotion and what amounts to a 26.5% salary bump. Like, hooray and stuff! And, might I add without a shred of bullshittery, I’ve earned it.
The trip to Arizona was stressful and depressing, with family drama overshadowing anything we had planned. Our first night in town was spent at the ER, and the following two days were spent hanging around at home…all of which was necessary but made for a bummer of a vacation. Without going into the nasty details (and they are very nasty), I just want to say that for the first time in my life I’ve come face-to-face with what alcohol addiction can do, and it scares the living shit out of me. It has turned a vibrant, loving, and generous member of my family into a withered and sickly shell of a person who shrugs off all offers to help, and I’m trying to figure out how to deal with it. Alcoholism has touched various parts of our family for many years, and after this experience I have no plans on letting it touch me. I do enjoy the occasional cocktail, but it ends there.
Having said all that, the only trip we were able to make was to the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert, so I’ll post some pics of those over the weekend.