Hey all. I know you probably haven't missed me, but I'm still lurking although I was too wiped out to post yesterday.
All the lack of sleep (because I can't sleep at night) during my vacation finally caught up with me and although I made it through two nights of work just as soon as we got back, I woke up with a head cold last night and had to call in for the third. I'm glad I did, too, because I could hardly sit up, let alone do anything. All I did was sit/lay on the couch and drink tea. I slept a bunch today and feel better, although far from 100%.
The conference was fun and inspiring, and we enjoyed our stay with my family afterward. Kylie is very very active, and just started taking her first steps last weekend. It took a while to warm up to us, but she did let me hold her and walk with her around the house.
On our way back home, the engine light turned on just after we crossed the OR/CA border, which held us up about an hour trying to figure out what it was. Turned out it was just an indication that the oil pressure was low, but we checked the oil level and it was fine, so we kept going and made it home (mostly) on schedule. Making it through that first night at work was a challenge, but I made it, and only started to feel under the weather halfway through the second night.
Last night I just watched a bunch of Netflix, and tonight I'm catching up a little more on the budget and emails. Another day of rest should get me back up to normal, and I'll be glad when I don't have to suck on cough drops 24/7 anymore.
It was great seeing Pup and Seema and Allison and others, and though I don't have very many pictures, I did post some videos on the Faithwriters Facebook page if y'all want to check them out there.
Here's some bragging photos of my niece: