I didn't mean to disappear like that.
There is just noting much beyond survival going on at the moment and it has been so relentlessly dark and bleak that I seem to have lost all my words.
I have also felt the need to avoid computers lately. I am working on a computer based course that I am finding rather a slog - very similar to trudging through half frozen mud in the deep, dark grey of December.
To add insult to that, the hospital where I work has just "upgraded" the lab software.
Is there any other term so false and misleading as the word "upgrade" has become?
This latest "upgrade" requires yet more time fighting with software so poorly designed and onerous that slogging through half frozen mud actually sounds fun in comparison.
As always, the hospital opted for the cheapest up-front option that will ultimately cost a fortune in lost productivity and decreased patient care.
But I really don't want to talk about the problems of modern day healthcare. I know I don't have enough words for that - or perhaps too many.
The sun finally made a brief appearance this afternoon and I took some time to walk away from all things computer related to go out and get some reminders of why I am still here.
I will try to keep finding words. A little bit of sun does help.