First, the follow-up with my surgeon went well today. I will be returning to work on Monday. Meanwhile, he told me the pain I have been experiencing in my shoulder and such has been caused by the gas he used to expand my abdomen so he could remove my gall bladder. That set my mind at ease, even if my shoulder is still sore. At least I know there isn’t a more serious cause . . .

I learned a good lesson during my absence from the office: I’ll never access my office email from home again. I don’t need the aggravation that can come with it . . . In other words, office business is best left to when you are in the office. I’m going to be very careful from now on about guarding and treasuring my private time.

On that note, I am going to start a second wordpress blog devoted exclusively to LGBT issues — since I have been writing about them for my paper, free of charge, since 2008, anyway. I’ll let you know when it is up and running.

Of course, this is my main blog, and I will continue to write about diverse subjects here outside of LGBT issues, with the odd pointer to my new blog.

But first, I need to catch up on sleep over the next few days.

Zzzzzzzz . . .

— Jillian