I know what I said at the last post. About posting regularly, etc.

And then Real Life™ happened.

Computer equipment
Computer equipment

First, I somehow missed the fact that Cox (my ISP) was upgrading, instantly making my Internet equipment obsolete. But before I could take care of the problem with a new modem/router, I broke my leg. In two places.

I wish I could say that it was something dramatic, athletic, or adventurous.

It wasn’t.

No skydiving adventures. No skiing. No James Bond-worthy exploits. Zero on the heroics scale. What I did was truly klutzy.

I fell while carrying bedding to the washing machine. There should be a warning label on blankets. Yes. I broke my leg in two places because I fell on bed linens. How pathetic is that?

I’m happy to announce that I passed the Wines and Spirits Education Trust Level 2 with Distinction!

Naturally, the first week I was homebound and irritated beyond recognition. And as the only computer person in the civilized world who doesn’t own a laptop (I love my old iPad, but it isn’t a laptop), I realized how limited I was. Suddenly, I couldn’t do anything.

Although binge-watching Fixer Upper for the first few days wasn’t a bad thing. Yay DVR! There was no Netflix because Internet. As in none.

Halfway through the six-week cooling-off period, I’m finally able to sit at a desk and do some actual work. Having to sit for weeks with my leg elevated hasn’t been fun (understatement), and while the pain hasn’t been an issue after the first day or two, the frustration and irritation of not being able to function has been crazymaking.

My "Chariot"
My “Chariot”

I’m still sidelined since crutches and my walker scooter thingie are still the only way I can be mobile, but at least I’m finally in countdown mode. Unfortunately, this means that many of my usual Springtime wine activities have to be tabled this year until after the first week of May.

Argh.

But all is not bad.

A couple of weeks before the event, I spent two days working on the WSET2 designation. I wanted to make sure that I started the correct steps on the way to earning the WSET Diploma (Level 4), which is the last step before the Master of Wine designation.

No skydiving adventures. No skiing. No James Bond-worthy exploits. Zero on the heroics scale. What I did was truly klutzy.

I’m happy to announce that I passed the Wines and Spirits Education Trust Level 2 with Distinction! There are three levels of passing WSET exams – Pass, Pass with Merit, and Pass with Distinction. I’m tackling Level 3 this summer, and once I pass that, I will be spending the next two years on the Diploma. Yes, it takes that long.

And now – barring other bedding mishaps – I can say that I will be posting more, as will my writer buds.

It’s been a tough month+, but I’m finally getting everything aligned back to what passes as normal in my life.

Coming soon: WSET 2-what to expect

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