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Mid February 2017

I totally missed the month of January, didn’t I? Feels like I’m about to miss February too if I’m not careful!

Been an interesting couple months since I wrote last. I turned 38. Which seems odd, I’m pretty sure I was just 28! Not facing 40 already! Had a painting party for my big day, mine is pictured below:

20170129_160125It was a fun time, I love doing things like that, especially with friends! Now I just have to get that hung on the wall!

School’s going OK. I’m a little behind in my current class, but I seem to say that a lot. Getting ready to register for Summer classes tomorrow. Which means I’m in the home stretch for graduating next year! Crazy me, I’m planning on going on to get my Masters soon after that, but one thing at a time!

Mike and I are on a break. I know, bad timing with V-day here, but it is what it is.

Anyway, also been nursing a sick kitty 😦 They both have feline herpes, which apparently is common with shelter pets. They get it in their nose, like humans get cold sores. He sounds more like he has an upper respiratory infection, so I’ll call the vet in a couple of days if it doesn’t clear up with the lysine she gave me for the herpes. Poor baby! They also had bad cases of ear mites recently too. Besides that, they’re completely spoiled and seem very happy 🙂

I feel like all I do is attempt to catch up with life these days. With some advice from my trainer (aka my therapist sometimes!), I’ve started scheduling out my week in order to develop a routine. Took a stab at it last week and it really helped. I just try to give 110% to everything and that doesn’t work! Not that I want to slack off in any area of my life, I just need to find balance and set priorities. Pray for me!

Buried my grandma’s ashes last week. Short and simple Scripture reading and prayer at the grave site, she was cremated back in November and we waited until her birthday to bury her. I know she’s with the Lord, but I still miss her and her wit.

I had a goal to dead-lift 125 lbs by my birthday. A little late, but I crushed that goal last week! 135 lbs – 2 sets of 5 lifts! Go me! I’m also further along in the Couch to 5K program than I’ve ever been! Feeling good! I made a deal with my trainer to not look at the scale for a while, and I’ve stuck to it. I have no idea if I’ve lost any weight, but I need to not focus on that number right now. I was stressing over it big time. I’m choosing to focus on the dead lifting and squatting numbers instead.

Work is still going well. I really like it here and hope to be here a long time. Yeah, I’m making less money, but I’m happy and more fulfilled – that’s what matters.

Speaking of work, my lunch is about over. I’ll talk to you all again soon, I hope!!

mid-January 2014

I was about to say not much has been going on… ha!

Most exciting, in my eyes anyway, is I finally have a washer & dryer in my own house.  I’ve lived there over 10 years and have had to go to my parents’, the laundromat, and my brother’s to do laundry.  Simple convenience.  I’m sure the novelty will wear off soon enough though!

As far as ‘the guy’ is concerned, I’m moving on.  Lack of response on his part is most likely his way of saying ‘no’.  Next? Not to sound flippant about it, but I’m trying not to dwell on it.

I signed up for a program called Lose It To Win through a local hospital group (SSM).  It cost $10 and the top 5 women and top 5 men with the highest % of weight lost win prizes.  We have to weigh in every week too.  I needed a challenge, hopefully I can kick some butt!  So far this year I’ve lost a little over 2 pounds, not much but it is progress.

I’m in for 2 5k’s so far (see last post for details on one of them).  I’ll (re)start the Couch 2 5k program next week.  I also plan to (re)start the 30-Day Shred workout program by Jillian Michaels soon too (hopefully tonight, but I keep putting it off!!!)

Work is busy.  My co-worker had been out for a family emergency for a while and just put in her resignation.  Now the ‘lovely’ task of hiring someone new and training.  Hopefully we’ll get someone good and this process will be easy!

My birthday is in less than 2 weeks.  Big 35!  Not sure what I’m going to do to celebrate, some friends want to get together so that’ll be fun. 

Like I said, work is busy, so I’d better get back at it!

mid-August 2013

Man, time seems to be flying by these days, doesn’t it??

So, I’m starting a running program this week!  I’m doing a Halloween 5k on Oct 13th, a Gobble Wobble 5k on Nov 21st, and Hot Chocolate 5k on Dec 15th.  Gotta get in shape! I’m going to start the C25k program (again).  Pray for me 😉

Did you catch that the Halloween one is the day before I leave for Africa?  Yes, I’m a little crazy.  Apparently I strive under pressure 😉

The pastoral licensing interview/exam went well.  There was an assignment I was supposed to do before that I completely forgot about though.  They were gracious and let me do it the next day, so we’re all good.  The paperwork is at the District office and has to be approved by the Supervisor and the board, then I’ll have my license!  10 months of work and studying finally paying off 🙂

Speaking of studying, I’m going through a book on being a woman of excellence.  I’m tired of mediocrity and want to excel in all I do.  Whether it be blogging, or running, or ministering, I want to glorify God in all of it and do my very best.  Not easy and I don’t want to get legalistic about anything, just want to not settle for good enough!  KWIM?