A Journal of our Journeys

Hello Again!

Hello Again…or maybe for the first time!

It’s been so long since I’ve posted anything, that I doubt I’ll have many returning readers.  And since I allowed my domain to lapse I’ve lost all of my old posts :-(.  Oh well, a fresh start isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  After all, the fresh start that my family has gotten since our move back to A-town has been a God-send.

I have not been idle during this sabbatical.  This spring I volunteered to coach my son’s U6 soccer team.  The things I learned coaching soccer is for another post, but there is one thing I’ll share with you now.  I learned that I don’t really enjoy coaching soccer.  There is a lot about soccer that wasn’t taught in the coaches clinic that I still don’t understand, and trying to reign in 8 kids running around with balls is a true exercise in patient.

But that’s enough complaining for today.  Let me take a minute to brag on how awesome my job is.  Yesterday was Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day, and for the first time ever, I was appreciated!  My managers presented me with a gift bag that had a gift certificate to Chick-Fil-A, a journal, and large coffee cup with a matching saucer.  The cup and saucer are so adorable, when I use it I feel like I should be sitting at a tea party surrounded by teddy bears pretending to drink Earl Grey.  It’s pretty clear that one of their wives picked out the gifts, but that’s not the point.  The point is, they took the time to recognize my contribution to our office.

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I have also been upping my weight loss game.  I’ve taken to eating strictly salad for lunch, and often times dinner too.  Although I do try to mix it up a bit by adding chicken strips, chicken salad, or tuna salad.  And on taco Tuesdays I make it a taco salad.  My work offers exercise classes, and when you take them you earn points.  A few months ago I earned enough points to get a fitbit, which has really helped motivate me to exercise more.  I don’t always make my goal of 10,000 steps, but it certainly keeps me conscious of how much, or little, I’m moving.  It also throws little parties for me when I exercise 5 days in a week.  I have lost about 5 pounds, although I seem to have plateaued at that point.  I haven’t given up hope though.

I’m looking forward to sharing all this in more detail in future posts.  At the moment, though, it is nearing my bedtime, so I’m going to wrap this up with the promise of more to come.

“Beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it’s the middle that counts.” – Sandra Bullock, Hope Floats

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