Monday, July 18, 2011


I don't have any one thing on my mind today, I suppose that's pretty normal though.

A few things that ARE buzzing around it ...

* I accomplished my second 4 mile run Saturday which I am so pleased about considering I took last week off of training. I'm looking forward to completing 4.5 miles at the end of my week (or early next).

* I finally took sweet to the vets and we got some miracle pills that prove he has allergies of sorts. They worked immediately and we are soooooo thankful. Sleep has come back!

* I started my PT course and finished studying the first unit this morning. I have two more units until I take my first quiz (hopefully this week) and then to complete the next 30 units! I have learned that this is more work than I thought but am also noticing that the first couple of units are the most challenging. I am really looking forward to applying what I learn. I LOVE learning!!!

* I have decided to enlist the help of a couple of friends and my journal (which I've never really done) in my efforts to abandon binging on sugar and work through the emotional parts of it. There's much more I'd be willing to share on this but I don't want to sound like a broken record or overly focus on something that others may not care much about or understand.

I will say I have chosen to make very small changes and to do so over time. It's about a lifestyle and balance more than anything else. I have such a tendency to rely on food for happiness, comfort, excitement and so many other things that it's amazing to see these things once you try and get it under control. Needless to say I'm learning a lot in this area.

* I've been a reading machine lately. I just started reading 'The Kite Runner' and ALREADY highly recommend it for anyone (no it's not a chick book). Within the first two chapters the author's style had me completely hooked.

* I would love to start a site between people I know who are readers where we could use each other as libraries. You sign up, we keep a log and borrow each others books. I know, I know, it's called 'The Public Library'. It's just not the same.

* Wally and I have decided that we are going to pursue to be more social. We've realized that with school done and my weekends officially (most of the time) free of work it's time to prioritize hanging out together with other couples or people. Otherwise we're bored out of our minds (even though we have a thousand and one home improvements to work on ... life's about people more than things).

* Yesterday I said another good bye to a couple that hosted the home church that I went to several months after moving here. They are an awesome couple that Wally liked as well. They came out to our big party last year and had a blast! I enjoyed coffee with the wife several times and enjoyed her perspective. They have a 3 year old son with flaming red hair and 5 month old twin girls. By the way, they (the parents) are both doctors and now are on their way to begin new careers. I will miss them greatly!

* Speaking of home church, Wally and I have decided to go back together in the fall. I may have mentioned this already. I'm so excited to get back and to be doing so with my husband. I love the teaching and pray that we can build a community of family around us especially as we enter this new phase of our lives.

* Another this I don't remember if I mentioned or not: apparently my dad has been telling everyone and anyone that will listen that we are adopting. Yay!!

I should go weight train.