Friday, April 30, 2010

At long last

A year ago I was so good about writing this blog, then life got in the way. Now I want to resume my dedication to writing. It was amazing to see what was sooo important a few months ago turn into nothing. Journaling has a way of putting life into perspective. So my/our lives right now...

I'm in the "slow season of work," which means I'm mostly home, although I do have some trips, but it is nothing like the fall. The question, what to do with so much time? The answers; yoga, knitting, walking, friends/family.

I started yoga last year and I love it, but I haven't really committed to it. I would go to class when it fit my schedule. Now I want to make my schedule fit class. That means four days a week. I've met my goal this week. Next week will be a real challenge as I have a 2 day road trip.

Knitting- started knitting this fall with all the travel. I've made too many scarves to count, a killer cute purse and a "first attempt hat." I must finish a granny square project that I started.

Walking- Again walking is/was like yoga. I did it when it fit my schedule. If I want to be healthy it needs to be a priority. 3 years ago I had a blood clot. This means I'm more likely to get another one or have a stroke. All the brain annuerisms that have been on the news are freaking me out. Must take care of myself.

Friends/family - As an introvert I could easily spend all day at home knitting and reading, but I know that is no way to live. I also know that with a traveling job, it is super easy to forget about friends. This may sound like a ridiculous goal to you social butterflies, but for me reaching out to people is a challenge.

The "Big Thing" in our lives right now is the back yard. After 7 years of desperately needing some landscaping, we are finally getting it done. Thanks to all the rain and snow the project that we've waited so long for has been delayed 2 weeks. Why could I tolerate it for 7 years, but the last 2 weeks have been torture. However, they're pouring the concrete today.

If anyone is reading this, get on my case if I don't do at least one update from Long Island, next week.

Photos of cute purse, before pictures of yard, and a muddy stump dog.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I Survived

I did it!!! I"ve successfully survived the vast majority of my trainings. I have one more one day trip to go. It is such a strange feeling to have pretty much no work responsibilities for the next several months. I feel like I should be doing things around the house, but I doubt that too many of them will get done.

Looking back this has been an amazing first year. In the beginning I was so worn out from the constant travel, that I remember crying on a plane flight, because all I wanted to do was stay home. I constantly left things in hotel rooms, phone chargers, computer extension cords, and tons of toothpaste and shampoo. I still don't know how to travel light, and I'm still not sure that I care.

I LOVE coming home. Love it, love it, love it. I'm concerned as to what next year's schedule will bring. I have to do my Trainer Internship which won't count towards my days. I'm ver concerned about adding on more to my schedule.

But right now I just want to take a breath and enjoy some nice lazy days.