Wow. I've missed y'all. Seriously, it's like this place is my therapy (free therapy!). Things have been proceeding at a fast pace as usual. Our career woes are starting to finally settle into a more stable position - even though a year ago I would have never guessed we'd be here. But I guess that's the beauty of life - like Forest Gump said, "You never know what you're gonna get." Truly, we are blessed that our life changes only involved finances, jobs, etc., and not the loss of a friend or family member. I'm happy to have my beautiful babies still annoying and loving on me daily. How could I not feel blessed?
Let's check back in with my year of New Year's Resolutions. First, let me say, that I have never paid this much attention to New Year's Resolutions in my life! Sheesh! So, as for resolution #1, praying with the kids on the way to school everyday, I'm rocking this! Thankyouverymuch! Unfortunately, resolutions #2, posting on the blog, and #3, running a marathon, are pretty sucky. Obviously, you know the status of my blog posting. As for the marathon, I've been terrible at training over the last three weeks. Absolutely terrible.
I ran 15 miles about three weeks ago (and it sucked massively), and after that, I felt like I had accomplished all I wanted to accomplish. I mean, come on...it was FIFTEEN freakin' miles! That's a lot of mileage for this non-athletic lady! I've run a few times since then, but I haven't gotten up to the peak mileage of 20 miles. Unfortunately, I've run out of motivation. Completely. Now, with that said, I'm still planning to go to Chicago and attempt to run the marathon. We've purchased our airline tickets, and made arrangements to be there (just Chuck, no kids - they'd be seriously bored for the 6 1/2 hours of the marathon). The deadline to defer my marathon entry until next year has passed, so it's this year or not at all. And trust me when I tell you that I do not ever see me running or training like this ever again. Not. Ever. I mean, what is this "runner's high" I keep hearing about, because I have not experienced that. So, for all those people who experience a huge rush of endorphins, then I can imagine how great running might be, but for me, I've got all the pain with ZERO endorphins. So, no thank you.
Here's a career update: It's pretty good. Really! This year, I worked on increasing my business, and it really worked! I could still use more clients, but I'm pleased with what I've done this year. I had a goal at the beginning of the year to get into a real office space and out of my home, but I'm thinking that might happen. Instead, it looks like I am going to take on a partner! So, I'll take that and push off the office space for now. Life is pretty good. Plus, I had a huge client come in last month so I've been swamped trying to get an emergency filing completed (another reason why marathon training has fallen down my priority list).
As for the kids, well we are in full swing of school, soccer, piano lessons, scouts, etc. It's a rapid-moving day for all of us, and I'm taking it one day at a time because I honestly have no idea where I'm supposed to be tomorrow.
And finally, I'm president of our local junior woman's club so that keeps me ridiculously busy. I have to admit, I absolutely LOVE it! I know it's a lot of work, but it's right up my alley! I'm so lucky to be able to work with such amazingly talented women everyday. Seriously.
As for Chuck, well he started a new job and loves it. Lucky him. The only thing he doesn't like is the commute - which is at least 40 minutes in good traffic. It's soul-sucking for him, but it's worth it to be able to do something he loves and still provide for our family.
So, that's that. Not terribly exciting, but not terribly boring either. Hope all of you are well and loving life!