I'm gonna do a Tuesday 5 to get back in the groove, alright?
Thanks for sticking with me, by the way. And HELLLLOOoooooo to the new faces! (Pretend that was Seinfeld.)
Without further ado...
1. I started a new job in May, as a trainer. I love it. It's always different and I get to talk a LOT. Only downside is all. the. MEETINGS. OMGoodness! That's okay, though because I would still rather be stuck in a meeting than sitting at a desk doing the same work over and over and over ad infinitum. I also chose a standing desk at my workspace. I love it. I occasionally do a bit of yoga while standing. I do some squats or calf raises while reading stuff and my legs feel much better.
2. I am involved in 3 SIGNIFICANT things within my parish. I have weekly meetings for two of them and am about to start monthly meetings for the third one. I'm actually THRILLED! I like having 50 things going at once so this suits me just fine. The people I work with are all brilliant and kind and funny and creative and so, so generous with their spirits, their words, and their time. It's amazing. Truly. I love my parish so much!
3. So, I flaked on no-spend August you guys! I just couldn't plan and commit this year. It was so hard. I was busy and just feeling depressed and deflated (losing one of my pets and gaining back some weight will do that to you) and I just felt so blah that I didn't do it. BUT, I have my shopping list for September and tomorrow after work I am going to prep. It's going to be a September fiscal fast instead. I have a few old blog posts on this, if you are clueless. Check 'em out!
4. I've been thinking about babies a lot lately. There's a song by Jason Aldean called "Laughed until we Cried" and it came on my mp3 today. This is one of the verses:
Just the other night the baby was cryin
So I got out of bed rocked her awhile and I held her tight
And I told her it would be all right
My mind went back to a few years ago
We tried so long, we almost gave up hope
And I remember you comin' in and tellin me the news
Oh man we were livin, goin crazy in the kitchen
We danced and screamed and held each other tight
We laughed until we cried