and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.
Joe E. Lewis
Ah, yes. Another week down. Another four hours spent staring at the clock while my rather ADD-acting Biochemistry professor confuses us (or just me). (Really. He stopped in the middle of working out a rather intense equation to tell us how he choked on some sipping rum last weekend. While I appreciate his attempt at humor, I'm more concerned with failing his notoriously difficult exams.)
While we are still ironing out an after school schedule, things are feeling a bit more steady around here. We are ever so slowly finding our groove. Which is good, seeing as things are going to get more complicated in the coming weeks. I have yet to begin studying for the GRE, and must get started ASAP. Despite a lot of setbacks, and even more contemplation and advice-seeking, we have decided to put our house on the market anyway and will be meeting with the real estate agent next Friday to make it official. Which means the house must be tidy at all times and we may be asked to step out for a showing on a moment's notice. I'll do whatever is necessary. I just can't guarantee it will be with a smile on my face every time.
Today I'm getting back to CrossFit. I have tried to get there no less than 3 times this week, but life had a way of foiling even my best laid plans. I am realizing that in order to get my money's worth out of a monthly membership (which I have avoided thus far), I must schedule it in and set it in stone. On Monday I also resume the research I conducted this last summer. I was hesitant to go back, seeing as a "real" job is much-needed, but I enjoy it, and it will look good on my PA program applications. Still, healthcare experience is always on my radar.
That is just a bit of what's been happening around here. Mario and I also made some serious money resolutions, and I finished reading The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. Our plan will require a post of its own, I suppose. In the meantime, this was my week:
1// This dude sure wanted to be my buddy, and proceeded to follow me around the waiting room at the vet's office. I'm not one for domesticated birds, but he was a lovely little fellow. We were at the vet because my friend, Jack, nipped someone and his quarantine was up. The vet was not concerned, seeing as he is the loveliest of pups, and gave him a clean bill of health. He did say we should warn people to approach him slowly, as humans don't always respect an animal's personal space and could scare him again. The man he bit tracked us down this week and called to say he is fine and to make sure we (and Jack) were okay. I was so glad to get that bit of closure, as I have thought of that man many times over the past 10 days. 2// I've had one or two much-needed peaceful mornings. After dropping Kiddo off at school, I had a couple of small windows before appointments. I used that time to sit at Starbucks (or my favorite local coffee shop), have a cup of joe and some breakfast, and blog or catch up on emails. 3// Seasons, they are a-changing. According to the leaves, anyway. It was almost 100 degrees on Wednesday and totally unpleasant. Don't tease, Mother Nature. 4// Kiddo and I beat the heat with some froyo. Oh, yeeeah. 5// Mr. Jack Sparrow is getting a lot of attention in this post. The weather has been very unsettled lately, resulting in inches upon inches of rain and intense thunder and lightening. Not usually one to get skittish, even during storms, Jack was super nervous. For the first time ever, he was allowed to sleep in our bed (he's not exactly a lap dog). Mario wasn't home and he wouldn't stop pacing, so he got to snooze with me. His bottom canine tooth allows sticks out like that. He's a funny boy.
This ruggedly handsome fella is boarding a plane from St. Louis as we speak... and has a whole week before his next business trip.
Also, our local weatherman claims there will be no more of this.
Happy Friday, indeed!