Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Fall Already, Wait?

Well, it is almost September and in so many ways I am ready to shed this summer and move into fall and in other ways, I am sad that this summer was not really a swim and relax kind of summer. This summer I did things I have never thought I would:
  • Joined a gym as a family and actually went
  • Studied like I was taking SATs again for my PMP exam
  • Failed my PMP exam twice
  • Took Bible and Philosophy online classes for 8 weeks of the summer and passed (Phil was hard)
  • Directed K-5th grade crafts for WBC VBS (1st time I have ever helped with VBS)
  • Got a new tattoo in Key West of a blue butterfly
  • Signed up to direct Cubbies another year for Awana
  • Decided I would rather not be promoted at work since I would lose overtime and vacation time (who knew?)
  • Did Ravenchase at Busch Gardens with my team at work and lost
  • Turned 40! Oh My.
  • Saw my oldest niece turn 5 and my youngest nephew turn 2.

This Fall I have big plans. I am going to try 1 month of paleo clean eating at the resounding success of a good blogger friend, Nina. I plan on starting to hit the gym 8 times a week (Mon-Fri every AM before work to do the cardio and 3 nights a week for weights). I plan on finally saying enough and losing this weight so I can have my final hernia repair surgery and move on with my life. I am going to enjoy every moment with my family and friends as if It was my last.
I just did HS orientation with Danielle (Wow)- I have a high schooler. My hubby and my 2nd to youngest niece both share a birthday in September so I plan to enjoy more family time. Oh and one wonderful last thing, Our church is doing Financial Peace university and I plan on taking the class with the hubby on Sunday AM for 9 weeks. He really wants to do this together and I agree but I am sad since I committed to teach SS at 11am for the 4 yr olds and that means I need a temp backup teacher for that class. I am praying God will find someone to help out so the hubby and I can take this very valuable class together.

Here's to fall and a new start!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A month, wow, really!

Almost a full month has passed and well, my wish to post more has not been so successful. Here are some updates:

July 23rd came and my wonderful co-workers dressed in all BLUE to support Ms. Bailey Bullock who was in Children's Hospital in Philadelphia having reconstructive surgery following her battle with cancer. Love these guys and gals and so grateful to work with people who care and continue to ask about Ms. Bailey who thankfully came home today from MCV after fighting a fever.
I failed my PMP Exam. Bummer and totally depressing since I had to then spend ~$300 of my own dollars to reschedule it for 8/20. Please pray that I will pass this time.
My Dad got a new puppy, Raven's Peppermint Patty (Pepper for short). She was just so cute and cuddly. Was sad to find out that Lily, my hairless CC, was not interested in playing at all with our new little fur ball.
And well, Awana planning for the school year is in full swing and I have decided to Direct our cubbies group yet again. Excited to see the new curriculum I will be teaching and hoping I get my niece Kaylah as an upcoming cubbie (hoping brother will sign them up for the year). VBS is something I am also doing (this week in fact). I was asked to Direct the K-5th grade crafts and I was so nervous since I had never worked VBS and it had been years since I had any VBS memories. Well, I had no reason to worry. It has been fun even alongside the stress. The children love the crafts.
Will post more once VBS is over and include some pics.
Well, heading off to bed after a long day and wanted to just check in and update everyone on life in general. Here's to a great August---can you believe it is August!