...Vacation ends. Well, if you want to call it a vacation. Technically we didn't vacate our beloved and despised Stewartland for sandy beaches or wooded vales. No, we stayed home and worked our butts off. As I mentioned in a blog post a few moons back, we're trying to get Stewartland on the market. To achieve this amazing feat we must first deep clean and sponge bathe the house. This goes hand in hand with one of our 2012 goals: to rid ourselves of material goods, and we spent the majority of the week cleaning and weeding and boxing and tossing. It was a busy week, but we got a lot finished.
...I started my new job today. Technically I didn't really do anything other than orientate myself with the Manuel's Mousepad Emporium (MME). I'll continue to be orientated all week, going through safety and policy and whatnot. But after going through my benefit package today, I'm extremely excited at how much God has blessed me. My paycheck will be a little less than I have been making, but only slightly, and the benefits are so offsetting that it's negligible.
...I started exercising and getting healthy. Technically I started a month ago. I'd been feeling the faint stirrings in my ticker box to do so, but Carl's post on June 11--"(It was) Time for a Change"--gave me the final nudge into that not-so-gentle good morning. (He also inspired a ton of others to shape up and live healthier, and those of us joined an email support group. You should definitely read his post.) Starting just a day or two later I began getting up an hour earlier than I normally did, right around 5:30am. I started educating myself on eating healthier. I took initiative. I ran 2-3 miles every other day or so. I've stopped with Doritos. And since then I've definitely gotten* much healthier. It's a wonderful feeling that I'll probably elaborate on sometime in the future.
...Blogging stalled. Literally. Rememorandom takes the back burner while life is in full throttle, and life is well into full throttle. I very much enjoy blogging and the community, but there's just too danged much going on to have the time to do it all right now. I'll continue to post intermittently until things calm down. Winter is coming, after all.
*this is one of my least favorite words in all of English. But the Dude abides.