As you may (or may not) have noticed, I’ve been absent from my blog. I’m feeling sort of absent from my life right now, as the transition from school-year work to summer-work has shaken up my schedule. My beer-man hubs is up at the butt crack of dawn to make sure the tri-county area is able to toss back a cold one with their summer BBQ’s. Once he’s up, I’m up – whether it’s 3:30 or 6:00. So…the days drag on.
In our personal lives we’ve lost two friends, Riki Anderson and Chris Fox Kohl. I have a school family whose lives are in peril – with two children in a hospital – one waiting for a heart transplant, the other on a pacemaker (Lindsey & Gage Bingham). All their children have the same heart abnormality, and most likely all of them will require heart transplants. I can’t imagine it, and it weighs heavily on my mind and my prayer life.
Our house sold in five days, which normally would be a really awesome thing…but now, as we search for housing closer to my work, we’re finding we don’t have much to choose from. I keep telling myself the right thing will present itself – as it always does, but it still sort of nags at the back of my mind…Oh yeah, we may be homeless!
I know that running is a reducer of stress, but I’m not such a hard-core runner that it’s become that kind of habit. I envy folks who run every day like clockwork. I still have to talk myself into it every damn day – and lately, I’ve been a slacker. I’m not worried about the upcoming marathon, although, perhaps I should be. I know I can drag my sorry butt over the finish line if I have to, but I also know I have a few more months to prepare. I also know that I’m gritty and stubborn and I will do it if it kills me…I just would prefer not to die from it – I have work to do!
I know I would mentally feel better if I drug myself out every morning, but with low-grade depression it’s harder to leave the house. My sweetie and I have been getting out in the hills, and encouraging each other to get back on track, step by painful step.
Oh – the drawing for donors has been extended. I need MORE donors – even at a few bucks a go! Right now, I have more prizes than donors, so I’m going figure out another way to market this thing. You may see me outside of Safeway hawking raffle tickets, we’ll see.
So today I ran. I’m in that sweaty afterglow that I must remember TOMORROW when it’s time to go again.