"It's a big job gettin' by with nine kids and a wifeBut I've been workin' man, dang near all my life, but I'll keep workin'Long as my two hands are fit to useI'll drink my beer in a tavernSing a little bit of these working man blues...." -Merle Haggard, 1969 We have a workin' man!!… Continue reading Workin’ man blues
Yesterday I listened to a podcast episode from the Friends on FIRE podcast. (I don't often listen to this podcast, but I guess I follow them on Instagram, b/c I saw a post there that intrigued me.) It's a financial podcast, geared toward the FIRE movement. (Also, disclaimer- we are not "FIRE movement" people, so… Continue reading Retiring at 41?
WORK: Work has been a bit intense lately. The long vacation break was very restorative for me, but I returned to sort of a chaotic scene. I mentioned before that I'm newly responsible for covering a bunch of tasks for someone who recently left. All in all, it's going okay, but you know how it… Continue reading Today’s thoughts: Work + Health
I can't believe it, but we're in the home stretch now before our trip. We are here. (countdown sheet I made for my nieces in Ireland...45 day seemed long when I made it, but the time flew by.) Work This week did not turn out exactly as I'd hoped, mostly due to some unexpected work… Continue reading Final countdown
Today is Day 1 of the big swim meet I'm coordinating (well, it starts tonight at 5:30). Friday night is the "distance events session". It's only a couple hours long and not TOO many kids, so should be pretty low key today. (The big kahuna really starts tomorrow.) Asher is swimming the 400 IM for… Continue reading Context shifting
1- Christmas music is BACK! Last night in the car, Asher turned the radio on, and bam. There it was. "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree." I am not sad about this. No, it's not too early. No, it's not annoying. 😁 I love Christmas music. It feels almost impossible to be down when you are… Continue reading Couple good things
I haven't done one of these in a long time! Feeling it today, though. 🙂 1- It is fall. Being the fall loving person that I am, I know it's odd I haven't addressed this fact yet on the blog. We are actually having a snap of cooler (but in a lovely, beautiful way, not… Continue reading Friday 5: fall books, XC, meals, WFH & workouts!
3 things on my mind today: Remote Training So our new nurse data analyst started on Monday (yay!). I mentioned before she is a nurse I used to work with, so I already knew her. She's great. I am the primary person training her, so I've spent a lot of time lately getting ready for… Continue reading Remote training, writing and 14 years
5 random things I have either done this week or been thinking about: The Olympics I am greatly looking forward to the Olympics starting next week! Opening ceremonies are Friday, July 23. I am pretty bummed that there won't be any spectators, though!!! After the whole delay thing last summer, I was really hoping, for… Continue reading Friday 5: Random
1. Something I'm happy about/ proud of: Asher decided to give open water swimming another try! He did a 1.2 mile lake swim race last summer, which he was really nervous about it but did it. This season, his swim team has some lake practices and a couple open water events on the calendar, but… Continue reading 3 Things Thursday