Haven’t blogged in a while, not because I haven’t wanted to, but because work has been kind of crazy – I’m stopping by to give you a quick little update.
My mom is here visiting from Michigan (yay!) – she came out to watch my dog and be a grown up presence in my house while I’m in Mexico, and to hang out with me before and after said Mexico trip. Though I was hoping to keep her for the whole summer, I’m pretty sure she’s only planning to be here until the end of July – I’m not complaining. I’m grateful for any amount of time she stays with me.
My oldest son has been steadfastly looking for a job since he came home from school for the summer. It’s been slow going, but he’s applied at a lot of places and kept a really positive outlook on the whole thing – which is helpful to me because I was not looking forward to his shitty attitude when he couldn’t get a job immediately. Today, while I was at lunch he called me twice and I missed both calls. When I called him back he told me the first call was to complain about his inability to get a job, but the second call (only 15 minutes later) was to tell me he got a job picking organic strawberries at a farm 12 miles from home. $9.00 an hour cash, paid daily. Wasn’t the job he was hoping for, but he’s thrilled to have a way to make some money. I’m thrilled too!
Youngest son is happy to be out of school for the summer before he starts high school. So happy he’s starting high school. We have lived in the town we live in since right before he started kindergarten and while it’s a nice little town, with pretty good schools (all things considered) I can’t wait to leave. 48 months. That’s all I got. . . then I’m outta here.
I had kind of given myself a break on the running hysteria. Not that I wasn’t runnig at all, just wasn’t pressuring myself to run any specific distance. Wasn’t going to be “training” for anything right now. As it turns out, with that attitude I ran more last week than I’ve run any week in the very recent past. I even set out to run two or three miles on Saturday morning and actually ran 11. It just felt that good!
Blue Eyes is still everything wonderful and a smart ass on top of it. He’s not overjoyed that I’m getting ready to go to Mexico without him, but he’s supportive all the same – it’s one of those non-negotiables with me. While I will happily travel with him anywhere he wants to go, I will likely travel alone and/or with girlfriends once a year – I think it’s important to me because I couldn’t do anything like that while I was married. It’s who I am now. End of story.
Blue Eyes and I are planning a trip to the Grand Canyon next March. We’re at the beginning stages of that plan, but when I come back from Mexico I’ll be making and paying for reservations at the lodge that we’ll be hiking to down in the canyon. I’m excited to hike the canyon with him and I’m looking forward to preparing for it. Blue Eyes just bought this crazy cool serious hiking back pack for the adventure.
Work is crazy.
I leave for Cabo at the asscrack of dawn this Friday. I have to be at the airport at 4:15 a.m., so I’m going to stay at Blue Eyes’ house Thursday night. He lives 15 minutes from the airport and will drive me and allow me to leave my car at his house for free. Then, of course, he’ll pick me up Tuesday night. I’m looking forward to stepping away from my life for a few days – I need the break and the girlfriend I’m traveling with is pretty much the most perfect traveling partner I could ask for.
I hope you are all well, wonderful and enjoying the summer! I’ll get back to blogging on the regular when I get back from Mexico because then I’ll begin officially training for the October marathon – I’m excited about this actually!! Yay!