So the week is nearing a close, and I have to be honest, I held up my end of the training deal this week, despite all the chaos (which will be outlined below). I even MADE-UP a swim yesterday for one I missed Tuesday because of the exam. So while that completely negates my claim to the procrastination throne, give me a week and I am sure I will be putting my life off once again. Just wait.
Recap of this week: Took the exam, got a new job (yesterday), Patrick (my sister's fiance who generously allows me and my bike to live and train under his roof for the small fee of making sure there is coffee in the morning and taking the dogs out) also got a new job, my sister Dynamite D got straight A's (thus completing an entire career in graduate school with straight A's - as in, her whole Master's degree is achieved with straight A's - crazy). Dynamite D also finished her coursework and will start student teaching next semester, which, as a result, led her to terminate her own jobs with two of the families for whom she works full-time. Phew! Also, we saw a 3D-4D ultrasound of my other sister's baby (crazy cool-its like a real live baby in there, it moves and everything) and Christmas is in one day. AUGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
I am not going to go into all the "I'm grateful for," at least not now, I will spare everyone until next week, but suffice it to say that, for all the ups and downs lately, the financial worries and fights, that I have roof over my head, family, and friends to be thankful for while the wind whips through the trees and people struggle to put food on the table for their kids. I am going to brave the thongs of last-minute shoppers today with the nugget of love in my back pocket, as I have a feeling I will need it while trying to find a parking space. Peace, I'm out.