Sunday, October 17, 2010

Every Day Is A Winding Road

That Sheryl Crow. She really knows her stuff.

First off, do you remember last weekend when I said that my goal was to walk three times and blog at least twice? Have you noticed you haven't heard from me since? Probably not... you're too used to not hearing from me. Sheesh!

Well it was a weird week. Not terrible, but it felt like two weeks. Long. The Fair feels like two weeks ago rather than last Saturday. And then I had a rough Wednesday night which turned into a REALLY rough Thursday. I am so thankful to have a husband who is ALWAYS willing to be delicate with me when I am fragile. It was a rough day, but he brought me back to sanity Thursday night, and Friday was okay.

Yesterday was WAY more than okay! First off, I started my day by sleeping until 8:00 and then going to Weight Watchers. I was WAY over my weekly points allowance because, hello, I went to the Fair. But I had been very careful the rest of the week (minus Thursday night when we went to On The Border to fix me). Careful, but not always certain because I had to do some estimating on several meals. I stuck with small portions because I was uncertain of the point values for the main course, and tried to get in lots of veggies. I am happy to say that I had a loss at weigh in! Only .6 pounds, but it felt like a real triumph =-)

And then Brett and I stopped for a quick, yet AMAZING, lunch of burgers from Pappa's BarBQ, and then hit the road! Yesterday was the birthday of one of our beloved Houston friends. We surprised him by showing up at his birthday dinner and it was a wonderful evening of friends, food and fun. By the way, if you are in the Houston area and have never eaten at Palotta's in The Woodlands, do what you can to remedy that. It was delicious! Every single dish on the table looked good, and they had a huge selection of lighter choices that even had WW points listed. What a nice surprise! And funnily enough, it is right behind the Pappa's BarBQ there.

When I had my mini breakdown on Thursday, Brett had second thoughts about us making the Houston trip. It was just a rough week, and the thought of starting a new week without having any rest at home was daunting. But I suggested we go ahead and make the trip, but make it a day trip! The dinner wasn't until 6:30, so we got on the road at about 1. Everyone had busy Sundays planned, so the party wrapped up a little after 11. We stopped for gas and some caffeine and were back on the road at 11:40. We made it home right at 3:30 and were sound asleep by 3:40. We mostly slept until 10:30. After an easy lunch and some last minute meal planning, I hit the grocery store and am just about ready to be productive. I have already unloaded and reloaded the dishwasher and am about to start laundry load number two.

Then, for the most important matter of the day, I am updating my resume so I can send it to a principal. There is a new school opening in Irving next year. They won't start interviewing until January, but I want to be on that last. 90% of the hires will be existing Irving ISD teachers, but I am not going to be discouraged by that. I am boldly praying specifically for that art teacher position, and I will continue to do so until it is filled. Because every day is a winding road. Our lives can change with every breath we breathe, and I know that God still has a plan for me. A plan that doesn't include me working in an office the rest of my life. Or at least, I feel pretty strongly that that is not His plan. I want to be an art teacher and own my own company. And it is not for anyone on this earth, myself included, to tell me that I can't accomplish that.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


sophia said...

Amen! I also feel the same way about my own passion for writing..I know it's a gift from God, and He has His purpose for it. God will DEFINITELY fulfill His purpose in your through your passion for art, and even if it is in an unexpected way, you just know His will is the best! Best of luck! ;-)

Jennifer said...

Just continue to have faith...God always takes such good care of us!

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