So much has happened since I blogged the last time that it is hard to know where to begin. I imagine it will take a while to catch up, so I will just start with the basics. Last post, I talked about trying to move to Southern California. Well, it was a struggle with a capital S, but we finally managed to do it. It meant spending 3 months with my hubby apart from us, and a lot of work and help and prayer, but I'm typing this from my couch in my living room in Monrovia, Ca. So much has happened since September of 2012, and I feel I have changed in ways I didn't expect. Life is far from settled, and we are still struggling and transitioning, but we are making it happen one day at a time. This will be a short post, with hopefully more to come later as I get back into the swing of blogging, but I want to share some new things in my life this week:
Spin Class - um, I love it. Or at least I loved my first day of it. It was hard, but it was great. And oh yeah, my butt is sore from that seat!
Job - I've been a stay at home mom for a long time, with part time jobs sprinkled in here and there. But there is no way we can live down here without me earning at least a little money. This week I met the 97 year old grandmother of a man I go to church with, and she needs someone to help her for four hours a day 2 days a week, driving her places, helping her with her genealogy, and other things. Honestly, if she wasn't losing her eyesight she could do it all on her own - she is pretty amazing for a 97 year old! Anyway, I will be helping Helen on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-1 while my kids are in school. I may need more work, but for now this is a starting point.
Body X Sculpt - another class at the gym that I signed up for here in my town. Started it this morning, and liked it. It is a strength/circuit kind of class.
Coconut milk - put it in my smoothie this morning - holy crap its delicious!!! Unsweetened, so it doesn't have a lot of calories. Yum.
Oh, and my favorite new thing is coming at the end of the week - I am going to help tear down the booth for Sparkle Skirts at the Tinkerbell Half Marathon Expo at the Disneyland Hotel on Saturday. For every hour I help, I get $25 in merch credit. Don't tell them, but I probably would have done it for free ;) Since I couldn't sign up to run this race, I am happy to just be near the action.
So good new things happening all around. I will leave you with a picture from our recent trip to the beach. It is about 45 minutes from our house, and we took the kids before they went back to school after winter break/moving. Um, it's January! Amazing!