Wednesday, January 16, 2013

New Life

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!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back!! Whew, lots going on in your world!

    That job sounds fun! I love the senior citizens at my mom's church, such great stories that their kids have probably heard 100 times, but they are new to me.

    Also, if you continue with spin classes, buy a gel seat - they are under $15 and will make a world of difference!