Pretend that there’s a lovely picture of Edda, OK?
For the last two weeks or so, I’ve been getting up at 6 and doing taebo.Â I started with the Basic tape again and switched back to Advanced after a couple days — Basic is a good workout but Advanced is more fun.Â
The interesting thing is that if I don’t drag my butt out of bed and do it, I miss it and I can’t wait until the evening when I can do a Basic one.Â It’s funny because I HATE getting up and yet I’ll drag myself out of bed to do this before work.
Oh yes… 3 weeks without soda.Â My A1C had better darn well be good this time!!!!
Jon had been threatening to drive up and bring me flowers on Valentine’s Day but didn’t know if it would be allowed and he ended up replacing the tires on my car instead.
So… yesterday I was up at my desk and someone announces over the PA system that I have someone downstairs waiting for me.Â My thought was: “Ohmigosh… he didn’t…”Â Well… he did.Â Jon was downstairs at the front desk with a pot of hyacinths for me.Â (I also just HAD to show him and the flowers off to various people.)
It was awesome that he drove up to see me (especially since the drive is 60 miles each way) but the hyacinths were just perfect on two levels.Â One: it’s a joke related to “Keeping Up Appearances” that I’d get a “hyacinth bouqueeeeeeet”.Â Two (which he didn’t know): one of the things that makes me miss California is the smell of the hyacinths — my mom grows them and I remember late February and early March when they’d be in bloom in her garden and just the most fragrantly beautiful air in the early morning during high school and when I was home from college for orthodontist appointments.
So… I’m keeping him for awhile longer.Â
We had a mini blizzard around here, especially up on the border on Wednesday.Â Being the complete idiot I am, I persevered and made it to work even though most of the people who live in the small town south of the border chose not to come in.Â (It was pretty well complete white-out for the last 5 miles.Â Even the TOW TRUCKS were pulling over.)Â I made it through my 8 hour shift… only to get magnificently STUCK in the parking lot while trying to get out.Â (We’re talking an hour to get me unstuck as well as getting another person stuck in a drift trying to avoid me.)Â During all of this, we discovered that my front tires were completely bald so I was ordered to GET NEW TIRES THE NEXT MORNING.
Well… I had a lovely cuddle with Stupid (the kitty who lives at the co-op down the hill from us) while I waited for one of the people to figure out how to get the tires there and finally decided to take Jon’s car so that I wouldn’t have to make up too much time.Â So… I actually had a working radio and got to listen to some awesome music.Â One of the songs that was most poignant was “Song of Solomon” by Sara Groves which unfortunately isn’t on Napster (!!!!) so the album containing it is now on my wishlist.Â I got probably half an hour of music before it went into Christian talk programming (which isn’t my thing).
So… there was some benefit to my misadventures on Wednesday.
OK… so Lent is in it’s first full week and I neglected to post on Ash Wednesday and all my Lenten schtuff.Â Bad khouria!!!Â No cookie!!!
I’m off soda until Easter (which also happens to be MY ANNIVERSARY), I’m doing some devotional reading, and I’m hoping to get a baby blanket made for Project Linus.Â The only problem: my fingers are tired at the end of the day from typing and doing paperwork.
My commute to work has been… interesting with all the snow and ice that comes during winter in Big Sky Country.Â Nothing too major has happened but please continue praying for travel mercies for me.
Other than that, I’m my normal introspective self and will write a decent post when I can translate the things on my heart into words.