I didn't really intend to be absent again. But then, I didn't really plan for my entire heating and air unit to go to its eternal reward, either. It has not been a particularly pleasant week. Well, that's not really true, because I actually had fun staying at my parents' for three days, and my trusty AC guy came through with a window unit so I could move back home and not die of heat stroke. As I said on Twitter this week (you should follow me, if you don't already), even when things don't go as we hoped, there are blessings to be had.
In fact, while I wasn't here pounding away on my keyboard, I went to lunch two days in a row with my mom and sister, bought one table and convinced Mom to get another for me for my birthday (which isn't until October), and got some new school clothes on super sale. It was a good time!
Today has been pretty sweet as well, though somewhat unexpected. LuLu and I got to church just before the service started and were immediately guilted into singing in the newly-formed choir by my dear friend (but maybe not for much longer), Sandy. I love to sing, but it was an experience in sight-singing because I only knew one song (we sang five or six), But we winged it okay, I suppose. Apparently, we are now in for the duration, which makes me laugh.
The rest of the day post-lunch and WalMart has been spent prepping for the start of school. While I won't have students for another ten days, I have workshops and prep starting tomorrow. That beginning of the school anxiety is already creeping in, but I am trying not to focus on it. The important things will all get done, and those that don't probably aren't that important anyway.
Finally, I thought it was time for a little weight loss update. I didn't get my exercising in last week like I should have with everything else going on, but I'm hoping to improve this week. I don't know that I really lost much, but I have felt better. And I think that's what really matters anyway. Wishing you all a great Monday!