Update for the Week Ending 2/17/2013

Looks like I’m late this week.  Yeesh! It was a busy week.  At work. At school.  I’m excited and tired at the same time.  Did I mention I signed up for WordCamp.  I’m so excited.  I’m anxious to see how it all turns out.  I just finished week 4 and I have 2 weeks to go for this semester.  It is going fast.  I don’t have as much to say as I thought I would.  I’m really tired again.  It is time for a nap.  I will try to get more on later.  For now.  Good night.

I’m going to Atlanta WordCamp 2013

I registered for WordCamp! I can’t believe I am actually taking all the steps to change my life. Every few days something will happen to remind me that I am supposed to be doing something else. Right now I don’t even question why, other than because I’m attempting to be obedient, I’m experiencing favor.

Anyway, I began this simply to say, I reached out to others to get help learning how to use WordPress. There is such a rich community here. I’ve been to a couple of meet ups featuring WordPress. I’m amazed at the number of people my age and older that are really into WordPress. They are at all experience levels. I am going to actively participate in these groups until I can also contribute experiences of my own. Once I’m finished with school I will visit more.

I knew I’d go to the camp as soon as I heard about it. I signed up for the mailing list. I even took time off work. Once I read the bios for the presenters I got excited. I’m thinking, “Wow” there’s going to be a lot of great information made available. This morning the sessions were posted and I was BLOWN AWAY! .  But when I read the descriptions for the various sessions and saw how the event is organized I quickly put in the request for another day off.  I figured…just in case.  This afternoon I received the email announcing the private presale of tickets for the event.  Ironically, I put in a leave form for 2 days.  I’d already put in for a day off from work to attend a function with my parents later that evening.  I took the second day after reading the event descriptions.  I bought my ticket. Only one. I haven’t even told anyone yet…except you I guess.  I’m REALLY excited.

God keeps presenting resources to guide me in the intentions he allowed me to establish.  Wow.

Update for Week Ending 2/10/2013

Wow!  It has been a week.  I literally just finished week 3 of school.  I can’t believe I am half way through this semester.  I’m actually doing ok, too.  I’m not nearly as overwhelmed as I was that first week.  I’ve even been able to enjoy some things.  I’m staying faithful at work…as much as I can I’ve been controlling my words.  I’m grateful this week that God has seen fit to take the small stuff away from me.  I don’t have to feed into the negative stuff.  I can just relax and do what is mine to do.  In the irreverant words of Yolanda Adams, the battle is not mine.  It’s the Lord’s!  And I thank him for that.

I praise God for my husband.  He is such a wonderful supportive man of God.  He is a role model and an example for other men to follow and I’m proud he is the head of our home.  This week the Pastor put out some information I strongly consider confirmation.  We are the living testimony of the goodness of God.  We are the example I had when the boy and I were Hagar and Ishmeal.  The healthy family I so desperately wanted for us.  I am grateful to God that I can provide that testimony.  That is why it is so important to me to be obedient.

I went back to the gym today.  It was amazing.  I did only an upper body with 20 minutes of cardio.  I was mostly sedentary at work today.  I had a lot to get done.  Tomorrow I won’t have my help so I anticipate walking around much more.  I anticipate being sore in a day or so.  I worked shoulders and arms exclusively.  Wednesday I will work legs and Friday I will work chest and back.  On Saturday I’ll try hot yoga.  It was a good week.

Tomorrow begins week 4 and it’s Mardi Gras!


Update for Week Ending 2/3/2013

In my profession the week ends on Sunday.  Wow.  How ironic?  I generally consider the week to begin on Sunday.  Anyway,  It’s been what? A week?  Since I last posted.  A lot has happened.  I made it through my 2nd week of school.  Tomorrow morning starts week 3.  My first week back in school I was literally a basket case.  I was tired all the time and afraid I just might not be cut out to finish something I’ve wanted for close to 20 years. I exercised my final dance with procrastination.  It was HORRIBLE.  In the end I was certain I had not put my best foot forward so to speak.  In the end.  I passed my first paper.  I feel so much more relaxed this week.

Our bible study meeting went really well.  I was proud of what we did and how we handled it.  The house looked amazing.  At some point this week I went from being a day behind in my course work to being a day ahead.  That felt AMAZING!  Oh and last week’s colonic was extremely productive, lol.

I have quite a bit more to say but right now, I won’t say it.  It is 9pm on a Monday night and I still need to call my mom.  One of my childhood friends died last week.  She was a year older than me.  It certainly puts your mortality on blast when something like that happens.  I’m sad but I know it will be ok.  Good night.