Saturday, September 29, 2012

Awkward and Awesome

Here are my awkward and awesome moments for the week (Inspired by E from E is Random who was inspired by Sydney at The Daybook):

·         The reality that ‘awesome’ moments can turn into ‘awkward’ moments. A co-worker had his 3 month checkup for throat cancer, received a clean bill of health and graduated to 6 month checkups. The next day he received a call that his doctor wants to see him in 6 weeks for a follow up appointment.
·         Writing a blog post about leaving for the 3-Day in a week, when it’s really two weeks away.

·         Finding out that my friend/co-worker’s mom’s cancer is in remission…Woo Hoo!!!
·         Being in the Midwest and being able to see the fall foliage slowly begin to appear.
·         Taking a 9 mile training walk on a beautiful trail in Columbia, MO.
·         Receiving two more generous donations for my upcoming 3-Day breast cancer walk.
·         Having a surprise visit from a friend while on a work assignment.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Is It Time Already?

Wow, it is so hard to believe that this time next week I will be on a plane headed to DC for my sixth Susan G. Komen 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk! As my departure date gets closer, I get more and more anxious. Anxious because:
·         I am away from home for a work assignment, and I am trying to do a mental inventory of what I have at home and what I still need.
·         My training has been very inconsistent for this walk.
·         I am still breaking in a new pair of training shoes.
·         I need to add more pink hearts to my fanny back with the names of people I walk in honor of.
·         I’ll be home for a little over 24 hours before I leave for DC.
Although I have all of these anxious feelings, I am so excited about the walk! About 10 members from my Dallas walking team will be walking in DC. Some of us have walked together before in other cities and I know we will have a blast. We are going in early and staying after the walk to take in some sites. I even think a friend’s friend is having a little get together for us on Monday evening after the walk to celebrate.
I know my anxious feelings will soon pass to excitement. Excited to see DC again (it’s been over 20 years since I’ve been there!), to be in DC so close to a presidential election, to be there with my friends, to be reunited with my PINK 3 Day family, and just the amazing journey the 3 Day is!
And hopefully if all goes well, there should be a fantastic cupcake in my future too!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Five Months Later...

Wow, I can hardly believe that it has been so long since I’ve last written a blog post! Well honestly, yes I can…it has been a busy past several months for me. I wish I could say that I have been doing fun and exciting things, but I can’t. It has all been work related. Sigh…
After having a work assignment in Indianapolis during March and April, I was home for 4 days before I went to Collinsville, IL. One of the great things about the Collinsville assignment is that Collinsville is right over the river from St. Louis! And if you remember, I had a wonderful (although short stay) in St. Louis earlier in the year. So I was very excited to return there for a longer period of time.
After Collinsville, I was home for 9 days and then I was sent on assignment to Franklin, TN. Again, not a bad assignment since I’ve worked there before and it is a beautiful part of the country! And one of my dearest friends was working there too so it was awesome to spend time with her day in and out. The biggest downside for me is that I was so mentally and physically drained from working 6 days a week for the majority of the year. At least I did one smart thing: after my assignment ended in Collinsville, I put in for two weeks of vacation in the month of August.
This was the first time I have ever taken vacation time and didn’t have travel plans. By the time my vacation came around, I was so dog tired that I didn’t even want to leave my zip code let alone get on anyone’s plane to travel anyplace. Believe me, the two weeks at home definitely did my mind and body some good. It was great not to be connected to work and to do what I wanted to do, when I wanted to do it. Even if that meant staying bed all day and getting caught up on my DVR. (Hey, I deserved it!)
So here I am…I’m back. Again. Here’s to hoping my few followers are still here and that I can get back on track with blogging again. So if you’re still here, thanks!