I know that we all are up to *something* in our lives, but lately it seems as if there is little to 'write home about.' Granted, I'll take boring over most of life's more 'exciting' moments, but it still doesn't make for very interesting reading.
The biggest news (likely) is the passing of my father-in-law. It was long past time and I feel terrible that it's taken this event for my mother-in-law to get on with her life. Sadly she has no idea what is really going on with the finances, and I know that she's in trouble. There's nothing that can be done other than provide ideas and suggestions. Since she and Dad effectively alienated (or pissed off) their friends and family, she really is 'starting over.'
I rode two big bike events in June, and then spent July and August not doing too terribly much. The scale hasn't moved - thankfully, given the lack of high intensity workouts - but I've definitely become softer. I stayed with my strength training, which is a saving grace. I got back into my routine last week and hope to keep the momentum rolling.
I joined the 5% Fall Challenge for the first time. I am excited to learn more about what's involved and how it works. For those of you that are also signed up, let me know so we can cheer for each other!
I switched assignments in June, following an offer that turned out to be 'too good to be true.' My last day is Friday.
That's why it's great to consult, because nothing good or bad is ever permanent (unless you want it to be). The next thing for me might fall into that category (too good), but it's shaping up to be more of a challenge than anything. The proposal is still in the early stages, so I've got some time off coming.
Yep, time off. Since The Hubster works from home (both of his teaching contracts were renewed), I'll have to find a few ways to stay out of his hair. Fortunately this is an awesome time of year for cycling, so I hope to close out the season with some extra miles. I also have a few knitting projects to work on. Our annual conference is coming up, too. I have a paper and a presentation for the event but, sadly, not on the topic of corn stover.
Maybe next year!
The girls - Shadow and Rascal - are doing very well. Every day we catch them *almost* cuddling. I think it probably happens all the time when we're not home, LOL. They chase and play and generally seem to like each other. It's been a good growing season for catnip and grass, so they're keeping up their green intake, too.
See? I'm running out of material. I warned that there isn't much, short of whining about painful joints and whatnot. There's time for that another day.