Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day 249 - A Bit of a Funk

If I can be honest, I'm in a bit of a funk.

On the last full day of vacation I always seem to start wanting to get home. I'm sad to leave where I am but there is a pull to go back home to normal. I'm usually tired of eating so much at dinner that I feel sick. I want to get back to the gym and work off the pounds that I've gained while enjoying myself. I want to get back to real life.

But then we got home and their is no food in the fridge, because why go grocery shopping for home before you leave for vacation???? We have to put everything away (Martin unpacked EVERYTHING this year. I am blessed!). Our first day back at work was so chaotic we were too tired to go to the gym (well, I went to the gym on Monday then realized I forgot my water bottle and towel - and they won't let you in unless you have both - so I returned home, defeated and didn't go back). Now it's Thursday and although we've done okay eating for most of our meals, we haven't had the best week back, when it comes to exercise.

I just wonder why it seems to take the next week after vacation to become normal again. But next week it won't be normal at all. Martin leaves Sunday night. He's headed for Indiana for two weeks of training and Christine's wedding is Saturday, October 9, and I am going to Lancaster for three days to celebrate that.

I was going to go home to Tennessee the next week but it's the first week of school for our second session at work and my boss asked if there was any way I could go another time.

It now looks like I now may go to Tennessee the last weekend in October and stay into the first week of November instead, while Martin goes to his new job's national conference in Arizona.

I say all of that to say - Maybe November will become normal again.

Oh, and we're broke. That always makes things fun and interesting. No matter how hard I plan and save for vacation we always seem to be broke when we come back. I've been writing a blog post about money but God keeps revealing so many idols in my heart about it - it's honestly very hard to finish.

Gotta get out of this funk and just realize - this could be our NEW NORMAL!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Day 241 - New Beginnings!

While we've been here:

Doing lots of this:

And enjoying this (this is the best soda in the world and I can't get it in New Jersey):

Martin has been doing interviews over the phone with VP's, CFO's, HR management, and company controllers. And today he was finally approved and offered a NEW JOB!

We are praising the Lord and trusting His timing. It's been a long process but he starts his new job on October 4 by flying to the metropolis of Batesville, IN and learning the ins and outs of his position and the company. He will have to travel some which we are both fine with. We're excited to see what God has planned and are so grateful to know it's all for His glory.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Day 227 - Martin's Interview

Today Martin is going on an interview. He's had two phone interviews with this company and at 9 AM this morning he is meeting with the Regional VP and another dude for a make it or break it. I'll have to tell you what he has done to prepare for the interview at another time. I just took a couple of photos of him for our mothers to see. We were able to get his suit on clearance at Macy's (score!) last week when we found out his other suit was HUGE on him. And of course a red paisley tie says nothing more than, "I know you want to hire me." So I present to you my oh so handsome husband:

As my mother says, "We want what God wants." So if this interview doesn't turn into a job offer then so be it. It wasn't because he didn't study and pray to prepare. And we are thankful that he presently has a job that provides for our needs and even our wants. I'll let you know how it goes!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Day 221 - Weight Loss Update

Okay, I've decided not to weigh until January.

This has made someone very upset (I will not mention who but I do happen to live with him and have been married to him for eight years.) Martin LOVES to weigh in. He's fascinated by the way the body works. He can got to bed and wake up three pounds smaller. He can take a shower and gain two pounds. I think he's nuts for weighing like he does but it works for him. I used to tell him he was obsessed but now I tell him he's crazy, but to each his own. It doesn't discourage him when he gains two pounds after a shower (does he drink the water? I don't know) and so far he has done an amazing job. This morning he weighed and has lost 17 pounds since the end of July. GO MARTIN! He wants to loose 30 more pounds. Not sure where that's going to come from but that is the weight doctors and nutritionist think someone his height should be.

I know if he's lost then so have I and that's enough for me right now. My clothes are loose and I'm very happy about that. I am trying to not buy new pants until I am two sizes smaller. I see no economic sense in buying new pants for every size so I (and probably you who have to see me) will have to deal with droopy drawers Sarah for another month or so.

My camera comes in today. Mother, you will soon be seeing random pictures on this blog and on your digital picture frame at home. Hopefully that brought a smile to your face (or maybe you are thinking - I'll believe it when I see it)!

My next post will hopefully have some good news about Martin and a job. We'll see! And I need to talk about me going back to school. I guess I just don't like a slow, boring life because Martin and I seem to run towards chaos. But being busy does one important thing: requires me to prioritize my time. I am more purposeful in spending time alone with me and God when I am busy. And this pours over to my time with Martin too. But that's another post.