I have had very spotty internet service as well as very little free time, so the two have not coincided very often. I have been getting ready for school to begin, which is exciting and scary. I look at the schedules and think, "Good God, woman, what on earth were you thinking? You and WHAT ARMY will be running this school?" Many of my school books have arrived, despite my deep procrastination in ordering them. The folders are bought, the shelves are re-organized, the pencils have been sharpened; now its hold the breath and jump!
On a hopeful note, I have some accomplishments to report since I turned 40. The biggest is that I have not smoked since then. I was a "closet" smoker. I literally hid in the bushes. I had 2-3 a day. Probably not that unhealthy, really, but a burden, none-the-less. So, I decided, no more. Praise God, so far, no more, and no regrets.
I have been walking between 2-5 miles a day, sometimes as many as 7. I haven't weighed myself, but I feel better, stronger, less achey, and much calmer. But it is getting addicting. I get stressed, and MUST go on a walk. Maybe this has replaced the nicotine as a relaxant? Either way, I think I am healthier. One thing that has really made a difference in making walking more regular is my trusty iPod Nano. Love it.
I have also been going to church much more frequently. This has been unbelievably calming. It's my calm in the storm that is my life. I pray I can continue going frequently, even after school begins.
Anyway, that's my update. I have out of town guests coming for a few days, then school begins the next day, SO, I probably won't have much to report until after a few days of school are under my belt. I have some new acquaintances in the blogosphere I will be highlighting when I have time, as well as some really cool spiritual reflections from St. John of Kronstadt. Blessings to you all, dear readers, and even if I don't post, I will be checking in from time to time and comment on your comments. Until probably early next week, peace and blessings!