Friday, March 15, 2013

Ain't no sunshine....oh but there is!

I'm over winter.  I've been over winter since 3 seconds after the first snowfall of the season.

But the last 2 days we have had some beautiful weather.  It's been mildly warm, and the sun is out.  And I love it.  I've also seen the first of the red-winged black birds and sandhill cranes of the year, and that means spring is near.  It also means it's almost camping season!

I love the out-of-doors.  So being holed up in the winter really puts me in a funk.  I guess it worked out well that I had to spend a month of it recovering from my surgery.  I'd rather do that when it's cold outside, than when it's warm and I want to be out camping, or kayaking, or hiking, or geocaching, or photographing, or.....

In recovery news, I feel fantastic.  I'm slowly introducing "pre-surgery" foods back into my diet, and have even successfully eaten red meat 3 times.  Oh how I love red meat.  And it occurred to me yesterday that I haven't even had to take Tums since surgery.  I used to have up to 6 a night.  I really just feel fantastic!

I have also decided to go back into training for the 5K.  I need to see a doctor about my knee, as it still causes pain, and I don't want to further injure it.  In the meantime, I will just take things slow and easy.  But I'm ready to get back into shape.  I'm also debating going to the Y and signing up the family.  I think the kids would really enjoy it.  But I've been off of my feet for 6 months, and I no longer have my running buddy to motivate me, so this is going to be VERY hard.  Please wish me luck!

All in all, things are going great.  I have some small stressors, but things are really starting to look up.  I've had a couple interviews in the last few weeks, and they went really well.  One is a job that I just didn't feel would work well for me, but if they offer me the job, I will take it.  The other, which I've interviewed twice for, is something I feel pretty great about.  The employees all have great attitudes, and the manager was just a very nice, caring woman.  I think it would be a wonderful fit for me.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed, and will hopefully hear something the beginning of the week.

I hope the few of you that read this are doing well.  I'm off to prepare for a kid-free weekend of enjoyment.  Heading out tomorrow for some geocaching therapy.  Yesterday was my 8 year Cache-a-versary and I love it still today as much as I did 8 years ago!

Happy Spring, everyone!