Saturday, January 26, 2008

Highs and Lows this week

We have already hit some bumps in the road with our conference planning at work. Hopefully next week will be better.

Heath Ledger died. He was my age, and most of us believe that our age is too young to die. Twenty-eight is too young to die. There were so many more movie roles out there for him, and he had a young daughter.

My grandfather has an aggressive tumor in his pancreas. It is more aggressive than the doctors originally thought. In his weakened state at age 84, there are not things that the doctors can do to stop it. They are making him comfortable and Hospice has been called in. My comfort is that I got to spend some quality time with him during my Christmas trip to Ohio. We had good conversations. Sometimes it is hard being 1200 some miles away from my family, but my parents, brother, aunts, uncles, and cousins are all there for him (and each other).

Highs (onto to the happier things):
I had a good annual review at work. I have found a job that is a really good fit for me.

We had a good annual review with our financial advisor. I love how technology connects people across long distances. My father-in-law has a good financial advisor in Indiana. Through email, faxes, phone calls, and occasional in-person meetings, we are also able to use her services while living in Texas.

My wonderful husband cleaned and organized the garage today.

I got to catch up with my good friend Wendy.

I exercised six straight days this week. I think that exercising over my lunch hour will work for me. By working on a college campus, I am fortunate to have a nice gym within walking distance from my office. I went to a cycling class on Friday, which was surprisingly fun. I ate well (overall) this week. I have made soda an "occasional indulgence" instead of a daily thing.

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