Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Life Moves On

"Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such."

~Henry Miller

I've been so busy since I got to Ohio in June that I've barely had (or made) the time to stop and smell the roses.  And's moving on at a blistering pace.

First of all, Heather and I reached the worst financial place we have ever been in this past month.  You'd think that having finally finished my degree I'd be making more money now than before I had the coveted diploma...wrong.  Thanks to budget cuts school districts are scaling back in a huge way and as such, I still haven't found a job for the fall as a teacher.  But, the bills have to be paid and since there isn't any substitute work in the summer I needed to do something to help out.  Heather was able to get me in at Avery Dennison with her.  It's a factory job, I operate a couple huge machines that cut 10,000 foot rolls of paper into sheets of various sizes.  Sounds fun right?

As boring as it sounds, I actually really enjoy it.  I just enjoy being active and having a full day...and there is no lack of work in the factory.  All good things must come to an end though and in 2 1/2 weeks we will finally be headed back to Texas.  I can't wait.

As usual after a couple months of great eating and working out, things slowed way down up here.  It started with the knee injury before I got here and that just sorta faded into everyday life.  I have actually been riding quite a bit but up until this week I hadn't run in a month.  I got back on track yesterday though.  I got up at 5 both yesterday and today and logged a quick 3 miles before heading to work.   It feels great.

It's late and I'm headed to bed, but more tomorrow on the changes I've made with food.  It's amazing.