Wednesday ‘Podge – Drivin’ and cryin’


1. Last time you drove more than 100 miles from your home? Where did you go? 

That would be the weekend on July 2nd; we drove to Jacksonville for a concert.

2. Something that drives you batty? 

So so many things but I guess I’ll go with uncertainty. I am not good at going with the flow so if I don’t know if the government will give enough pell grants to prisons, thereby lessening the number of sections I will get to teach, I honestly feel like I am losing my mind, not knowing.

3. Do you feel like you’re ‘on track‘? For what? 

Yeah, heading right for some kind of disaster. That’s how things feel right now. But if the past is any indication, things are going to turn out ok.

4. Your favorite car snack(s)? 

We don’t eat in the car. I mean, first of all, I don’t snack either. So this question is so not for me. BUT we did take a road trip and allowed the kids to eat if they needed to. They had mini grass fed beef sticks and pieces of cheese.

5. Something you’ve done recently ‘on the fly‘? 

Hmm, we are not exactly spontaneous people. I guess we did get a couple last minute invites to stuff – one for July 4th and then the weekend after, to the new brewery. I do like things that kind of happen on the fly but sometimes it can really throw me off.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

What is this new feeling I’m experiencing? Is it… contentedness? Almost… happiness? Yes, somehow this morning I feel pretty upbeat. I was even singing along to music in the car. I guess a few things contribute to this: for one, I worked out my weekend plans. Don’t want to say too much but things were unsettled but now they’re ok. For two, my grandfather, though on acute hospice, is probably in a better place now with the meds and all and I know it will be a relief once he passes, for my parents and my aunt who are down there taking care of things. It brings me a little bit of comfort knowing this may not drag out too long. Another thing easing my mind is that this one job of mine that somehow confused me for someone else and threatened to take me out of the adjunct pool (i.e. no classes for you!) did in fact send my next term assignment. It’s only one class when I normally get two but I hold out hope that enrollment will go up.

We fasted this week on Tuesday, for the first time in probably three weeks, and though yesterday was a little difficult, I feel good today. I’m going to make Mexican salads later and I am looking forward to it. I’m maintaining my weight very well and I didn’t come this far to let it all go now.

5 thoughts on “Wednesday ‘Podge – Drivin’ and cryin’

  1. I’m glad your grandfather is being cared for. That is hard. I hope all turns out the way you want regarding work next year. I love a Mexican salad. Continue to have a great day : )

    1. For the most part the salad is the same but I basically make taco beef and put it on top of the mixed greens (spring mix and spinach). I add cheese, salsa, avocado, and sour cream. Sometimes jalapenos.

  2. I’m with you on not backsliding by putting on weight I’ve lost. It does bring peace of mind when hospice services can bring comfort to the dying. Glad you are feeling upbeat. Hope your weekend goes well!

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