Thursday, September 10, 2015

Busy and Waiting

Turn in application to CSU Global, check.
Turn in FAFSA to CSU Global, check.
Request transcripts for CSU Global, check.

Now I'm waiting for an admissions letter of acceptance or denial. More waiting. I'm getting pretty good at this so it doesn't bother me at all! (no, that's not sarcasm.)

I finished knitting the Seahawks hand warmers. I'm wearing them to work tomorrow for Blue Friday. I'm not a hard core fan, but you can't live here and resist the excitement for long. People up here are passionate about the Hawks! I know the patients will get a kick out of my hand warmers. At least I hope they will.

I walked 45 minutes on the treadmill today. I miss running with all my heart and soul. My knees definitely do not miss running. I had a long day of sitting at work, so I grabbed my book (The Devil Wears Prada) and hit the  machine. At 15 minutes in, I felt like I was surely halfway. When I looked at the timer and saw 15 minutes, I was discouraged. I heard myself think, I'm so tired maybe I'll stop at 20. Then I very sternly said NO! Go all the way! You'll be so proud of yourself. So I did and I was.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Do the Next Thing

It's not easy to blog for 30 days straight. I can hardly find the time to do all the things I Have To Do, much less work in all I Want To Do. Here's where I am on my 30 Days Goal for returning to school.

I am settled on CSU-global and the healthcare management degree. It is decided. I spoke to my advisor on Wednesday and everything is moving forward. I am going to apply to the college have all my transcripts sent next week. My FAFSA is processed and approved. The next school session begins 9/28 and I am hoping to be in class. What a huge accomplishment that will be! I won't believe it until it happens.

I'm busy knitting my new Seahawks items. I plan to have a pair of fingerless Seahawks mitts ready for work by next Friday, or "Blue Friday" as it is called up here. I'm happy with the design. There is felt and bling involved, which is a unique touch. I haven't seen anything like this design yet and I'm hoping to sell some on my Etsy shop, stinkRknits.

I finished reading The Martian today, one of my weekend goals. I cried at the end, after pages of suspense and action sequences. I'm curious to see how the movie is handled with so much science involved. I got a bit bored with the lengthy scientific explanations. Science is not my strong point and I only took the very basic classes in relation to physics and earth science. A lot of the book went way over my head, way way over. Once I saw Matt Damon in the preview, I pictured him as Mark Watney. I guess that's not so bad. I'm at a loss for what to read next. I want something light and quick. Maybe chick lit, I don't know. I want to read 30 books this year and this one puts me at 15. It's going to be close!

Exercise goals need to be reset. I don't have the energy to hit the treadmill after a long day of work and making dinner and homework with the kids and and and...an ongoing list of post-work activities. I know I feel better when I exercise, but it's hard to stay motivated. I blame my thyroid.

Keep moving forward. Do the next thing. Tomorrow I should post a set of goals for the week ahead.