Sunday, August 15, 2010

Back in business.

I've missed you, dearest blog of mine!

I've had a few things on my mind lately that have kept me very busy.

For the past couple of weeks, I've been in the process of interviewing for a pretty exciting job. I had a phone interview, a written test, and an in-person interview (for which I had to prepare a 3 hour lesson plan).

It was all on the stressful side, but it's over now and I know I did my best. I don't know yet if I got the job (and I'm really trying not to get my hopes up), but no matter what, it was a good experience and I'll be that much more prepared the next time 'round!

Through all of that, my dad has still been in the hospital recovering from his heart attack. He had a defibrillator implanted on Friday and will hopefully be returning home soon. I've been visiting him most days.

I wish I could say that I've been 100% on-plan and exercising through all of this, but that's frankly just not true. I also missed my meeting yesterday because I was out of town. However, the week before was mostly good and I was actually down at my last meeting! I'm hoping to start fresh NOW and make up for some lost time this week, now that my life seems to be getting somewhat back in order.

It's also the end of the semester for the courses I'm currently teaching. On Friday, I taught the last class of the term, and now I have a little break until their final exam on Wednesday (which I have the joy of marking).

With my rare bit of free time, I visited with a couple of university friends this weekend in the country. The visit involved, among other things, a corn maze (that I danced through at times):

baby goats:

and Saved by the Bell:

All in all, a much-needed weekend of fun. :)

Hopefully, I will start blogging more frequently and, more importantly, taking care of myself with healthy eating and exercise. I know in my head that's a better way to deal with stress than, say, ordering Chinese food, but sometimes my actions don't reflect that.

I am relaxing now with So You Think You Can Dance Canada. Good night, all!


Lynn @ The Next Chapter said...

Good luck with the job, crossing my fingers for ya!

So sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope he has a speedy recovery and gets to go home soon. *hugs*

Katie said...

Thanks, Lynn! :)

Anonymous said...

With all that going on, you definitely deserve a "pass" for the last week!

I did not realize that your father had a heart attack. I know how scary that can be, because my father had a heart attack when he was in his late 60s. He cleaned up his diet (which I never thought he would) and made a great recovery and lived for another 7 years of enjoying his life, work, and grandkids.

You inspire me with your commitment to healthy living even when life is full of challenges!

Katie said...

Thank you so much, chezjulie!

What an inspiring story about your father. Thank you for sharing. :)