The heat is back on. We are warm and cozy and trying to remember how fortunate we are to have heat and not take it for granted again. This will be difficult.
We told Big One last night she is allowed to go on the amazing trip to China and Hong Kong. We gave her a gift of a can of peanuts and a set of chopsticks wrapped in a Canadian flag.
- The flag so she will remember to come home.
- The peanuts and chopsticks for her to practice. I was told by my Asian friends this is how the children practice. If you can control a peanut with the chopsticks, you can control them well enough to eat.
Trip is booked to St. Augustine. Founded in 1565 by Spanish explorer and admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, it is the oldest continuously occupied European-established city and port in the continental United States.
I am still feeling lucky for the opportunity to spend time searching for my next great career opportunity.
We are loving the new wedding rings. Friends have done the appropriate oohing and aahing. Even some of the men.
I took the teenager advice on Internet use. I have been scheduling time each week to meet friends in person for lunch. When you are not working, it is a fabulous opportunity to offer to pick friends up at their office, head out for lunch, and drop them back off at the door. More time to chat in the car, and they can be back at the office in time for the next meeting. For people working in a corporate environment with lots of meetings, this is a treat.
And one of the positive changes I have made in my life since I have more time on my hands is that I have been exercising every day. Getting a break from work has many advantages if I just keep looking for them.