Saturday, August 13, 2011

Back on Track

Well, North Carolina has been redistricted.  The lines for the NC House and Senate districts and the NC delegation to the US Congress have been drawn.  Literally, and figuratively, but I won't get into that.  What it means for me is that another crazy time has come and gone and my hours will be normal again.  For a few weeks at least, they're coming back September 12th for a session on constitutional amendments.

Our son, Logan is now deployed to the Middle East.  He left about two weeks ago and has arrived safely in the lands of heat and sand.  Please think good thoughts for him and his unit and that they stay safe.  Apparently, a lot of our troops going to and coming from over there are flown through the Bangor, Maine airport.  There's a great group I recently found out about, called The Maine Troop Greeters, that tries to greet every flight of troops.  They welcome them back to the US or wish them luck on their tour of duty, but they also take pictures of the troops and post them on their website so that loved ones can see their soldier.  They took the picture above of my son talking to his wife just before he left the States. They are an all volunteer group that just does what they can, and I for one greatly appreciate what they do.

Now that work has gotten a little calmer, I've been trying to get back into a normal routine and get my life back on track as far as some of the goals I set for myself for the year, primarily writing and weightloss.  I've signed up for an 8 week class at the community college on writing that I hope will help me get my writing jump started.  I've started eating healthier and writing down what I eat.  I'm making some progress and I'll definitely be talking about both goals in more detail in the future.

I got back to my knitting group earlier this week and it was good to have a girls' night out just hanging out and chatting.  I've finished a couple of knitting projects over the past few months despite my work schedule, so maybe I'll do a post with some of those sometime soon as well.

So that's the quick and dirty update on what's going on here, more to come soon.

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