Thursday, April 7, 2011

Reporting in!

Like many people who undertake the goal of improving physical fitness, I slacked off during the winter. This was mainly due to adjusting to getting a job at the end of September, and having my schedule make hitting the gym as often as before next to impossible. It’s also due to the depression of winter weather. As I’ve stated before, I love Wisconsin, but I did NOT move here for the weather. A foot of snow on the ground and bone-aching cold make me want to just sit and hibernate. But, my biggest obstacle was that I just burned myself out on the gym. I looked for other physical outlets, but again Time reared its head and struck down any ideas (with a little help from his sidekick, Finances).

Well, this week my beautiful wife got us started on P90X. After three days of intense workouts each evening, combined with sensible eating and taking a pile of vitamins and supplements, I can already feel the difference. Yesterday, my energy was at a very low-point. I was tired and drained. But today, after some quality sleep, I feel much better. Still a little sore in places, but it’s easily manageable.

On the writing front, I am still chugging away at the story for the Anthology. It’s coming along nicely, and I’m enjoying it a lot. Also enjoying the light-hearted stories of Thomas Magni. After a false start that was much more “literate”, I think I have found a good format for that. Now, to work on some artwork for him. I did a sketch yesterday that I really like. I’ll see if I can get it up soon. Then there’s the Everlasting WIP, Life of Rage, my Orc RPG written in first person. I was considering starting an Orc-themed blog site, since much of my writing and imaginary life revolves around them. We’ll have to see about that. I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew…

On the work front, things are getting better. I got my letter last week informing that I am now a “Permanent” employee. Which means that firing me is much more difficult and drawn out than during my 6-month probation. And that stays, even if my douche bag Governor gets his way, and my union is emasculated. I also got a new computer for my cubicle. It’s a laptop with a docking station. And I have another docking station at the other office I work at part-time. So, I can use the same computer from two locations now. I love new tech stuff!

Other than that, not much to report or complain about. Sydney is improving her attitude at an amazing rate. She’s less sensitive and more able to cope with small pains (like the kind you get when you rough-play with Daddy). Connor is full-on into the Terrible Two’s. Some days he’s the coolest, sweetest kid; other days he’s like Jack-Jack’s demon form. Faith is having a rough time in Guam. She hates it there, has no real friends, and misses Wisconsin. I try to keep her spirits up, but she makes it difficult sometimes, with her teenager drama. Still, she’s a great kid, and I am very proud of her. We’re all looking forward to seeing her this Summer.

And of course, my wife is amazing. She’s the most caring, beautiful and loving woman I have ever known. I am blessed everyday to have her in my life.


Charles Gramlich said...

Good news on all fronts it sounds like. And good to have a wife like that. :)

bowiefan said...

LOL, Charles, I was sure he was going to be cursing the day he ever met me by day three of P90X :) I'm glad you're enjoying it as much as I am my honeys! My greatest joy in my life is taking care of you and our children.

Tom Doolan said...

Yep, she's a keeper. :)