Complications…

Well, it has been a week. I'm still in Saskatchewan, helping out my mother-in-law as she recovers from surgery, which she had last Tuesday. While the surgery went well, she ended up having some complications in the days after the surgery, necessitating an overnight admission to the local hospital and an urgent trip back down … Continue reading Complications…

In good stead…

I am feeling somewhat relieved tonight. I received an email from my school today, notifying me that my essay, which I agonized over for a month, was graded. The resulting mark was a much needed confidence boost. The mark for the assignment was 84 per cent, which was consistent with the 82 per cent for … Continue reading In good stead…

Oops…

Photo by Aphiwat chuangchoem on Pexels.com For the second time since the new year rang in, I screwed up and forgot my night-time meds. The problem is, without the meds, I don't sleep. Unfortunately, by the time I realized what had happened, and why I wasn't sleeping, it was four in the morning, and if … Continue reading Oops…

Celebrating slow growth…

The new year has been off to an okay start. I took a couple days off of studying on New Years Eve and on New Years Day, which was a much needed break. I did manage to convince Lynn to give me a hand for a couple hours cleaning up the office downstairs yesterday. Considering … Continue reading Celebrating slow growth…

Focusing on my skills…

Dec. 27,2020, Paintearth County Today, I'm feeling content. The day wasn't overly strenuous, but it kept me busy. I did some practise with Adobe Illustrator, wrote a column, and prepped some photos for my editor this morning. After lunch I had a meeting to cover for the paper, and then after that finished, I came … Continue reading Focusing on my skills…

What I was leaving on the table…finding out how far I can push myself…

I strive to make every day better than the one before. I'd say I accomplished that over the last couple of years. I pushed myself, pushed my skills, and managed to get some good work done, for both the paper and the church. Honestly, if someone had told me a year ago that I would … Continue reading What I was leaving on the table…finding out how far I can push myself…

Pushing outside my comfort zone…

Photo by Kyle Loftus on Pexels.com With the holiday season upon us, my schedule continues to get busier. Thanks to the new Covid-19 restrictions in place across the province, we are switching up the format for our annual Christmas in song service. Instead of having the performers singing their music pieces live during the Sunday … Continue reading Pushing outside my comfort zone…

Filling my cup…

For the first time in longer than I care to think about, I got out into the back-country and took some photos. While I was on the hunt for hawks or owls, neither of which materialized, I still had a good time and managed some good shots. I ended up doing a swing through some … Continue reading Filling my cup…

Some days…

It's safe to say that today did not go as planned. First off, I was grouchy pretty much from the time I woke up. That was followed by Lynn saying she wasn't feeling well and asking me to go down and cover the store, for at least part of the day. I did, but I … Continue reading Some days…

Feeling good, and balanced…

The last few days have absolutely flown by. I'm happy to say that after a two-week break to let my ankle injury heal I am back in the gym. I'm not jumping right back into things, however. I'm starting off by extending my treadmill routine a bit every day, reintroducing weights in a few days. … Continue reading Feeling good, and balanced…

Comfort and growth…

I've said before that the only constant in life is change. Dr. M and I connected for my six week post-discharge appointment. It was a good, positive, discussion and he agreed to follow up with me again in the middle of January, post holidays. The one thing that he did say, which has my brain … Continue reading Comfort and growth…

I need to find time…

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The last couple of days have continued to be busy. I have to admit, I am enjoying the fact that I've been able to maintain this pace. It feels good to actually be productive. Unfortunately, I haven't made the time to get back into my workouts again. It just seems … Continue reading I need to find time…

Holding steady…

Photo by Alex Andrews on Pexels.com The weekend hasn't been overly busy, but it has been steady. Saturday, I spent most of the day studying, working on my 20th Century History course. It's been feeling good getting back into the swing of things. I also picked up my new office chair on Saturday, and I … Continue reading Holding steady…

Forced slowdown… on the injured list…

The last few days have been fairly productive. I got a few articles done for work, and jumped back into my history course. Unfortunately, I've had to take a few days off from my workout regime due to an injury. I felt something pop in my left ankle as I was getting off the treadmill … Continue reading Forced slowdown… on the injured list…

Recharging…

Photo by SCREEN POST on Pexels.com Wow, it has been nearly a week since I have written last. The last week has been fairly busy. Today is the first break I've taken from my workout regime, though the day is still not over. I am feeling tired, though accomplished. My weight is slowly coming down … Continue reading Recharging…

Figuring out how far I can push myself…

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Well, this has been a week. I've definitely been pushing myself hard this week. It seems like events and newsworthy activities have exploded in the region this week, and I've had a lot of articles to write as a result. As well, I spent some time attempting to make some … Continue reading Figuring out how far I can push myself…

Picking a lane…

Photo by Sebastian Palomino on Pexels.com After a busy day yesterday, I am feeling bushed today. With the help of a friend I took our two mattresses to the dump then picked up two replacements that Lynn managed to find for a good a deal on one of the local buy and sell groups. I … Continue reading Picking a lane…

Back in the groove…

I'm a week in to my new routine, and I'm feeling pretty good. In the last week I've had one morning where things didn't go quite as planned, where I ended up sleeping in until 0930. Aside from that, I've been successful in getting up in between 0600 and 0630; the last couple mornings I've … Continue reading Back in the groove…

Wrapping up a busy week…

Photo by Bich Tran on Pexels.com This week has been full, though thankfully I am reaching the tail end of it. There hasn't been any single item on my to-do list that has been weighing on me; however, the combination of everything has made for a tiring week. Still, there is a difference between tiring … Continue reading Wrapping up a busy week…

Breaking things into pieces for the upcoming week…

Photo by Bich Tran on Pexels.com Today was a mercifully quiet day. I was up early and got some work done on my creative work-in-progress which I haven't worked on in well over a month. It felt good to make some forward progress with it again. Later in the morning Lynn and I headed to … Continue reading Breaking things into pieces for the upcoming week…

Succeeding in spite of myself…

Photo by Lum3n on Pexels.com Tonight has me feeling accomplished. It was a somewhat busy day, catching up on some writing for work, studying, and doing a dump run. This afternoon at the store we celebrated the third anniversary of the store as well. Some friends were kind enough to bring in a pumpkin pie … Continue reading Succeeding in spite of myself…

Recovery…

To sum up today, it didn't go as planned. I met B this morning to film his weekly devotional. With me being away until today he was going to film it himself on his phone, but since I was home I offered to do it. We got it done in good time, and I went … Continue reading Recovery…

Home again…

After a brief inpatient stay at the centre in Ponoka, I am home and feeling a lot better. I wasn't able to write while I was there because I could not get my tablet to charge properly, and trying to publish a post on my cellphone is just no fun. This admission was by far … Continue reading Home again…

Going in-patient…

direction sign with capital letter H for hospital This week has been challenging. I've been dealing with low moods, fatigue -again-, and poor concentration. I am definitely not at the lowest point that I've been, but I've definitely been struggling. I reached out to Dr. M at the centre, and heard back from him. He's … Continue reading Going in-patient…

Stopping isn’t an option

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I hate this time of year. As good as I've been doing, I always find myself struggling at this time of year, and this year is apparently no exception. I'm over a week into a downward spiral that always hits me this time of year, and today has probably been … Continue reading Stopping isn’t an option