When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.
The heart of the difference is not ability or even talent, but desire
The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Change of heart
It is raining cats and dogs here; I managed to squeeze runs on Mon, Tue and Wed between bouts of pouring buckets, but opted to cross-train today. I am home sick today anyway. Will see if I'd be able to do 15 on Sunday, when the weather promised to clear up.
We moved a few boxes over to a new place. Now that we saw it empty (the former owners moved out), it seems smaller than our house. Cute nevertheless. There is no high ceiling as we had, it may give an impression of been tiny. Although we were looking for cozier house. It almost seems we won't be able to fit all of our stuff there - and we are not packrats. Stephen is registered for new school for after New Year, and Oleg will go to local high school today to sign up Alex. This high school doesn't have a school bus, what means we have to drive in and out every day. Something to gain, something to loose...
New neighbors stopped by yesterday and welcomed us - it was nice. What was even sweeter is that former owners left us a bottle of wine and a gift certificate to local health food store. Warms up the heart. There is a park that starts next street (about 0.5 mile away) and it links the trails with my regular Tryon park. I am looking forward of actually running to trails, not driving.
There is a lot of work that has to be done on the house once the weather warms up, all the rooms painting is ugly and old, both decks are rotten and a carpet in one room is dirty (the rest of the house has hardwood). We have left-over wood from the floors we did in the old house, so it's a project we are capable of taking on. The backyard is overgrown, and behind is a 0.44 acres of undeveloped forest - nice!
I am thinking of doing Neera Cleanse next week to jump-start my systems before holidays. I had done it before, though limiting only to drinking is boring.
There are so many local Fat Ass type events in December/January, I am sad I'll be missing out on them. But with Alex's first month back it's what has to be done. No far driving. No racing. Family weekends.
Pets are doing OK, but still don't get along. We try to have them separate by keeping on different floors. Will they ever become friends?
Time to take medicine and pack. I'll see you all next week, when the internet connection will be established.