Thursday, September 21, 2006

Light at the end of the tunnel

At the risk of jinxing myself, I will say out loud that I think my luck is finally changing. Evidence:

1. I got my stitches out last Monday and I'm back in a brace until Thursday, then I'm free to start riding outside and swimming again. Of course my hand looks a little deformed, but at least I can start using it.

2. Last Thursday was my last day as Assistant to the Controller at this crazy-ass company I was part of since February. Mike got a promotion and a raise, so I can leave the workforce.

3. Because of #2, I have started working at the new YMCA that just opened across the street from our neighborhood. I work a couple of shifts a week as a Wellness Floor Attendant, which to me is a step towards becoming a personal trainer, which is My Dream Job. I don't make very much money right now, but I get to work in the fitness industry, and that's where I truly belong. I also am going to teach two indoor cycling classes a week, starting tomorrow morning. I've done that in the past, and I love it. I'm excited about getting back into that.

4. I'm knitting!

This is the beginning of an Hourglass Pullover using Classic Elite's Miracle. It's a slighty fuzzy alpaca/tencel blend, and I love the color. (Green is all the rage this fall.) The gauge is smaller so I'm doing the 37" size, but according to my calculations, it should work out alright.

5. The other night I ate an old fortune cookie that had been in our fruit bowl for months but I had never bothered to throw away. Here's what was inside:

"Use your abilities at this time to stay focused on your goal. You will succeed."

I am TOTALLY taping that on the top tube of my bike during Ironman.


Coleen said...

congrats on all the good stuff going on!

spaazlicious said...

Congrats on the first steps to realisation of a dream, way to go!

(and yay Mike for helping that happen!)

Angela said...

That's GREAT news! You are totally going to rock in FL! And the job front.. I'd love to make some kind of transition too. Things are definitely falling into place.

emily said...

Awesome! Congrats on the freed hand, and on the job change too. I love that fortune cookie fortune too (it is SO true) though I highly doubt a delicious fortune cookie would ever stay uneaten in my house for more than a couple days...

Sarah said...

I noticed you're working on the hourglass sweater (which I'm about to start soon) and I would google the pattern ahead of time to find the errors. I've knitted a few things out of this book and the book is actually full of errors. Just a heads up, and good luck! (I'm knitting mind in some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino in a chocolate brown!)