Monday, February 18, 2008

wow-has it really been that long?

i did not realize that i had not posted in such a long time. a thousand apologies. at any rate-here is the latest.
Lent started two weeks ago, and i gave up alcohol. I am using this time to reflect on what is important to me, and how drinking on any basis is taking away from that. sort of an act of self-discipline. things are going well on that front, i only think about it occasionally and that is because i bought beer on the monday before lent. so i have a full 12 pack sitting on the counter. in the mouth of temptation and sticking true to my goal.
i am excited about NC, but apprehensive of the feasability. i will keep you posted.
things are going well at work, and i am busier than i think i have ever been. there is a lot of training that needs to be completed prior to our next deployment. no one knows when that is, so we are training like mad-as if we were leaving next month...it is an effort to always remain prepared. it is our responsibility to the taxpayers. (and being one myself, i want the most out of my money)
i think i will close this post out and take a nap...taxpayer money hard at work...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad you are back to the weekly commitment of posting. Did you read my recent post. Lots of photos I think will like. MO

Pete said...

Just wanted to make sure that you know lent is a Catholic tradition, but glad you are giving up alcohol. Hope to see you in NC. Pete.

Leah said...

I don't think Lent is just a Catholic tradition. Actually, I think it is a Christian tradition. Here is what Wikipedia says, "Lent is the preparation of the believer—through prayer, penitence, almsgiving and self-denial—for the annual commemoration during Holy Week of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the events linked to the Passion of Christ and culminates in Easter, the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ" We all can use a little preparation for Resurrection Sunday! He is Risen!!!

Pete said...

Good to know, and I agree we can all use a little preparation!