Thursday, June 05, 2014

Catching Up: camp, health, work and other stuff

It's been a busy week!
I shortened my work week last week by a day for Hopedale's kids' camp. It was supposed to storm Friday night and Saturday, but God smiled on us and provided us with beautiful weather.

Our camp was the smallest that I remember but we had great kids, the most incredible workers and an awesome weekend.

I was back at the camp on Monday to perform a little magic for the Tri-county Baptist Association kids' camp.

I'll continue to be busy this week with a performance in Neosho on Saturday and church in Nixa on Sunday.

Tonight will be a timeout night and Chris and I will take in a concert and listen to a band from the distant past--The Marshall Tucker Band.

June is here and the 1st came over camp weekend so I missed my weigh-in. I gave myself a correction day and skipped the 2nd for my one year check. On the 3rd I weighed the same as last week's weigh in, 202.0!

I end the year at minus 56 pounds and figure I'll still lose another 5-10. While keeping the good eating habits, I'll start to focus more on the exercise, strength and conditioning. It's been half a lifetime since I've been below 200 pounds...maybe by my birthday on the 13th. We'll see.

Work is kind of crazy. A couple of medical disqualifications, retirements, temporary assignments and vacations are leaving us pretty short on most days. Overtime is being used regularly and spot leave is scarce. I think it's like this everywhere.

On the 14th, we will have an open house to celebrate Hannah's graduation! She is one of about 1500 (out of about 29,000 initial applicants) waiting on a date for the FAA Academy in OKC to take her place in the grand profession of air traffic control!

I was at the Academy when Hannah was just a few weeks old. Now she'll be there as I'm winding down my career. Makes me smile.

I am blessed.

John <><

1 comment:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

So glad it all went well, John! Have a great June!