This one's mainly for my Spark friends, but all are welcome. I've been MIA for the past month and thought I should post an update. I know there are several people here who consider me a friend, and I feel bad to have not been in touch! So here's what's happening in my life lately... and I look forward to catching up on what's new with you as well.
Work: It's always crazy during October and November. That's just the reality of my job. I'm fine with it, managing it well, but I need to cut myself a break and lower my self-expectations during this time.
Romance: My bf and I mutually decided we'd be happier as friends, and I've been happier with the new definition. I'm not someone who *needs* a partner at this time in my life, so I guess my expectations and standards are a bit high right now. And that's okay. Everything will work out the way God intends, and I know it will be good for me.
Home: I got a roommate! I emptied out the bottom floor of my three-story condo. She has two rooms and a bathroom of her own, and we share the kitchen. She just moved in this week and I haven't seen much of her so far. I really like what I know of her, though. I feel good about the choice.
Health: I'm now almost fully recovered from surgery on the tops of both of my feet, to remove bone spurs. Within a few more weeks I can start running on the treadmill again, and I'm looking forward to that. I wasn't successful with trying not to gain weight while in a wheelchair for two weeks. then the past few weeks of "light duty." So I have some work to do. My new roommate is super-healthy and has a side job teaching Zumba! Maybe she'll be a good influence on me. On Monday I am having my third, and hopefully final, neck procedure. 26 years of pain has been greatly diminished by the past two procedures, and this last one should take it down even further. I'm hopeful.
Personal: One reason for getting the roommate is that I want to get completely out of debt (my car, IRS, and medical) and save up a significant emergency fund, and then after that is done I would like to pursue my lifelong dream of adopting a child. It's a few years away, as adoption can run upwards of $15K or more, depending on domestic vs. international. I'm not picky about where he/she comes from. My preference is a child over 4 years old, but I will walk through whatever doors God opens for me. I should be able to reach this goal around the age of 44 or 45. (I'm 41 now, until February anyway. Then I'll start turning 36 for a few years, I suppose. ;) If I have a husband by then, all the better. I know that I couldn't be with someone who didn't support adoption, so that's not a concern. I'll do it single if need be.
That seems to be about it for now! What's new with you?