August 2nd

A few things on my A+ list this week:

1. Working and feeling productive. I realized yesterday in about hour five of training that I have been in a professional rut for quite some time. There is so much to learn with this new job, so many new opportunities. I slept hard last night after a day of great work. There is such satisfaction in feeling like you can be a part of progress.

2. BandAids. New shoes for a new walk? Dumb move. BandAids that stay put and provide comfort? A+.

3. Mika. Have you heard this guy? I am really enjoying his voice and oddly creative lyrics.

4. Friends who volunteer to help me once again fix Ruby. I broke a spoke hauling her home from spinning. JT is going to help fix her without me spending yet another paycheck at Landis.

5. Cottage cheese and ice cold blueberries.

6. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. Need something new to read? I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a slow read because there is so much information to absorb. It’s about a Hmong refugee family newly arrived to the US with their infant daughter who has epilepsy. The next 200 pages are a fascinating anthropological study of the American medical system and and the Hmong culture.

7. Jennifer Love Hewitt’s outfits on Ghost Whisperer. Why can’t I run around in pretty lingerie at work ? And while we’re at it, why can’t I have those eyelashes? She is so pretty and her attire is so odd. Watching this show is pure fashion mind candy.

8. My brother. You would not believe the kind message the boy managed to leave me yesterday. I am so blessed to have such a thoughtful sibling and I am embarrassed how many years we spent fighting. He is becoming an incredible adult and I couldn’t be more proud he is my family.

9. Making serious progress on the book editing. My goal is to resend my manuscript to a dozen literary agents and publishing companies by the end of the month.

10. Air conditioning.

Hope your weekend is off to a fabulous start!

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15 Responses

  1. Glad you like your new job so far!

  2. Sorry to hear about the new shoes causing the blister. I do that with just about every new pair of shoes I get – not fun at all.

  3. But the shoes looked so comfy!?

    Will this new job allow to travel to Africa still?


  4. Hey girlie!
    Long, weird, stressful summer…haven’t been online much. I plan to ‘reconnect’ to the world wide web soon.


  5. I’ve also read the book and thought it was really interesting. Nice comment about your brother. I’ve got three of them. And, a/c is surely nice on a hot summer day! Can’t wait to go to your book signing!! 🙂

  6. You totally can have those eyelashes, you just need to go to Sephora and buy them (i’ve seriously considered it).

  7. Sounds like a great start to a great weekend. I hope the rest of the weekend is wonderful as well.

  8. Good to hear you are being challenged and excited with your new job Kelli. This is a very exciting time for you. I am looking forward to hearing more and more about your new work. I am also blessed with great brothers. The older we get the closer we get. Life would not be the same without them. Sorry to hear about the blisters from your adorable new shoes. Good thing you have a stick of bandaids! Enjoy your weekend!

  9. so happy to hear that you are enjoying your new job! and i am right there w/you regarding jennifer love hewitt. that girl is gorgeous & i love her wardrobe on gw as well 🙂

  10. Can’t wait to read your book! Exciting. Sounds like you’re making progress in a lot of areas. Hope your first full week at the new job is great.

  11. Glad to hear day 1 went well!

    I read The Spirit Catched You and You Fall Down a few years ago as part of a book group. It was so insightful!

  12. My friend’s boyfriend wrote this book: http://www.amazon.com/Bicycling-Complete-Bicycle-Maintenance-Repair/dp/1579548830 I don’t actually have a bike so I’ve never had to refer to it, but thought I’d pass it along.

    Glad you got such a sweet message from your brother – that is so nice! Great job on the new job and the book!!!

  13. Good to hear that your first day at your new job went well!
    I love Mika too!

  14. kelli,

    love hearing about your new job!

    i read and loved that book in grad school; it was part of a class i took for my master’s in social work called “Spirituality and Counseling”, and i agree–it is amazing.