Friday, January 25, 2013


"Worked" another 20 hours this week, getting trained. I am ready to have normal shifts, people! I'm tired after being in practically every day for the past 3 weeks. It's 8pm on a Friday and I'm in my jammies and going to bed pretty soon here. Must not burn out!

Highlights of the week:
  • Started class! Sociology! My prof seems great and I'm looking forward to learning about the subject. Plus, upon reading the syllabus, NO GROUP PROJECTS! I was worried about that, seeing that many of my classmates texted throughout the first two class periods. (Kids these days.) Anyway. School. Yay!
  • Seeing people I know at the gym! Former band director, physics teacher, old acquaintance's parents. It's fun. I like being up front.
  • Making 30 cold-calls to business partners. Smiling and talking are two of my favorite things!
Things with Mom are rough. She's in the hospital tonight. I'm sure she'll write about it on her blog. Thank you to everyone who's expressed such kindness. Things will be difficult for a few months around here. Whatever prayers, loving thoughts, or support you can offer (and have offered) is so very appreciated.

sweet dreams, friends.

Thursday, January 17, 2013


For those of you who want to know the latest with my mom, here is her CaringBridge site.

We don't give up. We fight on. TREVORS FOREVER!


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Gettin' Trained

I am feeling SO much better -- big thanks to my mom for pushing me to eat my superfoods even when my digestive system was nutty. Getting proper nutrition from real food is so important.

Last week I started training at the front desk at work. Wow, what a sudden appreciation I have for people who are on their feet all day! Fitness centers in January can be insane-- all the special promotions for New Years Resolutions, plenty of tours, and a good chunk of new members.Still so much for me to learn, but I'm picking it up pretty quick. Hoping I'll be able to man the desk alone before too long. I trained for 14.5 hours, plus my usual 4 hours in childcare... I worked almost 20 hours this week! Crazy! (Can't wait for that paycheck *wink!*). I am so blessed to be this healthy right now. School starts in 10 days!

Please continue praying for my mom, and for my whole family. We have come upon an emergency situation, and it is a very stressful time. I will keep the blog updated as we get more information.

My sister goes back to college tomorrow. It will be a bittersweet parting. Sweet because I get the bathroom all to myself!! :-)

take care. love each other.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year

I'm not doing very well. I don't really want to talk about it, except to say that I'm working on it. I haven't been able to drive the past few weeks, but I've still been able to work, thanks to my Dad schlepping me back and forth on Sundays. I have a lot of fun with the kids. :)

My mom's having a minor surgery on Thursday. Please keep her in your prayers.

I'm very happy to still be able to read.
Currently reading: Spiritual Formation by Henri Nouwen, Christianish by Mark Steele, The Help by Kathryn Stockett (again), and Hark, A Vagrant! by Kate Beaton.

Also obsessed with Downton Abbey on DVD. Season 3 premiere next Sunday!

Happy 2013 to all!