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December 8, 2021
Inspires : 4

I received the full offer that includes the amount of the sign on bonus, salary, yearly bonus structure, benefits, etc. It is everything that I asked for. As I mentioned before, the job will be a lot of work and more travel, but it will be amazing opportunity for my career and I am very excited about this company and the work they are doing. I am accepting and am so excited! First day will be Jan 10th. My current company and the new company are both closed Dec 24th until Monday Jan 3rd.

Matt has shoulder surgery scheduled for Jan 6th - two tears on his labrum muscle. It happened while he was training for black belt jiu jitsu and this is the earliest the surgeon can get him in.
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December 8, 2021
Inspires : 0


Had an alarm set to get up a half hour earlier (5am), but felt kind of sick in the middle of the night so turned it off. Doing ok this morning though at least. We expect to hear back by the weekend on the potential house offer. I also get my score Saturday for the first section of the National Board process for teaching. This component is weighted at 40%. If it's strong, I'm pretty certain I'll move ahead with the process, but if it's poor or fair I may just scrap the whole endeavor. The whole idea was supposed to be about getting me excited about professional growth and that's not really happening. I'd hate to waste my language scores from this spring, but just not feeling the commitment to this right now. Am I feeling commitment to much of anything? I thought I could set a small goal to lose a bit of regained weight before the end of the year back in mid-November and I'm still not any closer on that. 
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December 8, 2021
Inspires : 0


 Monday -- Rest 
  Tuesday -- Office. 
 Wednesday -- Trainer ride? Maybe a(nother) rest day (?) Let's be realistic. 
 Thursday -- OTF 5:45 PM  (We're in!
 Friday -- OTF 4:15 PM 
 Saturday -- OTF 9:30 AM with Dara
 Sunday -- OTF 11 AM 
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December 8, 2021
Inspires : 0

YMCA AMRAP-30 MINUTES
o 6 CHIN UPS
o 5 PLYO SPLIT SQUAT
o 5 TOES TO BAR
o 6 ALTERNATING GRIP PULL UPS
o 15 AIR SQUATS
o 20 FLUTTER KICKS (4 count)
o 12 UNDERHAND BODYWEIGHT ROWS
o 8 REVERSE LUNGE (each side)
o 25 BICYCLES (4 count)
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December 8, 2021
Inspires : 1


6:14am: Did I mention that I signed up for a 6k on New Year's Day? I'm not sure what possessed me, other than being in close proximity to triathletes and ultra runners (my friend Ginger and her boyfriend were here the weekend I clicked the buttons). I'm in no way trained, nor will I be by that time, but it's 3.7 miles, so I'm not worried. The swag is a mug that you then use for the hot chocolate at the end. How sweet is that? 
I started Gabrielle Union's first book and it is WONDERFUL. I'm proud of myself -- I only stayed up until 9pm reading -- but I can't wait to get back to it. Unflinchingly honest, funny and tender, she talks about what it's like to grow up as a black girl. It's a view that this white girl never really understood or even considered, to be honest. I also have her second book here, just waiting. I'll likely devour both and be done before the end of this weekend, if not sooner.
 
 
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December 8, 2021
Inspires : 1


Definitely feeling last night's yoga/weights. I was not wanting to get on the trainer at 9 pm, but I'm glad I motivated to do something instead of nothing. 
Need to finish a big painting today and then sit down and send images to the Teton music festival people to choose from for next summer. I'm paranoid that they won't like anything I have because last year's choice looked perfect for their marketing! 
Harper is having a hard time breathing again. It's so sad. I think we'll try to get her in to be drained one more time today or tomorrow, then we'll have to put her down next week. I'm sitting here watching everyone walk by on the golf cart path with their dogs, and it's making me so sad. She can't run or walk or anything right now because it makes her fluid build up faster, so it's just sad. The last couple nights, she would come up the stairs and be breathing so hard she'd lay right next to me and make me pet her for an hour until she could calm down enough to breathe[...]
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December 8, 2021
Inspires : 0

Right arch still tender, but no worse.
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December 8, 2021
Inspires : 0

Another switch upgrade after work - probably until 10pm. This one should be fun - ha!
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December 8, 2021
Inspires : 6


GUYS I NEED ADVICE.
This morning on LinkedIn I happened to see that WarnerMedia (owner of 20+ brands like CNN, HBO, Warner Brothers, etc.) just yesterday posted a role for Director of Internal Communications, the logical next title in my career progression. I 100% qualify, based on the description. And this type of company is definitely "industry-adjacent" to where I work now (cable/internet provider) - just on the content provider side. In fact, the industry organization I volunteer for has multiple members from WarnerMedia companies - ONE OF THEM BEING THE VOLUNTEER ON MY BOARD COMMITTEE WHO DECIDED NOT TO DO HER JOB! I reached out to her this morning to see if she knew anything about the position, and am giggling at the irony of our relationship.
If I were truly unhappy in my current position I wouldn't hesitate. But I AM happy. And I've recently answered questions from potential candidates on why I love working here, and I didn't hesitate to share that the leaders on this team[...]
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December 8, 2021
Inspires : 2

We had a dusting of snow overnight and it is so pretty outside. I plan to go take a walk and enjoy the first snow of the year.

Went over early this morning to help the mil get ready for a doc appointment. A driver from her retirement home is taking her, but I knew she would be rattled this morning with the break in her routine.

10 days until we leave for Memphis!
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December 8, 2021
Inspires : 8


I  haven't been doing much PT or workout wise lately. I did manage to walk all over the Grove Park Inn to see the National Gingerbread house entries on Monday. WOW! They are amazing.
Yesterday I had my 2 week post op visit and had my bandage removed. It must have been doing quite a job on holding fascia together and keeping the scar and bruised area from being irritated. My leg hurt pretty badly for the first time, really since surgery. Part of the process, but damn!
Today, somehow, someway I will get some walking and or an arm workout in.
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December 8, 2021
Inspires : 0

Should probably do some form of exercise. I’ll make a swim reservation for Friday. Dog walks are difficult. I’ve resorted to just walking him around our little block a few times as he’s terrified of everything and there seem to be loose dogs everywhere.

Getting back to piano practicing today. I canceled this weeks lesson and will restart lessons in January. I am having a studio recital Sunday and need to prep for that.

Got an email from Northwestern that Todd’s formal grievance has been forwarded to their claims and litigation attorneys for review. They will likely do nothing because we are past the statute of repose, but they did admit fault. 60-90 days for review.
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December 8, 2021
Inspires : 2


Feeling happy with myself for getting my run done yesterday. I feel like some of the weekday runs on this plan are kind of long but it is a good and thoughtful build and i will follow along. 
Nice day at home, working, as usual but no meetings. So dressed cozy, looking at the snow, ready to dig into my one outstanding report. Sitting at my bedroom desk looking at the snow falling. Feeling mostly cozy. 
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December 8, 2021
Inspires : 0


Some strength work then a little easier treadmill session. 
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December 8, 2021
Inspires : 1


Heavy rain this morning -- at 40F outside -- so I moved my Thursday ride to today.  The only problem was that I already had a run tomorrow. I guess I'll do the longer/interval run and call it good?
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