My brother has been gone for the past two weeks on a missions trip to Argentina with the MO Youth Department (check out their blog). If you get really bored you can read about last years trip to Honduras (which I blogged). It’s been weird having to drive back/forth to work without my driving partner…the thirty minute ride is getting a little boring and the stuff on the radio isn’t near as funny if you don’t have someone to laugh with.
But we’ve stayed occupied. I’ve spent a lot of time with his kids. From going to the ballgames in town, to riding bikes at the church, to taking a day off work and going to Jonesboro (where we ate at ucky-Cheese, per Simeon), and watching them for a few hours while Tara had to help entertain the visiting minister that was here for Father’s Day (everyone else was gone, she had to help cook for them). It’s been a crazy two weeks…but good.
Things are going pretty good right now. I’ve been exercising and trying to monitor what I eat. I’m very close to a weight that I think I’ll cry if I reach…so it’s back to walking 2-4 miles a night and doing morning exercises. I rode a bike last night (first time since I was a kid I think)…it’s amazing that muscles get used that you would think would be used anyway (while walking) but not so much. I made myself walk two miles after the thirty minute bike ride…to make sure my legs didn’t cramp up. The joys of having genes that tend toward plumpness…instead of skin/bones. I would be happy with a good middle ground.
Well, that about wraps it up for me for now. I’m at work and it’s Friday (TGIF), and there’s some things I need to get done before leaving for the day. WOOT!