Whew: a general update.

That’s about all I can say about the past couple weeks. I apologize in advance if this is not all that coherent. It’s been a little hectic with my increasing hours at work and only having one working car. This week I’ve opened three days in a row, so I take Aaron to work, head off to work myself, work 9 hours with an hour lunch if I’m lucky, and then I pick him up after I get off work and we get home almost 12 hours later. His poor ’96 Honda will be fixed soon.

I’ve definitely toyed around with the idea of just trading the sucker in a getting better car. However, I’d hate to add another payment for a car. I want to save a good chunk of money so we can just buy him a new (to us) car outright. My car is a ’97 and has now 171,000 miles. I’ve put almost 100,000 on it since I bought it used 5 years ago. It’s been an amazing car.

Anyway… work is good. Busy, but that’s a good thing because that means we’re getting more inquiries and students. I’m up to 40 hours a week, which is normal for any full-time job. However, since I get about 6 hours on Saturday and only work four more days out of the week, that means that most days are 9-10 hour days. And that’s 9-10 hours of going through books, answering the phone, managing the teachers, making sure the students are on task. In general, I enjoy my job, and it gets better every day, it’s just hectic.

I’ve finally gotten over my nervousness about speaking Spanish at work, especially over the phone. Every once in awhile I’ll get someone who speaks too fast. Most people are kind and slow down a little bit. It’s good to know my attempt is appreciated. 🙂

As far as running goes, we attempted a 15-miler on Sunday, but we only eeked out 7.75 miles. I need new shoes SO badly it’s ridiculous. My feet were in so much pain. We walked part of it, and even with the walking our pace was 13:49. The sad part about running lately is that I just don’t know when to get my mid-week runs in. Getting up in the morning is really my only possibility and I HATE getting up early…. I need to buckle down and just do it….

….and lastly, we might be getting a puppy! We have been talking about it for quite some time and I think we’re ready, financially especially. We were talking about pit bulls.. they’re so cute and loyal. I HATE that they have a bad rap. The next day hubby was talking with a guy at work about it and this guy has two pit/lab mixes that he kept from a litter. We might get to meet him this weekend, Bear, that is. I was researching the pit/lab mix and have read so many good things about it. I’m excited to 1) have a dog I can run with and will be up at 5:30 waiting for me! 😉 2) a big dog and 3) a dog that can protect me when Aaron’s gone.

Cheers to January being almost over! “Febrero loco y marzo otro poco” are just around the corner….

3 thoughts on “Whew: a general update.

  1. Man. One car is such a pain. I would love to trade his in for a smart car or something, but this one is paid off and getting it fixed would be so much more cost effective. Its just getting to that point, where its a pain.

    I used to hate morning runs, but I crave them now. Don’t worry, you will get used to it 🙂

    I am crossing my fingers and toes in hopes that y’all get a puppy!! GAH!!! I am a firm believer in that a dogs behavior is how its raised. I hate that ANY dog gets a bad rap, just because some knucklehead wanted a pair of vicious dogs. I hope you are able to come home with Bear this weekend. How awesome!!

  2. I hope you get your dog! I definitely believe a dog behaves the way it is raised. As bad as it is to compare the two I am in the nurture before nature debate as for children too. It is all in how you choose to raise them! We are on the cusp of getting a puppy ourselves and one of the things you mentioned is one I am really excited about as well – getting up in the morning and going for a jog with him!

  3. How great for ya’ll! I hope you can get the puppy. Our puppy is big and she is amazing for when my husband is gone. 🙂 Dogs have a great sense of hearing too which is a plus for when we’re walking or I’m home alone.

    Glad everything is going good for you!

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