Emotional Hangover

Sorry, guys.  It’s been a very emotional week.  Last Wednesday was my last choir rehearsal at our main campus, so it was full of goodbyes and tears.  Then, my closest friend at work left to move away for his dream job, and Friday was his last day.  I’m happy for him, but Friday was a tough day.

I tried to do an outdoor run on Saturday, since it was only in the low 70’s, and I did okay for a little bit, but it was so humid that breathing was a little difficult, so Mr. PhD and I ended up walking most of it.  I felt like it was a bit of a workout fail, because I’m pretty sure that it’s going to be humid in three weeks when we do our 5K.  But we went to the Carolina Raptor Center and we “adopted” a little Screech Owl named Lana, who only has one eye!

Isn’t she cute!  Our adoption fee goes toward her food and medical care, and we get a photo and information, and we also get to have one-on-ones with her for pictures.  She is absolutely adorable; she also has some wing injuries and can’t be released into the wild, so she “educates” Raptor Center visitors during the live bird talks.  If you’re anywhere near Charlotte, NC, you’ve got to go to this place.  We’re members, so we get to go as often as we want for free, and the work they do for injured/orphaned birds of prey is incredible. 

Anyway, that perked up Saturday, but yesterday was our first official day at our new church campus and I was homesick.  I know God has big plans and I’m excited, but I’m also insecure and shy, and I don’t deal well with change…so I knew the adjustment was going to be tough even though it’s a good thing. 

I was wiped today.  Mr. PhD thinks that it may be the emotional toll, but I think it’s something I ate.  I slept for an hour this evening and am about to go back to bed.  We’re going to the gym for sure on Wednesday, and maybe tomorrow depending on some tentative plans that we’ve got.

AND!!  Our best friend is back from Iraq and will be home Friday, which means that we’re going camping for a week next week!!

I’ll see if I can muster up something more interesting tomorrow; for how, I hope you guys have a good night 🙂


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