I haven’t posted all week because I’ve been miserable with another cold. I think it’s the chronic stress weakening my immune system. This cold hit me hard and fast starting with a sore throat Tuesday night AFTER making a GAZILLION tamales. I’m on the mend still, but coughing really hard. Yancy started feeling sick yesterday morning too, so we skipped the 50 mile bike practice. 😦 I thought I’d be able to do some mileage on the indoor trainer, but the coughing is too much. We did to get two car loads of stuff moved over to the new place. We’re starting to see some progress in the packing. Still so much to do that it’s overwhelming. What makes it more difficult is that instead of just throwing everything in boxes, we are going through ALL of it to eliminate excess. We want to try a kind of “minimalist” lifestyle. Not hardcore, but definitely getting rid of redundant material goods. We’re literally getting rid of a bunch of dishes and kitchen stuff, a bunch of clothes & shoes, and random sporting stuff that we never use. A friend and teammate is hosting a yardsale at her house in a couple weeks. We’re going to bring all this “junk” and donate all our proceeds to LLS. It’s harder than I’d thought it’d be to get rid of things I’ve had for many years. But I just need to stay focused on what’s important to me. I want to live in a peaceful and clean home. I want to be economic and responsible. I want more room to pursue things I really enjoy and stop wasting time with things I don’t really care for.

Today is Mother’s Day and I’ve been thinking about my family a lot. My sister, Mom, & Grandma are going to a play today and I wish I could join them. Also found out (not by a phone call) that my great grandmother is very ill and may not be with us much longer after a stroke earlier this week. She is in her 90’s and has been in a nursing home for a few years now. In a way, I am happy that she will be free of this world and her loneliness since loosing great grandpa. But I am sad for the family that is loosing her and wishing that I could be there to give hugs and mourn along side them. It’s days like today that I feel so disconnected. Living in Seattle really isn’t that far away, but those mountain passes between here & there, sure seem like a solid wall.

Ok, better get back to work. Lots to do today!

———-UPDATE———- We sold EIGHTEEN DOZEN tamales!!! $360 to LLS!  🙂


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