Wednesday, February 27, 2008

updates on the Henry family

Sometimes, Finn has a hard time keeping himself entertained while I'm checking my email. The other day, he climbed on my scrapbook travel bag for awhile. It's propped up next to Carolyn's (I'm babysitting it while she's in Azerbaijan). Who knew that could occupy so much time. He kept going up & coming down...looking quite proud of himself, I might add. :)

For those who don't know, that shelf is filled with Heroscape terrain...Kenton's other love. :] (It's a game with little figures of all sorts...he's really quite smitten with it.) We had to get an entire shelf to hold all of his pieces & there are still a couple of boxes of figures that are stashed somewhere else. Soon we will get a matching shelf for my scrapbooking paper & supplies - it's only fair. :)

In other news, I'm trying to work out more. (I'm sporting pjs for tonight's workout.) I am terrible at working out consistently & always lose motivation after a couple weeks. So, since it's been about a month now, I decided I should tell you all so you can keep me accountable. I've run out of excuses for not losing the last of the "baby weight" (I'm no longer nursing Finn & he's almost 16 months old) & would like to see some results from my hard work. I don't have a goal weight cause the number isn't important - right? :) More like a goal shape. If nothing else, I want to be healthy...but results are good too.

I'm also not super excited about changing what I eat. I consider myself a pretty healthy eater, despite my sweet tooth (sometimes I NEED chocolate). But I know that sugary stuff can make a difference. So I am thinking about what I eat & trying to make good choices. I don't really have a plan, but I have been lifting weights since Kenton has his weight bench set up in the garage. Soon it will be an even nicer space because his parents gave us that big roll of carpet to put down. I'm also jumping rope because I hate *hate* running. Anyway, the reason I share this is so that when you see me next (or email me next), ask me how I'm doing. By telling you to do this, my hope is that I'll be motivated to keep it up. How embarrassing to blog about trying to be healthy & then to just lose steam, right?

Enough about me. Kenton could use some prayer in the next few days because he has a job interview. He is still working for EEP & wasn't looking for a new job. But Carolyn's step-dad Steve called to tell Kenton about an opening at Symantec (doing tech support of some sort - not my area of expertise). He had a preliminary interview yesterday & afterwards called to tell me that there was no way he was qualified for that job. We were both pretty disappointed because we'd gotten our hopes up (even though we promised ourselves that we wouldn't). Much to our surprise, he got another call today asking him to come for a second interview. They think they could train Kenton for the job & they want to give him another shot! Yay! His interview is this Friday. We are going to dinner at Steve & Debbie's house tomorrow night so that Steve can prep Kenton. Kenton's also going to read up on -whatever it is he needs to know- in his spare time. Again, we're trying not to get out hopes up. He is happy at EEP & wouldn't mind staying there. Just trying to see what other opportunities are out there.

A long one tonight! Whew! I'm done. :)


Jacqueroni said...

im excited for you guys! it sounds like it could be a great opportunity for kenton, although, it he got the job, we would miss him at EEP :-(. oh, and if it makes you feel any better, i dont think that ive exercised in like years. its pretty disgusting. and i have never watched what i eat. i figure that ill work on it when it becomes a problem. thats how you're supposed to do it right??

carolyn said...

Have fun with my parents tonight! I'm jealous that you get to see them and that they get to see you! And I miss mom's house!

I like your scrapbooking case thing! It looks really nice!

Do you have a huge mirror in your garage? Looks cool!

Gretchen said...

We'll be praying for Kenton and his interview! He is so smart and skilled (: