Personal Updates for August 20,2020

This update has news about my exercise, my job, Scorpio, and Mr. Rogers.

My Exercise

Today, I met my exercise goals for the 70th consecutive day. That’s 10 weeks of meeting my goals. I’m honestly proud of how well I have done sticking with it every day. It’s not always easy, but I’m continuing to do it.

Today, I did 63 minutes on the elliptical. That’s the second time this week I have done the elliptical for more than an hour.

My left knee was hurting me this afternoon. I only shot baskets for 18 minutes. I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as I usually do.

This week, I’m looking forward to Saturday. My legs need a day off of the elliptical.

My Job

I worked on an interesting project related to policing. I hope they will let me draft some policy. It would be nice to work on something that’s so relevant, may actually go somewhere, and could make a difference.

Even though I enjoyed that project, I still have a lot of frustration at work. I’m meant to be accomplishing things. I’m a worker at heart. Honestly, I just don’t feel like I fit in there. I can’t stand incrementalism, especially when we are talking about safety and lives.

That being said, this week was better than last. But I know I’m lucky to have a job. I remember being on SNAP and turning off the heat in the winter, because I couldn’t afford heat. Sometimes, I actually find myself remembering that during meetings that piss me off.

Another thing worth mentioning is that there are some people I meet through work who really impress me. There are some folks dedicated to doing what they can to make a difference. It’s refreshing to talk with them.


Scorpio the greyhound is now eleven. Sadly, he is starting to show signs of arthritis in his hips. He is having his yearly physical on Tuesday. Mom and I are sweating it a bit. We aren’t at all ready to go through another illness with one of our beloved animals. Maybe the taco meatloaf he had tonight will help. I know Mom hopes it will.

Mr. Rogers

Mr. Rogers the cat is truly my little buddy. He makes me smile so often. Sometimes, I will be busy working and he will jump on me. At first, I tell him I don’t need a clawing. But he starts clawing and purring, and what can I do? I have to pet him and smile. I can’t believe two people gave the little guy away. He is a wonderful animal.

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