So far this week has been about prep: prepping my body, prepping my soul, and prepping my life for healing. I know I said that my challenge would probably transform as I go along, and so it shall. I'll give you a quick rundown of my week so far.
Getting up early most days, but some mornings (like this morning) my alarm goes off, I go to my knees in prayer, and then I reset my alarm to get back into bed with my wife because that's exactly where I want to be.
Workouts are...ehhh...sporadic? Right now I'm acting more in favor of frequent movement, sometimes vigorous, throughout my day. Taking walks around campus, doing the occasional set of burpees, taking the stairs just because, etc.
Worked with my mentor a few times this week. Unloaded some lumber, including four 16-foot beams that weigh around 100 pounds each; I had to lift them alone because he just isn't able. I also helped spread filler and lay underlayment for tile flooring. I didn't even know what underlayment was before doing this job.
Listening to the audio version of The Waste Lands by Stephen King and reading It, also by Stephen King. I stayed after work yesterday and re-watched the movie version of It (better the second time). Finn Wolfhard is on his way to becoming my favorite child actor. Which brings up an excellent topic for later discussion: Who is your favorite underrated child actor? I thought Joel Courtney did a pretty great job in Super 8 but barely got any kind of critical response. Oh, and here's this:
If you're not familiar with the show, these two videos might not make any sense. Or maybe they'll inspire you to watch it and watch it soon.
Working on gathering materials for a project I have to present for one of my graduate classes. I had to teach a writing lesson using technology to someone enhance the writing; I asked my students to read and review/analyze an article and then post their review as a storyboard on PBS Learning Media, with clip art, media, text, and hyperlinks. Frustrating thing is that I was supposed to present this weekend, and less than half my students have even completed the draft of the review. One girl just paraphrased the entire article. Three of my students have been absent all week. Good news is that my professor postponed the presentations to November 4th. So I only have one assignment due this weekend for my other class. But I'm also working on a Weebly about Shakespeare, another storyboard on some literacy strategies, and I have to review two literacy articles. *sigh*