The Daily EO: April 3rd, 2013

It’s been a whirlwind year for us and I get asked often if I am enjoying Vancouver and we are.  But it is a different as you can get.  I miss the snugged in feeling you get on a cold winter’s night and the need to suck up as much summer as possible in July and August lest you miss it.  I love the ability to go out and rarely worry about road conditions and feel the sun on your face frequently.

This April:

April 2013, Vancouver:  No jacket, sunglasses, winter tires off
April 2013, Vancouver: No jacket, sunglasses, winter tires off

Last April:

April 2013, Huntsville:  Fresh Snowfall, Winter Tired Fortunately Still on, Hot Tub-ing makes sense to me
April 2012, Huntsville: Fresh Snowfall, Winter Tires Fortunately Still on, Hot Tub-ing makes sense to me

April 3rd, 2013 Extra-Ordinary:  I’ve had the best of both worlds.

The Daily EO: January 25th, 2013

I left work as soon as I could on both Wednesday and Thursday.  Both days it seemed to be one more problem, one more email, one more political maneuver than I had the capacity to deal with.  Full up here, people.

And the weather seemed to suit this – dark when I got in, dark when I left, pattering rain on my skylight, and foggy, overcast for days on end.

So, Friday, when work began at 6:30 am for the first of my departments three team meetings, I expected more of the same.   Dreary days with a burdened heart.  Here I was telling my team members that “good enough is not good enough” and that I needed a shift in thinking from “what can someone else fix?” to “What can I do differently?” and here I was struggling to get through my days.  “Working too hard to be only mediocre.”

January 25th, 2013 Extra-Ordinary:  I heard what I was telling my team members and my outlook changed too.

The Sun Comes Out.
The Sun Comes Out.