Mobile Minutes: 93% Cacao


Ehhh…
I’m currently listening to a pastor compare the Kansas City Royals to the royalty of Christ.
*sigh*
Sorry, just feels like a gimmick. Non-intentional I’m sure, but my evil college theology roots are brewing this morning. I’m obviously not that creative, hence why I’m rather bitter about the strange comparison.
That and the fact that I truly despise how our culture revolves around athletics and not other identity of a culture.
I’m obviously lacking patience due to my lack of coffee. I can see the comparison, I understand the points, but I must be becoming old and weathered because it just seems cliche (having half the church body demonstrating their allegiance by wearing “vintage” Royals also is…well…meh).
Perhaps I just woke up on the wrong side of the bed because I’m overwhelmingly lacking the enjoyment, the sweetness of life. I’m merely dealing with internal bitters that seem to have filtered into the blood stream (why does no one ever refer to a ‘soul stream’).

Life is hard, marriage takes work, and patience is always lacking. Runs don’t move as smoothly, and the fridge tends to be empty (or worse, requiring actual cooking).

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Le...meh

People wear me out, and cyberspace is inviting. I could get lost in zero’s and one’s and be at peace. However, as tempting as that utopia seems, I still know it isn’t where my life should exist, and no, I don’t always enjoy acknowledging that truth.

Today, I’m merely like dark chocolate. The 93% dark chocolate, there is nothing sweet, it’s just bitter, but in some ways dealing with that bitterness can equal added health benefits.

I acknowledge my lack of patience, bitterness, and overall anger today (no breakfast aids to that). I’m not in a good mood, and it is hard to handle. It requires so much humility, so much embarrassment in order to flush the system. In the end it’ll take a nice long run tonight to cool off and wear down.

-D-

Mobile Minutes: Welcomed Weekend


I’m pleased that I was in school all this past week. Full days, no problems, all happiness…but the weekend tastes that much better when it arrives.

Nice Saturday of sun, sunburns, and softball. Darco and I have been rocking with the cousin, including a softball tournament today, and watching the Royal’s get into the playoffs for the first time since 1985…

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I was the only adult last night.

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Perfect weather. Perfect coffee.

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Just noticed how well my Mitscoots socks blend with my shoes.

-D-

Mobile Minutes: Taxing


I’m feeling it…
During the day I’ve been inside a school each day this week, and Monday’s training session in the evening just flat lined me.

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So...much...paint...

I’m struggling…
The motivation is real, but my body is just wiped out physically each night. I’m worried that pushing it will lead to injury, and with season changes that’s the last thing I need to deal with.
Additionally…
Icing and heat processes, along with taping for support have been going on for my Achilles. This stems from an injury back in April/March. Frustratingly, I’m still having problems. I can’t cut well in the corners, and accelerating “lift” off my left foot is extremely limited. I’m not moving 100%. Sure, times are dropping, but I know I’m holding back because of the pain.
So…
With back-to-back 5K races coming at the end of October I’ve decided to do the one thing I despise in the upcoming month.
I’m going to actually see a doctor…
I’m not really happy across the board right now, tons of stress, and I’m feeling slightly betrayed by my body.

-D-

Mobile Minutes: Recap


Here’s a bit of a breakdown for the last month for you who are just now turning in:
-Was informed my services were no longer required at my place of employment (awkward)
-I started back as a substitute teacher in the same district I was working in this time last year, including a specific building that broke my heart to leave
-Darco was promoted in Starbucks, and will likely be transferred to the northern part of the city south of us
-Our lease is up in November on our apartment
-We’ve been meeting with a few families on Thursday evenings, praying and plotting a church plant in the same area as…

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Not my photo, but the neighborhood meeting near the hopeful new church plant today was great!

…Darco is likely to transfer for work
…the school district I’m currently substitute teaching in
…we’re hoping to relocate to at the time that our lease is up

-D-