It has been ages since I have last blogged...where does time go? Hard to believe just a few months ago I was buried in snow in the worst snowstorm Portland had seen in years and I was stuck at home looking for a job and now we are in a heat wave and I am working at a job I LOVE but alas..no AC! The ebb and flow of time. I enjoyed watching the Lunar eclipse on TV yesterday wishing we could have seen it in my part of the world, remebering the last time we had one here I was driving down 39th AVE (soon to be name Ceasar Chavez Blvd ~ a major busy st. in Portland, Or) and I pulled over into a parking lot with my funny glasses to watch the eclipse. It seems Lunar eclipses make the world stop for a few moments..Sad we can't see them from everywhere on Earth. Hard to believe another won't come again in my lifetime they say.
I am enjoying the summer but watching it pass me by so quickly. I am the Activities Director at Menlo Park health Care, a Skilled Nursing Facility in Portland and my job is to plan to the activities calendar so I have to plan AHEAD and it seems to make time go so much faster for me. I am already planning the OCTOBER schedule and trying to think of how to find a group to sponsor us or who is willing to take on 60 residents and provide Christmas Gifts for them so my residents can have a good Holiday come December. I guess the staff at a local Jail sponsored our facility a few years ago and each resident got a couple gifts wrapped and a Santa came and it was incredibly festive and fun and then they have had NOTHING for the past couple years..I want to really WOW them this year so I am starting to look NOW!!! Anybody out there think their work facility or Church group might want to join together to take on 60 special need residents at a Skilled Nursing Facility to provide a Christmas for them? If so please e-mail me at bbilyeu@eaglehealthcare,net and I would love to talk with you!!!
What have you all been doing with your Summer? I am looking forward to ending my summer with a trip to Maui in early September. I haven't been in 30 years so it will feel like the first time I am sure. It seems like so many people I know have gone there in the past year or so and have had an AMAZING time so I am counting the days.
I have discovered the wonders of Facebook and spend most of my computer networking time there which has caused me to neglect my blog..I will try and do better and post more frequently here as well.
I have started a new weight loss/get the ole' bod healthy plan routine and now I work out at the gym at least 3 or 4 days at week at 5:30am and if I am not at the gym I am walking a mile with my sweet dog Sophie...who thinks she has died and gone to heaven! She now waits at the door when I get up! :) I also enrolled in a 5 week weight managment class and am feeling excited about the new changes in my life.
Hope all is well with you out there and you are having a great summer! It would be great to hear any comments as to what you are all doing or if you have any HOTSPOTS in Maui I should visit on my trip! :)