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I’ve been on leave since, well, the 23rd, and in that time I’ve discovered I’m capable of becoming really, really bored. But boredom is good for stimulating and creating new trains of thought. (So is being awake at 2:30 a.m.)

I’m going to be off work until the 15th. Why not use this time to rededicate myself to the Lord and to my goals (like Getting Hammered), and if not completely reinvent myself (I’ve tried that before and failed), work on changing those qualities about myself that I don’t like, so I don’t fall back into old habits once I’m back in the office?

Why not work on how to politely rebuff gossip when it’s offered, not snark on other employees, gripe about job duties, or how I can effectively witness to my coworkers? By effectively, by the way, I don’t mean convert on the spot, I just mean witness in a way that is constructive. I’m not a member of the “Badger People for Jesus” crowd. Why not work on being a more pleasant person in general? Sure, getting up at 4:30 a.m. to go to work can be annoying, but others have to get up even earlier. Why not work on being the change I want to see in my department?

This afternoon, I’m going to restart my diet program at Metabolic Research Center so I can work on losing the post-baby weight. Got to get those extra pounds off! Why not dump some emotional poundage/baggage too?

I’m sitting in front of my laptop, the GH chapter on sin open, with a cup of no sugar added hot cocoa at hand. Chris and Jordan are finally awake; Az is watching Finding Nemo and putting together a butterfly puzzle. Chris has the day off, his paycheck has hit, the afternoon is open.

It’s going to be a beautiful day.

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