Saturday, March 25, 2023

Champions, Family, Moving

We had breakfast with Sharaya and Ally this morning, then headed to the movie theater to see Champions. Have you seen it? Some of the language was a little crude but overall it was a great movie. A man who didn't know anything about people with special needs ends up coaching their Special Olympics basketball team. He learns a lot about what's really important in life. Thankfully I remembered to bring tissue!

 I got word on Thursday that I would be moving desks at work. I have been at my desk in the front office for more than 16 years. And within a week I will be in a quiet 'quad' (with three other admin) on the third floor. Honestly I'm extremely nervous. A person can create quite a routine and rhythm in 16 years. But as I've been processing it, I know I'm going to love it. I can choose my hours because I won't have to fill in for lunches for the other staff in the front office; I will be able to leave my desk whenever needed and don't have to make sure one of us is manning the office at all times; no more double doors opening and closing all day; phones won't be ringing off the hook... When I really think about it I get excited about it. There's going to be a lot of adjusting, but I know it's exactly what I need and I'm going to grow to absolutely love the quiet space!
 My view since 2007

 Adelaide is learning in leaps and bounds lately! She's a little over three months and is starting to 'talk' a lot! She babbles and coos, it's adorable. She's learned to grip things, she and Poppy are starting to make a connection, and today, she found her thumb!

Sharaya trimmed Ally's hair the other day. It had gotten pretty long so she cut it and then straightened it. I love this picture of her with Moxie.

 Well, it's time for bed. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!


ellen b. said...

That move sounds like it will be such a stress reliever for you. Sweet Adelaide, I miss those cooing, babbling days.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

I enjoyed this post and seeing pictures of your sweet Adelaide...she is growing so fast. And your granddaughter Ally is beautify, and so is her kitty. Your move at work sounds very pleasant. I can certainly relate to all of what you have been doing for 16 years. Although when I worked at a large church (not nearly as big as yours, however, it sounds like), I was blessed to have an office in the back away from the front desk, but I still had to make sure the office was covered during lunch. You will love having peace and quiet where you can concentrate and get your work done! I pray it all works out really well for you. Have a wonderful week!

Terri D said...

I've not heard of the movie, Champions, and now I need to explore where it might be showing around here. Adelaide is adorable! She is growing fast, just as she is supposed to! I wish you a blessed week ahead!

Cathy said...

Sounds like a good movie. Your grandchildren are adorable. Hope you will adjust quickly and really love your new office.

Billie Jo said...

Thank you for the movie recommendation, and I am glad you had a good time. Your grandbabies are both beautiful!!! Have a cozy afternoon, my friend.

Susan said...

I think you will love your new office. I did enjoy my office the last 10 years I worked. There were two of us in there and it was nice. I retired back in 2011 though I left in 2010. I wondered how I would manage retiring so you, but it all worked out for the best. I will have to check into the movie you posted. Enjoy your week!

Ernie said...

Change is hard and I'm glad you are seeing some bright spots in this big change for you. I am looking forward to seeing that movie. It looks very good.

Adelaide Dupont said...

Ever since I saw the trailer for CHAMPIONS during New Year's Eve 2022 I have wanted to see the movie.

I finally had my chance last Thursday.

Every time the Friends scored I clapped.

And the moment when they played pick-up basketball on an outdoor court was so good.

Also all the moments with Alison and Johnny and Dot before Johnny moved to the Three Amigos.

The rat in the showers moment.

And when our protagonist read his second ever book.

Today I had the opportunity to read about the local bocce team.