It is Christmas time, and I haven't posted since oh mid September after a hokie football game. This fall and early winter(now what officially two days old) have been up and down for me much like it has for the Hokie Football Team this season. After getting blown out by LSU to open the season the team was able to fight until our O-line was back together. Then Matt Ryan who I am pretty sure like little boys dashed dour hopes of possibly making it to the National Championship. The team finished strong though and won the ACC championship, and meets Kansas, lead by a man who needs to diet even more than me, in the Orange BOwl.
After getting pretty bored with my job at American Funds I got a promotion, and I am now the Area Sales Representative for NYC and West Chester County, NY. It is different, and in my opinion not really sales but no complaints. The biggest impact though from all of this has been a new TV. Shortly after my promotion was announced Meredith and I spent many hrs arguing over size, type, picture quality, flat screen or flat panel, and price, and by price I mean that is all we argued about. Who knew that "Cheapskate" Meredith thought $300 was enough to buy a flat panel TV. AFter hours of deliberation we settled on a nice 32" LCD TV. It is marvelous. The Hokies only look better in person.
Other big news that we announced was coming in our last blog is the introduction of RITA's to our local Norfolk scene. Meredith is so happy to have this piece of home so close to us now. She spends more than what we spent on a TV there every month.
Lastly Meredith and I are now beginning to examine, pray, and think about our future and where we want to spend it and what we want to be doing. My position at work pays well, and has the possibility to lead to a career that would be very profitable but also unfulfilling. We have started to think of moving and taking up teaching, which she already does but I do not. I have bugged the Virginia Department of Education to death the last few weeks trying to determine what I need to do to get a license. Other options include a new company, a new role, and possibly a new state to call home. Virginia has been good to me as my only state of residence during my lifetime, but it may be time to give another of the 50 a try at things.
From our family to yours thanks for reading and Merry Hanukkah. J/K we aren't Jewish though many of our neighbors are. Merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Things to look forward to in 2008. MORE BLOGS. Weekly or Bi-Weekly Updates on how Fat I still am. One of our goals for 2008 is to make me skinny. I plan to at least give a half hearted try at doing it the healthy way.