This morning the first thing on my mind was getting out and doing the Hope Endures Virtual 5K. I highlighted this virtual race in my last post and it is one that I am so honored to be a part of. As I have shared before runs where I am racing for a cause or in memory of a lost loved one mean so much to me. Today I ran for Courtney's daughter that passed away three years ago. It's in her memory that I logged 3.1 miles at the community center. I often run without a watch and today I didn't even look at the clock. I walked often taking time to think and reflect on the many blessings I have in my life. God has given me so much to be grateful for and I know I take my health for granted far too often.
Yesterday was quite the Monday. I had to put myself on restriction from blog reading, facebook, and twitter. I worked from 8AM-11PM calling and getting audits completed and doing the prep work for those people I had left to call this morning. I'm contracted to do phone audits for producers who wish to source & age verify their calves. The company I'm contracted by is contracted by the United States Dept. of Agriculture so usually I say "I do contract work for the USDA" as opposed to explaining what I do. I'm able to work from home or anywhere I have my phone and netbook.
My family had cows from 1987-2002 and when I went to Auburn I studied Animal Science Pre-Vet with a double minor in Spanish and Leadership. I stayed for another two years and got a Master's in Animal Breeding & Genetics focusing on beef cattle. Now you can understand a little more that when I say I love cows I mean I LOVE COWS! Last winter when the audits had died down (we have a slow season that runs mid-December-February) I got bored and decided that I wanted to be a nanny part-time (adult word for babysitter) so I found a single dad with one son and it was a perfect match! I've really enjoyed taking care of him and being a part of his life. Part of my nannying includes staying overnight and this week his dad is out of the country so starting last night and until 9PM on Saturday night I will only be at my house during the day while he is in school. This takes a toll on my sleep schedule and by Saturday night I'll be exhausted!
I'm really fortunate to have not one but two jobs that I enjoy and honestly love doing. Neither is without its trials but being able to work from my den while watching Christmas movies has got to be the best thing in the world!
I'm going my best to get caught up on all of your blogs so please be patient! I'm reading and commenting. It may just take me the rest of the day!
Anyone else love their job? Any other cow lovers out there?