My name is Artie Anderson.. I'm 49 years old..I work for a fortune 100 transportation company and I'm also an associate pastor at First Christian Church in Lufkin Tx and I lead contemporary worship..
Ok, so I've been gone a while. Life has been a little stressful..crazy..depressing at times...joyful at times but this has been one of the most eventful seasons in my life over the last few months and I didn't have the time, energy or desire to blog. Facebook and twitter are my outlets most of the time but I would still like to keep this avenue open for communications that are a little more involved..
I don't want to make this too long.. and Lord knows I can but I'd like to recap the last few months.
I had to fire someone that I hired over 10 years ago and cared a great deal about
I was very anxious about my own work situation because of what had gone on with my employee
A friend of mine had that female surgery and experienced some very bad things..got very sick..
My wife had that female surgery... I was of course very anxious about what was going on with her because of what had happened to my friend. (She is doing very well by the way)
I found out that 2 of my closest friends and confidants were going to leave my church and become pastors in other churches
I had to take my baby girl to TCU to start her college career
We had a big send off ceremony for my two friends/co-pastors/
I'm a guy that is not afraid to cry..I find it healthy and cleansing for me...I'm also a big baby and can't help it.
It's strange...I've been very guarded during this time... not on purpose.. I just haven't been weepy.. that's weird for me. Hope I'm not getting old and crusty..
I haven't been very good about my eating during this time..too much stress. Donna is making me get back now.
Fortunately I haven't gained back too much.. a visit to my Dr. let me find out that I was still lighter than when I started this a while back.
I won't be as rigid as before but I've got to get back on the program. I have things I want to do and enjoy doing.
This isn't a blog about dieting but food is a part of all that we do. I hope I don't let it control me.
I'll share more about more as time goes on..
Going shopping for a birthday gift for my son... it won't be too big.. he did get this because of the cash for clunkers program.