Friday, June 10, 2011

Delicate balance

Father I have sinned. It has been three months since my last blog. Though, I have been busy playing this delicate balance of life, love, and work. Additionally, to be honest, I really didn't think anyone really was THAT interested in my life. It's kind of like the thought of when you post something on facebook and nobody comments... Anyway, here's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Things are good. Life is good. I wake up everyday and think this is a beautiful part of the country, I like my job...and I miss my husband and friends. There within holds my delicate balance. I'm in East Tn, my husband of 8 years (wow 8, I've never been with a guy for so long) is in West Tn. We're making it work, but neither one of us is thrilled by it. We've both decided that two years will be enough. Whether I move back or he moves here is still up for grabs. However, we will be together after the two year stint is through. The next thing to balance or grab hold of is the fact my dad has died. I'm officially parentless. Therefore, officially an adult. I know in my mind it's the circle of life. However, my heart sings a different tune and it's still a sad thing to face. (This is my time to tell you a little about my dad.) My dad had a nice long life. He had great opportunities. He traveled all over the world. He was a great story teller (Irish fellow ) and so funny. I miss him greatly and have to admit I'm shedding some tears just thinking about him. So let's move onto some softer topics. My job. About a month ago I took on more responsibility and have a dedicated set of workers to help me. It's a great crew which is a total blessing. Our work centers on special projects - treating mixed waste (radioactive & chemical hazards). It's interesting and never the same. Too bad I couldn't just plop the job anywhere I decide. As you know I've gone back to school for my MBA. It's interesting and challenging. It takes up a lot of time, more time than I thought it would. Through the summer we have class almost every Saturday. Ug. However, I graduate in Dec, not too far away. Time will go by faster than I know. I've found a study group. They are a really good group of folks. This makes it all so much easier. Then just to throw into the mix a little stress relieving material I've decided to do the Atomic Man HIM in Sept. (Please let me know if you'd like to join me.) The race director has stated the course is not as hilly as it has been in the past. However, I believe "flat" and "hilly" are all relative. What folks around here call flat is not Memphis flat. It's Knoxville flat. Therefore still hilly, but not as hilly as the mountains. In preparation for the race I've started going to track. It turns out the track coach used to be the coach at U-Indiana. Very cool. She's a nice person. You can check her out at I also have a training advisor. A certified coach with multiple race wins under her belt along with four IM Hawaii qualifying times. Which is also very cool. How can I go wrong?

There we go. Life in Nancy's world. It's interesting and busy, but not a made for movie thriller. I miss you all and think of you often. :)


  1. Nancy! I just met a lady who just moved back to the Bay Area after a few years in Oak Ridge. Her husband worked there for maybe 6 years? I forget her name, but it made me think of you and miss our rides and the Nancy bridge runs.

  2. You get your dad's great story telling ability! :) I miss the Nancy bridge runs too! Especially the aided ones.

  3. I especially liked that bridge run with a nutritional challenge. I think it was in honor of your certified training advisor with 4 IM HI quals. It's all a little blurry.

    It appears that your blog title is a tad inaccurate at this point...