“Hunting the Good Stuff”

During this time of uncertainty, sometimes it is really tough to think positive.  But we must carry on and try to find the silver lining in all this.  In the Army, we call this “Hunting the Good Stuff.”  In essence, you may be in a bad situation, but try your best to look on the bright side.  And we do, because that is how the Calkins Family does it.

I got served the same food right after this picture was taken (and I ate all of it, I swear!)
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Taking Time for Lunch

I put in a lot of hours at work.  I am pretty good at time management (and work through lunch on most days), so I still get off by 5:15pm every day, but the time spent at the office definitely adds up.  While anyone can tell you that breaks need to be taken, it is important to ensure that those breaks are effective, meaning that they replenish you and allow you to refocus once you return to work.  I do not take as many breaks as I should, but they are almost always effective.  The best break?  Going to one of my daughters’ schools and surprising them for lunch.

Probably healthier than what I was planning to eat…
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