Monday, November 30, 2009


I know Thanksgiving is over and I have been neglecting my blog but I wanted to stop in and say how thankful I am to have blog friends who miss me when I'm not posting. I appreciate you all so much and thanks for checking in on me.

I made my first ever Thanksgiving dinner. Just us and the neighbors. It was so nice and relaxing. We did see my mom and the rest of the family on Saturday so we didn't completely ditch them.

Please note that is MY turkey that I made and is not a picture from a Martha Stewart magazine :)

I have to say I'm doing really well in terms of dealing with the Situation. Suddenly I feel like I can do this. I have 3 clients already and work to be done so that means I have no choice really! I have been extremely busy but I'm hoping once I get in the groove of a new schedule it will be easier. I tend not to give myself much of a break and feel like I should be working all the time. I haven't been exercising aside from a 30 minute walk every day which helps but doesn't equate to any big loss. I know I have to make time for it but it doesn't make it any easier.

I think I'm going to join the Y for my 40th birthday which is a week from tomorrow. Might as well start at a new gym while everything else is changing. If anything it will be motivating to go to a new place. In the meantime, I'm finally going to use my free pass there to finish out this week. It's always a little intimidating but it's probably better during the day now that I have that opportunity!

I promise to blog more too. I know how much it helps me and I deserve it!


  1. Glad to see you, Tina! I've been thinking about you and hoping that you were doing ok, and it sounds like you are, so yay!

    Your turkey presentation is gorgeous! Me, I just slap it on the carving board and get ta cuttin'!

  2. Glad to see you posting. My, that was a very impressive bird.

    As for the business stuff, I'd just caution you (1) stay on the people that owe you money and (2) always be looking down the road at future business, even when you get swamped with current stuff. Those are the two biggest mistakes most freelancers make, in my opinion.

    Best of luck to you on this very exciting journey.

  3. beautiful bird! :-)

    glad to hear things are busy, that is better than the opposite!

  4. It's so good to hear from you again,Tina. I've been thinking about you and wondering how the Situation was progressing. Sounds like you have landed on your feet - smart girl.

    And such talent in the kitchen too. That turkey looks great!

  5. Your turkey looks just like something out of a cooking magazine. You should be very proud! Looking forward to hearing from you on a more regular basis.

  6. Yay for a new Tina post! :) Your bird looks the pears!

  7. So glad to hear you're still alive girl!! And what a beautiful turkey! I'm glad you've got some clients already...that didn't take long!! I'm hoping to get back to work after the first of the least I'm praying so. I hope you get back into a gym makes all the difference. :)

  8. That turkey is GORGEOUS! Wow!

    So glad to have you back in the blogosphere. Wishing you all the best in your new endeavors.

  9. Um... hello, your turkey. Seriously, that thing is BEAUTIFUL!!! I am very impress and will be coming to your place next year.

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