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!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Starting over

I thought I was going to start a new blog but after much thought, I decided I'm not going to let Them take this away from me. Why should I stop after over a year just because They don't have a life.

Emotionally, I'm doing a bit better. Financially, not so much. I had to use every last dime I had to buy a new Mac. My old one was awesome. She was 8 years old though and I couldn't install any of the newest software. I'm hoping to find a school in the neighborhood that could use it. I never thought a trip to the Apple would be so painful.

Believe it or not, I haven't gained much weight. Maybe up 3 pounds from my lowest. Suddenly I'm having to figure out how to eat healthy on a budget. Speaking of which, funny little story about my mom. She down from NC about a week after I lost my job. She always brings tons of food for my sister and I like homemade chicken salad, veggies from her garden etc. Instead of wasting room in her cooler using ice, she used 2 giant frozen beef roasts. One for each of us. It still makes me laugh thinking about that and we ate for DAYS! :)

So what's the plan you ask? The plan is to be the person I wanted to be when I was stuck working in an office. I'm going to work out every day and enjoy the fact that it doesn't have to be at 5:45 am or 6:30 pm. I haven't been exercising much and I know I will never feel good again until I do. I'm going to finish up a logo and then lace up my shoes. I can do this.

I'm working on starting my own business doing simple, affordable design focusing on small to medium size businesses. Know anyone that needs a logo? A website? A brochure? Send 'em my way! I'll have a business website up and running soon!

I've missed you all so much. I can't wait to get my work and workout done and read some blogs this afternoon to catch up. It feels great to be back.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Checking in!

Hey all! Just thought I'd say that things here are fine here and looking up. I've been busier than ever just getting in touch with everyone I know. I'm hoping to be in round 2 of interviews for a fantastic opportunity that could change my life :)

I'm not going to go into to much more detail. The people I thought were my friends at my last job have gone through everything, deleted most everything of mine including wedding pictures, hacked into my Facebook, you name it. I don't trust much that I put out there right now so I'm going to start a new blog soon I swear. I'll let you all know when that happens. In the meantime, send prayers, good vibes etc. that I make it round 2 (of FIVE!) for this job.