Monday, December 28, 2009

I haven't felt like writing.  There, I said it.  I keep having these moments in my life and I say to myself "wow, I need to blog about this"...but I don't..because I don't feel like writing.  It's like my mind's frozen up, or something.

Well, the semester's grades came out and I did superbly well in all of my classes...even poli-sci!  A's in both college prep. and rock history and an A- in poli-sci!  Can you say WOOHOO!!!

Another bonus is that I've found a job.  Not the greatest but it resulted in one of those letters that I sent out a couple of months ago to all the local vets and doggy day cares, etc.  Surprisingly it is our vet that we go to that called and offered me a position of Kennel worker.  I can't remember the official title.  Basically I'll be walking the dogs, cleaning the kennels, and keeping the office neat and clean.  Hopefully I'll be able to see the vet techs that work there in action and get a better idea of just what they do!  There are more hours than I was hoping for...just short of 30...but the pay is much better than I'd hoped for so I guess that's ok.  We'll see how it goes when school starts again on the 25th of January and see if I can manage my higher workload classes with my job hours.

The upside to the new job is that it's a very physical one.  I'm on my feet almost the entire time...who am I kidding...I AM on my feet the entire time.  I feel pounds just aching to come off with that kind of activity!  Yay!  I've worked a full day already and will be returning after the holidays for my regular Friday thru Monday hours on the 8th of January.

The holidays have came and went with little fanfare.  DH and I were unable to afford gifts for ourselves or others this year so we didn't expect much in return.  We were surprised by a visit from santa's elves on xmas day, though.  (AKA Richard and Holly)  They came bearing some fun of which was supposed to get DH out of his grumpy, scrooge demeanor.  It did for a few minutes anyway.

Richard and Holly are very old and dear friends of Kurt's from the town he graduated HS in.  I guess Richard was the first friend he made when they first moved there.  Whatever the story...bless them...they were so sweet and gave us two GC's to Macaroni Grill (or Chili's which we don't care for).  They were both a very high amount and gave me a good cry when they left.  These two people have given us at least one date night, if not two.  We haven't had one of those in so very long.  It was a very self-less act that they have performed and I'm positive that they will receive multiple gifts from heaven for it.  We're so grateful to have them both in our lives....and thank you to Facebook for helping to bring them that much more closer to us!

A couple of months ago I weighed a LOT...and I still do.  I've been listening to a weight loss, self-hypnosis CD every night in hopes that it'll rub off...and I'm looking forward to the exercise that I will get from working.  Here's hoping, cuz I'm tired of getting out of breath from climbing into bed, or walking into a store, or not being able to make it up a flight of stairs without pausing for a moment.  The life of a fat person is not fun...and it's not healthy.  I need to get on the ball.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

I am down to two more classes in my EPY and Poli-Sci classes and officially none in my music class.  This is a bittersweet time in my first semester back to school is over.  I'm relieved to not have to deal with politics anymore!  At least not pulling it apart and studying it.

Still not working.  I've contested the unemployment decision.  We'll see how that turns out.  I never thought in a million years that it'd take me this long to find something.  But it's still worth it.  I have to just keep telling myself that.  It's better to be back home with my husband again.


I knew there was a reason I didn't cave in for oh-so long.  It's a
hopelessly addicting online game on Facebook for those of you who don't
know.  I might even go so far as to call it evil.  Bleah.