Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Hello again! I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving! I know I did!
I've been moved to my regular evening working shift, and the best thing I can say is that it's a paycheck. The company needs a very big lesson on what cGMP means, and they need to replace this QA group with one that actually cares about quality, let me tell you. I don't think I will be staying with this place past my 6 month probationary period, honestly. I've been seeing a very negative trend lately, and I really don't want to have that in my life.
All that being said, I applied to college yesterday and was accepted. I am going to apply for financial aid today and see what happens. I'm looking to go into the IT world of forensic data and cyber crime. In other words, how to find it, not how to do it! LOL I am hoping that Plex will join me on this adventure, but we shall see. Right now he's discouraged because he hasn't found work, and he's being nitpicked by his family to go back to school. Poor guy. I know he will find something. These things take time.
On the weight loss and moving more front, I am loving my walks with the dog, Cookie, every day! I know that during the stress of the wedding and the move I had gained some weight back, but I don't know how much. I just know that I got on the scale yesterday (my MIL's scale as I still can't find mine in the storage unit) and I am down 2 pounds. I think I am down more inches though, so once I find my measuring tape I will have Plex measure me again. I FEEL slimmer, if that makes any sense.
I suppose I ought to have breakfast now. My throat hurts, so I am not too keen on anything much. Perhaps some oatmeal.....
Saturday, November 23, 2013
I started my new job, and at first I wasn't sure if I was going to like it. The people were not friendly initially, and the training was, well, not very well thought out. I did ALOT of reading of the Procedures, and I found that even they are not up to par with what I have been working with previously. I do, however, try to keep an open mind so I kept plugging away at it. The job has gotten much more interesting, and the people are getting warmed up to me. Of course, I start working my regular hours on Dec 2, which means I will be working 3pm-11pm. I will have to get a whole new set of people used to me all over again. I know I can do it!
Healthy eating has not been a problem at all. Every night is a healthy, well balanced, home cooked meal. I am going to try to keep this going when I switch shifts. We eat a lot of chicken, and veggies are big in this house so there is always at least one of those a day. I'm getting used to that too, since I am not a very big fan of veggies. Fruits are the same way. I'm getting at least one in a day, usually with my lunch, and/or snack.
We're still adjusting to life in someone else's house. All I can say is I definitely want to put away as much as possible to purchase our own place. Lack of privacy gets to me at times. I like it quiet, they like to play classical music all day. I like to watch crime solving shows, they like The Voice and Dancing with the Stars. Plex and I managed to hook up the Xbox 360 to the small tv in our room, and we spend time in there playing on that at night (or he plays and I stitch). Boo has the Wii set up in her room, and she watches Netflix a lot.
Boo has started her new job, and so far she's getting the hang of being a working girl. Plex has been interviewing, but so far nothing is coming together. We are going to look into college courses for him and get him back in school. He's open to the idea, so I think he should go.
I recently got my truck back following the accident, and something isn't right. It has a shimmy to it when it's idling, and it never did that before. I am going to check all my fluid levels today and make sure they put it back together right. If it's not right, it will go to a local mechanic on the insurance companies dime. I have no trouble fighting them on this.
I wish I could find my bathroom scale. I have no idea if I have lost weight or gained weight with the change in diet. I think Plex has lost more, cause his pants are fitting him proper again. Our plans for Black Friday are to go to the storage unit and find the stuff that was supposed to come to the house and didn't, and rearrange it so it's not just thrown all over the place. Yeah right, good luck, huh?
Welp, time to figure out breakfast and start my day. We are doing demonstrations of a collectible card game today in Concord, not far from home, and we are babysitting my brother-in-law's black Labrador, Max, for the weekend. He's a big attention pooch! Plex has to walk him, or else he'll be dragging me down the street! I walk Cookie, our CockerPoo/Springer Spaniel mix breed. She's more my size. LOL
Have a wonderful day!
Saturday, November 09, 2013
Plex and I decided to visit the Carolina Renaissance Festival today. We were there for 4 hours, and saw so many wonderful people and items! We didn't wear our garb, as I can't find most of it since the move. It may be in the storage unit, which is packed to the ceiling with items we can't bring here to the house.
We are currently living with his mother and grandmother while we get on our feet and save to buy our own home. It's not terrible, as I generally get along with my mother in law, but that's not to say we haven't already butted heads. We have to establish boundaries, and that's a work in progress.
His mom is very much a go go go kind of person. She is up by 6am no matter what day it is, and starts the day on the run. She doesn't stop until she goes to bed. I'm happy she has this kind of energy on the one hand, but on the other I really wish she'd learn how to relax a little.
She is also very opinionated on a wide variety of topics. Yesterday she told me I was stupid because I have 5 cross stitching projects in progress all at the same time. She doesn't understand it, because she doesn't do it herself. She views it as something that HAS to be finished in as short a period of time as possible. I don't like being told I am stupid, and I let her know that in as polite a way as possible. I told her that this is what I do, I appreciate her point of view but this is the way I work. She understood that I was putting my foot down with her, and she backed down. This is her home, and I will do things her way that pertain to the house. When it comes to my hobbies though, so long as I am not leaving them all over the house I really don't feel she has a say in it.
Boo got a call today about a job she applied for. It's seasonal work, but it's something to start. She will interview tomorrow. I am keeping my fingers crossed. She'll be fine, I know. I have faith!
Time to figure out dinner. We have some leftover Chinese food that may just become dinner.
Friday, November 08, 2013
I am finally able to sit down and write a blog, Huzzah!
Recovery from the car accident is continuing, with a back spasm here and there but the leg is mostly ok now. If I stand too long it lets me know I shouldn't be, but otherwise I am almost back to normal.
The move was exhausting on so many levels. So many friends and family to wish goodbye, and so many tears. I know this was the right move for us, and I have so much wonderful news to share!
The day after we arrived (we didn't arrive until 11pm on Sunday night) I had a job interview. I was offered, and accepted, the position on Tuesday. I start this coming Monday! I am excited to be back to work so quickly! Plex is interviewing for positions, and has another interview today. Even Boo has been filling out applications like a fiend! We are on a good track, and I am grateful for it.
Packing, and now unpacking has been the bulk of my exercise. I haven't stepped onto a scale yet, but will most likely try to get a weigh in tomorrow to get back to a level of consistency. We are eating healthier, that's for sure, and hopefully the scale will show that!
In the meantime, we will keep plugging away at it all! I hope life is treating you all well!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
It's been busy since the wedding with all the packing to prepare for the move. Then it got a little twisted.
I was in a car accident this past Saturday. I was hit by another driver, and my truck is currently at a service station. I am hoping it can be fixed. In the meantime, I have to let my body heal AND pack a house. Not so easy.
I have a sprained, leg, sprained knee, sprained shoulder, sprained neck and a closed head injury. Luckily I was able to come home from the hospital the same day. Even more lucky is Plex who was with me when it happened. He has an abdominal bruise.
Things could have gone far worse, that's for sure. I am grateful for many things in this world, and while I may not have luck with people NOT hitting my cars, I am lucky in that they haven't seriously injured me. Thank you, universe, God, and anyone else who is looking out for my sorry butt!
I am off to pack a house, and supervise the house being packed into the trailer which arrived this morning. Be good to each other, and encourage each other!
My next check in won't be until Thursday,
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