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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

So I have not blogged since my Twilight Challenge Team's 100 day countdown to Breaking Dawn. Such a long time, and I know that I need to do this more often. I was losing faster when blogging.

I am finally employed full time AND part time, and we are currently looking for a cheaper apartment. Hoping January brings us a new (and much less expensive) place to live.

It is hard to believe that Christmas is less than a week away. It has not seemed like Christmas since I moved west--I am wondering if the warmer winters are having that effect on me! I have our tree up, it is small, but cute. I got mom's package yesterday, with all the presents (and homemade peanut butter cookies) from the family. At least we will have a few presents under the tree!

I am grateful that I did not have to move back to Indiana. I am thankful for finally finding full time work, even though it will take us a move and a few months to be fully caught up with bills. If we can move in with a friend it will save us a nice $500 a month. Rent out here is exorbitant. We are looking for just ourselves though. Hoping that something comes up soon!

I have missed being on here, and last week I worked about a total of 60 hours. Going from about 15 hours a week to 60 something was overwhelming! I have tomorrow off paid though from my new job, so I can get caught up on some sleep and get some stuff done for the weekend. For the record, working retail during the holidays kinda stinks.

So, hoping after this week i will be able to catch back up with everyone and my work load will slow down to about 50 hours a week. Catching back up on here is the main thing. I am still figuring out how to work in fitness minutes, as I pretty much drop into bed at night right now. Since I work retail, and have worked the shipment and replenishment (ie--moving and carrying boxes all around the store and constantly twisting and turning to fill the shelves with product) I am and have been getting my heart rate up, but not sure just how much. I have arm muscles again--small but they are there! woot!

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season, and wish the best to everyone!
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_LINDA 12/24/2011 11:19AM

    Congratualtions on getting the jobs!! That is great news! But sorry about the high prices to rent :(.. Please take very good care of yourself nutritionally and sleep well -you don't want to run yourself down and get sick! Sounds to me like you are getting all the exercise you need at work!! It probably will ease off after the Christmas rush is over and then you can think of some exercise.
Hope it works out for you to stay with a friend until you can get a more reasonable place! Have a good Christmas!!


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RUNNER4LIFE08 12/22/2011 9:35AM

    Those are long hours you are working and it has to be a shock to your system. I am happy for you though for finding that job and hope that 2012 brings you lots of happiness and joy!

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SUSIEWHITE1109 12/20/2011 11:58AM

    emoticon Great job Alley! So glad you found work, even though I can understand how working retail during the holiday season would really be rough!!! Hang in there and have a very Merry Christmas!!

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