This has been one stressful month...
I changed from working part time to full time, same job. I went from 24 hours per week (3 days) to 40+ and not having the couple extra days home to get things done is stressing me still. Also, since I'm considered "new" I don't have any vacation yet. You have to work full time for a year to get that, so my hubby is having to take kids to doc appts and other things and I'm not used to missing those.
I am still working my other part time job and there I had a ton of end of month and tax reports and forms to do (finally all done!), plus a whole lot of other stressful situations and things found out and said that have made that job cause me extreme anxiety each time I'm there. I am trying to work through it because we need the money... but it's hard.
My oldest son is moving into his first apartment. He's lived in the dorm at college off and on over his college years, but this is the first time he's actually moving out... taking his bed and chest and other furniture. I do expect to see him often still. I'm sure he'll come home at least once a week just like when he lived in the dorms. I expect him to move back home after he graduates college, and live with us again until he finds a job, or at least I hope so. Then it will be a true leaving of the nest.
My oldest daughter was in a wreck Wednesday night that totaled her car and left her quite sore, but she is otherwise not hurt. My husband talked with the people at the wrecking yard where her car is and they told him the driver's door is bashed into the driver's seat and that it is amazing she didn't get hurt. It's a little Miata convertible. She did tell me she crawled out on the passenger side. She is still in shock somewhat and is beyond bummed as you can imagine. I'm worried about her. I wish she was here at home. I will see her tomorrow, tho. We are going to an art show in which one of her artworks was entered... she didn't win, but she did get picked to be in it.
I have had many days of extreme depression and anxiety that even make it hard to log in to SP and put on my happy face... but I have also had some really good days of feeling great and happy.
I have had some really good dieting days and some horrible pigging out days, yet somehow managed to net a loss of 12 lbs for the month. At least I hope it's still 12 lbs. Last night I had pizza and I am weak when it comes to pizza. I know most of this month's weight loss is water, but I'm still happy that it's gone.
On my good days I ate lots of fresh veggies and fruits and maybe ONE low carb tortilla and of course drank lots of water.
So January, thanks for the memories, even though they weren't so great...
On a happy note I nabbed more tickets to see my favorite band ... and to meet them again! :) This time I'm taking my younger daughter to meet them, too and she is extremely thrilled. We'll be seeing Fall Out Boy and Paramore in August. :) It's gonna be a mini vacation for me and both my daughters.