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4/15/14

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It's been quite a while since I've blogged and updated my friends on what's going on, I know. There just hasn't been a whole lot to update until the last few days and I've been kind of busy. So, where to start?

I guess I'll start with the obvious, weight loss. I haven't lost a thing. But I am working on it. I haven't done much the last few days because of some things I will get into later, but last week I did get in two really good workouts plus I walked after work 5 times. Definitely something worth being proud of. And I've started just batch cooking for the week ahead on Sundays to reduce any excuses for eating out because I don't feel like cooking or I'm too tired or too busy or whatever. A work in progress, but I am finally doing better and starting to get a handle on things.

My mom has been sick. She was in the hospital a couple months ago with this weird infection thing that had gotten into her blood and had caused tons of swelling and massive pain. She's in the hospital again. She went in Saturday because her hand was doing the same thing her shoulder was when it first happened and this time they sent her to a better hospital in Greeley to get treatment. There's not a whole lot to report on that front just yet. They're still running tests and deciding exactly what to do. They had a CDC person come in and examine her since how she has gotten this infection is such a mystery and that and all he really did was change her antibiotics. There's been orthopedic surgeons looking at her because they may have to open the swollen parts to drain the infection out and help ease her pain. When I talked to her this morning they said they weren't too worried about it yet because it's on the back of her hand, but they would be worried if it was going into the palm of her hand. Well, guess what? It's starting to go towards her palm. So they may end up doing that. They also did a heart echo or whatever it's called and a chest xray on her yesterday. On the echo, they said it looked like her heart was beating like it should but they did see some suspect calcified areas on her heart where the infection may be centered at, so they may end up doing this scope thing behind her heart to examine it further. Scary stuff, let me tell you. I'm really hoping she's going to be okay.

Okay, guess I'm sandwiching my news here with good, bad, and better news. On the job front. I believe it was last Monday that I really seriously hit a breaking point at work. My boss did something that was quite frankly inexcusable (I won't go into details) and I really reactivated my job search. No longer was I checking the job openings on the workforce website, I was actively applying anywhere and everywhere I could, even McDonald's and Burger King, because I was just so beyond done with it. I wanted out and I wanted out now. And Friday was almost as bad as Monday was with my other boss. Well, yesterday I woke up with a tension headache and a migraine, so I called in sick. Finally started feeling better around 2 or so and I saw a call come in on my phone, but I didn't recognize the number and still wasn't feeling great, so I just ignored it and let it go to voice mail. I checked it about an hour later when I was feeling better and it was from one of the many places I'd either filled out an application to or sent my resume. I called them back and they scheduled me in for an interview a half hour later. So I called my husband and told him I needed the car back so I could get there and I was rushing around the house trying to get ready. Had to re-wet my hair and blow dry it to make it look presentable and not like I'd just gotten out of bed or something (I actually got it to look REALLY nice!) and getting dressed. It was funny to watch. I even put on my nice heels even though I'm too heavy for heels, I wanted to look nice and professional. I made it there and had an absolutely perfect interview. I could tell he liked me and he loved my resume and strong backround and all that stuff. He told me if I hadn't heard from him by 10 this morning to call at 1015 because he really wanted to talk to me again. I figured at that point I had it. So, I ended up calling this morning and GUESS WHAT???? I GOT THE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Granted, I'm just starting out part time working from 5-8 M-F to learn the ropes and meet the people until they can bring me on full time, which is what we both want, but I'm perfectly fine with it. It's going to be tough working full time at the hell job plus part time where I want to be for a while, but it's a step out the door and I'm definitely taking it. I am just so beyond happy right now. It kinda feels like good things do happen to those who wait and suffer endlessly, lol. Okay, I know that's not funny, but I'm too happy to care emoticon !

Well, I guess that's pretty much it for an update right now. I'll talk to you all later! emoticon
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KOFFEENUT 4/15/2014 7:21PM

    Wow - you have a LOT going on! That is AWESOME news about the part-time job. I know you've been ready to move on from your full-time job for quite awhile - when you finally make the move it feels like getting "unstuck". Even though you haven't fully transitioned to the new job, just being there part-time gives you a light of hope for moving into something better.

Keep us posted on your mom. It is concerning to not know exactly what's going on. Take care of yourself, too. All the change you have going on in your life - even GOOD change - can be stressful!


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