I hope this month finds all of you well.
I'm still alive. I have now worked at a grossly underpaid temp gig for over 6 months, but at least I am working. Most months I can squeak by, but others are scary. All I know is that if food weren't ... Read more
It's been several months since I've been here, and I apologize to all who might have been wondering where I've been or how I've been doing. Visiting SP just got to be too much of a chore that I didn't enjoy, for several reasons, not least the fa... Read more
I got a job offer not quite a week ago, which is great, but it's a bad job that only pays $10.50/hr, which is barely enough to pay rent, utilities, food (I'd be losing food stamps) and keep the cats in kibble, but it's a full time regular job, n... Read more
It's been a month now since I lost my job, so here's an update of sorts.
My unemployment is still denied, and I am getting more and more worried. This means I have no money coming in and I am living off of my old 401k, because it's the onl... Read more
Everybody? I Think Not.
''Everybody needs encouragement to embark on a healthy track. What you wear, like a good hair day, can make a huge difference. We want to provide you with activewear that will make you look and feel special."
That's a quote from the company ( ... Read more
I've never talked about this
Not a happy blog, but something I need to say out loud, so to speak. Read at your own risk.
When I was a kid, I had an evil stepmother. She convinced me I was utterly without talent or redeeming virtue of any sort. As... Read more
Lost In The Wilderness
Still trying to find my way. Scared stiff at the possibility of losing my job (again... I lost my previous job just about 2 years ago), which is making me feel worse, and just having a horrid time in general. Any kind words and thoughts are appr... Read more
Still Lost In The Ether
Not finding my feet so far this year. I'm sorry I'm so quiet and not stopping by to support people more, but I'm just feeling lost and without a purpose. My apologies all.... Read more
I Thought I Saw A Path Just Over There...
I haven't been active here much in the first few weeks of the year. Part of that is because it felt bad to be logging in, doing all the right things, and STILL be going backwards. The other parts are stress from monetary issues (resulting from b... Read more
2012 So Far
Can I just say this out loud? Getting a stomach bug right after the new year has really screwed with my efforts so far this year. I have GAINED weight, and I am Not Amused. Trying to exercise when your belly is rumbling at you and making threats... Read more
What's That? A New Year?
Yes, indeed, it's a new year, and I have a stomach bug.
I woke up yesterday in the am with a headache, and an unhappy belly. I don't have any imodium or pepto in the house, because I went through my little shelf of drugs last week and got r... Read more
I Want To Make Mistakes
"And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself."
Neil is one of my favorite authors, and he says it better than I ever could. The New Years stuff ... Read more
Dinner, And A Note On How I Cook
Earlier today I started thinking about what I would make for dinner, seeing as all of the leftovers are gone and I wanted something hot and hearty. Yes, I have cooked brown rice in the fridge and single servings previously cooked meat in the fre... Read more
Bao, Shopping And Other Adventures On Christmas Eve (Pictures!)
Today is the day I wanted to make sure I was busy, since I would be spending it alone. I ended up running to the store (yes, I really did) for a couple of additional bits of ingredients for a new cookie I wanted to try, after setting out butter... Read more
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Bao, And Christmas Eve Plans
For tomorrow, I've decided I will make bao. They take a while, between making the dough, kneading it, letting it rise twice, filling them and steaming them, but I've decided it will take up a good amount of my day, and that is good.
Anyone loc... Read more