Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers, godmothers, pet mothers, women who wanted to be mothers but it never happened (that would include me), and any others I may have missed. I included this picture of me with my goddaughters from today because it’s so exciting to me to see a picture of myself that I don’t absolutely loathe! Progress! Yay!
I spent a lovely Mother’s Day with my family. It was a happy day with no high drama, fortunately. Sometimes we just luck out like that.
It’s been an eventful weekend with shopping for Mother’s Day, clothes shopping, laundry, shopping for groceries, preparing food for the week, and getting my head ready for a new job starting tomorrow. Yessssss I finally finished the job with the hellaciously horrible commute, and am starting a job that’s about four miles from my house. Of course, I’m nervous.
The terrible stomachaches that plagued me through my period of unemployment, then mysteriously disappeared, reappeared on Friday during the day at work, which was torture, and again in the middle of the night last night. I guess it’s safe to say that they are stress-induced, and hopefully my stomach will settle down as I settle into the new job.
I’m still working on my weight loss, having lost 23 pounds so far, which feels GREAT and I am so much less self-conscious about my body now. My cheap knockoff FitBit imitator has really been pleasing, in that I have recorded 3-4 miles per day just in walking from the bus to work, and then walking around work. This new job is in a HUGE building and I was told I’d get my 10,000 steps in by 10am. I hope to be moving around like a madwoman so that I can keep up the weight loss :).
I gave my landlord notice that I’m moving out of this shitbox on June 30. If this new job extends my contract, I’ll be moving to a nicer apartment. If I end up jobless on June 30, I’ll be moving in with Mom and Dad. I hope to GOD it’s the former. Of course, I will continue to look for a Security position. I should have a lot more time and energy to do that now that I’m not spending 3-4 hours per day commuting.
All in all I’m feeling very positive about life and grateful for how things are going. Even though I thought it would be holy hell working in Desktop Support again, it is only minor hell and some of it is even stimulating. Crawling under desks pushing cables around is still hell though. But all in all I am ok, my mood is good and I am grateful for life!
Hope you are all doing well and fighting the good fight! Keep in touch and peach out! BPOF