Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bad blogger!!

I've been a bad, bad blogger. I blame pinterest. I spend hours surfing the bazillion crafty ideas and then spend more hours "crafting." My problem is, there are so many things I want to make - I have half a dozen projects going on at once. Not to mention cleaning techniques that I'm trying out. Oh yeah, and hairstyles. But, it keeps me busy!!!

So, here are some bullets to play catch up:
  • I may ramble and repeat myself - so bear (bare?) with me!!
  • I went for a fill November 7th. I really think I may have found my sweet spot with this one. My head hunger is still there - but I can't eat as much. (A child's cheeseburger - patty only - lasted me for three meals!!!)
  • This whole work catastrophe, resigning from my dream job, career future up in the air may have actually been a blessing in disguise.
    • I've been "working" a lot at my grandparents. Believe it or not, I'm actually making more money NOT teaching!!
    • I got a letter in the mail yesterday detailing my final paycheck. Apparently, resigning is going to bring in some serious dinero. They have to pay me "out of my contract" and I don't pretend to understand all the mumbo jumbo...but I will definitely enjoy depositing that big old check!!
    • I found out today that the principal of my former dream job is resigning at the end of the semester. And rumor has it that 8 others will be putting in their resignations soon. I guess I got out just in time. I don't think I could have handled another principal change.
  • I'm excited about Thanksgiving - but probably for all the wrong reasons!!! For one, I actually get to sleep late on Thursday!!! And we will be leaving for the lake after dinner. Being away from civilization always makes me happy!!!
  • With this little windfall coming our way, Christmas is going to be a happier time around our house!! I've even started dreaming about it a little bit. (For the first time in years I actually have a little Christmas wish list!!)
Ok, so that about sums it up. Life if chugging along, and I'm still breathing. Of course if you would have told me 2 months ago that I would be where I am now, I would have laughed in your face. But, qué será, será.

I will leave you with a quick question. Any of you ladies have "potty issues?" And if so, what have you found to remedy them?? Milk of Magnesia is apparently not the answer to my issues!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Skinny Santa: Week 2

Week 1 Weight: 213.6
Week 2 Weight: 210.2
Loss of: 3.4

Thank you, challenge!!! And thank you fill!!! I'm thinking I may have found my sweet spot!!!

 Woo Hoo!!!
What else is new with me?? I've been a crafty little wench as of late. I'm being super frugal and making Christmas gifts this year!!! As soon as I get one project finished, I'll share!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Accountability and Skinny Santa Week 1

I decided to join in on the Skinny Santa Challenge to hold myself accountable. Accountable for the weight that I have gained since all the drama started in my life. Accountable for the fact that I have not exercised in weeks. Accountable for the tons of garbage I've eaten in the past 5 weeks. So, here goes nothing!!

Week 1 weigh in: 213.6 (ugh, that hurts)
My goal: To get back to onederland...where I landed after the Back to Basics challenge.

And of course, I plan on incorporating exercise!!! I have to get new bike tires...for the bicycle that has been sitting on my porch, untouched for three years!!!

My favorite places to shop??? Well, let's see...

Beall's/Palais Royale (Stage stores)
JC Penney's
Amazon (cuz they have everything!!!)

I'm really excited about this challenge. I think it is just what I need to get back on track.

Overall, this week has been pretty mundane. I did finally get a trim Tuesday. Just half an inch makes my hair feel soo much better!!!

I currently have a head full of clippies...I'm telling you, pinterest is so addicting. I am trying out a styling technique I found this morning. I'm also dabbling in knitting!!! And I have a huge list of Christmas gift ideas...DIY crafting projects!!!

I'm just trying to keep my hands busy so I'm not shoving junk in my mouth.

I also got a fill this week!! (Thank goodness...otherwise, I would have had to posted a really ugly weight for my week one weigh-in). I currently have 8ccs in a 10cc band. I thought this seemed like a lot, but my surgeon informed me that with these larger bands it isn't uncommon to have up to 9ccs in the band. So far, so good. I've really had to go back to basics - now that I've moved up to whole foods I have to remind myself to take small bites and chew, chew, chew.

Now I'm off to see what kind of mess I've made with my hair!! And hopefully get a bit more housework done before Sanford gets back from the wilderness.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Let’s get to what we came here for! BYOC – Bring Your Own Crazy. A couple questions we answer to get to know each other better and to give our blogging brains a break. Copy and paste to your own blog if you wish! Enjoy!

Let’s do another themed BYOC…..this one will be called “What’s In/On Your….?”

1. What’s on your desk between your monitor and keyboard? (if it’s a laptop – what’s on your desk in general)

I'm so glad that I've been on a cleaning frenzy - so I don't have to be embarrassed!!! A stack of cds, a change jar, and my Rock Band keyboard (don't hate, I'm a gaming nerd!!!)

2. What’s on your mind right at this moment?

I need to get my butt in gear - I still have to go to town to get things ready for our trip to the lake this weekend!! It's the first time we've been since Memorial Day weekend.

3. What’s in or on your nightstand on your side of the bed?

A cute box of picture albums, my alarm clock, lamp, and the bow from Sanford's birthday gift (use your imagination on that one!!!!)

4. What’s on YOUR Christmas wish list (let’s assume you’d get what was on it)?

I never know what to ask for...world peace?? LOL.  I'd love, love, love new living room furniture!!!

5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in real life and in blog land.

Real life: well, I resigned from a job I once loved and lived for. BUT, it was Sanford's birthday week, so we enjoyed spending some good "quality" time together...and I'm headed to my safe haven for the weekend, so all's well that ends well, right??

Blogland: I, as usual, have the most amazing support group!! I really wish I wouldn't have waited a month to spill my guts about the drama in my life because you ladies always make me feel better!!! You are awesome!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


on the mail lady. Ugh. I'm impatient!!! I have been waiting on my paycheck to arrive all week. I have a million errands to run, and of course, that takes dinero!!

So, several of you asked why I resigned from a job I loved. Adored. Well, here's my confession. I broke the rules. I did something stupid - made a mistake. And that led me to the resignation. Let's just chalk it up to school politics and big brother - who is always watching. I'm not perfect, have never claimed to be. But, I am also one of those people who always gets caught if I break the rules. I guess I should have known better. Wait, there is no guessing to it.

Remember those little cheerleaders I had trouble with??? Well, turns out they are pretty vindictive little girls. Honestly, I can't say I miss it. I am just keeping my fingers crossed that I will be able to teach again - because that is where my passion is. My heart and soul.

I think I have learned an important lesson in all of this. Well, I've learned a lot of lessons, actually. But one thing I know for sure - if ever given the opportunity to teach again, I will not be teaching in such a small school.

For those of you that don't live in tiny towns - let me paint a picture for you. You see, in a small town, even one where you only work and don't live, everybody knows every body's grandma's business. And if they don't know your business, they will make something up. And here I thought I was just a little old nobody. An outsider that just went to work, did my job and drove the hour home every day. Little did I know that I was working in a fish bowl.

My list of "sins" go all the way back to last year. They brought up things that I did - out in the open, never trying to hide anything, because I had nothing to hide. And petty stuff, like letting students use my personal refrigerator...yeah. That's a huge issue...right?? Well, anyway.

There were also some things on that list that weren't so petty - and I place the blame on myself, for the stupid, stupid things I did - a lapse in judgement. A crazed moment in my life. That is why I am where I am in my life right now.

I've totally rambled all over the place in this post...but maybe that sheds a little light on why I chose to leave a job that I once was head over heals in love with. Love is blind.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I'm not going to tell you...

that I have rekindled my love affair for Kit Kat and Cheetos.

I'm not going to tell you that I've broken up with my scale.

I'm not going to tell you that I can't stop eating.

Argh. I blame boredom. Stress. Myself. Something. One more week until my fill. Thank goodness!!!

Of course, Sanford doesn't help at all. He just keeps gushing about how little I am, how bony, skinny, itty bitty etc etc. And here I am, eating like a hog, feeling like a hippo. And he keeps dishing out the compliments. I really do love that man!!

Today starts a new month. A new month means new goals, getting back to basics. Working this tool I have.

Today I also did something I never thought I would do. Ever. I resigned. Quit my job. Sigh. Now, I enter the world of the unemployed.

All of this extra time I've had on my hands for the past month has not been good for my munching. BUT, with a new month I'm taking a step back and starting over.