Thanksgiving in my neck of the woods was um, well... I'm so over it. It just means Christmas is coming and I just can't get into it. I made quite a bit of the kids favorites, a pie for hubby and I bought a tiny frozen cheesecake for my treat, which I sampled a small piece of. The day itself was mostly spent talking to my daughter on the phone because she wasn't able to make it home and was having a rough go of it. My Sons 18 & 19 were home but the spent the day riding our quads, came in and shoveled dinner in and were off to ride some more. It's all good!
Band news: no loss, no gain. I haven't been great on eating enough protein or drinking enough water. I'm off routine with being home 24/7 and haven't been motivated. Today is my one year and four months bandaversary. I would do the surgery again in a heartbeat. What I would like is a do over of all the other crap that life has thrown my way since getting banded. Sigh!
I'm cold, miserable cold. I hate to wear socks to bed but I've not been warm enough to sleep well in about two weeks. (partly because my house only has wood heat and I am too lazy to build a fire at 3am)
Oh, back to the title. Tomorrow I start a new job! I am thankful. I was laid off back in mid October from a company I love. They, just like so many, just don't have the work. My field is in construction so as you can imagine it has been slow. This position just sort of came about, no interview, no sending of resumes. I love that because there has not been a single job to even apply to in my little town in Oregon. I also love that it is a small, casual setting as I am a jeans, tee & hoodie girl. (add also scarf, gloves, uggs, wool socks, smart wool undershirts while cupping a warm Dutch Bros. coffee) I hope to update on how the first day goes tomorrow.
I've been thinking lately about my "word" of 2010 (focus word we chose as opposed to making resolutions) FAIL! My word was "passion" Passion for life, to find passion in something, anything...but honestly PASSION HAS LEFT THE BUILDING! So, I am keeping it for 2011 because I really do want to feel alive again.
Really, I do!
hugging the wood stove