Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tomorrow is a new day, Thank Goodness!

Hello peeps,

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


  1. good luck on your first day at the new job! :)

  2. ugh! I am sitting here in my home in Florida with the air condition on (promise, not rubbing it in) and reading your post I got cold! I am super excited for you have have gotten a new job! I am trying to do the same! Hope you find your passion!

  3. And you WILL find the passion again, you will! Its in there somewhere - you have just had a lot to deal with and once that starts to dissapate then you can start focusing on you again. Good luck in your new job. I will be thinking of you xxx

  4. Great picture of you Jen! I hope the new job is what you want it to be and your passion is sparked!

  5. Please go right out and buy yourself an electric blanket! Then when you are cold in the middle of the night, you can get warm.

    I've been so cold too. Apparently fat keeps you warm. Who knew?

  6. Great picture is right...you look beautiful! Congrats on the new job! You sound excited!
    I agree, an electric blanket needs to be on your early Chrismas gift list. :)

  7. Thinking of you! Hope everything goes well. Your picture is gorgeous.

  8. Well, at least you look fantastic. That's some comfort when you're freezing your ass off, isn't it? No? Well. Can't blame you.

    Good luck with your first day, and stay warm!

  9. I am so happy you found a new job..keep working om that passion thing..it will come just like the job..look in the unusual places or within :).

    Your pic looked great! I am freezing all of the time too. Some nights I cannot bring myself to take off my warm clothes and just slip off my bra and sleep in my clothes. I even have central heat!!! I like Amanda's idea of an electric blanket.


  10. Great photo and congrats on the new job. Stay warm!

  11. Good Luck on your new job - hope you end of loving it as much as your old job !

  12. Hope you get warm soon and congrats on the job.

  13. Congrats on the job, I hope your first day went well :o)

  14. I missed your last few posts. Good news on the Job. So sorry aout the hours. My mother inlaw is going to give me riding leases starting at the first of the year( one of my wt loss goals) I am hoping to get a horse myself.
    Get a electric blanket for sure.

  15. Hey there! First, I just wanted to say thank you for stopping by and saying hello. I really appreciate you taking the time to do that for me. I really wasn't sure if anyone was still out there or would take the time to leave me a comment. I know I've been gone and would never expect anyone to just jump right in and just saying hello! It made me feel really great today as I woke up and saw that.
    I'm going to spend some time catching up on your blog - I am so impressed with how well you have done. I'm ready to do that too and am inspired by your success. I want to be a success story like you!! :)
    Good luck with your new job - and I totally understand the lack of passion and what that does to you. That's essentially what I've been going through. Stay warm and I look forward to catching up and reading your old posts!


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