Archive for March 2010

Forgetting the World

March 31, 2010

In the 4 months we have owned our new house, I have spent a total of 3 weeks here.  However, this week is Spring Break, and we all know what that means.

Woooooooooo, a trip to Florida, drinking and partying, and having lots of crazy unadvised sex!

Oh wait, sorry, that is only in my imagination…

In real life, I have been soaking up life in the country at the corner where one corn field meets the other.  It is amazing out here and it nice to spend time walking down the road aimlessly with the kids running ahead, lazily making my way behind them to shouts of “Mom, look at this” or “ooooo, a pony!”  This is a life that I can get used to.

The memories of work and not being here are already seeming fuzzy around the edges.



March 25, 2010

Yesterday I got a letter explaining to me that I am being laid off.  Now, I understand that money is tight, I know it isn’t personal, and yet I have a very hard time not taking it personally.

I am freaked out, though I know that as always, we will be fine. I just am not someone who can handle change like this easily.  It was supposed to be me walking out on them, telling them to go fuck off and that I did not need them.  Not them handing me an “outplacement” packet saying have a good afternoon with a smile on their faces.

Then I came home and as I began checking my email my plans went out the window with the one job available notifying me they hired someone else, but thanks for my application.

Bad things come in 3s right?  I guess the question is what’s next.

A Compliment

March 9, 2010

Today as I was walking into the school I heard our head custodian say good morning and then saw him do a double take. I figured there must be someone with me who he didn’t know or something  like that and then he came up to me and squeezed my shoulder.   When he did this, he said, “hey baby, I didn’t even know that was you!  I had to look twice you are really looking good, but can I ask you a question?”

“Sure” me nervously.

“Your doing that weight loss thing right?” and as I nod “cause you definitely look like you have lost weight, but I want you to know I think you looked good before and you should be careful  not to lose yourself, you’re a beautiful young woman, you know.”

Me while laughing disbelievingly “oh Mel, I knew I loved you”

Then I proposed marriage.

Well not really, 1 because I love my husband and 2 because Mel is 60ish and married with grandchildren.

Holy Crap It’s March

March 6, 2010

Well, I am still alive, the workout video did not kill me actually as the saying goes, what doesn’t kill you only makes you strong.  I have a long way to go, but I have lost a fair amount of weight and am planning to start the next round soon.

Other than that life has been crazy hectic between the new house and this strange living situation.  I will begin posting again more regularly soon.