January 13th, 2013

I know this is just a January thaw and winter will be back with a damp thud very soon but darn it was nice to walk around the neighbourhood in a sweater. It’s dirty and wet out there but 10 degrees still feels great.

It has been a hectic few months and it is not going to get any easier, I think. I am still organizing my new house and my plans keep getting derailed. Mostly due to young people. Anyway, somewhere in the last few months some old bad habits have gotten hold again. The result - about half the clothes in my closet don’t fit. So I am moving them all into the garage. The big hole in my closet will remind me to stay away from the late night snacking that has gotten just a bit out of control. My plan is to have a big fashion show in April and everything that fits then gets back into the house.

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Well, somehow I didn’t expect to end up with a basket of ironing!

January 2nd, 2013

I am feeling like I am in a much better headspace this year than I have been in a while. Nothing in life ever settles down, and by now you’d think I would have learned to ride the flux.  Not quite, but I keep reminding myself to try.

November 12th, 2012

Years and years of posts and still things are the same….

Getting older, and still fat. well. You know what? That’s just me.

I am working on settling into my new life. Sailor boy and I will be working far apart for the next five years or so, trying to earn enough money to spend a few years sailing before we reach the stage where we need to rely on the Canadian health system. After my big health scare this year. and especially now that I am working in a cancer support organization, I have become more focused on healthy living. I will probably always be fat, and there is not much anyone can do to dodge illness bullets, but while I am healthy I can enjoy it as much as possible. For me that means activity, good food, and good wine. That’s what you will hear about from me from now on…struggles to find balance and the moments of joy when I succeed.

September 17th, 2012

Well, I start my new Job at the end of the month, and I will be moving 600 km to a new city. The next 2 months are going to be crazy.

September 10th, 2012

Summer is over - it is sunny but cool here today, and last night we had the fireplace on for a while.

I’ve started packing for this move, even though I haven’t officially made a decision it is inevitable and it is going to be tough. I think I will end up putting some stuff in storage for a while as I will probably be in an apt for a year.  No need for a lawnmower or snow shovel there.

I have moved back into my attic office now that the summer heat is over. Even with an air conditioner up here it was 80 or higher by the afternoon.  I do have to make myself get out of the house during the day - walk to the coffee shop or something because otherwise I start talking to the dog. If he ever talks back I know I am in real trouble.

September 7th, 2012

Sitting in my sunny front porch - there are definite perks to working from home. I spent the first part of the week working from the sailboat. The marina has wifi and cell coverage and I didn’t have to tell anyone that instead of coffee breaks I was going for a swim. So, still have a job at this company that is struggling to stay afloat.

I have one job offer and am waiting to see if another is coming next week before I make a decision. The problem is that the first job, while a good one, requires me to move to a city I don’t want to live in. I don’t really want to move, period.  The second job also requires a move but is a better job with a bigger paycheque. Still, I can’t give up a ‘bird in the hand’ so by Monday or Tuesday I will have to make a decision.

Then the long slog to get out of the debt I have accumulated in the last 18 months begins.

Another start at tracking calories and exercise begins today as well. The weather is gorgeous and I have no excuse.

This weekend is another hard labour weekend - washing the house, windows, and starting the fall yard work. That kind of thing always leaves me sore but satisfied. Nothing like climbing up and down ladders all day to work your glutes.

September 6th, 2012

1. Still fat.

2. Still not exercising but I am reading lots of exercise articles, does that count?

3. Still looking for another job.

Well, that’s pretty bleak. I am not really feeling so discouraged as I am sounding. Let me go get more coffee and start again.

August 21st, 2012

I am trying to decide if I should delay my next course. Classes start Sept 6, but I really am strapped for cash and I don’t know what is going to happen with the job situation. Also, Sailorboy dreads it, I know. He tries really hard to be supportive but I get all stressed and cranky and obsessed with grades and he tries to puff me up when I feel stupid…he is probably counting the weeks until it is over as much as I am.  I’ll have to think about it some more, I guess.

August 20th, 2012

I am pretty excited by how the job search is going so far. No offers yet, but some good interest from some well-paying places. The job I have now is not working out - the bonuses and commissions that were supposed to offset the lousy pay just are not there and I am actually going into debt to keep this job. Changes are necessary and I may be getting lucky!

August 19th, 2012

Bought a new scale. Immediately gained 3 pounds.