kier - i've been having GREAT results with chickpeas - not even 1/4 cup keeps me, um, GOING.
now, about how i'm doing. let's see if i can remember.
had a second interview yesterday at a company that's more than 100 miles from my house. THAT'S NOT A TYPO!!!! i'm in north joisy, and this place is SOUTH of philly, on the joisy side. they like me - i like them. i'm just what they need at the moment. they're also willing to let me work there 3 days a week, and up here two days a week, with the expectation that i'll move down there sooner rather than later. TBD. but i think they're going to make an offer.
what's REALLY interesting is that the ultimate boss has had lapband, and has done GREAT - we really bonded on the WLS issue, and discussed some of the lifestyle and attitude changes we've had to make. can you believe it??? the 'higher power' <and i'm using that term only to avoid debates and such> really and truly does know best - look at these things:
- I need a new job - here's one, a good one
- they'll let me go to grad school - essential at the moment
- i need to clean up my act with exercise and eating - and here's someone who's committed to that lifestyle RIGHT THERE in front of me!!!
- i want to be in a place that has a less stressful lifestyle - and south jersey has it - without hills to make bike riding easier
- they'll let me move a bike into the office
the man who would be my immediate boss seems like a great guy with an excellent sense of humor [and loves brownies]
and it's a growing company!!!
my only reservation - i don't really want to uproot myself from north jersey, unless i'm SURE that we're going to live happily ever after, AND until after i get my master's degree - OTOH, i might be able to find a small studio apt down there for cheap, and stay there M through Thurs, and work at home on friday [which would be a half day anyway - at least on the work schedule]
sooooo, there's HOPE!!!!
the OTHER great news is that my bedside lamp died. [obviously, not good news]. BUT, i went to the salvation army store, and for $8, replaced it with a gorgeous cut glass lamp, AND found a light fixture [new!!!] for the entryway for a whole FIVE DOLLARS
now, if only i knew how to actually install the hallway fixture, i'd be happy. BUT, if this job comes through, i can pay someone!!!!!
the reason this is a big deal is that, when i bought the house, the previous owners excluded the hallway and DR fixtures - and replaced them with absolute junk. the one in the hallway is broken, and the one in the DR is not only ugly, but badly installed. and then the crazy woman sued me, and any extra $$ i have is going to the lawyers, and then i got laid off, so basically no income but lots of expenses - so these light fixtures had to take a WAY back seat. but even i can afford a $5 light fixture, and this will do the trick!!
sooooo, in light of these HAPPY EVENTS, my eating has improved!!!! as long as i'm not sitting at home, i'm eating fine. it's those extended periods of time BEING There - just me, the cat, my freelance, the TV, the radio and iPod, the refrigerator, and the pantry. thank goodness the weather's getting better!!!
ok. NOVEL OVER!!!!!!