Monday, January 14, 2019

Meet Gracie Baby



So this is Gracie Baby. She has apparently become a part of our little pack. Bo still doesn't mind her being here.  She just got spayed last Friday. It was actually hard to tell Sophie not to leave her alone. They are ninja buddies which could be detrimental to her healing. She has only gone outside once since she has been here which is good.She is 5.8 lbs. Bogart is 13 lbs and change which is funny that there is such a difference!



I am down to 204. Sooooooo close to Onderland I can taste it! I have been doing a lot of walking and kid chasing so it has helped move things along.

Happy New Year to you all (even though it's the 13th) Nothing much new to report. I am going to have to get a new job. I can't hold out anymore and it has been rough lately but I also know there is a lesson to be learned in all of this.

Until next time...


Monday, December 3, 2018

You've Got to be Kitten Me



Hello my friends! Hope things are going well for you. I got word that there is official nothing on my record but I still have to have it removed. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! It's good news but it still is going to take time.

I have a new Kitten and her name is Baby. (Pictures to come) My friend found her a year ago and actually bottle fed her. Their other cat, Skittles, was terrorizing her so they asked if I could take her. She is really small but has a very big and bushy tail. Her and Sophie are buddies from us going to my friends house so I knew that part would be okay but Bogart needed to approve. He hasn't chased her or anything. He is a 13 lbs and she's probably 3 lbs so he's like whatevs LOL! Bo is fairly used to me bringing other pets over for playing or dog sitting so that helps I think. They are going to pay for her food and stuff so I am okay with it as long as there is no issues. I would like to rename her but need to think about an appropriate one.

Weight is 211 as of today. I seem to fluctuate about 3-5 these days... So close to Onderland.

That's about it for now... Until next time...

Monday, November 26, 2018

State of Affairs


Greetings and Salutations!  It's been a month which has been a rough one. I am still suspended which blows. The latest is that they haven't completed the records search but since is was in 1985 they have basically purged the records. I am trying to push the paperwork through but there's been two holidays and time to process in between. The CHP doesn't use email only fax. The DOJ only does email. It's quite a process. I still have to go back with all this info to AZ Dept of Safety as the final step.

Weight is holding steady... Nothing to report there but I have been doing more walking so that helps keeps the body moving. Plus I have been chasing the neighbor kids. They are 6, 4 and 2 almost 3. They are so fun but fast buggers. They are my family really. Much closer and very dear to my heart. They are truly a blessing!

Holidays... I am a little bahumbug but I am trying not to focus on the negative. It's more about forging ahead and having new traditions and watching the kids enjoy it.

Hope you are well if you're reading this.Until next time...


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Suspended

As I mentioned I was working a part time job at a local Preschool. Well as of Friday I was suspended due to not being able to get fingerprint clearance based on something that happened in August of 1985 but the record is false. I worked there for 7 months and 1 day but until I get this rectified I am suspended. This occurred when I was 19 and that was 33 years ago. Also CA (and PA) manage their own records so it is s different process. I have to request records to see what shows up and and it is 3-7 days. Once I get it cleared, I will have to get AZ to release me for clearance. Bureaucratic Bullsh%$ at it's finest. Apparently AZ goes back 99 years. SMDH!!!!!!!! While I am not working, I am also looking for a new job. Ughhhhh!!!!!!

Weight is holding steady... Nothing new to report really. Saggy skin does suck though. I have had some issues. In my dream world I would get skin surgery but I don't see that happening. I am getting a little better at body acceptance but it's hard to retrain the brain if you know what I mean.

My mother has been gone since July 18, 2013. When we packed her house there were things we did not want to delve into at the time so we got a P.O.D. We prepaid a year and then time marched on. and meanwhile I have moved to AZ but it was still in CA. We eventually got it out and had it shipped Meanwhile we spent thousands of dollars to have this stuff stored. Well it is still in my garage and I have only gone through one of the boxes. I know I would feel so much better if it was dealt with but there it sits suspended...

Until next time...

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Fall into Fall


Greetings my friends. Hope all is well with you! Things are pretty much the same since my last post. My weight is the same which is a good thing. I've had some NSVs that were good and bad. Since my weight loss and since it had been awhile since I worked, I hadn't been wearing work clothes. Well there was a whole bunch that were just too big. It's a good thing but it was surprising there was so many. I can be pretty casual at work so I have enough to wear in the meantime.

I do like my job but it is physically and mentally taxing. I know that I am making a difference but the wages here are so low! I am getting half of what I made in Cali.  I have been there 6 months but I have thought of looking for something different with more money and benefits. I work about 32 hours a week and do not get benefits. I would be willing to work there full time but apparently that is not an option. Most of the staff are young so it is not as important for them.

I haven't done anything with the dating site. I have kind of put it on the back burner.  I need to get out and about more too. I just stay here in my little bubble and haven't done too much exploring.  AZ has some pretty spectacular places to see!

Well I am glad I posted sooner rather then later LOL! Until next time...

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Helllooooooooooooo!


Hellooooooooooooooooo! I can't believe it has been 6 months since I wrote on here! The good news is that things have definitely improved since the last time I posted.

Weight is at 211 which is a total loss of 104 lbs. I can taste Onderland! I think I was in my 20s the last time I was under 200 which is 30 years ago (Where did the time go???) I still have a goal of 165 but it is like watching paint dry. Between my age and menopause it takes forever. The good news is I have been able to maintain the loss.

I have been working at a local preschool since March. It is physically and mentally demanding but I love the kiddos. I work about 6 hours a day but it feels like 8+ While I do love it, I only get paid half of what I used to in California. It is painful to say the least. I also don't get health insurance so I have to take that into consideration. I'm glad to be working though.

Medically, I am doing okay but have to go in for a few things which I have been procrastinating like a mammogram, Pap smear and colonoscopy. I need to just be a grown up and get them done. The joys of getting older eh?

I signed up for a dating website but haven't really done anything about it. I used Our Time which is for people 50 yrs and older. It is a membership deal so I have to pay to see details but I haven't got that far yet. It's like $30 a month. I don't want to use Tinder or any of  "those" types of sites. I want to meet someone but not just to get laid if you know what I mean... I'll keep you posted...

That's about it for now... hopefully I will be back sooner then 6 months! If I ever decide to ditch this blog I will definitely let you guys know. Hopefully I still have some readers. I do miss blogging but I don't have WiFi at home right now so that is part of the reason why I haven't posted.

Until next time...



Thursday, January 11, 2018

This Too Shall Pass


How is everyone doing? Hope you all survived the holidays. I am hanging in there... barely... but hanging in there. My weight is basically the same (gained 5 lbs. during the holidays) just trying to maintain at this point while I get my **it together.

I have been pretty consistent with my head meds as I call them but have not been doing my insulin which I'm sure is affecting my mental state, energy levels etc. I have more issues with glucose testing then I do with the actual insulin shot. I am definitely my own roadblock for sure. I don't know why I am so resistant. Is it denial??

I was driving for Lyft for a little bit. I prefer driving during the day but there is more money to be made at night. I did do Uber too but felt that Lyft was more supportive and I heard a few bad stories so I did not renew with them.  Part of me wants to get back to working full time but then part of me thinks I can't commit. A conundrum for sure.

Just wanted you all to know I did not fall off the face of the earth...

Until next time...