December 31st, 2011

love a nerd

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Scale said 188 the other day, but the fact that I've been sick for the past couple of weeks and haven't had much of an appetite has something to do with it. Once my appetite came back, so did my five pounds. I seem to be fluctuating between 191 and 193. I get really excited when the scale says something below 190, but it doesn't stay there for long. Kind of like gas below $3.00 a gallon. LOL.

My Grandma Simpson sent us $200 for Christmas and I treated myself on Amazon to the new(est) Jodi Picoult book and the Recipes From Dead Celebrities cookbook by Frank DeCaro. Tomorrow I'm hitting Twice As Nice and buying myself some jeans that should hopefully fit for a while. Even the ones I have that fit great now are starting to look a little worse for wear. I have a pair of Old Navy "sweetheart" jeans that I like, but even those are a little big on me now. I'm still fat, but I'm not as fat as I was. I would say that in the long run, I have about another thirty to forty pounds I want to lose, but I'm approximately fifteen pounds away from my short-term goal of 175. Once I get there, my reward to myself is an Ulu knife and cutting board. I used one at Ryan & Andrea's this last week when we were housesitting, and all I could think of was, "WHY I DID NOT KNOW OF THE EXISTENCE OF THIS UNTIL JUST NOW?!?!" So, yeah. Ulu knife = fifteen pounds off. Go me.

I would say that one of the most memorable people I have met over the last several months is my friend Jason. We actually met at work, because he ended up getting transferred to me and we got along so well (I was seriously on the phone with him for an hour - I love this dude, he is a great guy) that he asked me to send him a friend request on Facebook. I did and haven't looked back since. The best thing that he told me was that I'm his gold standard of customer service, so everyone else that he talks to needs to be as good as me, or he's disappointed. And I beamed when he told me that most of the time, people disappoint him. Yay for giving people unreasonable expectations!

We start school in a couple of weeks. I haven't been back to school in over ten years. I'm a little freaked out, but excited. Mike and I will be doing this together, and that's a good thing. We can help keep each other motivated, and we're taking all the same classes. I don't want to work in customer service for the rest of my life, what with the jackbooted managers and their anal-retentive rules involving Paint. Oy. I'm ready to really make a difference. I think a few months ago when I had a customer tell me that she "works hard for my money, I don't get to sit on my ass in a call center all day." Bitch, you work this job for a week and then tell me that I don't work hard for my money.

I'm thankful for the friends I have - you guys, people from church, Jon Mark and Tracy, who we hung out with tonight, people from work, Mick & Sam. I'm thankful for the two lovely dogs that greet me at the door every night when I come home, and for slobbery doggie kisses and melting chocolate brown eyes in that sweet face. I'm thankful for my husband, for the felines that kept me up for most of the nights over the past two weeks, my in-laws, the whole extended family, for Max & Christine, for Kat & Jason, who we'll be getting to see soon.

It's been a good year.

And it just keeps getting better.

I'm hoping for good things in 2012. I'm hoping this might be the year I get pregnant, but even if it's not, I feel that there are a lot of really amazing things ahead and all I have to do is wait for them, and it'll happen.

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