Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Huh? It's Tomorrow Already?

Where does my day go? I ask myself that question about 843 times a day. I was unemployed for over 6 months and it seemed like the days ran on forever. I had all the time I needed to get everything I wanted to get done...well....done. I was on the edge of despair looking for work. I am lucky and live in the Great State of Texas, so I knew that there were jobs to be had. Thing of it was, the town that I live in is not exactly brimming over with white-collar jobs in the best of times. When things get tight, those few and far between points of employment grow even more scarce.

The wife and I had even discussed relocating back to San Antonio or maybe DFW or Austin...**shudder** I like my small town. It suits me. My friends, family and life are here. BUT the kids gotta eat and it takes cashy money to make that happen, so we thought about it. Then we looked around us and noticed that about 30-40% of my town had a For Sale sign in the yard. Well, that was that. We'd tough it out.

Fortunately providence brought my family work, and I jumped on it with both feet. I've been there a little over a month and I have to admit I am more than a little pleased. The people are great and the work seems like it is going to challenge me. Me sooo lucky.

Ok I have walked way into left field from my original topic. Where does my day go?

I have joined into a weight loss consortium at the new job. I have started walking and am slowly working my way up to a jog. Currently I'm knocking out 1.5 miles in 30 minutes each morning. This has forced me to get my lazy buttocks out of the bed pre-6 am. **shudder** But I am determined to get under 200 pounds for the first time in damned close to 20 years. Even when I was make hot monkey spooning with the Grim Reaper a little over a year ago I didn't manage to get below 2 bills. I will dammit.

Breakfast and then to work by 8. Lunch at 12 and home by 5:30 or 6. Help the wife get the kiddos fed, bathed and in bed and it's time for me to go as well if I have any hope of being human when the alarm gets obnoxious the next morning.

I fully intend to do stuff...I really do. Like...post on my blog, apply to grad school (yeah, like I have time for school), and work on the house and yard. I have a truck that needs the engine overhauled and a roof that needs replaced. I just don't have enough hours in the day. Oh it'll all get done eventually, but man it sure is taking alot longer that it did when I had nothing to do.

Tole

1 comment:

phlegmfatale said...

You know, someone told me once that it's kind of a curse to be as talented as I am and interested in as many things. He said I can do whatever I want to do, but I can't do everything I want to do.

You're like that, too. Well done for setting some goals and sticking to them. I'm really proud of you. It's amazing to me how much healthier you look and are in the 10 months since I met you and your lovely family. It's a great thing to take stock of where you are and whence you came. I think you're kicking ass. If you want to fit school in, you can make that happen.

Keep up the good work! :)