Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Today's a mixture of things that have been on my mind lately.

It's a rainy day here in Texas, and I'm trying to catch up on all the things I'm too busy (or too lazy) to do on the days I work. There are things still strewn about my house from moving (by the way: where did I get 46 candle holders, and where the hell do I put them?), the wretched carpets have been ripped up (which means we are living on concrete until we buckle down and put the wood floors in), and I have eight skeins of yarn begging me to knit them into socks.

At any rate, any day off from work is a good day. I've realized lately that I have a love-hate relationship with my job. More on that later.

And surprisingly, I weigh less now than I did when I got married. And the great thing is, I have no clue how it happened. I am 40 pounds lighter than my highest weight, and I've lost 26 pounds since I started Weight Watchers. My mouth literally drops every time I get on the scale.

Finally, I was given a direct order from SSG Scout to look for a new job today. He's seeing the change that my current job is having on me, and he doesn't like it. I can't say that I like who I am right now either, but I have learned a lot. I either feel cranky or completely worn out after a day of pawn broking. The problem is, I have no freakin' clue what I want to do. And part of me really wants to stay where I'm at (not only because there are good things about it, but because I'm sick of starting over. I do that enough being married to someone who has to move every three years).

Well, I'm off to follow my orders and organize my closet. Wish me luck.


Dick said...

Tell the better half I said congrats.
I only made it to E-5.
I could only imagine that the pawn gig would make a person very cold and very cynical.

Nicole said...

Congrats on your hubby's promotion. :) (well it's rightfully yours too ;) I hear you on the job dilemma...I can't tell you how many times I've had identical thoughts..."this sucks but I don't want to start over..." So goes the Army life! lol :)