Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Animal Wednesday: What Emma Has To Say...

Sweet little yippity-yappity Emma HATES my new schedule!
It takes me away from her and her "normal routine" even though daddy does a fine job of keeping her feeding and walking schedule.
BUT it's not mom.

I get it!

I'm all thrown off kilter too.

I have been self-employed for the past twenty years. If I needed a break, I took one (or two!)
I'm not working very long shifts...six hours with an hour commute each way.
I love the people I work with and quite honestly I don't mind the work.
The customers are mostly wonderful.
The food is great.
But my body is wondering WHAT is up!
Today I asked that my break be closer than they were scheduling it so my blood sugar wouldn't crash. When it does, it's hard to recover. I'm a zombie.
I eat very little but I eat every three hours to maintain my brain.

Guess what? They said no problem!

So I ask you, what is Emma yapping about???

Oh yeah, she's a mommy's girl and she misses me. 

AND I miss all of you!! I swear I'm trying to visit, I really am.

Ah, life adjustments. It's all good. ♥

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Animal Wednesday: Emma wanna greeeeen beeeean?

Okay, I still don't have a handle on using my video thingy on my camera, otherwise I wouldn't have scanned the greasy frying pan while trying to follow my dog!
That said, Emma loves green beans. I mean L-O-V-E-S!
So, I had just gotten off the phone with Auntie Robin after telling her how much Emma adored beans.
The proof is right here!
Please ignore my high-pitched teasing voice. I was just hoping for her cute head tilt (which I got!)

The new job is going well. Two days under my belt and I'm still alive!
Happy Animal Wednesday my friends!
Lo and Emma♥

Sunday, August 14, 2011

To Market, to market...

No, not to buy a fat pig, but to show up for work here!

For the first time in fifteen years I will be showing up for a regular job rather than being self-employed. And for the first time in two years I will have a much needed income. 

The quote above says so much. I have, for the past two years, not taken very good care of myself. It shows physically in my weight and it has worn me down emotionally. That is so opposite of how I usually treat my body.
So now I have another chance to get it right.
I feel so lucky to have landed a job in spite of feeling like an invisible, heavy, middle-aged woman.
I'm so grateful for the man who saw through to the real me.
I'm not a number on a scale.
I'm not invisible.
And now, finally, I am employed. 
Wish me luck!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Heron Dreams

I figured I had better post something, anything so you all know I'm still here!
Summer has been busy. Family visiting, job hunting, etc.

This is an old collage I did for notecards. My mother was from New Brunswick and the locals were referred to as herons. I think of her every time I see this collage.
This is for Robin, too, who recently posted about the one she encountered.

Tomorrow I see KJ, Mim and Suki !!
More later...miss you all!♥