Saturday, October 31, 2009
I know, I have been VERY MIA lately.
The divorce was finalized on October 13th. I am officially "ME" again. That last name will never ever ever change again! But I still haven't changed my drivers license or social security card yet. I better get on that. :-)
My son has gotten into a bit more trouble. He was in the back seat of a car that ended up being stolen. The driver also managed to land it on its side in a ditch. Thankfully, the 3 kids were okay. But the driver is trying to blame my son, saying he was driving (thankfully he's scared of driving!!). But he and the other passenger are sticking to their statements that she was driving. So that might end up being a court issue in that he might have to go testify against her. (She's saying it because she's already up on drug possession charges and she doesn't want to get into more trouble. Duh..then why take off in a car that is not yours that you do not have permission to be driving??) Ah well. We'll cross those bridges when we get to them.
I am working part-time for the American Legion Auxiliary. It's clerical work and I really enjoy it. I am still considered a temp as the Executive Committee has to approve of me. If I can pull off saving $500 on printing costs, I'm pretty sure I will get approved. Keep your fingers crossed! I'm also trying to pick up more transcription work because paying the bills = good thing.
I am almost to my first weight loss goal. And my second one is 240 by May...because I am going skydiving!! And you have to be under 250. I can do it!!! I can!!!! I'm going to start the couch to 5K program this week. I even made my own first "mix" with their cues...Honky Tonk Badonky Donk...to some Alabama...then P!nk, Bon Jovi and ending with Christina Aguilera. Why yes, i do have an interesting range of music, why do you ask? Do I want to actually run a 5K? No. But maybe someday.
We're still looking for a place to rent in town. Hopefully soon as I really don't want to move my piano and stuff in the snow. hehe The house is officially on the market. Here's hoping for a reasonably fast sale!! I ended up giving the car away on Freecycle, and it sounds like they will enjoy tinkering with it! Now, to find a rental that will let me keep the critters. If I have to give them up, I will, though.
November will be a challenging month. Not only am I going to hit the transcription application trail hot and heavy, plus working at the ALA, plus the C25K program AND more packing/sorting/moving...it's NaNoWriMo month!! I am writing what will either be a historical fiction or a fantasy, depending on how it wants to be written. It will also help me deal with some personal issues, I think. A month long journaling session!!
To all of you, my friends...thank you for being a part of my life. Each of you has made a huge difference in who I am today and for that I will be eternally grateful. *hugs* to you all.