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Sunday Shout Out

Hola and Happy Sunday to everyone!   Yes, I am indeed, alive and well and still living in Hot Vegas. No, I haven’t blogged since last Monday, and this is why:

New job. Work is a four letter word and a major shock to my central nervous system. I find myself smack in the middle of an adjustment period. Disconcerting. And a bit of a nuisance. I know I’ve been bitching about not having a job for months, or years even but now that I actually have a job, I have a whole new set of criteria of which to bitch. I’m stoked!

Grad school work. Freaking killing me. I’m part of a team that’s doing a “project-type thesis”, which means that there are four of us going in together to do our thesis. It is sucking the life right out of me. We have one person who spear-heads most everything, thank God. She’s amazing. Without her, the other three of us would probably be sitting somewhere in a corner with our thumbs up our noses. I’m not kidding. My part in the whole thing is research and writing about my research. Have I said “Life Sucking” yet?  Lordy.

Finishing my book. I promised to have my new manuscript to my publisher weeks ago, and it is still sitting on the back burner, unfinished. This is not completely my fault, people. My partner had to go and fall in the bathroom and break a couple ribs and puncture a lung. How dare she!

No seriously, bless her heart, she’s improving every day. I have added Nurse Extraordinaire to my repertoire, thus pushing other projects all around to accommodate the obviously most important one, my partner’s recovery. And? I am a majorly excellent nurse, I might add. My wound cleaning and bandage application skills have improved exponentially over the past two weeks. And helping her with shower duties…well, I’ve managed to not hate that so much. If you know what I mean. Just sayin…

My last project is something I haven’t exposed yet, but here goes. My younger son and I are both on a serious “get healthy” project, to include diet, exercise, and being one another’s support system. I am proud as punch to announce that my son has already lost over 30 pounds in four weeks, and I have lost 9. We each weigh-in on Tuesday morning, and then get on the phone and report our progress to one another. He is using Weight Watchers for Men online, and I am using the old-fashioned method called, “Put the fork down and back away from the table slowly, Terri.”   And yes, the programs are both working for us. If it seems I’m making light of it, I do enjoy a good laugh, but I am quite serious about getting healthier. And I am so proud of my son, I could burst.

Glenn (my son) has also begun writing about his experience online. Please visit his website and offer up some congrats and support when you can.  His website is called The Select Screen, and he writes about his weight-loss journey and also the gaming world.  Again, Momma, proud as punch!

So that’s my Shout out Sunday. I hope your Sunday is going well. I have much to do today, so I’d best get to it. Guilt sets in much too easily for me, so I have to check myself often. My cross to bear. And it’s a heavy motherfucker.

Yea, I had to get one naughty word in there. I’m a rebel that way. So sue me.

LOVE YOU ALL.  Muuuuaaahhhhhh!



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