Glad the puppy is fine, though spending so much money to find that out must be frustrating!! No, I haven't worked since the end of the year, Judi. My work at United Way was just for the fall fundraising campaign, then I did a few weeks at LLBean for Christmas. I've been volunteering once a week at United Way just to keep my contacts there, since I'd love to work with them permanently. The frustrating thing yesterday, though, was that I ran into one of the 10 people who interviewed me for various jobs in a social service agency in the same building as the United Way office, all three jobs that I was well qualified for. Anyway, the woman does a kind of double take when she sees me, heads back into the office like she forgot something. i just smiled and said a friendly hello. Well, this is the agency that didn't have the courtesy of letting me know I wasn't hired last time around, whose director was very embarrassed by that fact at my second interview. So, guess what I get in the mail today (postmarked yesterday!). YUP, my rejection letter. That cost 3 glasses of wine last night, lol!
The kid is back from college, car is unloaded, crap is everywhere. One load of bedding washed, want to do his comforter and all the other layers, too. Then at some point this weekend, we tackle the boxes and store them somewhere, sell the books back to Barnes & Noble, etc. It's very nice to have him home, and he's thrilled to be here. Making him some rare steak tonight, mashed potatoes, and a cake that I should have in the oven by now but DH is sleeping off the trip in the room connected to the kitchen and I don't want to turn on the mixer. But his time is up! Gotta get cooking!
I did buy a huge bag of baby kale and one of arugula/mesclun mix at the farmer's market today - our first of the season. Very exciting!! Had some salad for lunch, will cook the kale for dinner.
Walked with my buddy this morning, over the meadow and through the woods.....then it got soggy and we had to turn around. Should be a beautiful weekend here to play in the garden and plant the tomato seedlings I bought at the farmer's market.
OK, time for cake batter and that bottle of wine!
Restart : 1/8/13
Restart Wt: 184.4
Round 1: 1/5/09
Beginning Wt: 191.6
Goal #1 Met: 160.0 7/09
Goal #2 Met: 155.0 3/10
Ultimate goal: 150-155 without having to kill myself with exercise or give up chocolate, ice cream, or wine!