Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I'm Back to the World of Blogging

So, it may seem like I've dropped off the face of the planet, but I'm still here.

Maybe nobody will read this, but I miss writing and will keep doing it just for me.

So, what has happened since I last posted here?  Well, that's too much.  I'll hit the highlights of the past few months.

- I accepted a position with a new company and moved to a tiny town in the middle of nowhere.  Great pay, boring job, horrible location, good boss.  Meh, it could be worse.

- I'm RUNNING again.  I ran the Monumental Marathon on November 2, and I was running again the following week.  I didn't train for the marathon, but I had a 16 mile long run in the tank, so I decided to go for it. Running is going well, I'm feeling great, and I'm finally dropping the weight that I gained by eating my feelings the past couple of years.
I swear, they use a special camera at races that adds 20-30 lbs.  I really am losing weight, even though my race pictures don't show it...

- My daughter is considering moving back in with me, she doesn't love it where she is now and needs to switch schools anyway (she started at a community college Fall 2012 and is staying with my parents in Southern IL right now).

- I started dating again.  Yes, after taking a few years off from dating and being a hermit, I finally decided to get back out there in the world again.  Of course, the first guy I started to get serious about turned out to be a serial cheater.  Yeah, found that out a couple of weeks ago, and it still burns.

- My 40th birthday is on Black Friday (yes, this Friday).  My best friends in my hometown (where I will be for the holiday) have out of town company/family obligations, and so I have NO plans for my 40th birthday.  Yeah, just got out of a bad relationship, and I get to spend my 40th alone.  Fun times.  The good news, my daughter doesn't have to work that evening, so I'll probably go shopping/take her out to dinner.

- I did have Friendsgiving (friend thanksgiving) with my friends in Chicago a couple of weekends ago, so it's not as if I haven't had any fun stuff going on the past couple of weeks.  Haha!  I needed to get away the weekend that I found out about the ex, so I went there.  We had a blast, and much champagne was consumed.

- I've put up 2 Christmas trees already.  I helped with my friends' tree in Chicago, and I put mine up over the weekend.  I'm going to have a good holiday season this year, darn it!!  I don't care how much garbage is going on in my life!