11 December 2009

So much to look forward to

So I basically have only 2 days of teaching left. Yea!!! We have classes Monday and Tuesday then we have finals on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The students have finals in the morning and leave by noon. The teachers are free to leave shortly thereafter. Yes!!! I love being a teacher.

So I've heard from other teachers and it seems that teaching may just be the best diet pill out there. I am so busy during the day and only have time to scarf down a quick lunch. There is no time to snack or anything silly like that, and you spend a lot of time on your feet. A. Lot. Not as much as when I worked in the lab but a lot.

And now it's time to go walk the dogs.

10 December 2009

Now I'm getting excited

After thinking about all that money all night long I'm finally starting to get excited about the house. There is a house around the corner from our current house that I just love. Tonight on the way back from walking the dogs I pointed it out to Hubby, told him exactly what I liked and how we could do the exact same thing on our house. I'm really starting to get excited. I wonder if we can move up the closing :)
We were talking to a neighbor and there is enough room on the lot to build another house. We were thinking we could get a manufactured home to put back there quickly while we redo the house. Anyway, so many, many possibilities. Needless to say there will be no Christmas in this house this year. We bought ourselves the ultimate Christmas present and I think that's enough for this year. Hopefully this blog will return to weight loss and workouts sometime soon :)

09 December 2009

It's going to be a rough two months....

We went and filled out the loan application today and went through what we need to do before we close and all that stuff.  Ugh!!!  This is going to be brutal.  I just have to keep the end in sight and I will get through all of this.  I really just want to run away on a caribbean vacation, but that's not likely. It will all work out...it will all work out...it will all work out.....

I had taken the day off from school today because I ostensibly had an arbitration for an accident I had 5 years ago.  I got to sleep in a little and that was nice.  I get to the attorney's office to find out that they forgot to let me know they settled the case last week.  Woot!!!  I was a little angry they forgot to let me know but I got over it quickly.  I ended up having a free day off and a chance to get a lot of errands done.  It turned out to be a good day. 

That's it. I've got some work to do.

08 December 2009

Things are getting there

So many things, where do I begin.....  They accepted our offer so we are buying a house.  Yikes!!! You have no idea how scary that is to me.  But I'm not going to think about it, I'm just going to keep moving forward.  Focus on the details and not the big picture.

I've gotten back on the workout wagon - sort of.  Sunday I worked out in the morning.  Yesterday I worked out in the morning and ran in the afternoon.  This morning I was sore.  I guess I pushed myself harder then I thought I did.  That's good. I think.  Tomorrow it's back at it.

Food has been going pretty well.  I've been so busy at school that I hardly have time to eat.  I tell you, working as a teacher is one of the best weight loss products around. You are constantly so busy you don't have time for food...

That's about it for now.  I'm tired and tonight I'm going to take it easy. 

06 December 2009

My line in the sand

In the last week or so we've been working on getting a house. We put in an offer, they countered, we countered back, they countered again and yesterday we submitted the final counter. We are going to buy a house. Absolutely. During this process though I realized something. There were points where we had to get creative to get things we needed and in the next two months things are going to be tight, really tight. We need all our available cash to go to the house. There were points where it looked like we faced insurmountable odds, at least in my eyes, and I just wanted to give up. This kind of surprised me as I don't view myself as a quitter. I'm also not the type of person to fight a losing battle, but I don't think I'm a quitter. So when I had the urge to quit I was a bit surprised. Luckily my husband, my Realtor, and my loan officer wouldn't let me. In fact I think that the Realtor and loan officer have completely taken over the project and I just sign my name, but that's another story.

I wondered why I wanted to quit so easy. This is the perfect house for us. It's small, needs a little work, has a big lot, and it's cheap. That's exactly what we wanted. Why wasn't I willing to fight for it? Then I realized what was going on. This is an area I'm not familiar with and I didn't know how to fight. I didn't know how far we could push the issue. I didn't know where the boundaries were. I don't completely know the rules of the game. Once I realized this I gave myself a break and considered that I may not exactly be a quitter but I didn't know how far to fight.

Thinking about this got me thinking about my weight loss and working out. The last few months I've allowed all kinds of things to get my way and I've been accepting all sorts of excuses. I'm tired. It's late. It's early. I'm busy. These are all incredibly lame. As a result of not sticking to my workouts, I'm not handling stress well. Yesterday when I realized we are going to buy this house, I got incredibly nauseous and developed a raging headache. I wanted to crawl into my bed in a little ball and hide. It was terrible. Well, I'm done. This is my line in the sand. I know this battle. I know how far I can push it. I know when to push and when to back off. I know the boundaries and I know the rules. There is no reason on God's green earth I can't fight this battle now. I know it so well I can fight it and the house battle at the same time. I'm willing to fight until I have a dark circle under my eye from a knockout blow.

So today the battle begins. I'm tired of feeling this way and I'm the only one who can change it. So draw your weapons and prepare to fight.

Social media holiday

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