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Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
My Latest Journal
Yeah! Congrats to you and honey! fill us in on the details!
1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
2. Eat to heal
3. Move to live
4. Embrace today
5. Live with intention
6. Respect my body
7. Cultivate joy
8. Find my passion
9. Meditate on peace in my soul
Thanks for your good thoughts, all. It looks like it is for real, but we can't quite believe it. He's going for the drug test tomorrow. Not sure when he will start. I'm hoping for Monday.
How long do drug results take? And do they wait on them, or take them on faith? I remember one place that Honey worked, one of the new guys got canned after a month because something showed up in his drug test. So, he was working before they had results. I'm not concerned about Honey passing the test- he doesn't do drugs- but I want him to start as soon as possible, and not have to wait for results if they take a while.
I think I will only believe it when he has actually started.
How funny that this should happen right when I finally 'broke' and went to the food bank.
By the way, they gave me an incredible amount of food. And some really cool stuff from Trader Joe's. Spicy Hummus, Feta dip, flatbreads, organic eggs and beef, Eggplant Parmigan. Also, fresh vegetables and fruit, milk and orange juice. Also, many, many cans of food, including some tuna! I'm very impressed. And the guy who was there was very nice, and when he saw me on my bike, volunteered to drive my bags home for me. (I said, 'yes, please!'.)
Got to Skype with Eldest, who is busy with school and club projects. He's looking forward to Thanksgiving so he'll have a few extra days to catch up on things.
So many things to comment on, but I will focus on the positives:
Congrats to Middlest on both her college acceptance and her art competition!
And excellent Honey news!
Last edited by winencandy; 11-08-2012, 09:58 PM.
Reason: missed the art comment
"Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
"Moderation sucks." Suse
"Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
"Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield
Wow! Sounds so promising Sabine!! Got my fingers and toes crossed (eyes too!) that this all works out and quickly too. I like the sound of that food bank! Awesome! Good for your daughter getting some recognition for her art - she sounds really sweet! let us know as soon you know! I am excited for you - got the little flutters in the belly for you!
Oh my goodness. They really are sounding serious, aren't they? Woot!
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford
Honey filled out all kinds of (electronic) paperwork last night. I think that made it more real to him. There's nothing fun about paperwork. When you go on an interview, you get excited inside, start making plans in your head for how it will be to work with these people, what pay they will offer, will there be benefits. Sometimes you even start planning what you will bring to the Thanksgiving potluck lunch.
And then there's the let down.
No excitement or fantasy connected with paperwork, so I think it started to feel like, yes, I really HAVE been offered a job.
So, THEN he got excited. This was acted on.
This morning he will be going for his drug test.
I will be reorganizing my pantry so all these cans will fit in neatly. There are only three things I am not planning to keep: a can of hominy, the margarine, and a package of cheese 'product'. All else, even if not strictly primal, will be gleefully eaten by us. (Although I had one of the red velvet chocolate cupcakes last night, and whoa! TOO SWEET.) It will be a great help in keeping our expenses low for a while. My first priority once we have a paycheck rolling in, will be to build up a cushion, so we don't get so close to the bone again. A money cushion (so fun to bounce on!), and a primal food cushion.
Meat and butter for the freezer. Tuna, salmon, canned beef, canned tomatoes. Spices, coconut oil, nuts.
When you are not buying a new coat, or garbage disposal, it sucks, but you feel virtuous. When you are not buying tuna, you just feel sad.
Oh, and a sundries cushion, too. Shampoo, toothpaste, mouthwash, soap. Toilet paper!!!!! I'm thinking a six-month supply of these items would be lovely!
My next post will be a thankfulness list. But first I had to let some of the happy out.
I try to maintain as positive an attitude as I can. (Obviously, I have had my struggles with this the last two months.) But I'm NOT one of those zen-like creatures who can maintain happiness in the face of any circumstance. Having something good happen makes me happy! Happy, happy, happy!
There may be much blather in my journal for a bit. You will have to put up with it, just like you put up with the gloom. Hopefully, it will be easier to take!
Okay, I think I have reached my exclamation point limit. Must end this post.
Last edited by Sabine; 11-09-2012, 05:15 AM.
Reason: pronoun absence
I'm so glad things are working out finally!! What an agonizing ordeal you have gone through!
Regarding the drug test - I took my drug test on my first day of work. As long as you pass, there's no problem. If you fail, bummer... see ya later...
In the Army, we would drug test about 150 people at a time and it took 3-4 weeks to get the results back. So, I would imagine that one person could have results completed in a day or two. I would think that most employers start employees immediately following the drug test. I've only had one or two jobs that required a drug test (3 if you count the Army). I didn't even need a drug test to get a job as a Civil Servant (Department of the Army Civilian employee - what I do now). I bet he starts Monday.
Congratulations again. I'm glad you can start to breathe easy again. I can't imagine the stress you have been through recently. All I can say is that I'm so thankful that it's over for you! And just in time for the holidays! I foresee a very happy holiday season for you now that this tremendous stressor has been lifted.
Happy Day, Sabine!!
Primal since March 5, 2012
SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)
Sabine, I just wanted to say, your above gratitude post made me tear up. I don't post often, but I read your journal regularly. I am amazed by your spirit and resilience. I have prayed for you and your family through this difficult time. I am so happy that you have come out on the other side and are again able to be happy. I hope things continue to progress in great ways for you and the family.
Sabine, I've read your journal over the last few days and coming to the end and reading your good news really put a smile on my face. I read your last couple of posts to my sweet hubby over coffee this morning and we talked about what a rough time our country is going thru now..and has been for awhile.
We sure hope life gets better for your family. There really is nothing like the pride a man feels in getting a job and being able to provide for his loved ones; big hug to you and yours at this most thankful time of the year.
Such Great News and a fabulous gratitude list. Smiling for you today.
I too am grateful for the kindness of others. I called a cousin of my husband to ask him if he had extra firewood. We were planning to pay him and he said "nonsense I'll hook you up." He is bringing two cords on Saturday. We just have to provide the labor.
Primal since 9/24/2010
"Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes