Monday, October 07, 2013
Hello, my wonderful Sparkpeople friends! Sorry I've been gone, but life has been UBER hectic - but it's all good! Here is an update from the Rose Garden:
LOVE LIFE: Gary has moved in! He paid for me to have my entire house renovated and it is SO MUCH NICER. I had been staying at his apt most of the time and loved having our private "sanctuary." But I think I was also using that as an excuse to be away from my responsibilities as a homeowner AND also probably about being in the place where I had cared for my brother before he died. Anyway, it had gotten HORRIBLE. My son (god love him) is a slob. So he had let things go, the animals had made a mess of things...it was AWFUL. But this is the house NOW:
Still got a few more things to do, but it's coming along! That's one of the reasons that I've managed not to gain any weight while away from SP. Been working my butt off! So enjoying my life with Gary. He makes me feel so special. The other morning, he woke up talking about how he knows that we have been together in our hearts always. I am totally in love. He continues to do his Comfort Zone Camps (grief camps for kids) and I'm very proud of him.
WORK: Holy cow, what a mess. Still on the special assignment fielding inquiries from the Governor's office and Public Affairs. I hate it. But I was recently contacted by an IBM headhunter and it may be that I have some really good options awaiting me... so send me some good thoughts, please! Either way, I'm thankful to have a job.
KIDS: Tiffany appears to be genuinely pregnant (she has faked it several times before) and I'm trying my best to help her prepare. The father is a convicted felon and a total loser, but he's seems to be staying with her. She assures me she is clean and has been since she found out she was pregnant, but I have my doubts. They asked me to send them gas money last week, so that says a lot already....Jared is back from Afghanistan safe and sound - YAY! He is setting up house with his new girlfriend Cierra who I really like. Have new granddogs Brutus and Caesar....Joshua is struggling. Trying to find himself. Announced that in March he plans to hit the road and just tour the country. He's going to save money between now and then. I'm all for doing things like this while you're young - just want him to be practical about it. No matter how old they get, you still worry...
BAND: Continuing to do great with Trophy Husbands! We have paid off all the new equipment and bought a trailer for our stuff! Now we are starting to be able to split the money we make and take some home, which is nice! Here's a couple of pics from recent gigs:
We are doing a Halloween gig. I'm going in my "cougar disguised as a leopard" outfit. LOL. Will post pics!
So I'm back to tracking and doing my regular exercise now that things are calming down. Missed you guys and hope you are all doing well! And shout out to my NEW friends who friended me even when I was away. You all are the best!