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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hellooooooo... Is Anybody Out There...?

Well, hello there, Blogland! I've missed you! I have no idea if anyone still pops by, not that I'd blame you for tossing the scraps of my addled ramblings to the wind! I didn't intend to be gone for so long. I intended to be back to blogging regularly after the first of the year. But you know what they say about good intentions...

In any case, I'm back. I've not written diddly-squat for months and months (except Facebook posts and grocery lists) and I need, need, NEED to get some words out of my head and down on paper, er, screen, if only because it's getting crowded in there and the voices need some breathing room.

All that being said, I've not a clue what to write about today. See? Some things never change! I guess I could tell you where I've been, eh? Work. I've been to work! I had to get a full time job back in January because I have this compulsive need to eat. Actually, I'm still (always) working on the 'compulsive' part of it but the 'need to eat' part just won't go away. And? My kid has the same problem! She also needs clothes and stuff. Pfffttt. What's that about?! The job I had (and still have, when they decide to send me any work) wasn't paying enough (or, you know, anything) for quite a while and my ex, who'd been out of work for a long time, wasn't paying enough (or, you know, anything) for quite a while and the stress of wondering 'is this the week we have to live on ramen noodles and tap water?' was just too much. So I found a job!

Actually, it sort of fell into my lap (as the whole 'finding a job' thing wasn't working out too well)... a business-owner friend of mine needed someone and though the job wasn't anything I thought I could/would ever do, I decided it was time to step out of my comfort zone and try something new. It's a sales-oriented position, which would have, prior to the whole zero-bank account thing, given me hives, but it's not so bad. It is, however, incredibly boring, draining, and exhaustive. At first, I would come home and sleep. And sleep. And sleep. This went on for a couple of months. I'd never had a job where I had to sit in the same place, doing the same thing, over and over and over and over again, for hours and hours. It's hard. But I like the people I work with (my office-mate is wonderful!) and just recently I've been given some new responsibilities, which allow me to learn some new stuff, use my brain, and switch between tasks regularly. So I've decided not to step out in front of the bus that goes past the office every day at 3:00. I know, whew, right?

Other than that, I've spent my time coaching my little sinkers, preparing for my 3rd Susan G. Komen 3-Day Event (coming up in September!), feeding the little old guy I met on Christmas Eve (my 'Red Light' post), hanging out with friends, and being Ryan's mom. That last bit, as always, has been the best part of Life. She's growing up like crazy and though I'm not really thrilled about it, I have to admit, she's growing up pretty good. You'll hear more about her in the coming posts (duh).

Anyhoo, that's all for now. I'll have to mosey around and see who's still out there, writing and reading. I've missed everyone -- bloggers, commenters, lurkers :). You guys were the best part of my blogging experience. Truly. 'Til next time, take care everyone!

Diane... XOXO