Thursday, October 18, 2012
Hi Ho Hi Ho its off to work we go
I am back among the employed and enjoying it greatly. As usually I am doing tech support, for PepsiCo this time, and not getting paid enough, as usual. But I do have free time between calls to get back to blogging on a regular basis. This is good for me. No apologies this time, just an update or two. It has been over a year since our house fire and in some ways we are still recovering. Having a decent paying job is helping but really I could use a big one time payment of a couple thousand to replace things and get back where we should be. But then who couldn't use that. I like my job, really like it. It is low stress with great coworkers and for once in my life I have seniority. I have spent the last couple of months training new hires and am just now getting back to taking calls. I need some wardrobe upgrades so I can apply for the real training positions and I need to look into training opportunities to improve my skills, hopefully this will lead to a big raise in the nearish future, another thing that has been missing in my life up until now. For once my abilities are appreciated and recognized. Yay me! I have still not picked my knitting back up, just haven't had the time / place. I am working on this and hope to have a craft area set up in the next couple of weeks. In the mean time I am working on a pair of socks for a friend (I hate socks) and playing with crochet. It keeps my fingers busy which is good and I am liking the results. No crochet patterns from or for me in the future though, I will stick to knitting for those. I like the kitchen at our apartment and am getting back into cooking, you know the fun kind not the cook to feed yourself thing. Still don't have a camera to take pics for my cooking blog but I may save up and treat myself for my birthday. Indra and I are both doing Atkins (when we aren't so sick and tired any food is good food) and that means new ways of eating and cooking. Atkins is working great for me. I have lost 50 pounds since the beginning of the year (gained 10 back because I got an ulcer) and am enjoying the results of a thinner me. I am enjoying the results of real food cooked by me and less prepackaged crud. It is an adjustment cutting out all the carbs and finding alternative to the ones I refuse to do with out, but I am doing it. And eventually I will have a camera and I will show everyone what I have been doing. The side effects of Atkins are a bit of a bother, I have dropped enough weight that nothing fits me right and I do not have enough money for a complete wardrobe. I have been picking things up here and there from other people and thrift stores but it is a slow process and a pain in the butt.