It’s been a while since I did an update like this, so here goes:
On weight loss: My husband and I both stalled. We got frustrated. We gave up like wusses. We both gained a bit. The holidays forced us to realize once again what we were giving up, how much we missed being what we had been. So we’re back on track now, and moving in a great direction. Honestly, you forget how good it feels to eat well and exercise often when you stop doing it.
On family: Things are going great right now for the most part. My husband and I figured out a lot of stuff about ourselves in the past year. We’ve developed a plan to pay off all of our debt (except the house) by the end of this year. We’re conquering our housecleaning issues.
My daughter (aka Cakes) is about to turn 8, and she has come out of her shell. She may never be a social butterfly, and that’s fine by me, but I am so glad she has made friends. She’s doing fantastic in school, and hit the 90th percentile in both math and language arts on her last round of testing. She loves math. I have a feeling she’ll be teaching me things in the not-so-distant future.
My son (Megatron or MT) is in school and therapy. We’re careful to build in plenty of play time and zone time and rest time around those things, though. He’s communicating with us on a level he never has before, and it’s been wonderful. He’s smart as a whip, but we already knew that. “Mommy sit on the couch?” How can you not love that? He’s my snuggle bug, and I LOVE it.
On work: I found consistent work—or really, it found me. Either way, it’s a solid job with good people doing something I’m decent at. Best part? I work from home. Writing blogs in my pajamas? Yup.
On Tumblr: I love Tumblr. It started out as a place for me to get weight loss inspiration, but it’s really turned into more of a personal space for me. Most of the people I follow supply me with things that make me smile, think, or laugh out loud every day, and I appreciate it.
By the way, I am not at all offended if you followed me for weight loss and aren’t into the personal stuff and decide to unfollow.
I did create a second Tumblr for gaming-related stuff, since in my world, that is pretty much its own entity. If you play Warcraft or are a gamer, I recently resurrected the gaming Tumblr, and you can find that here.
Keep being cool, Tumblr.