Friday, January 8, 2010


So I am completely aware that I suck at blogging. I have not really posted anything in months. I started a new second job at Target in August and since then I have been working steadily 70 hours a week. When I get home, I want to lay in bed and watch television and pass out. Even though I know a lot about nutrition and can give advice to friends and family off the top of my head, I want to research the things I put on the blog in order to give everyone the most accurate information that I can. So it isn't just a matter of logging on and writing something, it involves a lot more than that because I want it to be RIGHT. So... after being yelled at the past couple of months for not keeping up with this, I wanted to post something even though it has nothing really to do with nutrition, but maybe it will let you know a little more about me :)

A lot has happened the past few months. I had a few pretty serious scares with my father. He has a lot of health issues and has spent time in the hospital. There are still things going on with that, but he is home for the time being. The last incident has not been solved completely, so we are awaiting word on that.

Work-wise, my life has been turned upside down. We were told in November that my department was being eliminated. Thankfully, in my case, I was not laid off but instead offered a promotion. I started that position this week and I think I will really enjoy it. The extra money is going to be fabulous, since things have been super tight for over a year now. I went shopping last night and got a bunch of new shoes and clothes, and today I am happy beyond words to be wearing a new shirt and shoes. I am a person who used to spend about $2000 a year on clothes. The past few years, its been more like, oh, $200. Altogether. So you can imagine my elation at the 4, count them FOUR pairs of new shoes I bought yesterday:) I love fashion as much as I love food, and it feels REALLY good to be back.

I also have been working at Target since August. Don't get me wrong, I love Target. I could totally spend hours browsing around and potentially spend a LOT of money in there. But all the standing, late nights, and grouchy customers are starting to get to me. I am a friendly, outgoing person and at the end of a lot of my shifts I am exhausted, moody, and irritated. I will work there as long as I need too to make ends meet because I am a "do what you gotta do" type of girl, but for the sake of my sanity and my poor feet, I hope this can end soon. I am applying for a different part time job that will be a little more fun, and a lot less standing. Keep your fingers crossed!

Anyway, it's been a rough couple of months. I know I am totally not alone in my financial situation, and I hope everyone was able to have a good holiday season despite the toilet we call an economy, and I really hope to be back soon on a more regular basis. I still read all the blogs I follow, they are what get me through the day sometimes. Thank you everyone for being understanding, and lets hope for a great 2010!!