Sunday, March 20, 2011

Weekend update


Sometimes he sits out there and stares back in at us as though we're in an aquarium. Watching and cocking his head from time to time, we always wonder what is going on in his mind. I like to think he is reading the wind. Probably just a big echo chamber though, is it food, is there food, food, are they making food, food time, foodie food food food, what's that smell?

This week I start the new job. I say new even though it's with the same employer and it's still teaching. The only difference is that I'll be teaching on campus and it will be topics that I haven't really taught before. Luckily, the pedagogical methods are similar, and if history is any indicator, I perform very well when I'm under stress and nervous. It's not very fun being nervous though. I'm taking everything a day at a time, because if I think about everything I have to do, I get all panicky. It's exciting too, my classroom has a smartboard in it and all the students have laptops on their desks and we have the internet, speakers and everything. Yay! It seems that for the first time in over ten years here in Quebec, I will finally have a steadier income that is above the poverty level. FINALLY! And I owe it all to my old mentor, the guy who trained me to be an ESL teacher. Thanks A!

What's really weird, and I don't really believe in this stuff, is that I went to check that astrology site to see if this development would be predicted. And she said that in March, my whole financial situation would turn around and that I've been struggling with money since 2003.

You have so many reasons to celebrate in March. All of life is starting to turn around for you! This month has a huge emphasis on money, but with Jupiter now in perfect angle to your Sun, you will get a chance at awe-inspiring travel, better health, fantastic career success, FAR better money, a chance at love, and so much more!

It's strange when she nails it. And she blames it all on Uranus. (insert joke here) I don't see how travel is going to be possible, I can't even take a weekend day off or I'll get behind.  One thing's for sure though, I'm going to buy a garage door opener and a snow removal service for the garage before next winter. Perhaps then, I'll be able to appreciate the beauty of the white stuff again.

Serge called me cricket boy yesterday. Even though I stopped the diet back in January and I stopped tracking what I ingested a few weeks ago, the habits learned are hard to break and I've continued to lose weight. I was 166 yesterday morning! Today I'm stocking up on ice cream before I wither away to nothing. Skinny does feel good though.

Sorry if I've not been around to visit, it's not that I don't want to, I just don't have the time right now. Once I get adjusted to the new rhythm of things, I'll get back into the blogging groove. Have a great week y'all!

13 comments:

CoffeeDog said...

166? I am 5'8 and that's weigh I weigh on a good day!

Our cats sit at the door and look in on us, never mind the fact they have a cat door they can waltz in and out of.

Bon weekend!

Blobby said...

I don't think I've seen 166 since the mid-80s. Congrats to you.

rox said...

Snow removal service sounds good. It's doing it again here. :(

I'm going to click on your astrology link and see what it says for me!

Rick said...

Best of luck with the new position. You'll do great!

Cute how Georgie looks back in at you.

166! Congrats. I'm still tracking on LoseIt.com and am down over 10 lbs. What a great tool, thanks for turning me onto it.

Maurice said...

I'm really happy for you about the "new" job, Richard. I still remember that awesome feeling of reaching that point when it seemed to turn favorably after so many years of uncertainty. Cherish it and, again, kudos!

As for the 166 lbs, it's been 3 or 4 years since I've seen that myself, but I have no one to blame but myself. But speaking of ice cream, I had my first bowl of maple taffy ice cream at Bilboquet last night. I say you're due: squeeze a quick jaunt to Rue Bernard into your hectic schedule and enjoy!

Maurice said...

Oh, and at 166, you might as well go for "le péché" while you're there! :)

Birdie said...

I think you've got the dog mind down pat: food, food, food. Great shot of Georgie, as ever.

Such great news on the job front! I wonder if I'll ever get off the mommy track. Once on, forever stuck, it seems. I have to find a way to jump the rails.

Jim said...

I weigh 160 now after two years of gradually losing and cutting back bad fats and sugars.....plus increasing exercise. Don't worry about wasting away. My doc says that we are all so used to seeing men in our culture 30-40 lbs overweight that our minds eye only sees that now. Some people think I look sick but I feel so much better and my pants are the same size as when I was 23!!!!

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Look at you: rich and thin!

sophie...^5 said...

I gets the food thing...over and out Georgie...

Patricia said...

I love that Georgie sits and watches you. And yes, I do believe that beagles think about food 24/7.

Rebekah said...

I would be so thrilled at 166...but it's been a long time. And the bad habits I have are what are so hard to break.

I do love love love that picture of Georgie. When am I invited out to finally meet him?

My Blog said...

one of my girlfriends always says, "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels"... ha!