A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Been so busy...and so tired!! 

Just going to give you a quick update to let you know I'm still alive and kicking.  I won't be weighing in tomorrow.  It's just not going to happen.  Maybe next Friday will look better.

I get up at 5:30am, leave for work at 6:45am, and get there around 7:30am to prepare for my work day that starts at 8am.  I leave work at 5:00pm, and with the Atlanta traffic, I don't get home til 6:30pm.  It's just going to take a couple of weeks to get used to this schedule so I'm not so tired when I get home at night.  Then I'm sure I'll be back to regular blogging.  Until then I'll pop in with some quick updates.

I love my job....I love the people....I love that I can dress casually....and I love that I'm going to get some kind of a raise at the end of the year because the pay is the same as I was making on unemployment, which means "not much", lol.  But I'm thankful and grateful beyond belief to be back in the workforce...I truly am.

Yesterday after work I went to an apt complex and turned in an application and put down a deposit to get on a waiting list for a 1 BR apartment for me and Scarlette.  I was originally planning on moving at the end of August, but now I"m trying to bump it up a month to the end of July.  I just have to wait and see if they have any coming open by then.  I should know within a couple of months.  This will shorten my commute to about 30 mins in the evening instead of 1 1/2 hours....and it will allow Shane to get all settled in with Billie a month sooner than we planned since they're now married.  He's living over there with her now, but his money is still coming here for rent and utilities....so I'm trying to fix that by seeing if we can move out sooner. 

I started organizing our family reunion last year for the first time, so this year is our 2nd one.  My mom's side of the family is huge.  I have about 33 cousins, if that gives you some idea.  The reunion is Saturday.  Dwayne and Scarlette are going with me, and we have to leave my house at 11:30am to make it to the reunion spot by 1pm, so I've got tomorrow night after work and early Saturday morning to do all my cooking.  I'm taking a pot roast, ham, potato salad, 2 dishes of baked mac 'n' chz, and deviled eggs.  As you can see, I've been quite busy this week with all the planning.

I've also been gathering stuff for a garage sale this week.  I'm getting Dwayne, Mom and Shane to contribute some of their things too so that we can have a lot of stuff for people to choose from, and hopefully make a little bit of money for all of us.  I need all the money I can get when it comes time to move, so I'm hoping to have enough stuff to earn at least $200 or so.  Also, there's virtually NO storage space in the 1 BR apt, so I'm trying to get rid of everything that's not utilitarian or just an absolute necessity, like my livingroom and bedroom furniture, and kitchen stuff for cooking.  I've got my sentimental stuff down to one box.  Christmas is my favorite time of year, but I have no room to store my Christmas collection, so I'm only keeping my tree and a couple of decorations....90% of my stuff is going in the garage sale...makes me sad, but it's necessary.  I'm planning on having my garage sale weekend after next if all works out. 

So that's what's going on with me.  I've got to sign off and wash dishes and do a couple of loads of laundry and try to get to bed at a decent hour tonight.  I'll catch up on everyone's blogs as soon as I find some free time...but it's kind of exciting that I don't have any free time right now, lol.  I hope you all understand.  Miss you bunches!!  'Nite friends.  :)


  1. Yeah...so glad you're busy :) Don't worry about reading other blogs. Get your rest and enjoy being a working girl :)

  2. Of course we understand. I hope that you get the new apartment really soon and have a successful garage sale.

    Enjoy your new job (and the pay... :D) and check in when you can.

  3. It's wonderful that you are busy with WORK.

    I do appreciate the little update though, was thinking about you SO much this week, and wondering how your job was going! :)

    Happy weekend, have fun at your reunion. Chrissy

  4. Congratulations on your new job.
    Hope everything falls into place for you ASAP.

  5. You are busy! Glad you love your new job!

  6. I love the fact you are so busy, there is so much positivity around you now and it is WonDerFuL!!!

    Big Hugs


  7. I can't believe you're doing all that cooking with your schedule!! So glad to hear that it's going well. The commute sounds horrific...I used to live in Marietta and work in the city and it was AWFUL. That was 30 years ago!!! The traffic in ATlanta is simply epic in proportion. But I'm glad you're back in the working force and doing well. Have a great time at the reunion!

  8. I'm so happy you have a job. I hope everything works out with the new place so you don't have to sit in so much traffic every day. I look forward to hearing about the new job, the garage sale, the new place and all the exciting things that are bound to happen for you now.

    Have a great weekend and enjoy the time with family.

  9. Hi Tammy. That sounds like quite a tough schedule. And a lot of work planning the reunion and moving too. You got it all goin' on!

    I'm happy for you! Hope all goes well on Staurday.

    Bearfriend xx

  10. Isn't it great to be busy again!!! Thanks for letting us know how things are going. Enjoy your family reunion!

  11. I am so happy for you. I am glad things are going well and I hope you can get a new apt. sooner as well. Keep up the good work and glad you love the job! =)