Hello friends,

May continues to be a crazy month full of ups and downs and unknowns. It’s like a big episode of LOST.  The first half of the month has been mostly good, but today I got some really bad news on the job front. As some of you know, my job status was up in the air…and today we got word that some positions would be eliminated. Perhaps worse, the ones that stay are getting big, big pay cuts.  I’m really depressed about this…like majorly, because I don’t come from a “money” family and it’s just me, myself, and I supporting me and the Sookie Monster. So we’ll see what happens. I’m trying to keep my head up, but it’s very tough.  And guess what that makes you wanna do? Eat. Badly.

I had my big job interview last Friday. It was my big hope and would end up being a promotion. It would probably result in a move, so I was excited and scared. I think I did well on my interview, I answered everything as best I could and I left with a good feeling. Unfortunately, there were six other applicants for the same job. One of which was a hot blonde. And since it was for an assistant position, I’m thinking who would the boss rather look at all day? The hot blonde…or me? Yeah, don’t answer that please.
Anyway, still no word on that…but there’s board meeting this month so I’m HOPING that’s why it’s taking so long. I thought the unknown was worse than bad news, but after today’s bad news I’m not so sure. Everyone at work today was walking around afterwards like a funeral scene. It definitely felt like one.

In other news, the diet is still a trainwreck. I realize it seems like I’ve given up, but I haven’t. Whatever I’ve gained I will work off once things calm down. No, really.  Really! I’ve weighed in here and there and I’ve gained some…I can definitely feel a gain as far as how I feel…and that’s gotten in my head as well and isn’t helping the depression at ALL. I’ve been eating so badly, but I promise I will not quit!

Tomorrow morning we leave for New Orleans. I’m so excited.  Wait, what’s that you say? You find out your job is in danger and a big, BIG paycut is coming and you’re going on vacation?  Yeeeah, have had it booked for a few months, so I’m still going. I’ll be bringing my own booze and eating as cheap as possible, but I still want to have as much fun as I can given the circumstances, especially since this will probably the last trip I get to take for a long, long time. My mood is more Debbie Downer than ever, but I’m gonna try.  Maybe we can find more karaoke?

I think that’s about it. I promise to get back into regular weigh-in updates and being all healthy and stuff in a week or two. I really appreciate all the comments, emails, and yall’s general friendship. It means a lot. Thank you for not forgetting me.  I love my blogging buddies so much!  😀