Thursday, November 21, 2013

Semi New Store for Now

Today is the first day I really start my training. For the next few weeks I’ll be in the store where I do most of my training before the panel interview with the regional big wigs. I am looking forward to learning more and being able to lead my own store.

Those of you still paying attention to this blog will know I haven’t been here for some time with only a couple of posts over the last year. Needless to say, I have been rather busy. Between school and work, there hasn’t been a lot of time for extras. It has meant basically no life outside of those things. Even my best friend and my mother have been wondering if I’m still alive and kicking. Well I am just not communicating much.

As I go along, I’ll try to keep you updated as much as possible. Remember I’m old and human. LOL! Be patient.


Christy

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Changes

My life has been changing quite a bit lately. It has been rather overwhelming at times. But I’m okay and I will be okay. I’m very excited about the future.

I was offered the store manager position for a new store that is being built. I’ve been working for an auto parts store for about a year and a half now. For the most part, I have been the commercial driver. In other words, I delivered parts. With the promotion, I have found out who my real friends are and who are not.
It is time to move on and not worry about how others perceive me. You all should do that too.

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Just wanted to share.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Posting on Facebook About Food


What is with everyone posting about food every day, all day on Facebook? Yes, this may turn into a rant. Grab your butts and hang on.

Why do you ask that I ask? Because I have to worry about diabetes and cholesterol, that’s why! Yes, my friends, yours truly has to be careful of EVERYTHING she eats because I was blessed by my parents with the double whammy. One side has heart disease and the other has diabetes. (Why didn’t they check their family history before I was begat?)

What it means for me is a complete lifestyle change. It means diet changes on every aspect. For the cholesterol issues, I have to watch anything with red meat and starch, and for the diabetes it’s anything with carbs. What does that leave me to eat? Not much!

And then I pull up Facebook just to see biscuits, gravy, and cherry cheesecake today. FROM PEOPLE I KNOW ARE DIABETIC!!! So why do I see these foods on their pages? Okay, so it’s their business.

For my own life, I am doing well with my own numbers. My A1C was 5.1 although I am trying to make it lower. My cholesterol numbers are a little high but not shockingly so. I am on medication and through diet I have been able to lose over 40 pounds, lose 4 jean sizes, and feel good. Why? Because I’m not ready to keel over tomorrow. Yeah, it’s that simple.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Signs of Spring

Yes, there is still ice in the fish pond.

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But there are signs of spring with the tulips peeking through the ground!

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Christy

Thursday, April 4, 2013

I Bet You Thought You Wouldn't See This Again

I finally took some photos. Yes, I'm sure anyone still reading this blog is just shocked. I know I am. I've been rather overwhelmed but I wanted to share what I've seen the last few weeks.

The first one was taken at a rather substantial distance. That explains how fuzzy it is. but seeing this one in an area anywhere close to see one means that spring may be near.  
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This was also taken the same day. It was overcast but I can see open water.

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I was lucky one day to find some sun. Although not great, the signs are here we might still see warm weather. Non-frozen water here is gold.

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Christy

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Trains are Finally in the Station!!!


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Things are still up in the air for me. Decisions must be made and I'm just overwhelmed. I know it will be okay, but I'm feeling a little anxious which isn't really good when you already have anxiety issues. I do have a mad mind so I'll be fine. In the meantime, have some fun!

I'm glad you are all here to join in the train rides. What else is going on for you today? Here we go!
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Monday, February 4, 2013

The Trains are Back and Boarding!



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I'm still trying to make some big decisions but right now I'm so happy that midterms are done. The one test was a doozy. I really don't like tests that involve essay questions. I would rather right a 2000 word paper complete with all the APA format and citations than essay questions on a test. I survived, I just don't know what grade I'll get. Oh well! I'll see what happens.

I'm glad you are all here to join in the train rides. What else is going on for you today? Here we go!
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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Ah....the Trouble with Writing


Have you ever sat and looked at your computer and wondered what to write? I've been doing that a lot lately. It seems that the more I try, the harder it becomes. There may be too much on my mind these days.

I’m at a stage in life where I have to make some major decisions. What I decide will alter the course of my life, but I think I need to make something happen. If I do nothing, everything will stay the same. What to do is a matter of how I choose to steer my life. So how does that affect my writing?

It makes me not want to be honest about what is happening in my life. That causes me to resist writing. Currently, there are only a small, very small, group of people who have a clue as to what I’m talking about. They are all supportive but I am still restricted on what I can say. Why does that upset me?

I feel as though most people want me to fit in some sort of role that isn't really me. Most of us have that issue but now I’m faced with the prospect of weighing what’s best for me and what everyone else wants. There should come a time in life when fitting someone else’s idea of me shouldn’t matter. And I've waited a very long time for my life to be mine.

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Trains Are in the Station!


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This week is mid terms. What am I doing? Freaking out, that's what. I've also had some work things going on that I'm not quite sure how to handle. Big decisions must be made. I hope I have the strength to do what I need to do. Well, I know I do. I'm just nervous about it. Never fear, my friends. I will still be just weird about everything. So it's normal.

I'm glad you are all here to join in the train rides. What else is going on for you today? Here we go!

My buddy, Dazee at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams and I are gearing back up for the most fun you've had taking photos. We took a few weeks off because of family functions and family health situations that have had to come first. So grab the button below, make a post and link up with us. You really should. This week's categories are "Spying" and "Your Choice". Just give it a shot. Okay?


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In the meantime, link up with Jen, at The Survival Mama, and Shellie, at Shellie Sakai, and me, for the ride of your life.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I Spy Is Back!!! With Scar!!!

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It seems like it's been forever since I've been on I Spy. Oh yeah it has! There have been some family issues lately and it has kept us rather busy the last month. We decided it would be better if we took an extended break. Never fear my faithful followers! We are back and we are ready to roll. Are you? Of course you are! On with the program.

Now let's see what you have to show us Maybe you had better luck than I did. I think you should join Dazee at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams and me for some photo sharing fun.

Next week's categories are "Spying" and "Your Choice". You know you want to join. Don't shy away. Just follow your heart. Here are my interpretations this week.

Scar

There is one quirk I have that I can't explain. I am constantly causing myself injuries but don't always remember how I got these physical dings. This is one that I'm sure will leave a scar.

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Your Choice

I haven't had a lot of luck getting great photos lately. Either there is too much sun or not enough or we've had frigid temps. So this was the best I could get one morning. I love the colors.

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Now what do you have for me?

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Trains Are on Schedule!!!

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Another week has gone by and another week of school has passed. Even though it is only two weeks in, I'm getting excited because at the end of this class I will only have 8 credit hours before I earn my Bachelor's. For a 50 year old, that is an achievement. At least for me it is. I started this journey in May of 2008. I have been in school continuously since then except for one semester. What a ride it's been. Who knows? I may decide to go for the Masters!

I'm glad you are all here to join in the train rides. What else is going on for you today? Here we go!

My buddy, Dazee at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams and I are gearing back up for the most fun you've had taking photos. We took a few weeks off because of family functions and family health situations that have had to come first. So grab the button below, make a post and link up with us. You really should. This week's categories are "Scar" and "Your Choice". Just give it a shot. Okay?


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In the meantime, link up with Jen, at The Survival Mama, and Shellie, at Shellie Sakai, and me, for the ride of your life.


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Monday, January 14, 2013

The Trains Are Back!!!

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Wow! Have the holidays really gone by and we have passed into a new year. 2013! Who knew the year would have gone by so fast? Well it did and I almost forgot to send the linky to my co-conductors. Between all the time needed for family and school starting again, I have lost my mind. Well, I know it's mad anyway. How is everyone doing this week? Did you all have fun over the holidays? I know I did. And I'm ready to get this party started.

I'm glad you are all here to join in the train rides. What else is going on for you today?

My buddy, Dazee at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams and I are gearing back up for the most fun you've had taking photos. We took a few weeks off because of family functions and family health situations that have had to come first. So grab the button below, make a post and link up with us. You really should. This week's categories are "Spy" and "Your Choice". Just give it a shot. Okay?


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In the meantime, link up with Jen, at The Survival Mama, and Shellie, at Shellie Sakai, and me, for the ride of your life.



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