Wednesday, January 02, 2008

2008 Has to be Better, Right???

Fun Ways to spend the last days of 2007:

Win $100,000 on a scratch-off ticket

Travel to NYC and be there when the ball drops

Travel to Las Vegas and watch the crazy man clear a 322 foot cycle jump

Be in Minneapolis and spend New Year’s Eve toasting your very best friends

Not Fun Ways to spend the last days of 2007 (aka how I spent them):

Have husband be informed that he will no longer have a job sometime within the next 4-6 weeks

Have one vehicle’s transmission slowly dying, the other one refusing to start, and the other one leaking oil of some sort (2 of the three are now fixed, but still)

Wait ever so patiently for the rest of 2007 to be over so you can just get OUT of this madness for the love of all that is Good and Holy.

So, the car and van have been fixed. The truck’s transmission has been crapping out slowly over the last three years (the fact that it’s 14 years old and has 230,000 miles on it *might* be a contributing factor, but you know), so we’re just hoping it doesn’t crap out any time soon. And I have been constantly alternating between the mantras “Please, God, only one thing at a time” and “I am trusting. Everything’s going to be just fine”.

CB has a meeting today with a company right here in Podunk, so we’re feeling cautiously optimistic. It would be nice for him to work in town after spending the better part of the last eight years driving at least 30 miles round trip. The last two has been 70 miles round trip.

I’m also doing the weight loss thing for real this time. I’m on a team with three other people (We’re the Rockettes! So fun!), and there’s a community-wide weight loss contest. What’s the prize? $1,000! Which means $250 per person to buy new clothes after all the weight comes off. Sounds awesome, right? And if the money won’t motivate me to do it for real, I am not sure what will!

So, I’m being Miss Always-Look-At-The-Glass-Half-Full and saying that 2008 is going to be a year of awesome change. New job for CB, school for me, healthier eating habits for all of us, and who knows what else is in store?

What are you most looking forward to in ’08?


Molly said...

And here was me feeling sorry for myself because my vacuum stopped working and I couldn't get up all the damn pine needles! I hope that everything just gets bigger and brighter for you and yours in 2008! I am on the diet plan too, which I actually started before Christmas and lost weight, then gained a little back, so it is full on now! Good luck with it, I hope you win!

Stephanie said...

Good luck with the weight loss...and you forgot to add writing the NYTimes bestselling novel! Hope all is well, I haven't heard from you in forever, but I still follow your blog and wonder how you're doing!

I actually started losing weight on weight watchers. That is the best plan to do in my opinion because it teaches you to eat right. I lost 7 pounds before we found out #3 is on the way!!! Did you even know I had a #2? This is my third in three years. Anyway, check out my blog and email me sometime. I miss talking to you!

baseballmom said...

Damn, hope he gets the job! I just hope no one in my family dies this year, because last year was tough that way. I know this year has to be better...even tho' we started the year by Husband getting in a fender bender. Oh well, at least the car's not totalled, and he's not hurt! I'm hoping we can take it easy a little this year...just slow down and enjoy life!

Kel said...

Aww sweetie. I can understand totally.

I keep telling myself that 2008 HAS to be better, or I'd go grab 2 pina coladas and try to make it better. ^_~

Did you make it to see the nutcracker? Did you LOVE it?

PinkPiddyPaws said...

Congratulations on having a positive outlook! I know how hard it can be. :)

Good luck and I hope 2008 brings you great things!!!

ANO said...

I hope everything works out for you! Nothing can drain your wallet faster then car problems. Good luck to your husband on finding a new job!

Misty said...

I LOVE your header photo..beautiful blog page you have here. Good luck in the weight loss contest! We do one at work, it's fun and helpful..though not worth nearly as much money!