Thursday, August 13, 2015


Haven't updated in a bit, so I'm going to squeak out a little post before work.  My day job is going well.  The people are great and I'm learning more everyday.  My night/weekend job is going away, because I gave my two weeks notice on Sunday.  Now, if I can just get people to pick up my shifts...

I'm contemplating a different weekend job, but haven't yet applied.  I stopped in yesterday to talk to a manager, but he was busy interviewing someone else.

I suppose that's all I have for now.  Later!


Thursday, July 23, 2015


Just a short update:

I interviewed Tuesday afternoon for an amazing job.  Wednesday morning, my phone was blowing up--they offered me the job!!!  I felt so damned blessed and my Angel cards have been telling me to get myself a treat, soooooooo I bought a $5 scratcher, using all the cash I had in my wallet.  I thought I'd won $50, but when I turned it in------------$100 winner!

Yay me!!!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, July 18, 2015


I'm officially working two jobs now...and let me say--it blows!!!  My part time job is physically demanding, something my professional body hasn't seen in many years.  That sentence sounds weird, but I'm going to leave it.  My shifts range from four to six hours, but when you spend that much time on your feet on a concrete floor slinging groceries at a busy store, you hurt like you've been hit by a truck by shift's end.  Headed back for more torture tomorrow.  A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do...and I have to work two jobs for a while.  *shrug*

That is all.  I'm going to bed.


Sunday, July 12, 2015

I'm not sure yet...

It's Sunday again and I'm already dreading going back to work.  Sound familiar?  "Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life."  Novel concept, but not in play in my life yet.  Today, it's all about laundry, cooking, dishes and cleaning.  Woo-frickin-hoo!

Speaking of cooking, I've found a couple of recipes I'm incorporating into my meal plan this week.  One is a breakfast quinoa skillet and another is a quinoa lunch salad.  Why so much quinoa you ask?  It's a complete protein and when mixed with fruits and veg, it's a complete meal.  I'm sick and tired of cottage cheese or biscuit cookies for breakfast and PB&J for lunch.  I need something more substantial that is good for me.  I'm hoping that these meals stay in the rotation and they help me feel better and shed some weight.  Ideally, I want to eliminate dairy, sugar, all the white stuff and most meat from my meals and start eating cleaner.  I know I'll feel better and I'll have more energy to be more active after work and on the weekends.  Baby steps right now, but I think this is the right path for me.  On another note, I've been having lower leg swelling and stiffness and I'm positive I can contribute that to inflammation which is a direct result of my crappy eating.  I also need to incorporate more intentional movement, AKA exercise, into my daily routine.  Just a few minutes each morning will help me start off my day on a positive note.

Guess I better get my quinoa cooked so I can get this show on the road!

Love, laughter and light to you all!!!


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

ketchup... catsup... catch up

So, in the time I've been away from here, I've left my job at PSS, moved to Austin, got a job at CPA and HEB... and that's about it!  How depressing that most of a year's worth of Stephanie fits in one little sentence.

One thing that will never fit into one sentence--my Grandma.  She went to Heaven on September 14, 2014.  There are very few times that I will say I've had my heart broken, but this day comes in at number one.  She had such a wonderful life and I cherish all the time we got to spend together.  Our calls every Sunday for nine and a half years were a highlight of our lives.  I miss her dearly and think of her daily.