Tuesday, February 1, 2011

January Update


Is it me, or did January go by very quickly?  The month was a whirlwind of recovering from the holidays, job changes for M and starting school again.  I think the only goal I kept was to start a 365 blog for the kids.  It's been going very well and I haven't missed a day, yet!  My family seems to like it and I can't wait to see what it looks like at the end of the year.

School started again for me.  This is my last year and I cannot wait to be done and have my life back.  I have been better about insisting on uninterrupted time during the weekend to study.  M agreed to keep the kids away while I am working and it's going well, so far.  On the weight loss front, I rejoined Weight Watchers and the new plan is interesting.  I have lost a few pounds, but my plan is to start Couch to 5K again to help things along.

Then there's work. We were very disappointed when M's company lost its contract. He has already started with the new company and we're feeling the pinch with much higher health care costs and an overall reduced benefit package.  There's nothing that we can do about it, though, so we'll just have to move forward the best we can.  My workplace is feeling the pinch, as well.  We had a layoff last week and my department narrowly missed getting cut.  We're hearing negative reports about the new budget for the space program, so things could get worse.  I am really scared about the future.  I am looking for another job, just in case.

So, some good, some bad.  I hope that for February I can start running again, keep up the 365 blog and visit the doctor for all of my annual exams.  With Superbowl, L's birthday, and Valentine's Day it should be a fun month!


  1. I'm so glad you're finding some time on the weekends to get your school work done. You're amazing for being a super mom, working, and school too! Just typing all of that makes me tired!!!

    Sounds like you've got a fun February ahead of you!

  2. January did fly by...

    I agree with Suzy, you are AMAZING! Just reading what you're doing exhausts me!

    Hoping February is a great month for you!

  3. i feel your pain!! but hang in there & trust that you are exactly where you're supposed to be, doing exactly what you're supposed to be doing.


  4. January did fly by. We were going to meet in January! Let's just pick a date and go for it.