Friday, August 12, 2011

Disappointed, Enthusiastic and Energized..

Well, my blog title actually is about three different things.. Which I will explain, in detail.. Who woulda guessed, right?! Hehe..

I'm disappointed because:
Out of all of my followers, only 3 people left comments..  So either my giveaway post got lost in the shuffle of Google Readers everywhere (lol) or there are a lot more people that are financially stable than I originally thought..  I'm not even thinking that people just don't read my blog anymore (gasp!).. BUT, after reading the comments and identifying with one comment in particular, I've decided on a winner!  :)  Tori @ A Journey To A New Me.. left the following comment:

I totally want this book please! I've heard great things about the author but have yet to invest in the book (I have it saved on my wish list for nook). I am attempting to become more financially "responsible" (I can be a bit spendy, which I am trying to curb) and want to better plan for the future. I have some financial goals written down but in todays economy I'm easily overwhelmed (which sometimes leads to emotional spending). I would love to have this book to hear his ideas and set some things into motion...and possibly avoid feeling over whelmed when I hear Washington DC folks talk! thanks..

So congratulations Tori.. Check your email and send me your address.. as soon as I get it, I'll have your book to you.. :)

I'm enthusiastic because:
My TOM is over and this morning (after forgetting to weigh in before I ate) I weighed in at 251.6lbs.. That's a 1.2 lb loss!!  WOOHOO!!  I'm not sure if I wrote about it, but I got my Weight Watchers PointsPlus books back from Katie and decided to do WW on my own (until I could afford to do the online part).. So while I'm having some issues (such as night time scavaging), I'm doing things to make it go the right way.. DOWN!!  :)

I'm energized because:
While I didn't get the job that I'd hoped for, I may be in line for one that is more suited for me in the long run.. My mom (who works for the company I was interviewing with) talked with her boss (the one who'd hire me) and said that they thought the older lady was a better fit with the Hospice team.. which makes sense, I guess.. BUT she also said that they were going to be hiring for a Part Time Home Health Aide and that I'd more than likely be hired straight away for this position.. :)  So this means I might actually work with my mom!  I'm excited to see if this pans out, because I'm really sick of driving 35 miles/day for a 4 hour shift.. 

So I'm off to go watch the Princess Bride and get ready for my weekend of 12 hour shifts.. Hope you all have a great weekend!  :)


  1. I didn't sign up for the giveaway because I just don't have the time to read the book...LOL I read your blog!! Don't always comment, but I always read it. :)

  2. Thank you so much for choosing me! I'm looking forward to getting the book, reading it, putting into motion, AND sharing what I learn!

    thanks again!

  3. Congratulations to Tori for winning. I didn't put my name down because I live in England and the shipping fee's tend to cost more than the product LOL.

    Also congrats on the loss and good luck with the job!

    BTW, I read every single blog post including the girly ones! LOL