Scary how fast life goes once one turns 40, as I did in May last year. I still haven't caught up with all of your pleo posts but am trying to work my way through them slowly. I've been off Facebook since 28th April 2013. Originally it was to concentrate on getting my next job after Sotheby's, which ended Friday 26th April, a week shy of a year I did there. However, although I did start another job on 31st July, I couldn't last & gave a week's notice on Monday 23rd September, to end my 2nd month of probation on Mon 30th September. I had one interview in November and hope the market is picking up now the holidays are over.
I should be callling agencies back now instead of typing my new pleo post. But in order to save money, I'm spending most of my time with my parents, who moved in August, to a new clergy house about 10 miles west of their former place to the south of Ipswich (was Woolverstone: now Capel Saint Mary). So my laptop is set up in my dad's office & he's listening to BBC Radio 2 and I'm self-conscious about speaking with agencies in front of him....
Thus I'll bid you all farewell for now & pray that 2014 is a better year for all of us.
....It's a daily struggle being in pain or feeling sick on the inside while you look fine on .........the outside. Please put this as your status for at least 1 hour if you or someone you know has an invisible illness (Crohn's, PTSD, Anxiety, Arthritis, Cancer, Heart Disease, Bipolar, Depression, Diabetes, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, MS, AS, ME, , Epilepsy, Autism, M.D., D.D.D., CFS, Histiocytosis, RSD, PBC, etc.). "Never judge what you don't understand".
Wow. This is still not a real post! I have caught up with some of your pleo posts but still have the vast majority through which to work.
My former employer moved my job and the jobs of 24 other colleagues across European offices to their office in Sofia, Bulgaria, last year. I chose not to take their blood money retention offer and my last day with them was 30th June 2011. They really wanted me to go to Sofia, to train our replacements. However, because I disagreed so strongly with what they had chosen to do, I felt that I could not, with integrity, do what they wanted me to do.
Silly me, because it took me 10 months to get another job. I started at my current work on my 39th birthday (Friday 4th May) but it's only a maternity cover contract. I've been here 10 weeks already and I don't yet know what will happen after Friday 3rd August (end of the 3 months). I love working again, though, and the commute to London isn't too heinous.
I last saw my ex in August last year when I had interviews in London. I hope to see him again either later this month or in August. His civil partnership, back on Saturday 18th July 2009, was a great day and it was lovely catching up with him, his partner and my ex's family.
Weight loss of me has gone into serious reverse. The WW group Mum & I used to attend lost our leader. Mum has found a different group and is still doing very well. I terminated my WW subscription and gym membership while out of work.
UK weather continues strange over the last 3 years. 2011/2012 was a very mild winter, with a very dry spring and now a very wet summer. East Anglia was sunny yesterday for St. Swithin's Day but not all of the UK was so blessed.
Taking the place of anaemia is my recurrent depression. I've been back on 20 mg fluoxetine (Prozac) daily for 2 years now, and am also seeing a counsellor again. But I have also found a new spiritual director at long last, hooray, and I'm due to see her this coming Sunday, 22nd July :D
I'll investigate giving blood again, at some point today. It's been too long since my last donation.
Thank you for all your comments. May our Lord bless you, and keep you, and make His face to shine upon you, for the rest of 2012, and always. So, I hope it won't be another 3 years, but until next time, whenever that may be, please take care of yourselves.
Perhaps holding a place isn't the best description, but "Timebeater" sounds wrong. Watertreader? In other words, this is not a real post but it's the nearest that you'll get from me for some time and I apologise for that. I haven't really even begun to go through all your lovely white names yet, let alone the group white names and my watch list white names. I therefore hope you're all as well as can be expected in these straitened economic and disease-ridden times.
I know I don't normally post on Thursdays. Saturdays is my pleo day but I'm attending my ex-husband's civil partnership ceremony & reception in London this Saturday, so will be away from a PC. Tomorrow I'm going to the beauty salon first for prep before taking the train to Liverpool Street station. I'm really looking forward to it. I love visiting London and yes, I still love my ex-husband (but in a different way). I haven't seen his family and friends in too long a time so I'm looking forward to catching up with them, also. My ex's fiancé is also really nice and as much as you can in the crush & throng of gathered people, it'd be good to have a natter with him as well.
I increased my weight loss to 21 lb (a stone and a half) in the past months, then went through a yo-yo state and then put weight back on, and am now heading back to my 21 lb weight loss. My mum's done far better than I have, she's lost over 90 lb now and looks fantastic, I'm very proud of her :D
It was a tough winter, weather wise, here in the UK. The white stuff forced us to work from home one or two days. Spring was lovely and summer is shaping up not too badly, despite some of the UK being hit by rain yesterday (St. Swithin's Day
). I'm no longer anaemic, but my GP does want me to return in December for another blood test, just to make sure. I can't give blood between now and then, which is a bit of a bummer, but I'm glad I'm off the ferrous sulphate. Hooray for no more black poo!
So as not to end on a scatological note, here's a link
to a BBC News article about Endeavour's launch today, 40 years after Apollo 11. At the time of posting, the Beeb hadn't updated it to include details of falling debris having been observed, which I discovered thanks to a Canadian news site. Until next time, whenever that may be, please take care of yourselves.
Last Saturday I was cooking again, my little savoury filo tartlets. The recipe is for 16, but this time I got 36 out of them, so again they were less than 1 WW point each (the first time I did 'em, I got 48 out of them!). They went down ok on Sunday, and I had some over to take into work on Monday.
Thank you for your festive wishes :D I'm not keeping up with pleo at the moment, so most (if not all) of your names are brightly white on my friends' list, silently beseeching me to discover how you're all doing.
I did lose my first stone (14lb) on the Sunday after Christmas. However, a lb crept back on last week. I hope tomorrow's weigh in will see the little blighter disappear again, with company....
The weather is bad here in England. It wouldn't be bad by USA or continental Europe standards. However, my customary Saturday journey of 50 odd miles across Suffolk to my parents' house is going to be less enjoyable than normal. But Mum & I are off to the hairdressers this afternoon, so that's motivation on top of the joy of being with people I love, church and WW!
Ok, sorry this is a comparatively short one for Elainie. God bless you all and keep you safe and warm until spring :D