Sunday, November 30, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Weight Loss Update

Well, I'm up a pound and I'm fine with it. This is my first gain since I started and I knew that it was going to happen sooner or later. Time to refocus.

Friday, November 28, 2008

I Survived

Yesterday, I met Joey's family for the first time since we started dating back in January. We had Thanksgiving dinner with his dad's side of the family. There was about 30 people there. 30 people! Luckily, there were so many people that I wasn't bombarded by the usual questions. It was kinda strange. And then afterwards, we went to visit with his mother, step-dad, grandmother and his one of his half-brothers came over. Everyone appeared to be nice and I wasn't that anxious about meeting them. Maybe because it's because I've met the boyfriend's family so many times before. Joey had asked me what I thought of his dad's side of the family on the way home and I didn't really have an answer for him since I didn't really get to speak with anyone on a individual basis besides his step-sister. He did tell his aunt, whose house we ate at, that I'd be back...solidified the relationship a little more.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope that everyone takes some time to give thanks to what they are thankful for. Have a safe holiday!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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Thanks Weasel!

Just wanted to thank my former boss James, aka The Weasel, for giving my current boss a good recommendation for me and not allowing her to ask any questions! :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Weight Loss Update

I'm down another 1.4 pounds for a total of 16 in 9 weeks!

My kids...on a Sunday afternoon

Stitching Update

Don't think that my brother will see this so....this is the latest on the progress of his Christmas gift

Friday, November 21, 2008

Winter Weather Advisory...ha

So this morning, there's a winter weather advisory for a big chunk of NC...all because of a few snowflakes...which aren't even sticking. Now, for those of you who don't know where I'm from...I'm from Western of lake effect snow and ice storms. Where true winter weather advisories are necessary. I laughed through most of last "winter" and I'm sure I'll be laughing through most of this "winter."

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

More Changes

Well, I was offered the County position. I was the only one out of three that was offered. So that means for some interesting changes at work. New people starting, better benefits for me. So just call me a government employee.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Weight Loss Update

I'm down another 2.2 pounds for a total of 14.6.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Latest with Jen

Well, first I'll apologize for not really writing anything on here and posting bunch of puppies (aren't they cute).
I've been at my new job for almost a month and I really like it, despite the crazy commute that I have. Even better, the position is going county-so better benefits and an actual government position. Now I just have to make it through the "interview." Shouldn't be a problem as my supervisor is the one doing the interviews and she is always saying that I'm doing a good job.
My kids-Suzie, Tiger and Boots continue to be doing well, despite the changes of food, weather and just overall craziness that they create for themselves.
Joey and I have our ups and downs. We'll see what happens.
I have been working on some latch hook and cross-stitching. I'll hopefully be posting pics soon of some of the stuff that I've been making.
It's been a year that I've been a Southerner and I'm hoping that my future years, where ever they may be, are not as difficult as this one has been.
Weightloss continues to be going well, as people can tell from my quick one-liner posts on Saturdays. No gain in about 8 weeks.
That's about it in the World of Ollie for now

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Weight Loss Update

For those of you keeping score, I lost another pound at my weigh-in yesterday morning.

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Friday, November 07, 2008

RIP Tanya

My cousin passed away yesterday from a long battle with cancer. I'm hoping that she wasn't in too much pain and glad that she will no longer be suffering. We were never really close and I feel bad for her 3 young children (all under the age of 6). Her husband has his hands full. My parents are the godparents of her oldest. She was 2 months younger than me which just reinforces that life is short.

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

History has been made

No matter how the election here in the States turned out yesterday, it would have been a historical victory. I am pleased with who won, but anxious to see what the next 4 years will bring to the United States. I'm interested to see how the world reacts. Bear in mind, I'd be just as curious, probably more worried, if McCain had won. So here I am, with my fingers crossed that the United States somehow gets it's feet steady again...and no terrorism hits us.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Just a quick Happy Belated Birthday to my mother and my cousin. Their birthdays were yesterday.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Stitching Progress

I've done a little cross-stitching here and there. Here are a couple of progress shots.

And the losses continue

I'm down 0.8 this week for a total of 11.4. Go me!

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