So, as I mentioned earlier, today has been an amazing day. It started by getting a job offer at a place I feel really good about. I accepted the job, and I'm going to be the MRO Buyer for Illinois River Energy. It's an ethanol plant. I'll be working closely with the maintenance dept., along with others. I had a great vibe at the interview. I really think I can be happy there, and I can help them, as well. There's so much to figure out, though. What to do for daycare, what to do for Junior, etc. Too many serious things for me to actually process right now. I don't start until 3/12, so I have some time to figure it out, at least. I'm really excited, although nervous to be in the workforce again. Also, super nervous about leaving the house at 6:30 every morning. I usually don't even get up until 7 or so... Plus, if this job really is a good fit, it means that we may stay in this area, which I hate....We'd definitely have to move to a bigger town, that's for sure.
So, a short 45 mins. or so after we came to terms on the offer, Amy called and spelled out my birthday gift. I'm flying to Portland on Thurs-Sun! Yay! I know her and Dracy are involved, but she won't tell me the others, yet. I'm beyond overwhelmed that my friends would go out of there way for me like this (time, financially, thoughtfulness, etc.) I would've never, ever thought that people would do this for me. This, is, by far the best and most thoughtful gift I've ever received. I so miss my friends, and I'm super stoked to see them in 6 days!!!!! Really, I don't want to beat a dead horse, but I'm actually speechless over this whole thing. Imagine...me, speechless!
So, now you know why my nerves are jumping out of my chest, and I'm wanting to crack a cold one. Ah, fuck...I might just do it...maybe just one...but all I keep thinking about is the 300 calories I burned on the treadmill today and what a waste that would be.
I hope you guys have a FANTASTIC weekend! Please keep in touch, and let me know how you guys are doing. What's working for you? What isn't?
8:15 Smoothie (water, flax seed, spinach, banana, mangoes)
1:00 Salad (spinach, spring mix, black beans, black olives, lite balsamic vinaigrette), raw carrots, and soup (It's one I made...I know I need to label this stuff...it was green...probably broccoli based), soda water
6:00 (2) Morning Star Farms "corn dogs" (150 cals each), plus steamed broccoli
Took Junior for 1/2 mile walk, then 2 miles on treadmill (burn 300 cals)