Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I am down 20.4 lbs so far. I feel so much better already. Just in time too since my kiddo broke his leg over the weekend and I have had to carry him everywhere. I swear that cast weighs a good 3 or 4 lbs all by itself! I am just thankful that he is ok.

My finances are slowly but surely making progress too. Mind you, not much, but they are going down little by little. I read your blog Javagirl, and I am in the same boat. I really don't know what to do with my money right now. Should I be hoarding it, saving, paying off debt??? And I love my new car, but I wish I could have kept the other one until the economy turned around. Good news is that the payment is about the same and I was so upside down in the other one thanks to the wreck that my situation is not too much different financially.

How are all of you feeling in this economy? I'm so nervous about losing my job. I'm a consultant too and our jobs almost always the first to go. My company usually offers bench time, but not in this economy. You hit the bench and you get laid off. Not to mention that a few of the biggest employers here are doing mass layoffs, so the market is saturated with people with my area of expertise. Someone told me that they recently read an article here that said for every 1 opening there are 75-80 qualified applicants. Scary! The thing that scares me most is that most of my savings is gone thanks to the lawyer fees for my divorce, so I could only survive for about a month without a job.

I am trying really hard to remain positive. I am so incredibly thankful for all my wonderful family and friends. But, it is hard not to wonder when this is all going to turn around and where I will be when it does.


rubigimlet said...

Keep on the positive regarding your job. i know it's easier said than done. the plus side is that even tho FT permanent jobs are getting scarcer I have seen a pick up in the freelance work I do. I think a lot of companies still have plenty of work, but they're not willing to make the leap to budget a new position -- and of course, contracting is a good way to get around a corporate hiring freeze.
Most importantly right now, I want to say way to ROCK the 20 lbs. That is great progress! I'm not on the scales yet but i'll find out at the end of the month when i head to the doc's.

Tea~ said...

MO42...or should I say MO40? =)Keep at it girl!