Thursday, May 24, 2012

May 2012

Well it's been damn near two months since I've updated, and blogger has been rennovated! Oh snap! I'm sure I'll get used to it and love it soon! :) For now, it's just diiiiffferent!

So I type this from work! I got a brand new laptop the other day and am able to get online at work at the golf course, so this is awesome! I've been meaning to blog, so here I am!

Where to begin? Work. Work is good! I really enjoy working at the golf course... don't ask me why! It's pretty boring most of the time (well not now that I have internet), but I've met a lot of people and I feel like I'm making a name for myself in this small town. I'm not only known as "Clint's wife" or "Kallie's/Robin's sister in law" anymore, and that feels good! It's a super easy job, all I do is greet people, take their money and drive golf carts. And some light cleaning. Easy peasy! I work alone mostly. My boss is in his office right next to mine a lot, but not all the time. Then there's the yard boys and mechanics who are in and out. I get along with everyone just fine, even though I don't get to see much of them! Most of the time its just me and a book (now a comp!:) ) hanging out at the front desk.
I'm also still doing the tour guide thing. Still learning, honestly. I officially passed pit driving yesterday and am allowed to drive without supervision. However, I still don't know nearly enough about the mines processes to lead my own tour. Yesterday I drove a second van and that went ok. My driving was spot on, but I didn't know some of the stuff. A lot of the stuff. I don't know if I'll ever feel ready to lead my own tour. BUT I'm okay if all I ever do is drive the second van, and let the other guys take all the small tours. We'll see I guess. What I do love about the tour guide job, is the social aspect, of course (same applies to the golf course, duh!). The tours are usually older folks, and they're always so nice. It's interesting to see the different groups of people, and different reasons they come on a mine tour. I think I'm good at the tours because I'm so personable. The man who has been doing the tours for years is a sweetheart, but not vert chatty. We all know I don't have that problem! :p
What comes along with working? MONEY! I cannot express how nice it is to have spare money again! We were sooo living paycheck to paycheck, just barely skating by. And now? Well, now we were able to afford for me to get a new laptop. We got internet at home. Clint got a smoker, with accessories. I got a lot of new clothes. Life is just good and easy again, and I'm not taking it for granted. We also got caught up on some debts and we're making effort to get a lot of the things that we need/want. But not just firvilous things, things of real value (mostly). Last time we had money, we ended up with nothing to show for it. This time will be different. We've got a few major purchases in mind for the near future. Can't wait! :)
You know what else comes with working? Less free time. I swear I feel like I have been "booked" for months. The tours are only a few hours, but add that time to gym time and its a fairly full day. I don't have a lot of days off that I don't have something to do like go town (be it for fun or not). I'm just busy. It's nice, but I would like a couple days to get caught up on my DVR and scrapbooking/card making. I think I've made ONE card since I started working. Well now that I have internet at work, I'll be able to catch up on Hulu! And I can bring netflix to work.. I also haven't watched a DVD in probably a month. So yay! I'm making progress. Because tv is sooooo important you know!

So my mommy came for a visit!! We had THE BEST time!! I don't think I've ever had so much fun with my mom! It was Mother's Day weekend. Her plane landed Thursday just after noon. We had a nice lunch, then went to Arizona Mills for hours and hours. She wouldn't let me buy much for myself, no matter how hard I tried! LOL But I got a bunch of new clothes that day, including a swimsuit that I actually feel like I look good in! Can't wait till the pool opens so I can wear it! We got home pretty late that night, but had to get up early to listen to Chris's bands radio interview online. (I guess I should mention that his band as a song being played on local Arkansas radio!!) That was super cool. The rest of Friday was pretty relaxed. I showed her around town and Clint smoked up some ribs. Saturday we went to Prescott and did a little shopping there. Then we headed to Phoenix where we did even more shopping and had a nice dinner before heading to our hotel. Mom's flight left early Sunday morning and it was sad to see her go. The hotel felt so empty when she left. (She took a shuttle and I went back to sleep). We had a great time though, we laughed so much and didn't get cranky with each other at all. It was great! Then Sunday I met at a mall with Rheannon where I did EVEN MORE shopping! I probably didn't buy as much stuff as I'm making it sound like. But more than I've ever bought in a weekend, that's for sure. And lots of shoes overall. I no longer wear flip flops with everything!! :) It was good to see Rheannon, she's still crazy as ever! After that I did my grocery shopping then headed home. It was a long day. A long weekend. But wonderful!

What else?

 Oh yeah, my body. Probably hasn't changed since my last update. My weight is fluctuating between 195 & 198 ish. Usually I gain on weekends and lose during the week. I'm not getting exercise or eating as well at work. I need to work on that, but it hasn't happened yet. That being said, I'm feeling pretty good about where I'm at. I would love to lose another 30 lbs or so, but if I stay at this weight, this size, forever, I think I'd be okay with that. I look the best I've ever looked. EVER. I'm still not thin, but I'm small enough that if I dress right I don't look fat. And I feel good. I feel great, actually. So I still want to lose more, but I also want to be able to wear all these new clothes for a while, so I probably won't worry much about it for a while. As long as I maintain, and don't go over 200lbs again, I'll be happy. For now, anyway.

Speaking of my body, Jenn did a photo shoot with me again. She did one last year too. These are considered my "after" pictures. They're 51 weeks later. They're amazing. In some of them, I think "damn I look sexy!" I love the pictures so much, and I've only seen 10 of them. There are 10 more coming next week! She is so easy to work with too! She gets all excited about the pictures as she's taking them and she just has the best energy!

I'm afraid I'm getting cocky though! Maybe its just a new level of confidence. I don't know, but I'll try to keep it in check. But damn I look good! ;) (the winky face makes it okay, like I'm kidding!)

What else.... Clint is good. Zoey is good. I've got a birthday and an anniversary coming up. We're having Clint's family over on Sunday for my birthday. Not sure if we're celebrating our anniversary. We should. But we'll see. Hmmmm now my wheels are turning!

I guess that's all I've got to update on. And I really should start on my daily cleaning list. So I'll end this now. It's already a novel anyway! :) Maybe I'll do a picture post tomorrow. :)

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