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So as I revamp my user info, I'm editing my interests. Interesting how my interests have changedCollapse )
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Popping up from obscurity, I thought I'd do a quick update. So here goes...

I'm still working mornings at Starbucks, usually 4-6 mornings a week. I like to open, so I go in at 5, but I'm always off by noon. I love my job. I mean really love my job. I attribute this in large part to the fact that ours is a small, neighborhood store. It's a much more intimate clientele, our regulars come in many times each day and treat us well. It's been an excellent place for me to grow some self confidence.

I've also lost a bit of weight in the past year. Along the lines of seventy pounds and multiple pant sizes. At this time last year, I was still wearing a size 18. Now, I'm wearing mostly 6's, with a few 4's and 8's. This has been a phenomenal change for me. I have never worn a size six before - not even in puberty - I went straight from preteen sizes to a nine. So, I'm learning about all the social advantages that come with being a skinny girl. And how did this happen? Not really dieting, just a significant increase in movement. That, and I'm sure swinging manic played a part as well.

What's perhaps the most remarkable aspect of my physical transformation has been the paralleled changes in my husband. Now down below his high school weight, he has a smaller waist size than when we married. Quite honestly, he's totally ripped! Last year I was drooling over Jackson's soccer coach, but this year, Peter puts that man to shame! It is simply amazing to not only have this new body of mine, but to have a partner with a new physique as well - very cool indeed!

The kids are doing great - Jackson and Georga are both busy with special research projects for their gifted and talented classes. Georga has taken up figure skating and Jackson has emersed himself in Pokemon. I seriously had no idea how complex a game that is. He's also looking forward to trying his hand at basketball this Summer.

I have a new adventure as well - after 15 years of waiting for the right opportunity, I auditioned for a play a couple of weeks ago. It's just a little community theater, but they were crazy enough to give me a part. So... we started rehearsing last week and we open on March 1st. I was just amazed at how positively electrified I felt after just auditioning. The high lasted for days. It's great to feel like I'm stepping out of the repetition that has been such the constant of my life. I feel a great sense of relief that I'm doing something different.

All in all, life is good. Crazy busy, but good.
Pictures coming soon!
Jess
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Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful LJ Mamas!!

We all deserve a day off. Someday, maybe.

Jess
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I've been meaning to share my lovely St. Patrick's Day adventure.....Collapse )
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Georga and Jax have grown up so much this year. I've been putting my digital camera to good use this Spring and have a sizable portion of HD memory supporting my favorite new hobby.

Here are a few recent pictures.....


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And I love this one....
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We were touring the San Antonio River and I happened to catch Jackson in a moment of deep thought. It's so rare to see him sit so still.
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Yay March!! We've had just the shittiest weather all February. Really rainy, sometimes cold, but even muggy rainy days for days on end can be draining. Considering I spent 2/3 of Feb feeling like crap physically, having so many grey days really stunk.

But today is beautiful. Sunshine, blue sky, and nearing 70 degrees in the height of the afternoon. Yet the air is so dry and crisp (a rarity in So Texas) that we're dropping into the 40's at night. :-) SO HAPPY!

I've got a goal to journal daily in March. Not that I purposefully go days without journalling, but that I want to set little goals for myself that are easy and measureable. I feel the need for something positive - and realistic.

March shall be fabulous!!
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Peter: "So what do you think of mandatory drug testing?"

Me: -shrug-

Peter: "Well I tested them all in college and I don't think they should be mandatory"
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I love this....
Birth Announcement!
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I'm sick........ again.

This isn't fair. I've already done the flu bit this year, heck, this month! But alas.... there is good news too. I've discovered that Vick's Nyquil and Dayquil are much more effective than Tylenol Cold Daytime crap. Definite crap.

[cough][cough]

jess
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