Tidbit post, again (with some Big News and BIG NEWS)

So sorry for not posting lately! I meant to have a Friday Funny, but I had Beyond Rubies to attend, and then the weekend, and I was working on my room.

WHEW!

There’s a lot happening, though. Let me fill you in:

~ First off, the weather. I think winter is gone for now, and spring is kicking in. The high temps are supposed to be in the 50s and 60s all week this week, which is excellent. And sunny! Really sunny! I’ve missed the sun.

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~ My room. It’s going. I halved my music collection, from eight shelves to just about four. I have a project going now where I am getting songs and/or albums I had saved to CD-Rs or CD-RWs, which is more than I thought I had. Most of the albums that I copied, I got at the library, so don’t sue me! I am purging books and clothes as well. As for movies, I think I’ve gotten rid of most of the movies I wanted to get rid of, so my movie collection is pretty solid. And then figurines and dolls and knick-knacks will actually be the hardest to do, because I’m so attached to them all. Go figure. But it needs to be done, for good reason. Keep reading. (And did you see my tweet, about John Denver and Nirvana? Yes, that really happened! It was so strange!)

~ Beyond Rubies was amazing. Beyond Rubies is a two-day women’s conference that the company allows its female employees to go to every year; only with us in records, we’re only allowed to choose one day out of the two to attend. I’ve been going to this conference for three years now, and this was easily the best year I’ve been there. I went to three different breakout sessions: “Overcoming Obstacles,” “Having Conversations with Confidence,” and “Unlocking Your Creative Potential.” It was amazing! And the keynote speaker after lunch, Kay Frances, was really funny and insightful. I got three new books there – Kay Frances’ book, Beth Petersons’ book, and a guidebook about Doterra essential oils. Really cool!

~ Younger Brother might be moving back here to IA from GA. Scratch that – he most likely will be moving back here. And it was not an easy decision for him to make. Well, up here, the city is hiring dispatchers, and that’s what Younger Brother does, and he’s having some difficulty wrapping his head around stuff that’s going on where he’s currently working. He thinks it’d be better for him to just get out while the going is good. So he’s put in his application, and might actually have interviews lined up soon. He’s visiting this weekend, so we’ll get more from him at that time.

~ Johnny and I are vacationing in Las Vegas next month! I will be flying down to Texas to meet him on April 13th, and then we’ll be going to be visiting both Vegas and Los Angeles, flying back to Iowa on April 24th. YAY! I can’t wait! I haven’t seen him since January, and I miss him so much! The only hurdle I have to get over, anxiety wise, is the solo plane flight, but I’ll gladly tackle anything to see Johnny!

~ My appointment Thursday with Doctor went really well. In fact – and this is the Big News – Doctor saw fit to take me off both the plain and the able. For good. Yes. He thinks I’m doing well, and I’ve adjusted well enough. Plus, there were side effects that came up that weren’t agreeing with me, the biggest of which was really weight gain. (I know, right? After all this time?) But I’m not entirely comfortable with the idea of going medicine-less, so I asked him what he would recommend I could take instead. He gave me three options, only I can’t remember all their names. The first was a medication that I think started with an N that would most likely cause more weight gain, so I told him no to that one, and he said he wouldn’t really recommend it, anyway. The second was a medication that I think started with an E that is banned in Canada, so he really didn’t recommend it (then why it’s sold here in the US, I have no idea). The third option, and the most promising of the three, was something I’ll refer to as the wellness. The wellness would take care of me without any of the side effects like weight gain or other stuff. But he did not prescribe the wellness for me at this time. He wants to see me back in six weeks’ time, and if I experience any sort of relapse, he’ll prescribe it then. I’m thinking I might just have him prescribe it outright – like I said, I’m not comfortable going medicine-less, and cold turkey at that, plus with the changes that may be occurring in my life soon, I might just need something to help me adjust….(see below)….

~ The BIG NEWS is this: there is a 99.9% chance I will be relocating in May. No, not me and my family. Just me. That is all I want to say about it at this point in time. Like I said, there’s a 99.9% chance it will happen, but, you know, I’m stuporstitious and I don’t want to jinx anything.

So.

I’ve got a lot to do between now and then.

Every now and then – call it a byproduct from moving around so often as a kid – I get restless. I feel the urge to just pack up and move someplace new, whether that be a new home in my current city or a new city period. It’s scary but exciting all at once. And it might be happening to me again very, very soon.

We shall see.

That’s all for now. I’ll try to do better next post.

Movers_California

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