Okay, my ass is dragging & my back is sore. That's a really crappy title but it will work unless I figure out a better one. My child came to visit me earlier in the week so I got to spend three days before Thanksgiving with her. That was one of the most pleasant surprises I've had a very long time!!
   I went to work today for less than four hours but it was extremely hard work! Today starts the beginning of my experiment to see how much gut I can lose between now and Christmas eve. The cigarettes are pretty much taken care of and the flirting is going better. That just means I feel like I'm doing a lot better when I tackle one goal at a time! I went to the exercise room today and did 30 minutes on a bicycle machine, that was the equivalent of 6 1/2 miles. I also did a few minutes on the treadmill is kind of a slow down and cool off deal.
   I still have a few ideas on the changes I would like to make to my websites. I think it would be smart of me to enlist the aid of someone I met online who knows a ton more about this shit than I do. If she goes for it, I will have to make sure she gets credit on my site!! She has already offered to help me for free, but I wouldn't feel right unless I was able to at least send her something for her time. I sent her some nice stuff but she's really too busy to do more than take a quick look & make recommendations.
    Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave comments, ask questions or just call if you need someone to speak with because I am a good person to bounce things off of, including ideas.
  By now you can tell I am jumping back and forth like a frog on hot asphalt. I'm down to one Chantix a day, instead of two. The desire for cigarettes is much less irritating but still a small factor. I have started going to the chat room on singlesnet.com and I guess that means I have started working on my social life. I still have a lot to do in order to dump the rest of the inventory so I can get rid of my storage unit.
    Today was a good day. Got a couple of hours working this morning. Did a favor for the neighborhood who is out of town, saving her $40. I noticed a young lady needed a microwave on freecycle for her college dorm room, so I made arrangements to meet her, and her mother, to give her one. Her mom then bought a coffee pot that I had for sell on Amazon.com, saving me commission and the hassle of shipping it! then I met up with my sister and hooked her up with a lot of stuff for a charity auction. That concludes my deposits for today in my karma account.
  I intend to make this my main website. This is my first website, the easiest used by far and for some crazy reason I still get traffic here. For just a few dollars a month I could hire a virtual assistant or a VA service for $60 a month. I can not afford that. After doing the math, I can tell that this year is going to be a bad one, financially, for me! If everything goes well I will make about $4000 less this year than last year and end it around $5000 deeper in debt. Chit happens!!
   I'm going to get with a friend, or two, and transfer any post from morethanpoor.com we feel are worth salvaging. So as of January 1, 2010 this will be my main website. I'm still not sure what I'm going to do with it, but this is where social media will point you to, providing I remember to change the links of a few things I have going. I have almost totally quit smoking but I still smoke about five cigarettes a week. I'm still undecided whether or not I want to totally give it up. I can afford a pack a month. I just could not afford two packs a day.
    Now I really need to work on developing a social life and dropping about 40 pounds! I had already lost 20 pounds this year but I have put that back on over the last five weeks. Changing the 30-year-old habits is not as easy as I had hoped! Anyway, I'm hoping that I'll eventually get a few comments here so that I'll know what I can do to make your life better. There's still some things I want to experiment with, but I have a lot to learn about those. I have learned a lot over the last nine months, mainly to just relax and be myself. Other people seem to like me better when I do and I know there is no one else who could do it!!  hee hee
   It has to be time for me to start dating again. After all, I'm not getting any younger and to be honest, sex really is a lot more fun with a partner!! Please feel free to leave comments, criticisms, or the names, addresses, and phone numbers of double-jointed women even! Seriously, I'm more than willing to listen and would be thrilled for the chance to help others cope with the bull shit that life can throw at us.
    Here's hoping that your life gets better every day, in every way, and you remember that giving and receiving smiles always eases the way.