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Vacation time!!!!!

It is the moment I have been waiting for almost a month--my weeklong vacation. I am not doing anything special except spending time with JJ.

There is so much uncertainty in my life with trying to get closer to JJ and pack up my apartment. It will be nice to have a few days to just relax and decompress.

But before my vacation can really begin, I have a pit stop. I have a job interview tomorrow morning so I must leave early and looking professional. But after this,  it is my time to do whatever!

I will take plenty of photos and maybe some video of our time together. Have a great week! I know I will!

1. Vacation time!
2. Seeing JJ!
3. Vacation marvelous vacation!

Surprise visit with JJ

Of late, my days off involve sleeping. But I did something different last Sunday. My son was two hours away near Burlington, NC so I happily gave up sleeping to see him.  And it was so worth it. Seeing him has re-energized me so much.

We played super heroes, saw the Spiderman movie and went to McDonald's. All in all, it was the best day I have had in a long time. Of course, anytime with JJ is good time. I took tons of photos for my photo album but I had to share two. I want you to see how much he has grown. He's six but looks so much older.

Best. Week. In A Long time

I am in an amazing mood. This has been a really good week. Why? I am a finalists for two jobs. I have a phone interview Friday for a position 30 minutes away from JJ at a weekly newspaper and 45 minutes for another position. I am thisclose to being near my baby.
Today, I got to film youth at a camp during a choreographed dance to "Party Rock." It was awesome. It was one of those moments where I love my job.
Also, I put a rude person in their place. I was at an event taking photos.  Man--I haven't seen you in forever. Me--You haven't been in the right places. Man--Something has changed about you. Have you gotten taller or have you gain weight? Me--I have gained some weight. But this is not something you point out to a person. What if I told you that something has changed. Oh, I know you became a douche bag. 
And then I walked off. I know it wasn't a nice thing to say but why would a person so that. I have to deal with ED's voice on and off throughout the day.…

Survival of the fittest

Being a reporter is something a person must want to do. You are not doing it for the money. I do it because I want people to be informed about what is going on their community. When I came to RR, I took a pay cut because I wanted to work at a daily newspaper. I don’t regret it. I have to admit the last few months have been rough. My expenses have increased while my pay has stayed the same. I used my savings to get by. It has been frustrating but I am surviving--barely. Each time, I get paid I make sure child support is paid and I have medication. If those two are covered, then the rest will fall in place.
I am writing this because writing my feelings has always made me feel better. It was the reason I started this blog when I was unemployed. I needed a voice.  I am tired of struggling. I have been told maybe I need to find a new line of work. But what would I do. Writing is my talent. I have worked in restaurants as a server but I suck at basic customer service. I try really hard but I …

Tired but happy

I am tired today. But it is a happy tired. This weekend, I was a social butterfly. My activities range from seeing Magic Mike to having a reunion with former co-workers. I  had a good time. I can barely keep my eyes open right now. I see a bed in my future.

Magic Mike was pretty good. There is nothing like seeing Chatum Tatum and other good looking guys in a throng. I went with a group of females from work. I have never seen that many women inside one movie theater. It was pretty good movie. This was Friday night.

On Saturday, I threw some clothes in a bag and  headed to Pickleland for the reunion. It was good seeing my old friends. It reminds me of a lot of good memories. A lot of them hadn't seen me since I have gained weight. And boy were they happy. I got a lot of comments on how healthy I look. When I lived in Pickleland, ED and I were deeply intertwined. I am still amazed that I survive. I mean I arrived there in 2001, wearing a girl's size 18 and left wearing a size 0. …