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Thursday, November 01, 2012

This one's mainly for my Spark friends, but all are welcome. I've been MIA for the past month and thought I should post an update. I know there are several people here who consider me a friend, and I feel bad to have not been in touch! So here's what's happening in my life lately... and I look forward to catching up on what's new with you as well.
emoticon Work: It's always crazy during October and November. That's just the reality of my job. I'm fine with it, managing it well, but I need to cut myself a break and lower my self-expectations during this time.
emoticon Romance: My bf and I mutually decided we'd be happier as friends, and I've been happier with the new definition. I'm not someone who *needs* a partner at this time in my life, so I guess my expectations and standards are a bit high right now. And that's okay. Everything will work out the way God intends, and I know it will be good for me.
emoticon Home: I got a roommate! I emptied out the bottom floor of my three-story condo. She has two rooms and a bathroom of her own, and we share the kitchen. She just moved in this week and I haven't seen much of her so far. I really like what I know of her, though. I feel good about the choice.
emoticon Health: I'm now almost fully recovered from surgery on the tops of both of my feet, to remove bone spurs. Within a few more weeks I can start running on the treadmill again, and I'm looking forward to that. I wasn't successful with trying not to gain weight while in a wheelchair for two weeks. then the past few weeks of "light duty." So I have some work to do. My new roommate is super-healthy and has a side job teaching Zumba! Maybe she'll be a good influence on me. On Monday I am having my third, and hopefully final, neck procedure. 26 years of pain has been greatly diminished by the past two procedures, and this last one should take it down even further. I'm hopeful.
emoticon Personal: One reason for getting the roommate is that I want to get completely out of debt (my car, IRS, and medical) and save up a significant emergency fund, and then after that is done I would like to pursue my lifelong dream of adopting a child. It's a few years away, as adoption can run upwards of $15K or more, depending on domestic vs. international. I'm not picky about where he/she comes from. My preference is a child over 4 years old, but I will walk through whatever doors God opens for me. I should be able to reach this goal around the age of 44 or 45. (I'm 41 now, until February anyway. Then I'll start turning 36 for a few years, I suppose. ;) If I have a husband by then, all the better. I know that I couldn't be with someone who didn't support adoption, so that's not a concern. I'll do it single if need be.

That seems to be about it for now! What's new with you?
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  • IMAQUALITARIAN
    Well, what do ya know? I started wondering about you and strolled on over to your page to see exactly what I wanted to know..."What's up with Rox?" Sounds like an exciting, busy time in your life. I'm thinking of you and just know it will all work out for the best. Having a Zumbaing roommate sounds fun! emoticon
    3094 days ago
  • KITTYKITTEMMING
    Good to see an update! You seem to be doing well, and I'm glad to hear that.
    3098 days ago
  • HDHAWK
    Good to hear your update. I'm sorry about the bf, but it sounds like it's the right decision for you. The roommate is a good idea. I'm working hard to get out of debt too. My child support ends in May and then my son starts college next fall. Good luck!
    3113 days ago
  • ROXELLS_WARRIOR
    Hey everyone, thanks for the great support and friendly comments!!

    3115 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10198205
    I'm so happy to see this update - I was getting worried not seeing you around. It sounds like you have been more than busy and are making yourself a priority. You know what needs/needed to happen in your professional and romantic life and have made it happen. Your financial life is looking more positive and your dreams are closer to reality. WAY TO GO.
    3115 days ago
  • HEALTHYNEWPAIGE
    Glad to hear that things are looking up for you. Hope your upcoming neck procedure and adoption go well also.

    I am two-thirds of the way done with recovering from my foot surgery, approximately three more weeks to go. I'm looking forward to getting back to work and back to a regular exercise routine.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    3116 days ago
  • MOMKAT4310
    Thanks for catching us up. Great to hear from you.
    3117 days ago
  • PURPLEVALENTINE
    Glad things are going well. SOunds like you have a great plan and a great attitude!
    3117 days ago
  • LESLIESENIOR
    I'm glad you are doing well, with some amazing and inspirational hard work on your part.
    Thanks for letting us know how you are.
    Leslie
    3117 days ago
  • TWEETIEBIRDIE
    I was wondering how you were doing! Thanks for the honest update. You have lots of dreams and look how much your life has changed from a year ago. Now you need to get 'back on your feet' and keep going forward. A lot of good things are waiting for you around the corner!
    3117 days ago
  • ROXELLS_WARRIOR
    Hi Linda! I can relate - I do okay with eating but miss out on exercise. We've got to kickstart ourselves. Otherwise the holidays will be too hard on our bodies and our willpower!
    3117 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Hey, the adoption sounds like a wonderful idea. Glad you are healing.

    What's new with me?

    Lots of exercise but not doing well lately with weight loss.

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    3117 days ago
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