Tuesday, May 27, 2008

One More Step in the Direction of Getting Over It

Guess what I did last week? Went to the notary to have the fraud paperwork signed against the student loans Mr.3 co-signed me on without my permission. Furthermore, I went to the police station to get a copy of the police report.

And, I've just put all the information needed for the ID theft fraud affidavit, made copies, and have just put it in an envelope to go out in today's mail.

This, by all standards is fantastic news....and hopefully a big step for me in the direction of recovery. Especially in light of the fact that I haven't had one emotional breakdown in this whole process.

I feel well enough in this situation to finally go back to the notary (now knowing that I can survive the ordeal) and get the divorce paperwork in. If my check from Global Voices would ever come in, I could get the paperwork filed while my parents are here for a visit later in the week.

Just thought that I should let you all know!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Reptile Bonding

Gave the turtles a bath this afternoon and then let them loose to run around the house. Scooter is off playing in my shoes (he likes to climb inside and then fall asleep) and Zippy....rather than running around to play in the house, she is sitting with me in the front room watching television. Silly turtle.

Yesterday, Jimmy's chameleon, grizzly Will molted. Poor guy, he was covered in loose skin and looked rather ashamed to be seen. I was able to coax him out of his enclosure and he let me rub him and the excess skin off of him. Today when I've gone into Jimmy's room, Will keeps coming to the front of the enclosure and trying to get out. I think that we have bonded...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Recapping Stuff

So it has been so long since I posted that I am just going to have to do a recap version of my life the past few weeks....

1. Went for my biometrics test on campus and found out that the higher blood pressure from when I was sick (and found out about Mr.3) in January has stayed. So in a month I went from low blood pressure to hypertension....another legacy from Mr.3.
2. Due to high blood pressure I had a health freakout and have been trying to eat better....which would work if my body would process vegetables correctly. How do I know that? I look at my poo...in fact I got a very informative book called "What's Your Poo Telling You?". Excellent read.
3. Had some good news on my previously postponed grad program. One of my professors is going to let me re-do a project and then all I need to do is take my comps in Fall and I should be finished with my MA by December.
4. Of course, I gotta do a heck of alot of studying to get back to snuff...which means that I can't work as much as I do now. So, I am making Jimmy pay rent....although....
5. After getting a bad review at his Petsmart job, Jimmy has decided to quit his job. And while he still works at Brookstone too....I have a feeling that this rent-paying thing isn't going to go as well as I planned.
6. Libby and I signed up for a core-training class on campus...oh dear god it hurts.
7. On campus everyone is super thin and fit and I am the fat minority....I discovered where all the fat people in Utah are! They are at the zoo...pulling their obese three year olds around in a wagon. The zoo on Mother's Day was....enlightening in that respect.
8. I received a "you're a great girl...but" email from a friend....out of the blue. There was no discussion of feelings, or me (or him) having any awkward displays of affections towards the other....nothing other than some friendly coffees...and he chooses to tell me that he is dating someone else (which I have no problem with) by slamming me and my religion (which I DO have a problem with). So you can imagine how an unsolicited romantic rejection has been for my psyche. I have enough rejection issues as it is....but to get a random one as well?
9. Psychotherapy continues...and while I know that I need to go through this process, I am not comfortable with the vulnerable position it puts me in and how much I cry in the sessions. Tuesdays afternoons are pretty much a wash-out on my productivity levels afterwards.
10. While I have been riding the bus to work for over a month now....I now have fixed brakes (Thanks Mom and Dad!). It is a relief because now I feel like I have a bit more freedom. I'm still taking the bus...but now I just don't have to.
11. And lastly....with all the health issues (mental and physical) some things have paid off....as I have lost 20 pounds since January....only a little further to go and I will be at my pre-Mr.3 weight....after that the sky is the limit!

Friday, May 09, 2008