A few overdue acknowledgements
It's been really nice to see so much activity in my comments section, and I just want to take a moment to acknowlege everyone.
To Danelle's question about how long Chris and I will be living an entire continent apart and "who's moving?", the answer is, basically, we're not sure. It's fairly certain that Chris will move here, at least for a little while, because of my great job and salary. The job market isn't healthy anywhere, and it's especially bad in SW Virginia, NE Tennessee. There just isn't a high tech industry presence anywhere near his home, and that's where I'm most likely to find a job. I mean, if we're going to have to move somewhere that's a six hour drive from his folks so that I can find something, why not stay here and just fly out? The entire flight process takes about eight hours with layovers, so that's not a huge difference. Long term, though, I can't imagine Chris being happy out here. He's a small town kid and, much as he wants to escape that, what he wants to escape to is a slightly larger small town. Me, I'm a city girl, born and bred, and my idea of a small town that's near his location is Knoxville, TN, which is "the big city" for Chris and his family. At this point, I'd say we're looking at a year, at the very minimum, before anyone relocates. Not wonderful, but there you go! Oh, and good luck with your driving interview!!!
To Suzanne, a SAHM with four little ones, thanks for reading! You have my admiration and respect for the work that you do. What part of the country are you in?
Shannin is a friend of mine from eDiets, and I'm so very glad to find that she's been here, reading, for a while. I miss my eDiets friends and, perhaps, once I've gotten myself together, I'll be able to go back and face them. At this point, I'm not even going to weigh myself until February 2nd because I don't want the number I see there to discourage me.
For Lori, I so appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts with me. I love reading your site every day; it's really nice to see someone else who is struggling right now. Sometimes, I feel like I'm the only one who can't get myself under control. Your thoughts about why people comment, or not, really hit home with me and cleared away a lot of the gunk in my head.
Lisushi and Marmy, thanks for letting me know you're out there, too. I've never been to New Zealand or Australia, so it's exciting to think that I "know" the two of you who live down there.
Finally, last but definitely not least, Jennifer, I wonder if you know how much you inspire me, both in your upbeat attitude and your lighthearted writings? I so very much appreciate your frequent comments and support. I hope you're having a really awesome time in SF with Scott (splurge on Ghiradelli, it's worth it!)
Alright, enough of the admiration and love, I'm going to get back to work. Happy weekend, everyone!!!