Yes I'm still knocking around out here in the wilds of Okieland, it's just been a period of transition and blogging dropped off my 'to do' list for awhile.
I have been with my new employer for almost two months and it has proved to be a great move for me. I have been welcomed with open arms by my new work colleagues and felt right at home very quickly. We are not in the new Conference Center yet, thanks to much needed rain/snow and other construction delays but we should be moved in by the end of this month. I might not be on the much envied school hours and vacations anymore, but this is more than outweighed by better pay and benefits.
My longer journey to work is not an issue at all, I just have to think back to my nightmare M25/M1 journey in England and I still thank my lucky stars for no traffic! And I am now working in the closest major town to our home so I can just pop out at noon and do the shopping, which is extremely handy. The Hubster has been an absolute star and taken on getting dinner ready without complaint, as he is home 40 minutes before I am.
The weight loss project is going great. I have been with Weight Watchers Online since early January and have lost 20lbs without too much suffering and deprivation. I actually believe I may have cracked it mentally this time and am set for success. The key for me has been breaking down the total amount I want to lose over a 12 month period and this has left me with a very do-able target for each month. This way I am focusing on the small monthly target not the scary total amount!
And I have finally found a professional US sport to love and follow - NBA Basketball. This has been helped by the stunning success of the OKC Thunder. We have tickets to see them play the Denver Nuggets this Sunday and are looking forward to a fun holiday weekend.