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Today

Today, right now, I am pissed off.
I cannot get my freaking program (computer program, that is…in PHP) to work.  And so I have left my desk in a huff to pursue more pleasant pursuits (like eating and blogging).  B had better get home fast and help me.  Because right now I’m barely holding together the gaskets.

And it is sleeting (which will probably mean B will take longer to get home :-().  It does look nice, however.  Like a fine dusting of icing sugar sprinkled by the fairies all over the yard.  The neighbor across the road is readying his snow plough.  Maybe roads will be so bad tomorrow we can have an incliment weather day (or snow day) and stay home.

Speaking of sugar, today I confirmed that binging on sugar causes me to get headaches.  I have long suspected it.  But today, it was an instant reaction.  A few 2″x2″ pound cakes lathered with marshmallow and the heachache hit.  I have always maintained that I am lucky in that anything bad for my body, like cigarettes, excess alcohol and some soft drugs I have tried, always make me feel so sick, that I rarely indulge.  Except for food that is.  I overeat and overeat and overeat and feel bloated and lethargic.  And I’ve thought to myself that maybe if I was actually throw-up sick from food, I would finally listen to my body.  Well, maybe that’s what these headaches are saying to me.  LISTEN TO YOUR FREAKING BODY, YOU MORON!!!  I don’t know though, I love sugar…and when I have some, I want more and more.  It truly becomes compulsive.  My mother-in-law went on a 12 step program for food addicts once and their theory is that alcohol gets converted into sugar, same as refined sugar, so aside from the toxicity from alcohol, they both have the same effect on blood sugar.  So in actual fact, people like me, may be a sugar chemical addict.  Sounds really dramatic, doesn’t it.

So now I have a sugar headache and am pissed off.  Lovely.

Yesterday was my deceased mother’s birthday.  She would have been 61.  I feel kind of numb about it.

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He got it!

As a follow up to my post from last week, my honey got the job he really wanted!  The one he fought for.  Yay!

He starts Feb 4th at the higher salary, with his 100% paid benefits kicking in immediately.

He had initially offered to work out his probational period at $10K less, with the idea that he would prove himself for 3 months and then they would raise him to where he wants to be.  Which is still higher than what they generally pay there.  Seems they’re giving him the benefit of the doubt by paying him the higher salary straight off the bat.

I just hope this doesn’t mean they want his soul too.  I know that IT requires long, irregular hours (I’m in the industry too), but I just don’t want them to be worse than they already are.

This is THE MOST AWESOME NEWS for us, and for him in particular.

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Abundance, she comes…

So, two pieces of very good news from the ‘ol household….

Tax Returns and Refund

I finally mailed off my 2004 tax returns yesterday! Yes, I know they are really, really late, but you know what they say, better late than never. Why my tax returns were so late is a very long, boring story involving my laziness and major life changes during that time, making my affairs particularly complicated. Now I am all caught up, from the US perspective anyway. Yay!

The UK is another story completely. I keep accumulating fines from them even though I have not lived there since 2003. I once attempted to speak to Her Majesty’s office about it, explaining that it is absurd that I am required to complete tax returns when I no longer reside there and even more absurd that they keep piling on the fines. The very polite gentleman said they would review my case and probably waiver the fines. This has not happened and so I guess the next thing is for me to get back on the phone with them and get these fines squashed.

Oh! But wait! I didn’t tell you the really exciting bit. My refund is going to be $9,000! Yeehaaaa! Now I can pay off my credit card.

New Job

My honey had a job offer from the Mayor’s Office in Baltimore City as a web developer! At a whopping 50% pay hike! Granted he will now be working 5 days a week and not 4. So it is a 50% pay rise for a 20% increase in work. Not a bad deal, me thinks.

Meanwhile he was turned down for another job, one he really, really wanted, because he was missing Ajax from his web developer repetore. Well, one thing my honey has, is a lot of confidence in both his learning ability and his technical ability. So he shot off an email to them saying he would prove both of these to them by the next morning. And then spent the next 3 hours looking up information on Ajax and coding a web page in it. Something I would never have done. I love his gutzpah! So now they’re impressed and are negotiating with him regarding salary.

Did I mention how much respect and admiration I have for my man?

So we’ll see which one he ends up with. And in the meantime he resigned from his current job today, with his boss saying “You know you’re going to be a legend around here, don’t you?”. I’m glad others see what an absolute gem he is.

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