The Infinite Ramblings of April Compo

The Infinite Ramblings of April Compo

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Be Leave Me

Hot dang, I moved away from Colorado. What a crazy month and a half it has been! There must've been a straw to finally break the proverbial camel's back and I left my job and most possessions and loaded up the kids and hit the road, Jack. I start a new job in a couple days at a hospital, setting appointments for physicians - a Call Center Specialist I shall be. The women that have interviewed me have been outstanding! I can't wait to start and get trained and move on up. The little town I moved to is just adorable and charming, close to a much larger city so I don't feel like I'm in the middle of nowhere. I even have a little herb garden with dill, basil and rosemary AND a yellow pear tomato plant. I'm down to 131 pounds, which is surprising since it doesn't even feel like I've tried very hard to lose more weight. It's just happening naturally I guess - especially with all the yoga, weights, jump roping, and not eating until feeling like a bloated tick I've been doing. Psyllium husk fiber y'all. Apple cider vinegar too. Magic stuff when all combined together into a routine. I hope working in an office doesn't set me back. A quote I like to remember from this dumb book I've been reading is "don't let others make you fat and stupid", so I don't think I'll be falling for the break room calorie fests any time soon since I'm just feeling too good without that 38 extra pounds hanging on me. Just need a million dollars to spend on a new wardrobe now - I'm lookin' all baggy all the time.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sour Router

I posted a router on Craigslist three weeks ago and I finally got my first call today. I'm surprised so many people don't care about getting charged every month for something they could just buy once. Not everything has to be a service. I DO like Spotify though.

Weight loss. I'm losing weight lately - initially from stress and not having a car - but now I know how good it feels to fit into some old clothes I've been keeping around for the day I get "skinny" again. That is motivating. I was creeping dangerously close to 170 lbs, now I'm 140 and trying to get under 135, since that's when I'm not considered overweight for my 5'2" height. I've only been as low as 129 as an adult. My muscles always keep me a bit heavy, I'm a beefy breed and I don't mind at all. Like a bulldog person, but way sexier. It's nice to be able to hike in Colorado and I've been working out at the gym in my work building and taking advantage of the sauna. What a great place to meditate and dehydrate. It's the me-time I've been desperately seeking and didn't really believe I needed for way too long.

Today is the day my husband's mother passed away 27 years ago. Every time this date comes around again I realize how powerful mothers are.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Killing Rampage

Welp, I done killed all the people. I'm the only one left on earth. That was really easy, now I don't have to deal with anyone and I get to walk around eating the food in grocery stores in the nude. Somehow electricity still works and the Internet is up. I guess everything is super automated and no one actually has to work at all. Too bad they're all dead and don't get to live the good life with me. AHHH, now to sip on some hella expensive tequila or whatever in my yacht that I don't know how to take out of the port. I'll just keep crashing yachts until I teach myself how to get out in the open water. The weather sure is a lot calmer now that the government isn't controlling it. Wow, look at all the thriving wildlife! Balance is restored. It is a little stinky though.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Whistling Pines

I'm in this podcast!



I'm gunna be in another episode later this month too! What a fun gang to make the jokes with!

Yesterday I was SO sick - but then I just kept sleeping and sleeping until I got over it. I hate being sick because I can't do stuff. While forcing myself to do dishes I cried a lot. A good sob is in order once in a while. Dang, there's just been too much going on. I got a new car, 2012 Dodge Caliber. Perhaps I won't be afraid to drive places outside of a 10 mile radius. I've lost 10 pounds in the last few weeks. Started walking more since there was a week I didn't have a car at all and I walked Naomi to and from school. I also walked home from Wal*Mart one day and it was rad. Walking is actually rad. My bod is thanking me. Otherwise I hailed an Uber for appointments. The doctors say I'm looking healthy! My blood pressure was a bit high when I was preggo with Roland, but it's fine now. I don't go to the doctor much. I have been seeing a therapist for a few months but I have no idea if it's actually helping. It seems like every time I go, I feel good and then some serious SH*T immediately happens and I no longer have the opportunity to take care of my mental health for another month because I'm too busy dealing with other people's erratic behavior and feelings and illness. SO, I've just really been trying to find an occasional escape because I'm 'bout to kill all y'all. ALL Y'ALL.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Buh Nanaz


The whole entire year is almost behind us. Big whoop. Ring! Ring!

"Hello?"
-"This is 2016, first off: congratulations on not being a celebrity"
"Thanks!"
-"Secondly, it was just a prank bro!"

April's shocked face talking on a banana as a phone
Phew, isn't that nice to know? It was all just a prank.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

In Fact-uation

My eyeballs are dry and itchy. My armpits are moist and unsettling. It's that time of the day again, the time of day that I would rather go home than stay at work for another hour and a half. Been sitting here with a space heater in my cold office, but the space heater is so hot and drying. I dug into my cuticle too far with a cuticle trimmer earlier - thumbs are chock full o'blood! My cuticles are just so dry, as are my nostrils. I work at work too, but all that usually gets washed out of my brain because it has never been interesting to anyone I enjoy talking with regularly. I suppose it makes for a nice cover-up job for a super hero. "What? SHE'S the shape-shifting vigilante from the news?! But, she's just some stupid customer service rep for a data center in a not-very-big city that told me all about 95th percentile bandwidth billing!"

Lord help me.

On the plus side, I figured out how to use the sauna in the women's locker room up in this building. There's a gym here too. If there's a way to sneak out everyday at around 4:00 and just sit in the sauna, I'd be on a much better schedule. Actually, I'd like to demand a hot tub be installed as well. Aw heck, why not a margarita dispenser too? Tequila is my faaaaaaavorite. Then I'll be in the news for dying of dehydration or alcohol poisoning instead of for saving orphans from a burning building by shape-shifting into an elephant for the children to ride to safety on, then using my water-filled trunk to put the fire out. Then I shape-shift into an eagle to make my exit, although my powers don't limit me to just animals, but that's what I would probably want to become the most. Animals are my faaaaaaavorite. Speaking of animals, I recently watched the live-action Jungle Book and it is spectacular. The story line is better and little Mowgli is so great to watch. I will always love the animated version too.

Lord help me more than that.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Presidon't Hate

Dude. Everyone is an individual. Now look at my sweet Jason and I make faces, for we are happy together in that very moment back in June: