The Infinite Ramblings of April Compo

The Infinite Ramblings of April Compo

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Flo No Mo

The court did call back to schedule an interview... during the week that I would be in Colorado for my cousin's wedding! So, I didn't get THAT job, but I DID move back to Colorado. There was a friend that offered me a room and a week after we moved in she said I had to find another place to live. Ain't that sweet? We lived in a shelter for a couple weeks and then found another room with a stranger (which has been so much better than family and friends).

The wedding I attended was fantastic, we all stayed in a beautiful cabin where two creeks merged in the mountains and I hiked everyday and yes, there was a hot tub. Worth it.

Right now Jason is working at a grocery store stocking shelves and I'm watching Roland and getting Nay to school, applying for jobs and looking into volunteering at the Children's Museum so I can do something related to art with my life. ANYWHO, I have to go wipe Roland's butt now since he can't reach the weird toilet paper holders (and I don't quite trust his wiping skills just yet). Hmm, he is pooping and whispering "Minecraft". Haha.

Friday, July 14, 2017


Moving back to Florida has been hard. Grandma's house got infested with bedbugs three weeks before I came and no one (except my uncle that lives there) knew. He had to drink an unknown number of beers to work up the courage to tell us, after I had brought all my belongings into the house. Rather than deal with him, I've been living with my parents and two brothers. My brothers each have their own room and my kids and I are sleeping in the living room. I've been applying for jobs and received a single offer for a 3rd shift at a flooring manufacturing facility that requires multiple 12 hour shifts during the week. I had to decline because I'm physically incapable of working those hours. The furniture is uncomfortable to sleep on, so we've been blowing up an air mattress every night, which is also uncomfortable. There is no real point in complaining about any of this to anyone around me, they are all dealing with their own mental conditions. One job I would love to get interviewed for is court clerk. Please may they call me back! Working at a courthouse would be AWESOME! Getting the kids into school next month will also be nice. If I can't get hired anywhere by then I'll have to figure something out to pay the (very few) bills I have. Worrying is pointless though. Just gotta keep truckin' and doing yoga and taking walks in the forest:)

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Ways to Weigh Whey

Then I moved to Florida. What next? Hopefully an enjoyable career and continued education within an interesting field.  Like a professional napper or highly experienced breather & blinker. Slightly more challenging occupations may be considered, however. I gotta go cut my mom's hair now.  Peace.

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.