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Done, done and done!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Here's the list I posted yesterday and what I actually did....

1. Exercise - done!
2. Start more laundry (doing a load tonight) - done! Towels done, sheets just need folded. Towels and swimsuits in the wash. Three loads left
3. Go to the library - Done!
4. Stop at the Chevron for drinks to go with the lunches the kids will eat and ice - stopped at Paul's instead, but done!
5. Take the kids to the water park and hang out with them for a little while - done..I even went on some rides!
6. Meet CarlAnnie for lunch (Woo Hoo!) - Done. Cheesecake Factory and we both ordered very healthily. She did better than me, though. emoticon
7. Go to Cabela's and sign up for a concealed weapons permit class - tried but have to pay cash when you sign up. Didn't have $$$ so I'll try again later.
8. Back to the water park for more time with either the kids or a book! - Done! Finished Nefertiti and started Hunger Games. AND, went on some more rides.
9. Bring everyone home and make dinner for the kids before going out to dinner with DH - DD made dinner instead of me. Went to On The Border for dinner and stayed in calorie range!
10. Spark for a little while - Doing it now!
11. Go to bed! - Soon...

Thinking of taking the kids to the water park again tomorrow. Gotta get all we can out of those season passes!!! Plus, I get some good reading time in. If we do go, I plan to go to the gym first and we won't stay as long. I'll need to rest up for work on Monday.

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BIG_SCOTS_LASS 6/30/2010 5:40AM

    A concealed weapons course?
Are you gonna be a scary lady? Do we need to be worried?
Obviously I've missed something (bleedin' laptop issues!). Sounds "interesting", though. I'm definitely curious now...

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SUZYMOBILE 6/27/2010 5:49PM

    It's amazing how much more you can get done when you write a list!

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THAMLEY 6/27/2010 1:52PM

    Isn't it wonderful to check of all those "dones". That's how you spell success! Staying busy and staying on track-- that's focus and dedication. Good Job--Keep up the awesome work! Good incentive for all of us! emoticon emoticon

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JOHNTJ1 6/27/2010 12:43PM

    I think I should be able to credit myself with some excercise. I got wore out reading everything you did.

Good for you!!! The busier we are, the happier we are

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DONNAORLENE 6/27/2010 6:50AM

    Knew you'd get it all done! emoticon But I sure don't know how you do it! Seems to me like you'd burn off all the calories you eat! Have fun tomorrow! Later!

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FITKAT2010 6/27/2010 6:18AM

    Busy busy! Are you tracking your food intake?

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PECHEY3 6/27/2010 1:00AM

    Sounds busy but fun and healthy emoticon

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STEELKICKIN 6/26/2010 11:34PM

    TAH DAHHHH!! What's Nefertiti? Is that a book?

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GEEMAWEST 6/26/2010 11:30PM

    WOW! Sounds like a great day!! emoticon

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SUPREME5 6/26/2010 11:16PM

    great day way to go

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Busy day planned for tomorrow

Friday, June 25, 2010

Here's a quick list of what I have planned for tomorrow. In order. And I'm doing this for two reasons. First, so you will be impressed by how much I plan to get done (LOL!) and second, so I don't forget what I need to do!

1. Exercise
2. Start more laundry (doing a load tonight)
3. Go to the library
4. Stop at the Chevron for drinks to go with the lunches the kids will eat and ice
5. Take the kids to the water park and hang out with them for a little while
6. Meet CarlAnnie for lunch (Woo Hoo!)
7. Go to Cabela's and sign up for a concealed weapons permit class
8. Back to the water park for more time with either the kids or a book!
9. Bring everyone home and make dinner for the kids before going out to dinner with DH
10. Spark for a little while
11. Go to bed!

I think it sounds very doable. At least, right now, it does! emoticon emoticon

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BKNOCK 6/26/2010 8:27AM

    Wow, you with a concealed hand gun and Michelle with explosives!

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DONNAORLENE 6/26/2010 1:19AM

    No doubt in my mind you can do it! You can do more than I've ever thought humanly possible. If there's a super must be you! LOL!! Anyway have fun and now you better get some sleep!

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USFBULL 6/25/2010 11:27PM

    two loads tonight then you will make it.. maybe emoticon
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Korea - The End

Friday, June 25, 2010


I asked the boss today who he was sending to Korea. He said that he hadn't decided, but if "other" guy was available he would send him. Because of who the customer doing the audit is. Kind of figured that. "Other" guy has experience with audits and I have none. "Other" guy has been taking the lead in talking to the customer, so customer is more familiar with him.

I almost suggested sending us both, but with the economy the way it is, that really isn't an option. Oh well. I'll get experience some other time. Probably. If "other" guy can't go, I'll let you all know. If you don't hear anything else, you'll know he went.

And on a related note, thank you all for you support through my little drama I had going here. The boss does know that I've done a lot of the work on this project. In fact, he mentioned that the only reason "other" guy is still involved in this project is because of "legacy." His word, not mine. The boss knows that I could handle this (probably), but since things are already in place with "other" guy, we'll just follow the same path.

I'll get my chance to prove myself (again!) and I'll get my chance to go out of the country. It just may have to be on my own dime! LOL!

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LADYIRISH317 6/25/2010 9:24AM

    "Legacy?" Odd way of doing business.

I'm sorry you probably won't get this chance, but another will come. We're rooting for you!

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CARLANNIE 6/25/2010 8:44AM

    Well, shoot - you could have read about 3 books on the flight over and another 3 on the way back! I like your idea about visiting another country on your own dime - it will be much more fun that way!

PS Your SP friends have your back. If you need any of us to talk to your boss, just let us know . . .

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BETHGILLIGAN 6/25/2010 8:19AM

    At least it sounds like your boss understands your contributions and appreciates what you've done. Everything happens for a reason, I believe. You will get your chance. Obviously, something better is on its way! I love your attitude about the situation. emoticon

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SUZYMOBILE 6/25/2010 7:17AM

    Whether or not you ended up going, it's good to know that your work is valued and appreciated. Who wants to go to Korea anyway? Now if it were Thailand, that would be a different story (except for the troubles there now ...). You'll have your chance one of these days, to go abroad to a much nicer place, I bet!

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BKNOCK 6/25/2010 5:55AM

    Times like this I usually secretively hope that the "other" guy trips up! But if I had to pick my first place to travel to I would pick something like Switzerland or England or Ireland or Scotland! Does your company do business in any of those places? I bet your husband is relieved!

Take care,

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JUNIAATROME 6/25/2010 1:54AM

    I hate this "other guy" policies - very disappointing. I've had a million cases in my life where I did the work, but the 'other guy' got the honours for it. It is wrong from the earthly perspective. It's very wrong from the heavenly perspective. Why then is it constantly happening?

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GEEMAWEST 6/25/2010 1:40AM

    Another chance will come and you will blossom!

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DONNAORLENE 6/25/2010 12:47AM

    Well, I think You're probably right...He does know how good you are and you will get another chance. And you've got a great attitude! So hang in there and keep your dream alive. It'll happen. By the way have I told you lately How much I admire you! Even if you are a little goofy sometimes!LOL!!
Take care and keep your chin up!

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Korea Saga - Day 3

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

First, I do have a passport. When I was promoted into this job (about three or four years ago) my boss at the time told me to get one because trips like this can pop up with very little notice. The company paid for it and there was no need to expedite it (obviously! LOL!). It's been sitting in my safe ever since!

We had a conference call today with the customer and our internal teams. Looks like the audit will be pushed out a week. I also found out what product needs to be running in what part of the line during the audit and a preliminary agenda was agreed on.

That's it. No one discussed who would be going. However, during the call, the "other" guy took most of the action items (which means he asked me for the data after the meeting) and took a more active role. So it seems (to me anyway) very likely that he will be the one to go. Not me. Now that it looks like I won't be going, I really want to go! emoticon

Part of me is ticked because if it was the other guy (not the "other" other guy) who does the same job I do, there would be no question. He would be going. And I don't think it's because he is male and I am female. That really doesn't play into it. No. The reason I won't go (if I don't get to go) is because I am me. There is at least one BIG boss (power, not size...tee hee) who doesn't have faith in me yet. More specifically, he has more faith in the "other" guy. (And the other other guy too, for that matter!)

Anyway. I forwarded the information requested by the "other" guy and put our boss on the e-mail. And I included a presentation I've been working on for this project. And I asked who was going. No response yet, but I did send it late in the day, so I'm hoping for an answer tomorrow.

Finally the saga can end! I hope.... emoticon

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DONNAORLENE 6/24/2010 6:32PM

    Don't let it get to you no matter what the turnout. Because trust me, eventually they always learn who was the brains behind the plan. Unfortunately sometimes it's learned the hard way and sometimes too late and at their expense. But we all know how intelligent you are and I admire you for having the intelligence and backbone not to let anyone take advantage of all your hard work. Hang in there lady! You'll get there and when you do your reward will be great!

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And remember you are always in my thoughts and in my prayers,

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JOHNTJ1 6/24/2010 6:06PM

    It's not who gets there the quickest but who stays there the longest.

I agree with everyone else. I admire you for a lot of reasons and now I can add one more to the list --- courage.

Glad you are my friend. Courage is in such short suppy now a days

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BKNOCK 6/24/2010 6:16AM

    I agree with Cheryl and Michelle, you do have the brains and I am glad that you copied the boss. I hope they figure out how much you are worth. Don't be discouraged because you have taken huge steps already!

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STEELKICKIN 6/24/2010 12:04AM

    I agree with G-ma. You've got the brains and the gumption. Don't give up...YOU DID THE RIGHT THING.

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GEEMAWEST 6/23/2010 11:43PM


That was a very strong move you made by also sending that email to your boss. If nothing else, I'm sure someone will take notice. Eventually someone will figure out what a great asset you are and that will be to your advantage.

I wish you the best! NEVER GIVE UP!


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Korea, Day 2

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

To answer the question, yes I want to go. But I don't! emoticon

I've never been out of the country, so the opportunity to go (especially on someone else's dime!) would be fantastic! But I've never been out of the country and we ALL know that if it's not in my hometown, it ain't worth seeing! LOL! So, I figured I would put together a list of pros and cons for going to Korea. If you'd like, you can vote on whether you think the pros outweigh the cons or vice versa.

Get to leave the country for the first time ever!
Company is paying.
Family would have to fend for themselves for the time I'm gone.
Family would realize how good they have it when I'm here (this one isn't definite, but I think it should be! )
I would have some (not much, but some) time to myself.
I wouldn't have to cook while I was gone!
If the bosses decide I should go, that means (in my twisted little head, anyway) that they have confidence in my abilities.
Food - get to try different foods.

New foods that I might not like - like fried crickets! Or whatever is a delicacy in Korea (can you tell that I am a typical American and know nothing about other countries?)
Might mess up the job I'm sent over there to do.
Would miss my family.
Shots - I think I would have to get shots to travel internationally.
Spark - would probably not be able to log in every day. There goes my 223 day streak (so far) of logging in and spinning the wheel
Food and exercise - I would probably eat too much and exercise too little

Did I mention that my family would have to fend for themselves if I were to go? Minimum of one week. My guess is that I would write the menu, buy all of the groceries, leave recipes where they were easily found and they would order pizza and Chinese and go out to eat every night. I'd say LOL, but it ain't funny! It's true! emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 6/23/2010 10:45AM

    Sorry, I did not see your post yesterday, something happened again to my blog subscriptions.

I have one word for you: GO!

Your husband and kids will be able to handle and this is such a great opportunity. fNothing ventured, nothing gained.

Your reason for not wanting to go is because you'll break your SparkStreak of loggin in daily? What? Oh, and they do have computers in Korea. Really they do. Koreans are very civilized people, really.And no, you won't need shots.

GO - GO - GO! (If you won't I will :))

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CARLANNIE 6/23/2010 9:09AM

    Go! Go! Go! Go! None of your cons were valid. . . . .

Plus, the Go's outnumber the stays. Just get your passport application expedited pronto!

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SWEETYKINS012 6/23/2010 8:21AM

    if u get the chance to go, then go!!!! u will love it. i lived in korea for a year in 1980, while i adopted my daughter. i loved the shopping. and they have some very good food. i know this is not the correct spellings, but this is the way they sound, bulgogi, a beef dish that is sweet and eaten with rice. taegigogi, a hot pork dish eaten with rice. chopchae, a rice noodle dish that hase the flavors of the bulgoi and is a side dish u can eat with either of the meat dishes. u don't have to worry about eating the kimchi, u don't have to. the delicacy over there is kaegogi, dog meat. but it is very expensive and it will not be slipped on u. mainly the old koreans still eat it some. i loved korea, and hope to get to go back and visit one day for a few weeks.. have fun and enjoy if u do get to go. i think i had to have a tb shot when i went over in 1980, but it might be different now...

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SUZYMOBILE 6/23/2010 7:21AM

    What an adventure it would be! I think the yeas outweight the nays. Just give one of us your login info and we'll dilligently record whatever you want us to! emoticon

You would NOT mess up the job you're sent there to do either!

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BKNOCK 6/23/2010 6:04AM

    I have travelled quite a bit and I have never needed shots! But then again I never went to Korea.

I say focus on the good and forget the rest. I am sure that you could find something good to eat because don't forget the orientals eat a lot of vegetables!

Do you have a passport?

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ELYMWX 6/23/2010 1:25AM

    If you go, enjoy it!

Mind you, if the trip is anything like my trips to Europe and Japan on the company dime you might be a bit disappointed by how kittle of the country you get to see. My trip to Japan, we at least dud all our travel via subway and walking (this was last August a.k.a. "sticky season" and I was 270+ pounds -- not a good combination) so we did see a little if the street life in the areas we were in, but my Europe trip was three countries in three days and all I saw was the inside of planes, taxis, and hotel rooms. That was disapointing.

I've got another one or two trips coming up this summer, and I hope to get out and see some things, even if it's just early morning runs; I'm taking my running gear!

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JUNIAATROME 6/23/2010 1:08AM

    Forget the cons and go for the pros! There indeed is something to be seen outside of your town and you may even enjoy it (now that I said it - may be a con: you might end up wanting to go ALL the time after that). And that all stands even if you have to eat kimchi - which is some sort of cabbage dish which the nationals swear on but hardly any foreigners get to the taste of it. For the fried crickets you can always say you don't eat fried foods b/c of diet reasons... emoticon It would be fun alltogether. And yes, you would mess up you lovely little routine and you'd probably struggle to get on the wagon again, but still I think the experience is worth it. Especially on someone else's pocket.

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DONNAORLENE 6/23/2010 12:16AM

    First of all thank you for giving me permission to vote! LOL!!! (Not quite so bossy as telling me! LOL!!!!) I think the pros out weigh the cons. You know you want to go! Be adventurous! I would give anything if I could go to Africa - it's been a dream all my life. I couldn't go now because I can't fly anymore. But Oh, well that's just one I can't check off my bucket list. Don't say no and then regret it later. My Aunt was a missionary in Japan for 10 years and she loved it. And yes they had some really weird food but they had some really good food too. Of course they even have McDonald's there now. Anyway that's my input for what it's worth. I pick you and I think you should do it!

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USFBULL 6/23/2010 12:13AM

    Go, go, go and take your camera and you will experience something totally different and foreign. emoticon
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