Wednesday, August 05, 2009
For the last couple of weeks, I have dreaded going to work. I don't enjoy the ride there. I don't enjoy the work environment. I don't enjoy the ride home. I do like sitting on the patio at lunch and reading my book.
I'm procrastinating on making things better. The infamous re-org should happen within the next week or two. With that, I'm hoping to have a good excuse to stop car-pooling. If nothing else, I do have a vacation scheduled in 8 more working days. Not that I'm counting down or anything! LOL!
Okay...time for bed. Maybe I can sleep through tomorrow! LOL!
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
of the question you just asked! It's bad enough when my children don't listen. But they are, after all, children. They have short attention spans. They don't listen well in the best of times. It is my job to teach them. I am working on it and believe me, I have my work cut out for me!!
But this blog isn't about them. Its about my boss. We have a meeting once a week to see what all needs assembled this week, when its due, what has the highest priority, etc. We go through each item, line by line, and answer my boss' questions. (BTW, there are a group of us, not just me and Boss.)
This morning, he clicks on one of my items and I give him the details, including the new due date, where it needs engineering support, etc. Not 30 seconds later, he asks me the questions I had JUST answered!!! Am I invisible? Do I not speak up? (Trust me, this is not an issue!) I think part of it is that he's from an Asian culture so therefore, women are inferior. I think part of it is that I'm the only female in the group doing what I do. And part of it is he's pretty busy due to some recent changes in the department.
All that said, its not good enough. When you're conducting a meeting, listen to the other participants. If you can't do that, apologize for not listening and then listen! GRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!
Okay...I'm done whining, griping, witching (but with a B!) At least for now.
Monday, August 03, 2009
To get the full effect of that title and what is going on in my head (yeah, not really something the uninitiated should see), chant that to the tune of "I am evil Homer" from the Simpson's.
Anyway, why am I evil today? Or at least, why am I blogging about it? Cos I'm proud of it, of course! LOL! So...here's the story.
Next door neighbor brings over eight zuchinni. Yes, eight. I'm not a big fan of zuchinni unless it is battered and fried. Kinda defeats the purpose, right? Oh, and I like it in zuchinni bread. But, I'm not much of a baker and, since my son can't have wheat, I really don't have a recipe for zuchinni bread anyway. MIL makes killer zuchinni bread that the boy could eat, but she is four hours away and has her own zuchinnis.
So now I have this dilemma. What do I do with all this zuchinni? I could take it to work, but no one wants zuchinni! If they did, they would be growing it and bringing it in themselves. Then, I get this brilliant (if I do say so myself) and EVIL idea. Tonight's dinner was lasagna. What if I grated some of that zuchinni and added it to the lasagna sauce. Would anyone notice? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA (evil laugh, for those who didn't know).
Nope, they didn't notice. I grated the rest of the zuchinni and put it in the freezer in individual bags. Figure I can add it to other dinners later. My family is eating veggies and they don't even know it! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Don't get me wrong. I'm a little leary about the theory that you have to hide veggies in the food to get your family to eat healthy. I always encourage my kids (and DH, but that's a lost cause) to choose healthy snacks and have a veggie for a side and such. If they "accidentally" eat some veggies, I'm not going to lose any sleep over it. LOL!!!
Sunday, August 02, 2009
It must be getting towards the end of summer because today was my son's football team's car wash fundraiser. It was close to 100' today, so the boys LOVED getting wet. I did have them wash my car. Not the best job, but only $5 and it went to a good cause. I helped out by hanging towels to dry. It's amazing how quickly towels dry in direct sunlight!!
Afterwards, the Bulldogs' coach took all of the boys to the Arctic Circle for ice cream. Nice guy, huh? I tagged along (someone had to watch my kid!) and helped corral them outside after they put in their order. No ice cream for me!!
As we were getting ready to leave to go to the library, Coach told me that I could be Team Mom. I had volunteered, but also said that if someone else really wanted it, that was fine too. But, YAY!!! I wasn't that impressed with last year's team moms. Nice ladies but not really organized like they should have been (in my world, anyway). I offered to help last year and wasn't taken up on the offer. Since I hadn't volunteered at the beginning of the season, I felt that I really couldn't complain much. (Complaints are really just one way to volunteer!)
I mentioned to DH that I would be Team Mom and he wasn't very happy. "Why do you have to volunteer for every thing that comes along?" (Deep breath....) First of all, I don't volunteer for everything. Second, I am involved in my kids' activities. There is nothing wrong with that. Third, I can make my own decisions and determine what I can handle. Okay, I didn't yell, but I felt like it a little bit. He wants me to be home. Sweet, but not gonna happen!
AND, I do NOT volunteer him for anything...EVER! I would be irritated if he did that to me, so I don't do it to him. So many times you hear DH's complain about DW's signing them up for something. It won't be my DH. I don't even insist he go many places with me. We're both much happier that way! LOL!!
Saturday, August 01, 2009
when you've eaten like a horse?
Let me preface this "story" with letting you all know that this week has been really long. My boss irritates me, my husband took four days to wash the dishes (another story for another day), I didn't get enough sleep and I'm really tired of carpooling. So, I decided to treat myself to lunch out today. I usually pack lunch, breakfast, snacks and make sure I have enough to not be hungry and stay in my ranges.
I was so tired last night that I didn't want to make my lunch. So, I went to lunch...at Jack in the Box. They have some healthier options. I did not choose one of those. Noooooo, I waffled between the Ultimate Cheeseburger and the Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger. I ended up without the bacon. Not because it saved approximately 200 calories, but because it saved my 40 cents...plus tax. Oh, and I had fries (with ranch for dipping, of course) and a 32 oz cola. Diet, of course! Balanced out the calories there - right? LOL!
After lunch, I went to the lab to x-ray some parts and started talking to one of the ladies in there. She asked me if I had lost a significant amount of weight (yep, 60 pounds from highest weight) and asked if I had had surgery to do it (nope). She told me that I looked really good and was impressed by how well I had done.
So, yay for the compliment! (Yes, I said thank you!) But...I had just had a full day's calories in one sitting! What kind of example is that!?!?! AND, I had pizza for supper! I felt a little guilty about making the unhealthy choice but I REALLY enjoyed sitting in the sun, reading my book, eating some very delicious food. Back on track now. The scale tomorrow will be registering water weight only....LOL!
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