Friday, August 07, 2009
Okay, first of all, the name is pronounced Kyu-na, not Kuna like rhymes with Tuna. I know, because I mocked the name for years before I moved here. LOL!
Every year, we celebrate Kuna days. I'm not sure exactly what we are celebrating (anniversary? summer? days in general?) but it's fun anyway. There was supposed to be a BBQ in the city park I assume they had it even though it was cool and rainy. Too cold and too rainy for me. I stayed home!
Tomorrow is the fun run (had planned to participate, forgot to enter), the parade (may watch if it's not too cold), the Farmer's Market (hoping for tomatoes!), tons of vendors in the park (no, Tony, I didn't weigh them...it's an expression!) and of course, the library. Okay, so technically the library isn't part of the Kuna Days, but I'm going there any way! We were supposed to have fireworks too, but not sure how that's going to work with all the rain.
Of course, I will only appreciate any of this if I actually get out of bed in the morning. I will be heading to the gym as well, just not sure when. PLUS, I'm planning to get my army of slaves (previously known as son and daughter) to pitch in and clean the house. Some spring cleaning that needed to be done LAST spring (as in 2008) and didn't get done. We'll see how much of it actually gets accomplished!
Friday, August 07, 2009
And I don't mean outside work? I mean work in a cubicle filled office. We had some really cool weather today. I live in Idaho and the area is a high desert. That means that it does not rain during the summer much and temps are 90 - 100, on average.
Today, the high was 65' and I think that was first thing this morning. Shortly after I got to work, it started raining. Around 11:00, the rain was coming down in buckets! Thunder, lightning, water pooled in the parking lots, running over the sidewalk and gushing out of the water spouts on the side of the buildings. So AWESOME to watch! How do I know? Because I was one of the dozen people standing by the windows watching! LOL! You would think that none of us had ever seen rain before!
As I was walking back to my desk from the cafeteria, we got another really cool storm. Started with hail the size of marbles (okay, not huge, but still cool) followed by another torrent of rain. Yep, work came to a grinding halt while we all stopped to watch.
On a separate subject, my softball team had a game scheduled tonight. We kept watching the sky and waiting for a cancellation, but it never came. We had the early game tonight. It was cool and overcast, which was actuatlly a really nice change from hot, dusty and BRIGHT. We started out really well. After the first inning, we were up 4 - 0. The next two innings were three up, three down on both sides of the ball. Very quick! By the end of the fifth, they were up 4 - 6. We got up and tied. Held them on their next ups. We got up 10 - 6...top of the 7th (we only play seven innings). Their turn. First batter, nice base hit to center field. Wild throw into first, runner goes to second. Wild throw to second, runner goes to third. Yep, you guessed it, wild throw to third, runner advances to home. Their team is going wild...ours, not so much.
Deep breath, start again. Batter gets walked. Next one is an out. Walk another batter. Walk another batter. (In case you weren't paying attention, that means bases loaded.) BIG hitter comes up, knocks in two runs. Somewhere in there we get a second out. So, runners on 1st and 2nd, batter at the plate. If we get this out, we win. If we don't, we do have another at bat to try to come back. Pitch...hit back to the pitcher. Nice easy throw to 3rd (yes, runner on second had to go). Third base catches the ball, runner is out! Juiced wins the game!! Juiced wins the game!! WOO HOO!!! Our first win of the season!!
Thursday, August 06, 2009
No, the two items are not related, but I'm going to tell you about them both anyway.
First, sodium. Ever since I started tracking nutrients besides just calories, sodium has been my "no way am I going to get there" target. I mean, really, 2300?? Who eats less than 2300mg of sodium in one day? One meal, sure! If I was under 3500 I considered it a win. I have been under (or right at) 2300 mg for the last five days straight! I'm not sure how that happened, but I just double checked my reports and there it is in blue and green! Wow! Yay me!!!
On to the shortest reign ever. A couple of days ago, I mentioned that I was the team mom for my son's football team. His football coach is also my softball coach and tonight we had a softball practice. Coach told me that last year's team mom really wanted to be team mom again this year and, unless it really broke my heart, he was going to let her do it. My heart is not broken (maybe a little cracked) and it apparently means more to her, so I said okay. I also told him that if she needed any help, she could ask me. Coach's wife spoke up and said that it should be easier for her this year now that her littlest one is older (still little, but not as). Being the cynical bwitch that I am, I heard "We know she sucked last year, but we're giving her another chance." LOL! So, four days as team mom and I am done. I'll still support my son and his team. I just hope "we're" a little more organized this year.
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.
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