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I will be running tomorrow!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Big, big, big plans for tomorrow! First, get up at 4:00 (yes, that's AM) to work out before coming home to shower and dress for work. Go to work and kick butt until 10:30. Fly back home/DS's school to watch his choir performance. (Side note: I would like to have magical powers JUST for the teleportation. Do you know how much time I could save every day if I could just pop in and out of the places I needed to go?)

After the choir performance, hoof it back to work to continue the a$$ kicking job that I do. No time to take names! LOL! Leave at 4:30 to get to my hair appointment. Leave there more beautiful than ever (yes, I AM humble. Thank you for noticing!) and head home. Very likely will need to make dinner cos DH won't. He might get DD to do it. Tacos, not too hard! LOL!

Oh, and I'm getting some lunch during the flying and hoofing to and from DS's concert. He told me tonight that he has to dance and sing to "old person" music. Yes, I recognized the song! LOL!

On that note, I need some sleep. Nite y'all!

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CARLANNIE 5/28/2010 9:29AM

    I have always wished I had those teleport powers, especially when I was a teenager and grew up watching Bewitched. I walked 1.5 miles to school and always, always, always wished I could nod my head, blink, and suddenly be home. Ah, well. Have a great weekend!

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BKNOCK 5/28/2010 6:05AM

    Wow, sounds like some day! How are you feeling? Because I am sure that it is all over already as you read this! Congrats on getting up so early to exercise.

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ELYMWX 5/28/2010 12:58AM

    And afterwards, CRASH! emoticon

Have a great day!

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USFBULL 5/28/2010 12:36AM

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Seventeen years in one place?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Okay, not really one place, but one company. I started at "my" company seventeen years ago today. I worked nights (7pm to 7am) and weekends and I was pretty happy to do it! I had more regular hours, having just come from fast food, better pay (again, fast food!) and less responsibility. Win, win, win!

I stayed on nights for two years. One of those years, I was a trainer. Let me tell you, I have a great respect for trainers/teachers. I did the job for a year and hated it! I do not have the patience to teach the same thing over and over and over again. Different people, but the subject matter didn't change. After two years, I went to days and have worked days ever since.

Lots of jobs, bosses and areas but all still ini the same department. I really like my job and my company. Except for DH (we've been married almost 20 years), my company has been in my life longer than most everything else. Kids came after. My house came after. Even my dogs came after! LOL!

Here's to 17 more years...and then 20 more after that. Then I'll be ready to retire! LOL!

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DONNAORLENE 5/28/2010 1:24AM

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I must say I am impressed, but not really surprised! You're a go getter and you have more energy than anyone I have ever known' (except Marshall, LOL!) You should be very proud of your accomplishment and I'm sure your family is.
Happy Anniversary!,

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CONCHALEA 5/27/2010 10:57PM

    Way to go! I'm retiring after 29 years of teaching, 20 of those with the same district. I hear ya about the same topics, just different learners. I've taught chemistry since 1991, and remedial chemistry for the last 3. That does get tiresome. If you still enjoy what you're doing, go for it! I enjoyed teaching until this year, and that's why I'm retiring. I respect anyone who can work in the same place for as long as you have. emoticon

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STEELERCRAZY 5/27/2010 10:40PM

    That is a terrific accomplishment! Be proud!

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LMB-ESQ 5/27/2010 1:51PM

That's great! You don't hear about that kind of longevity much anymore. I've sure never done it! Maybe once I finish school and then I'm working on my own I'll be able to do that. Of course, in 17 years after that, I could be dead! And I still won't have done it. LOL

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DAMONK76 5/27/2010 1:38PM

    Congratulations! I've been with the same company for 7 years and I'm usaully on the 2PM to 12AM swift during the holidays.

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GSCOTTC 5/27/2010 7:26AM

    Congrats on 17 years. It doesn't happen very often. The company that I work for has quite a few people that have long service. I have 32 years myself.

take care


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BKNOCK 5/27/2010 5:37AM

    Congratulations! I am in education and it can be challenging! I have been at my job 15 years! It is amazing because most people don't stick to one company for that long.

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JUNIAATROME 5/27/2010 2:35AM

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Should be 17 of them - you figure why! LOL
Hope they show their appreciation too, you've earned it.

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ELYMWX 5/27/2010 1:37AM

    So, did you figure that out by taking a core sample and counting the growth rings?

Seriously, happy Anniversary there. I'm coming up on my 15-year mark with my company in December.

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JAMER123 5/27/2010 12:50AM

    Hang in there. Long term is doable. Nights and training can be gruelling. I worked in the same facility for 35 yrs. and about 30 of them was on the night shift 7PM to 7 AM. So glad that I took an early retirement as I can really enjoy being up during the daylight hours!

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For all of my non-math nerds out there

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Here is an example of a stem and leaf plot.

1| 2, 3, 3, 4
2| 0, 4
3| 1, 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9
4| 9, 9, 9

The numbers are 12, 13, 13, 14, 20, 24...anyway, you get the idea. I'm not completely sure why anyone would want to want to ever use one of these, but apparently you have to know what they are if you want to pass 5th grade math.'s 6th grade math. DS was placed into the more advanced math for his class. Of course, you have to hand in your homework to pass. emoticon emoticon

Aren't you glad you asked? emoticon

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BKNOCK 5/26/2010 9:37AM


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BETHGILLIGAN 5/26/2010 7:48AM

    I'm pathetic--still don't get it!! But that's OK--thanks for trying to explain! LOL

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LMB-ESQ 5/26/2010 7:13AM

    Oh, but I AM a math nerd... or at least I used to be. So I get the name, stem and leaf, but what's it used for? Everything in math is sequential... so, where did it originate from and where does it lead to?

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CONNIELEE54 5/26/2010 1:48AM

    emoticonI am so glad you got to help with this homework and not I...still am not sure what is happening. They are number patterns, and the size of the numbers increase as the pattern builds, but HOW do you figure out what the next number in any given pattern is???
When I saw "stem and leaf" pattern on the title, before I read the blog, I thought you were going to be writing about some gardening situation!!! (Smile!) emoticon emoticon

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FIT_BY_2012 5/26/2010 12:47AM

    It took me a few minutes to get it, don't remember these in school, and I still don't understand what this knowledge would need to be known/used for. I never was very good at math.

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LUNADRAGON 5/26/2010 12:36AM

    Wow, I am not smarter than a 5th grader! I didn't learn about these in grad school.

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STEELERCRAZY 5/26/2010 12:07AM

    What the heck in Sam's tarnation is this??? Wait...I missed your last blog...maybe it'll shed some light on it.......

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MUSIC66 5/26/2010 12:04AM

    was nevrer good a maths at lol but at least my 3 sons are good at math lol.

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Stem and leaf plots will not defeat me!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

DD had a softball game tonight. I had a meeting after work, so I got home late, of course. I had time to make myself a sandwich to take to the game and scooch out the door. Oh...and to ask DH to check DS's homework to make sure he did it AND that it was right.

I get a phone call as I'm gathering my gear to go watch the game. DH is letting me know that whatever it was in my son's homework (yes, he was my son at that point), it would be up to me to check it. emoticon Oh. Okay.

After the game, we get home and I start looking at DS's math. It's just stem and leaf plots! Yippee! I know how to read those, create those and help the boy with those! emoticon My reputation as the family math nerd is still intact! The boy really didn't like me checking his math though. I told him that 8 was not a correct answer. Eight what? Eight horses? He rolled his eyes and fixed it. Tee hee.

So there you go. My big accomplishment for the day. I can still do 5th grade math! LOL!! emoticon

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STEELERCRAZY 5/26/2010 12:10AM

    Nope. Still don't know what the heck they are. No, no, you don't have to explain because I wouldn't understand anyways. I am not mathematically inclined. I have to use a calculator TO ADD, LOL!

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BEHMOM 5/25/2010 11:42PM

  I worked with my girls on Math through Grade 12 (in Canada), and I don't ever remember hearing about Stem and Leaf plots. And now that I have read your explanation, too, I still can't figure out what they would be used for..........

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GEEMAWEST 5/25/2010 10:30PM

    Stem and leaf plots?? I used to be really good at math, I missed something along the way. It's a good think you're his mom and not me. LOL

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BKNOCK 5/25/2010 1:25PM

    Wow, I am having some issues with 3rd grade math! Wanna come over and show me how?

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LADYIRISH317 5/25/2010 9:32AM

    Stem and leaf plots? Not familiar with that term.

Thanks a lot, DH, for stepping up like that. Sure appreciate it...

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LMB-ESQ 5/25/2010 9:15AM

    Okay... now... I used to TEACH 5th grade math.... what the h3ll are stem and leaf plots???

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CARLANNIE 5/25/2010 8:34AM

    See? Lots of good reasons to keep mom around.


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BETHGILLIGAN 5/25/2010 8:27AM

    I thought you were talking about your garden!! LOL I, obviously, am not a math nerd!!!!

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RWETHAIRYET 5/25/2010 7:28AM

    Haha, not being a math geek, I can barely manage anything past 2nd grade math"!!

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FRIENDOFBACH 5/25/2010 1:07AM

  Your title really interested me, but I am not sure I understand, Guess I'm not much of a math nerd.

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I found a workout I really liked

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I mentioned earlier that I went to the library and picked out three workout DVD's. Tried the Urban Beat one and that was so not good. emoticon Today I decided to try the Power 90 Interval Cardio. I think it's part of the P90X, but I'm not sure. I think it said P90X behind the "uber" models, but the sweat was flowing into my eyes so freely that I couldn't be sure what it said.

The workout consisted of a fairly long warm-up (and an equally long cool-down) and eleven different exercises. Each exercise was done for one minute, 20 seconds at a different level (easy, medium, hard) and then repeat the whole thing again. I like that there were modifications for every exercise and that you only had to do each one for 20 seconds. I could do anything for 20 seconds...well, most anything! LOL! The time flew by. I think I will be sore tomorrow...hopefully I can still walk tho.

Today was a combination of busy and sloth. The morning and early afternoon were favorite part! LOL! I ate the breakfast that DH made for me and read the paper and watched TV. Then, I decided I need to be productive. I started some auctions, burned some old papers, made potato soup, tried a new "wings" recipe (made with legs, tho!) and made lasagna for supper.

And in that time, walked down to the video place that was going out of business twice. Once to buy the girl a video game. The second time to buy me "The Biggest Loser" for the Wii. Woo Hoo!!!! Is any one else this excited about finding new ways to get their butt kicked? emoticon

After dinner, I walked to the Chevron for dessert (didn't have any!) and then did the Power 90 workout. Fixed my lunch for tomorrow and am now Sparking. Gotta finish my book too. I only have about 11 pages left. Finish that and move on to the next book in the pile. I have about 10 books awaiting my attention. I'd better get crackin'!!

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RWETHAIRYET 5/24/2010 8:47PM

    I love the combination of busy and sloth..always trying to find the perfect balance of both, haha
I'm still lookinig for exercise that I like, hahaha!

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GEEMAWEST 5/24/2010 6:11PM

    Totally Awesome!! I will have to check out our library for new videos. I'm bored with my exercise bike.

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BKNOCK 5/24/2010 10:56AM

    You will have to let me know how you like the Biggest Loser for the wii! Wow I am glad that you found something you like and it sounds interesting!

Sounds like a pretty productive day to me!

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ELYMWX 5/24/2010 12:04AM

    If you liked that, keep an eye out for Insanity or ChaLEAN Extreme the next time you're at the library - you never know!

The Power 90 workouts (P90, P90X, P90M and P90X+) are a mix-up of a lot of different routines but is mostly focused on strength training (the video you did today is probably the purest cardio workout - I think it's in the P90M series), and Insanity is pretty much purely focused on Cardio and Endurance (pretty much like the one you did today) while ChaLEAN Extreme is somewhere in between.

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