Friday, August 13, 2010
Thanks for taking the time to notice how well we've been working together lately.
For my part, I am not swelling so much and feeling less bloated. I have less pain in my joints. I am sleeping better. I am feeling full with less food.
I feel good when you take me out for a walk.
I feel good when you feed me fruits and veggies.
I feel good when you re-connect with old friends and family.
I feel good when we work together.
I've noticed that you are less anxious and way more confident. Let's keep this going, shall we?
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I never, repeat never go to bars anymore. I have not been in a bar, in geez, I really cannot remember.
I said I would go tonight to wish a colleague well in her next adventure. Truth be told, she's not really even "my" colleague. She works in a neighboring company and I do have some crossover with them from time to time. My dealings with her have been "the person on the other end of the phone."
When I heard she was looking for work in the biz, but out of the area, I extended my hand. I have worked extensively in this field and in the area she was looking. I also offered to clean up her resume (which I did) and she is now happily employed by a new place. My little role is that I encouraged her and I fixed her resume. It was probably a little surprising, if not shocking, for her to get that invite from me to help her. I really didn't know her well, but the little I did, I really liked. She always acted professional and friendly in her dealings. I appreciate good customer service and she has that gene.
So, off to stop at Starbucks for a little gift card, and then on to the bar. I am proud of myself for going, if only for a short bit. This is way outside of my comfort zone, particularly since I will know two or three people there, at most, including the "colleague."
Here's hoping for a festive evening, which includes a bit of walking, and yuck-o ---possibly in the rain.
Cheers! (seemed appropriate for the bar!)
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Note to self: when you buy fruit, make sure you take the time to cut it up and refrigerate it! We went to Rice's Market on Saturday and came away with bags of peppers, nectarines, kirbys and string beans. Unfortunately, only the peppers made it into the fridge,. This morning, I wondered what was in "that" bag and when I opened it, it looked like a giant hairball! BUMMER!!!
Oh well. today is a new day. I'll have a salad for lunch and some other veggie included with dinner. I am getting it together. I just always seem to pick the scenic route!
Saturday, August 07, 2010
We went to Washington Crossing Historic Park today. My husband had been there as a kid, and retained an unpleasant memory as a toddler, when his brother sat him on the top ledge and dangled him off the side (not unlike the Michael Jackson episode.)
The tower has changed somewhat in the last 45 years. There is now an elevator, but it still only brings you part of the way up -- there were still 23 steps to climb to get to the top.
We got in the elevator and then got out of a small floor to go up. I took one look up the staircase and said, "I hate heights. No. I am not going. (we just paid $5 each). No. no.no.
I was going to have to hunch up the stairs sideways on some of it. Really?! It was tiny and tight, even if I wasn't double my "normal" size. Geez. I said ok after hubby said he would block the stairwell to keep any one from coming down. It felt treacherous, but I did it.
Man, I was proud of myself and also so I could be there for hubby while he felt the emotions of dealing with his crappy brothers (RIP) for doing that to him when he was a kid. They are all deceased now (three of them) but this was still hard for my hubby to go up there.
My reward for doing this came later when a biker buddy called him to go riding, and he declined just to hang out with me. :) Loved it.
Here's the stairs: (from top down)
and the view from the top:
Friday, August 06, 2010
Had lunch with my boss today. This is a former tradition - hanging on out Fridays and laughing it up during lunch.
In the past, I would have had what he was having --- the cheeseburger special, with a foutain drink, fries and chips.
Today, I had a chicken cobb salad. I also reduced the amount of salad dressing I have had in the past from 4 down to 2. I'll wean my way back to 1 eventually. I had skim milk to drink with it. WOOT!
I am stepping up!
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