Thursday, October 09, 2014
I want to blog but also want to walk Sierra, have time for the treadmill and get to work early today. Anyway... It hit me yesterday that I was feeling really happy. I was feeling fulfilled in what I was doing for work.
This scared me. Does this mean a shoe is going to drop.
Then this morning I thought maybe not necessarily. The last time I felt this fulfilled and useful in my work was with my Project Manager position at EnPro. I of course got my EnPro job immediately after I lost Aspen. Interesting. Now this one after Utah.
I had a chat with my big boss yesterday and she confirmed that it is completely fine for meto work from home. Just be in the office if there are meeting where I am actually meeting with someone. This is great because the one thing missing with this job is friends. It of course is only week 2 but I don't really have any friends. This is fine of course, but different. I am used to having someone to chat with or walk with or eat with.
This is great.
Yesterday I of course walked Sierra.
Got in 3 miles on the treadmill. I was proud that I did not do more. I wanted to still start work around 8:00. Days not at home I can't seem to fit in more than 1 treadmill mile.
I took an hour lunch break and made the carrot muffins/cup cakes and also a small batch of banana. I used wheat flour, egg whites, protein powder, apple sauce and spices. It is great. I seems to work real well for me in that it satisfies my craving for a bit of carbs and at the same time is super filling. YIPPEE.
I got a good amount of work done.
Got a load of laundry done.
Walked Sierra again around 6.
It was a good day. This could work. Interesting.
I am of course missing my boy. It is odd being home working and not having him here. Also, Sierra is doing things that remind me of him. She also did an "Aspen move" the other day. It was wild! When I am busy, straightening my hair for example, Aspen you to lay there looking at me then she would hit the ball with her nose and roll it to me. I would then grab it and throw it for her. Yes, I am thinking a lot about getting another pup, can't wait.
Friday I am supposed to pick up the roofing for the shed. I am starting to get nervous. We are planning to work on it this weekend. Ug, now weather is changing again. Who knows.
Better get going.
for being there and listening!
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Hello. Hello. I have missed you... however I am happy I have been able to keep up some on reading blogs. I just have not blogged myself.
I waked Sierra every morning and 3 evenings
I got on the treadmill 4 morning but my peak day was 1.25 miles
I am getting in steps. Lowest day was 10,623, highest was 14,402.
I am doing good with my intake I think.
They have a large cafeteria at TIAA-CREF. I get an oatmeal for a mid morning snack. I get an omelet with mushrooms, ham and a bit of cheese made with half eggs and half whites. I save it for lunch and only once ate the whole thing. Fruit too.
For dinner I eat mainly a salad. Twice I made crock pot meals. Once I just threw pork chops in with some mushroom soup and mushrooms. The other was a chicken & peppers meal I had frozen for my DH.
Ah, back to my steps. I have meetings in another building sometimes and also they have a beautiful campus. I think I can walk at lunch and get in a mile easy. Here are just a few pictures. There is a small water fall thingy I need to get some pictures of to share. They have paths and benches all over between buildings.
I also park in a parking garage and I get steps that way too. It is an hours drive to work. I am sticking with 8 to 4 for the most part.
The people at work seem real nice. I am however not sitting close to anyone that I work with. It is a bit of a bummer but it will likely make it easier to work from home. They don't seem to mind. The people I report to are in New York. Most meetings are conference calls versus in person.
This is a Project Manager position. I am working within the Enterprise Risk Management Group. The work seems interesting so far. I am curious to learn more.
Let's see, what else. I ordered roofing for the shed yesterday so we may work on that next weekend. The last thing we did on the shed was to add supports.
I am not sure what we will be doing out there today. We do need to mow.
I need to pay bills for October, do laundry and I would like to make more carrot cake protein muffins. Not sure what else. I will blog a bit about the Tree Farm tour last Friday too and post some pictures.
for checking in on me this week. I very much appreciate it!
It is supposed to be a pretty weekend but only high of 64, crazy.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Yes indeed, I jinked myself by documenting my plans for the week. LOL
Saturday - - was good, it was an easy day working on supports for the shed.
Sunday - - we ended out not going to the acreage. We took the Harley out. It was a real nice ride. I also read some of my Organizational Change Management materials that I had purchased.
Yesterday - -
I got in 6.5 miles on the treadmill and a nice walk with Sierra.
I then went to wal-mart to pick up panty hose (yuck) for work and stuff for freezer meals.
I got lots of freezer meals made and also some more carrot cake muffins. I used whole wheat flour, splenda brown sugar, no sugar added apple sauce and added vanilla protein powder again along with lots of cinnamon and wholespice this time. Oh and used egg beaters too. They are heavenly and really fill me up.
DH came home and had a real stressful day again. It is starting to stress me out a bit. I am not sure how to help.
I then got a call about the TIAA-CREF job. They may want me to start this week instead of on Monday. This is great in a way but then I remembered that DH and I are scheduled to go to on a Tree Farm Tour, so Friday is out. I felt bad about it. The consulting group Account Manager is going to talk with the client (TIAA-CREF) and get back to me. I suggested Wednesday and Thursday or just Thursday. I am waiting to hear back.
This of course confuses things a bit. I needed to maybe order roofing materials, pick up the trailer and then pick up the roofing. Not at all sure about this now. Also, I am scheduled to get new tires Thursday. It will all work out of course.
DH called in sick to day. I think he was just not up to the stress of dealing with stupid stuff at work. This is fine but really confuses my routine. I finally got on the treadmill but only for 1 mile and then I decided to blog. I will feel better once the Account Manager calls then I can put a plan in place. Gotta get laundry done too.
Thanks for the comments on the tattoo. I would need to have it some place that people could not see. I am not comfortable with that at work. If I get names, I think I need to have all 3 (Kanyon, Aspen and Utah). I still want to do this but not sure when. I do not want to deal with discussing it with DH right now.
Thanks for listening.
I should add... I am very grateful to have these stressors.
- - A new job
- - A fun project - the shed
- - A wonderful treadmill
- - Cool weather. It was 62 this morning.
- - Coffee :)
I need to ...
I got in 20,532 steps yesterday according to my fitbit. I think this is great! I am totally baffled how PUPPYWHISPERS can get in more steps than me. AMAZING. She ROCKS! I am not working and getting in some good miles. This will all taper off as soon as I am back to work.
Feeling a bit better already, getting back into my daily routine. :)
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