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Trying for a super quick blog update

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.

emoticon 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.

emoticon This is great. emoticon

emoticon Yesterday I of course walked Sierra.
emoticon 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.
emoticon 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.
emoticon I got a good amount of work done.
emoticon Got a load of laundry done.
emoticon 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!

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CHERIRIDDELL 10/10/2014 10:20AM

    That is wonderful that everything is going so well keep us posted if you decide to get another dog !

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HICKOK-HALEY 10/10/2014 5:32AM

    That's great working from home. When I am home alone, I talk to the dogs. Actually I talk to the dogs all of the time. They are great listeners lol...Sierra should get an ear full about your job etc. emoticon

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WINE4GIRL 10/9/2014 8:13PM

    Such great things happening around you! How cool to be able to work from home. I do (sorta, kinda) and a friend that just started confided she is nervous working from home. Just like weight loss and exercise, plan for it and you have a better chance of success!
Enjoy Saturday and hope for Sunday.

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BLESSED2BEME 10/9/2014 7:14PM

    So good to hear the happiness in your voice. You deserve to be in this place. Do not look for a shoe to drop! Enjoy where you are.

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KEKEIKO 10/9/2014 10:36AM

    Life is good!
You're sticking to a routine which is excellent! emoticon
Muffins sound delish! emoticon
The weather forecast is messing up my weekend plans as well. UGH! emoticon
The thought of a new pup is exciting! emoticon

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DEBBYFROMMT 10/9/2014 9:37AM

    You SHOULD feel happy and fulfilled at work! A happy person can do anything! Sounds like the rest of your life is as productive! Can't wait to see more pictures of your shed!

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PUPPYWHISPERS 10/9/2014 9:02AM

    Sounds like everything is going well for you--I'm so happy for that!

I'm thinking about you a lot, and I'm excited to see more pics of the shed work you get done. I'm racing (well, I use that term very loosely) Saturday morning, and it's supposed to be nice, but cool, here. I will send happy, sunny vibes that you're weekend weather is perfect.

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TWEETYKC00 10/9/2014 6:07AM

    Glad things are going so well for you. I hope it all keeps up. Hugs.

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LOPEYP 10/9/2014 5:30AM

    I am glad that the new job is working out and you have the option to work from home. Good luck with the roof!

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Week 1 on the new job & life in general

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.

emoticon I waked Sierra every morning and 3 evenings emoticon
emoticon I got on the treadmill 4 morning but my peak day was 1.25 miles
emoticon I am getting in steps. Lowest day was 10,623, highest was 14,402.
emoticon 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.

emoticon for checking in on me this week. I very much appreciate it!
emoticon It is supposed to be a pretty weekend but only high of 64, crazy.

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CHERIRIDDELL 10/10/2014 10:23AM

    I love your work place it looks like such a pleasant place. The shed seems to be coming along beautifully and with me you know I saved the best for last what positively gorgeous doggie pictures. I so enjoy seeing the dog pictures they make my day ! Thank you!

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BLESSED2BEME 10/6/2014 12:39PM

    What an awesome blog. I'm so glad I came over to your page to catch up a bit. You sound so happy and upbeat right now. The shed is looking great. I bet it feels like a wonderful accomplishment. Love all the photos.

Do you work Monday through Friday? I cannot imagine driving an hour one way for work. More power to you though!

We got down to below freezing this past week. It was awful. The foster pups were all huddled up next to their heater. Today it is supposed to get back in the 70s again though.

Have an amazing week my friend!

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DEBBYFROMMT 10/4/2014 6:20PM

    Happy Saturday to you too! Wow that shed is really coming along! Work sounds good. YOU sound good! Nice to be able to finally get caught up with you!

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LOPEYP 10/4/2014 4:14PM

    Hey! Nice to get caught up. glad to hear that things are going well with the new job. Lovely campus and great walking.

An hour commute isn't bad. Most people around here have at least an hour. Get some audiobooks and the time will fly! emoticon

Glad that you are able to keep your steps up with the job. That's major!! emoticon

The shed is coming together.
Have a nice weekend!

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KEKEIKO 10/4/2014 8:53AM

    Glad to hear things went well for your first week OTJ.
Looks like you are making healthy food choices. emoticon emoticon
TIAA-CREF has beautiful and inviting grounds for walking. That's definitely a plus along with a cafetaria.
Bummer about the hour emoticon

The shed is coming along nicely. emoticon
It's a lot of work as you know everything has to be measured & squared.

We still have yet to winterize our 8X10 turkey mansion. As you know it was covered with several tarps last year. I'd like to move the chickens up from their hen house if below zero. I have poultry heat lamps to warm the interior.

Wonderful with keeping up with the mileage! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JCLJR4547 10/4/2014 7:48AM

  your doing great! have a great Saturday!

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PICKIE98 10/4/2014 7:46AM

    Oooo! i could just eat that puppy up!!
How great that you have a wonderful hubby and baby to come home to, no matter what your day was like,eh? The campus looks VERY inviting to walk!!

It is only in the 40's here in the Tri Cities, no more central air for us this year!!

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JAROL7 10/4/2014 7:35AM

    Work your plan.

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Limbo and odd day

Thursday, September 25, 2014

I think my funk is because I feel a bit like I am in the waiting game.

emoticon I am excited to have the new job/consulting gig starting on Monday. I however order my Organizational Change Management stuff a bit late. It was expensive and I was dragging my feet. I really do think this can be a new beginning for me... a good one.
emoticon I just receive the binder in the mail today along with templates, assessments and all sorts of great stuff on a thumb drive. I also have access on-line but sometimes it is easier to dive into the book.
emoticon I got in a good 5 miles on the treadmill before going to get new tires. I don;t really need them. They are marginal maybe but DH thought it was best since I have the drive back and forth to work.


I get to the tire place to find out that they need the card # to get the tires at the discounted price. Bla Bla Bla. OK... they call teh card company and all is worked out.

Then... emoticon I spilled coffee all over my lap... yes wet jeans.

Then... I splurge since I am close to Newks. They have heavenly chicken salad. The woman under charges me by $5. I explain that I ma happy to pay and that I hope my day is not rubbing off on her.

I planned to stop at Wal-mart but something was telling me to just go home.

emoticon Had some chicken salad and emoticon took Sierra for a walk. She was happier after.

emoticon Started laundry and realized as I was washing new undershirts I got for DH that they are a boys XL not a mens XL.

emoticon Then realize I got the wrong underwear for him too.

Then my package (binder) arrived via Federal Express. All is falling in place.

Opps gotta go. More later maybe :)

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WINE4GIRL 10/4/2014 5:58AM

    It is Fall, after all! emoticon

Things will work out... you have a sense of humor... go with it!

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HICKOK-HALEY 10/4/2014 5:01AM

    Pics please of your Hubby in the shirt emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 10/2/2014 4:34AM

    Glad to hear things are falling into place .

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DEBBYFROMMT 9/27/2014 6:15PM

    Sounds like things are working out! Well, I've done the same kinda thing with getting the wrong size. Good luck with that and your new consulting job!

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PUPPYWHISPERS 9/26/2014 9:34AM

    Two options re. the tshirts and underwear--take them back and exchange them, or let DH try them on and tell him that he must have gained weight... just being silly of course.

I can't wait to hear about your new consulting job. I know you're going to do great!

I hope you had a fantastic time at the tree farm and have a great weekend! emoticon

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LOPEYP 9/26/2014 8:56AM

    Yikes! Bad karma. Hope today is better! emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 9/25/2014 4:15PM

    I hope things get into place for you.

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KEKEIKO 9/25/2014 4:09PM

    You certainly had a busy day. Hope tonight is a relaxing one where you can sit and chill a bit. Enjoy your time. You'll be craving some "ME" time next week.

Bummer about the t-shirts. emoticon
Quick get rid of the evidence, drop off at good will and stop by Walmart tomorrow and pick up the right ones.

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MJRVIC2000 9/25/2014 4:00PM

    Faith makes everything possible; Hope makes everything work; and Love makes everything beautiful! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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TRIM180 9/25/2014 3:59PM

    emoticon New beginnings

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Feeling some stress

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 - -
emoticon emoticon I got in 6.5 miles on the treadmill and a nice walk with Sierra.
emoticon I then went to wal-mart to pick up panty hose (yuck) for work and stuff for freezer meals.
emoticon 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.
emoticon 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.
emoticon 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 ...

emoticon 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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TRIM180 9/25/2014 4:01PM

    emoticon with your poster Exercise Endorphin!!! emoticon emoticon

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HICKOK-HALEY 9/25/2014 1:10AM

    Wow, that's a lot of steps. emoticon
Hope your plans work out ok. Sounds like a fun day for you and your Hubby,

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SWDESERTLOVER 9/24/2014 9:37AM

    As the saying goes, "The best laid plans . . . . " Still, it sounds like you have accomplished a lot this week. As you say, things will work out.

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KEKEIKO 9/23/2014 10:15AM

    emoticon on prepping those freezer meals. That will make things less stressful for next week.

emoticon on the emoticon & emoticon

Take your time researching then draw different tat designs. Go with the one that you like best. Lots of ideas on the net. When the right time comes you'll make it happen and then it will be much more special to you.

I agree with placement of the ink. That's very important especially with certain job positions dealing with the public or in management. Mine is located in an area covered by clothing. My ink is for me and not for public viewing unless I decide to share.

Sorry about DH being home today. The patient is working from home today. I understand it can have an impact on your plans & schedule. You'll work thru it. You always do.

Stay strong and smile ~ it keeps people thinking! emoticon

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LOPEYP 9/23/2014 9:52AM

    Things are still moving forward in a positive way so that's good. I was listening to a yoga guru recently and he said "Stress is stress. How you deal with it makes it good or bad stress." I took that to mean that if I burst into tears over something that I've made it bad and if I dig my heals in and get it done, it's good stress. Oh well. Don't think we'll ever workout this stress thing.
Great job on the mileage. I see you at the top of my FB friends every day and marvel at your consistency!!
I didn't comment on your tattoo blog because I'm not a big fan of them. I like the one with the hearts and little swirl though.
Have a great day my friend. Don't give into the company. Keep your schedule for this week. They will wait!

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2 blogs in 1 day :) Tattoo?

Sunday, September 21, 2014


1st where to put it? This might not be bad or maybe around front on my ribs. Thoughts?

2nd What? Which do you like or do you have other thoughts? I am not sure about writing.









On 5 & 8 I would have to have a golden integrated in somehow.

Also, regarding positioning. I need it somewhere that will not show at work. I already have a tattoo on the small of my back, the South Carolina tree and moon.



I just found this. i like the I love you. Maybe with a paw print.

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TRIM180 9/25/2014 4:02PM

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WINE4GIRL 9/22/2014 10:50PM

    3 around the ankle. I'm not a tat fan, but sis and her daughter had them put on their shoulder/backs. My son has them on his upper back and thighs. (Former military)

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/22/2014 7:31PM

    A picture of Utah?

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    I like 3 and 8. I think 3 can go in several places as it is small. Neck or upper shoulder or on lower leg. 8 is a little different because in order to do it well and really show nicely it will require a larger place. upper breast or clavical area would work as would upper arm, on side of shoulder or upper back shoulder area. They are lovely tattoos. I think it is a lovely tribute to your goldens. I know you will make the right choice. Pat

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BLESSED2BEME 9/22/2014 10:57AM

    Why would a paw print remind people of sports? I only think of dogs when I see paw prints. # 3 and 4 are my favorites but I would include Aspen and Utah's names somehow.

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SWDESERTLOVER 9/22/2014 10:43AM

    I really love the third one. Not sure where would be the best place to put it, but I think if it were me I'd probably put it on my back/shoulder. Looking forward to seeing the pic of yours when you get it.

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SWDESERTLOVER 9/22/2014 10:43AM

    I really love the third one. Not sure where would be the best place to put it, but I think if it were me I'd probably put it on my back/shoulder. Looking forward to seeing the pic of yours when you get it.

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SWDESERTLOVER 9/22/2014 10:42AM

    I really love the third one. Not sure where would be the best place to put it, but I think if it were me I'd probably put it on my back/shoulder. Looking forward to seeing the pic of yours when you get it.

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HICKOK-HALEY 9/22/2014 7:53AM

    I like #3 maybe with their names or two hearts. Ankle or shoulder?

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KEKEIKO 9/21/2014 12:34PM

    I like 2 & 3. (simple and memorable)

1. Number one will be painful (sensitive area).
2. If you get a dog it will have to be larger for details otherwise eventually the detail will blur and it will look like cr@p and we can't have that!

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FISHGUT3 9/21/2014 11:26AM

    Now I understand but if you use the paw prints people are going to assume that it is sports related. Instead of the paw print maybe more like the head (just the head diagram) of 5 next to the last pic (iloveyou).

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FISHGUT3 9/21/2014 10:33AM

    1, a tad bit smaller or 3. Guess I'd rather see a dog tattoo myself (maybe both?)

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GEORGE815 9/21/2014 10:22AM

    Not big on tatoos. Like the symbol on Clemson helmets though.

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EVIE4NOW 9/21/2014 10:22AM

  You are a Clemson fan? All the paws?

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