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Today being sick and catching up and learning Spark

Saturday, May 04, 2013

I started exploring some of the site as a whole after reading the article about how this is funded and such. I started thinking to myself, this is more of what I wanted to do with my QA/Management skills. But after looking over the website I could not find any job site information.

Kinda of a bummer, because I would have fun with testing this and defining new product pieces - Heck I would even do customer support for this.


Reason I am writing about this today, is I find that a lot if not almost all of my stress stems from my job and the type of career/places I have worked for since leaving AOL.

I know a lot of people who would find it hard to believe, but working for AOL was fun when I stopped worrying about my career. People let people be who they were. We had get togethers, every big holiday event had a party, we had monthly fun things, recognition was more obvious, and not limited to just one or two people. I had exposure to cultural training, a wide variety of different classes and courses. MY problem was I didn't realize what I had until I left. And has only taken me 5 years to realize that, 3 companies later.

Anyway, companies who forget that there are PEOPLE with real world lives and such and create a culture where calling someone on vacation to get an answer is accepted practice or when they have gone home for the night and are asleep, you just have to wonder. - I know someone called it almost borderline abusive with a diamond collar around your neck.

  
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QUOOTIE 5/5/2013 12:52PM

    work is often a trial, I would agree. It is often that way in life that you don't know what you have till its gone. A lesson I sometimes have to re-learn. Better days ahead!

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POWER2XCEL 5/4/2013 11:42PM

  Been there and done that. I certainly can relate.

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Tomorrow out to the garden we go.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

it is get dirty day and play with my plants. We're going to add in another type of tomatoe into our group to make homemade salsa. Last year was a bad season all around for my veggie/herb garden. This year I think it should be a better year mostly because I now know what some of the things that caused last year's fungi and how to prevent it this year.

I love fresh veggies. emoticon

  
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SHOAPIE 4/21/2013 10:03AM

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the week...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

I actually am quite proud of myself - even though the temptation at one point was to go and have a glass of wine after the stress of work, I didn't.

I want to get my Triglycerides under control, last year was a shocker. I normally have great ones, but I had started a very bad habit at least now I see, of having a glass of wine with dinner /after work.

Anyway. This week had only one really bad day and I still made it through without having a glass of wine. Did however have a nice cup of tea.

  
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CATHWREN 4/20/2013 4:39PM

    Congratulations on recognizing what was causing your problem and immediately working to alleviate it. You're doing great!

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JACKIE542 4/20/2013 9:56AM

    Good job! emoticon

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The annual Gyn visit.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Made it through another year - nothing wrong (except weight). Going to have my hormones tested again and a few other things to see if we can pinpoint a few things that seem to indicate a sluggish metabolism that isn't exercise/food related.

Nice outcome for my breast exam - no longer classified as having dense breast tissue. This is a good thing. emoticon

  
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GAILRUU 4/17/2013 8:33AM

    It is always nice to have good results! emoticon

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Working out in my garden

Monday, April 15, 2013

Last year was bad. I had worked very hard on my yard the year before (and the years before that) and have been quite proud of my yard. Last year everything that mattered pretty much went to the way side because I was too tired after work, and recooperating on the weekend by just doing nothing was pretty much the extent of my exercise.

Because of that, going out to eat so often, and no real exercise I put on 50lbs more (I was already overweight but that just pushed it over)

This weekend I started out slow. First working on weeding out and prepping my pots so I can start my veggies (green onions, radishes, tomatoes, herbs, and peppers) I am going to try carrots this year but that is going to be in a different pot I am going to order. Mind you I did a total of 6 hours (3 yesterday and 3 today) and am very pleased with what I got done. I stretched before I started and stretched more after I finished. Next weekend min of 3 of hours in the garden.

I decided that each weekend I will buy 10 dollars worth of flowers to add to my front rail since I really did like having the flowers. I have a lot of seed that I am going to plant and place the containers all over the yard to spruce up and add color. I have considered doing the vertical bags, but we will see.

There is nothing more tastier than a freshly pulled radish or tomato right off the vine.

  
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FISHER011 4/15/2013 1:04AM

    divine!

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ZRIE014 4/15/2013 12:54AM

  set goals and start working on it

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