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General updates. Have a GREAT weekend!

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Well, this is not exactly how I am feeling but let's go with it.
It is a good goal for the day.

It has been a week almost since I blogged. Life has been busy and just tiring in general. Not bad. It was actually a pretty good week. I just feel more tired in general at the end of the day and first thing in the morning. This is just not like me.

emoticon I am getting in my 8 hours or close to it for the most part. I know that is a lot more than many of you. Not sure why I am still tired. Anyway.
emoticon Ah, one thing is I think i am eating less, well, not sure. My weight is up & down but good ultimately. This is nice. I really like to stay at my goal weight.
emoticon It has been a bit challenging to get in my 10k steps daily but not too bad. I find that I can take a lap on my floor at work (go to the far rest room) and I get in 500 steps.
emoticon Drinking plenty of water... leads to rest room breaks :)
emoticon I am walking Sierra every morning and most evenings. She has boatloads of energy.
emoticon I am getting in very little treadmill time but when I do it is good.
emoticon I was very proud of myself yesterday. I had VERY limited time and thought, "oh just skip it you only have 5 minutes". Then I though nope, get in a half mile. It is better than nothing. I ended up jogging (after a minute walk) and getting in a quick half mile. Don't recall the time but I was pleased. I considered that success, getting something in versus skipping.

emoticon This week at work was significantly better. I am actually "doing" now versus preparing or whatever. It feels pretty good.
emoticon Additionally, I am feeling that I did make the right decision (taking the riskier route) going with this consulting group, Resource Global Professionals, RGP. I feel more challenged already than I have been in other positions. I am hopeful that this assignment will be extended. At this point, this assignment will go through the second week of June I think.

Yesterday, I finally scheduled myself to take the Project Management (PMP) exam again. Itis scheduled for the 10th at 8AM. I last took it almost a year ago. I have not had much time to study at all but feel I really need to take it before I forget all I learned in my 4 day course, which was April 14-17. I will do my best to study this week. The guy I report to is out Wednesday through Friday. I plan to take a day off and I would like to work remote the other 2 days.

emoticon The issue is I am finally to the point where I need to schedule meetings with people at work. I will try to schedule them this weekend and see what responses I get. I will try to pack them into 2 days. Hard to expect people to meet Monday though. That would be VERY little notice.

I was able to leave work at 4:00 yesterday. That was quite helpful. I got home and threw in some laundry and finally got my kitchen in order, emptying the dish washer and cleaning counters. I had been letting mail file up and such. It at always better to get things back in order.

emoticon Anyway, I have been good in general. I hear "My and Utah's song" multiple times a day and think of him often.
I don't really want to stop thinking about him. I do enjoy different memories coming back. Like the stent of time where it was a challenge to walk him because he would not stop eating worms. LOL. My crazy boy. The worms would was out on the street or sidewalk and he would insist on stopping.

emoticon I did however break down last night. I took a break and watched then end of Chicago fire and Greys Anatomy on HuLu and then just broke down. I do that I know when I am overly tired. I am not as strong and break. It is ok and likley good to get it out (when I don't even realize it may be building inside of me).

TODAY, we go to the acreage. I am not overly motivated but I consistently end out enjoying myself when I go. Nothing too exciting planned. I think we will be mowing and seeding. I have loads of pictures I should take the time to share this weekend.

Thanks for listening. I am trying to keep up with your blogs but don't always take the time to comment. I hope to catch up this weekend.

I will leave you with a picture of my boy.

Oh and Aspen's passing was May 10th. It will be 3 years. Crazy. Still loving her.

And a bonus... Sierra

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    I'm glad you have your test scheduled! I believe you are ready!

    Wow - we've known each other over three years already. Where has the time gone?

    Sounds like life it taking you in a good direction now. Keep working on it!
    1203 days ago
    Eating worms lol...That's a new one for me. Dogs are so funny. You have been busy, but in a good way. I bet it was nice to relax today. Take it easy Sunday. emoticon
    1204 days ago
    That is great that your dogs are so loved!
    1204 days ago
    That is great that your dogs are so loved!
    1204 days ago
    That is great that your dogs are so loved!
    1204 days ago
    Sounds like things are getting better! (thanks for the goody but it's snowing outside, grrr)
    1205 days ago
    Wow! You do have a lot going on. I don't know how you manage, I'd be exhausted, but it definitely sounds like you've got it under control! Lovely dogs, I love my Jake and can't imagine losing him, ever, but I know it will happen eventually. Funny how sometimes we receive and give more love to our fur babies than our family does. All of my extended family is very far away, physically and emotionally, so we don't connect in any way.

    Thanks for my 'goodie' - I've been thinking of throwing in the towel again. I just get frustrated not seeing any results. I hate keeping up with tracking stuff, it's just such a pain! I ate crazy last night, but I think I got my fill - Chinese, it was good and worth it - my cheat meal :)

    Have a great weekend. Ours is another soggy one, and I have a sick kiddo, so not much here but movies and trying to keep eating clean.

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    1205 days ago
    It sounds like you are doing fantastic, especially considering all you've been through. Love the pics of the furry babies. So many precious memories, and a lot more in the making. I still miss my Thor also, but like you I still keep his pictures around the house because of all the good memories of him.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Looking forward to seeing some of those pics when you have time to share.
    1205 days ago
    Great idea with taking the PMP test sooner than later. Make sure to fit in more practice tests. That lifts your spirits and confidence.

    Lovely pictures of all your loved ones. One day you'll get to the point when you hear your song you'll think "Utah, they're playing our song" then you'll smile. It's a positive reminder and shouldn't bring you sadness.

    Have fun out at the great outdoors. Much better than being home and chores.
    1205 days ago
    Lots going on with you. But things are moving in the right direction. Have a good day!
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