CHRIS3874's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CHRIS3874 CHRIS3874's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Merry Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838562 I would like to extend to all of my friends at SP wishes for a very happy and healthy Christmas and a prosperous healthy and fulfilling new year. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 23:47:19 EST vacation time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837671 well i took 2 weeks off and hopefully i will recover somewhat. My ignorant boss is being a REAL JERK about my taking time off when i have my accident. I think he is not following proper protocol (I have a collective agreement at my employer but a useless union rep). Tue, 23 Dec 2014 21:49:09 EST catching myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826019 I probably very nearly made a boob of myself by commenting on an article because I thought the fields of rapeseed and flaxseed I saw years ago while out driving for work (rapeseed oops I mean canola is yellow and flax is a pale purple.). Mon, 1 Dec 2014 20:32:26 EST something else http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824889 Not sure if I am about to come down with something or if I just wasn't moving enough today but I have been cold just about all day. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 21:32:05 EST Happy Thanksgiving (but not for me) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823984 I want to wish all my friends a Happy Thanksgiving (even though I cannot celebrate it with you). <BR> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:35:06 EST more misery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818587 Sorry to sound like a misery guts I feel like Iam fighting a cold and Cheryl had to go for a biopsy on her thyroid today. The only good thing was i slept for 2 hours this afternoon. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:07:23 EST still sore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817465 Yeah trying to exercise a bit more still not up to going to work not too sure how anyone else feels about it and quite frankly I am approaching the point of NOT caring the insurance doesn't care , my boss doesn't care and I think my GP is indifferent. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:56:27 EST friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817036 I took all of this week off and I am not entirely sure I am up to going to work next, I still feel crappy at times and really do not feel up to it. The physio clinic my GP sent me to had moved me around from one practitioner to the next like some old prostitute (sorry if the analogy offends) and the last one wanted to put needles in me (I think acupuncture is BS) so she put these "cups" on me (actually I thought it didn't do anything aside from being uncomfortable and giving me HICKEYS on my ... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:39:59 EST accident http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810961 I guess no good dead goes unpunished I went to donate plasma after w0rk and then got rear ended on the way home great so much for having a nice vehicle. Not anymore. I should just revert to owning pieces of OH-THE-BLOG-NAZI'S-WON'T-LET-ME-USE-THAT-W<BR>ORD. Tue, 4 Nov 2014 21:47:35 EST Q http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808890 Well I know most of my southern sparkfriends will have no clue what this might be about but there is a former host of a CBC radio program up here that seems to want to dig himself a pit and it seems to be getting bigger by the day. It actually makes my troubles miniscule by comparison. Only time will tell but if only half the allegations are true I wouldn't want to be in HIS shoes. Sat, 1 Nov 2014 20:09:37 EST tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808339 just had another interesting week. I noticed my shoulders and back are sore -I guess its my fault for having a some what physical job and then lifting weights at home. I know I fell asleep at 930 last night and still felt tired this morning. Oh well. Happy Halloween ( I have no real use for it but maybe you do - I should try to observe all souls day tomorrow). <BR> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:11:49 EST level up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802407 Gee that feels too video gamey for me but I noticed that they added extra levels (BUT NO CLOSE SPACING like they had pre 100 thousand points) . Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:36:04 EST sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801100 well after some nagging and feeling frustrated with it I finally agreed to cut my hair growing for charity short(no pun intended). It was getting on my nerves and it was really annoying as my hair is not at all manageable. I will post some photos as soon as I can manage to get them off of my BlackBerry tablet. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:09:50 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797136 I hope everyone has a good Columbus / Thanksgiving Day tomorrow. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 23:54:16 EST Off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794920 Took tomorrow and Friday off as I wanted a long weekend with Monday being Thanksgiving in Canada, I am so looking forward to getting a different job. Fingers crossed as I applied for several recently. Wed, 8 Oct 2014 22:01:47 EST nearly finished http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792999 Spent most of today as well working on the house and changed a few things again so hopefully it will be a bit more weather tight. Still needs a bit more work and some paint. Will have to wait until Thursday unless I do it in the evening though. Sun, 5 Oct 2014 20:39:21 EST Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792537 Well I finally got to the task of trying to redo the home made for our feral cat (Happy) that still hangs around ( he generally allows us to pet him and on occasion will purr so I think he was abandoned rather than being truly feral which is sad). Ironically, Charlie was the only cat to ever to go into the house ( he likes to come outside with us and explore the backyard) which sort of vindicated my reasoning although I DID yield to someone else's idea and made the front opening larger I am... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 00:19:43 EST thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791319 yet another glorious week is nearly over. I just got my evaluation and while it wasn't bad, its amazing how little anything I DO gets recognized around here. I work my @ss off for that ungrateful prick and he doesn't even notice. I applied at 2 other places I just hope I can leave here soon. I also put in the employee comments section that I wanted help to find a job with my employer that was a better fit for my education experience and background. I don't think he liked it and I hope he cann... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 20:42:45 EST Friday sort of http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787105 After a crappy night's sleep (finding out a rescue society took one of the feral cats we were looking after without having gotten a picture of him amongst other things) and having one of the jerk's retirements today I went to work although I told my boss I would NOT be in on Friday (I just hope they leave my stuff alone- that is a BIG reason why I DO NOT take vacations yet this year I cannot trust people- too many nasty things have happened in the past). I so wanted to tell him to go screw... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:58:45 EST a daily rant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786363 Well once in a while I manage to try to fit in some recreational time in my work time ( I try to fit in a few "me" cycles into the working of my organic CPU ie brain) One such time today made me wonder if some of my coworkers were pinheads or just pinnipeds. I am still not sure. I also had a proper joke to include here and now I forgot it. Sorry I must be tired. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:27:43 EST sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784301 I was so glad to have gotten that gable end finished even though it involved getting my ancient heavy wooden pole climbing ladder out (thats seen better days -its at LEAST third hand- my buddy got it from one of HIS subscribers that were doing cable tv and who knew if they bought it brand new and I only got t because my buddy was cleaning out HIS shop and didn't want it anymore) - like I said its great for reaching great heights if you don't mind feeling like you are going to make a trip to e... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:03:26 EST stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782575 I am really tiring of my so called employer. I noticed some comments he recently made as a halfhearted (or so it seemed) attempt at something complimentary (I GUESSED) mind you he still comes across as a total you know what. I applied for several jobs this week. I hope at least one of them pans out. One was for a different dept and he made some ridiculous comment about it tying into my BSc studies (which I KNOW he doesn't know or care sweet tweet about) - I felt like saying to him "No I jus... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:19:38 EST the 2 weeks are up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769651 I know I neglected to tell anyone here about this but I was having a lot of pain in my left arm about a month ago (I nearly thought i was having a heart attack aka myocardial infarction yes I wish I had taken med school - I would probably have ended up being a real life " House MD" ) any how i thought I could be clever and took a week off - the pain subsided but NOT that much so I figured I should start working through it BAD MOVE. Cheryl wasn't feeling well and she didn't want to go to the d... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:05:11 EST Yet again (SIGH) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766931 I noticed a few changes again to the pages I see I NO longer get points for posting these things (only for COMMENTING on them - who wants to bother posting if they don't get points for them and how do you comment on NOTHING ??). Once again if it AIN'T BROKE DON'T FIX IT !!!! <BR> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:30:59 EST Hot again and other things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757790 Well last week was a bit cooler especially towards the end of the week. Which was a nice change. Took a couple of weeks off of the weights as my arms were hurting a lot and I wasn't sure exactly what it was. Still I am noticing I lost some strength too bad. On the other hand I did find a neat circuit training series online I would like to try. I just heard Robin Williams died. Poor man, RIP. <BR> <em>39</em> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:06:55 EST heat wave broke http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751355 Its been very hot this week. Wednesday night it was 84 in the kitchen after 9 pm. I only got 5 hrs of sleep Wednesday night slept not too bad last night was probably over tired. Its a lot cooler tonight . Still very tired had what felt like a fever and a headache this morning. Felt better this afternoon- I wanted to stay home today but didn't. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 22:20:17 EST Sparkfriends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748560 I just wanted to thank everyone who stops by and leaves a word of encouragement (or maybe not) I would rather have a few quality friends than to worry about ever getting a most popular blog award. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:08:31 EST disappointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746047 I ran out of time for the one course that I had enrolled in at university as I had that hard drive crash and other things,. When I went to the website it did NOT give me the option of requesting an extension but ONLY to withdraw. I am so behind as I misread some of the info amongst other things. I have never NOT completed a course in my life. I am so disheartened. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:45:51 EST wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735608 Still bloody hot worked outside for an hour right after lunch as there was no room . (one of my so called coworkers being an idiot). Miserably hot - no wonder the very first thing I do is put on shorts when I get home. Thankfully I can feel a breeze and tomorrow is only supposed to be about 70-72 or so (YES I still DO the Fahrenheit thing- we used to be on Imperial measurement up here - only thing was "our" gallon was bigger (British gallon)). Actually when I worked for Environment Canada t... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 21:10:27 EST tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734892 Happy has since shown up for some weird reason he seems to be a fast healer as he no longer limps (there was another cat who showed up and the wife was convinced it (and Happy) had a litter under my old truck until; she discovered she was a HE) .Its been hot since the weekend and (it was 85 in my computer room before supper) I am so gload we bought an air conditioner for the bedroom. And to think I was lifting weights at 10 pm last night because of the heat and being an indolent idiot.At leas... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 22:01:55 EST friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727352 not too much to say. Happy hasn't been around for a couple of days and I hate to think he might be dead somewhere I know his one front leg is no good. Very tired I have to work Monday and then I get Tuesday off and then work the rest of the week.Hope everyone has a good weekend Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:54:32 EST things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720922 I went ahead and edited a few old blogs that had typos that irked me. And in the process this stupid site went and credited me for having entered a blog, Even thought I HADN'T. I had to go for a walk today as I went and rook someone's steeped tea instead of my Tim Horton's COFFEE. Consequently I ended up having to walk from work and buy one. Two things I noticed- first I didn't recall it feeling this much of a challenge before and second - I guess I really am NOT getting enough cardio from ju... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:56:00 EST back at it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718712 For the life of me I can never figure out how it is that work can go by so slowly and time off can just whizz by, I had a great time at lunch on Friday, my birhtday was sort of a let down and father's day was basically non existent. Still I know that there will be NO fast ones next year - too bad I didn't go to term instead of being 3 months premature and then I would have that problem (or few others that I am sure were exacerbated by it). Oh well at least I rented the movie Paul this weeken... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:05:19 EST friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716767 well I finally went and took ONE day's vacation - TOMORROW. I have lined up a date with an old friend a former coworker who I stayed in contact with and its something that actually sprung out of his calling me because I hadn't replied to any of his emails and he was worried about me. Which was nice but really unnecessary as I generally have the constitution (and the mentality some might add) of an OX, Still I am looking forwards very much to seeing John and I think its good for him as he los... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:10:08 EST Busy and I think I managed to piss off at least ONE cat!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713698 Well I sort of have a computer again -still NOT happy about losing all my passwords etc from the old hard drive and still not happy with windows 7. <BR> Got nagged about several things not being done (in spite of being the only one with a Full time job) so I got mad and thought "OK I 'll show you" (this being about noon and of course she went to go visit her mom and was going to take a chair so she could sit in the park- great). Well I gathered up some power tools and supplies and went out a... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 21:12:31 EST nearly a video blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703832 Well I very nearly did a video blog as Anna was very happy to see me tonight and was kneading and treading as well as purring while I petted her. Mon, 26 May 2014 21:04:56 EST things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701708 I decided that I am going to try to grow my hair longer for a cancer patient as I thinks its stupid to just have it fall on the cutting room floor and to help no one.Also I find I am trying to stay up on my exercising at home and also I am trying to move faster and work a wee bit harder at work (NOT for you know who BUT because I am doing it for MYSELF). Fri, 23 May 2014 20:56:06 EST More computer woes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698738 I went and tried to do more with the computer only to disover that there was some sort of driver issue (of course microsoft is SO helpful - the only thing they are eager to get is your money) so now I sit here with no way to back up what I had, I went and rushed to get to the Fort Edmonton park as they were giving out gifts as it was the 40 anniversary. turned out it was some crappy cardboard pennants, What a let down. Still I got some walking in. And I didn't have to work today. And yes this... Mon, 19 May 2014 21:17:41 EST weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697976 Well still on.the borrowed PC even though mine sort of works. Got bawled out for not putting the down spout back down after mowing something I did as a favour as am not really supposed to be doing it and hadn`t for so long I do not think I can recall the last time. Sun, 18 May 2014 22:52:33 EST new computer sort of http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688382 Well I went and installed the new hard drive and windows 7 which I detest also -wish I could still use XP (of course I probably said the same thing when I switched from 98). Having said that I think its all a big scam as they want to have you buying a new OS when there is not all that much wrong with the old one. I think next time I am going to get a Linux based machine. I still have to figure out how to move my sh-t onto the new hard drive. Mon, 5 May 2014 21:13:41 EST tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683497 well I got my new hard drive and stuff \i am just too lazy to do it today maybe tomorrow if I have time. Feeling like the rented mule today . I gotta get my pc running again this thing is MENTAL I type things and thing pop up and crop up the keeys feel like they are all F------D up. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:43:31 EST friday at last http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679784 Well at least its Thursday feels like the short weeks are harder. Felt like i had to do 5 days worth in 4. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:16:26 EST St George http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678934 I wanted to slip in a wish for a Happy Saint George's Day (whether you are English or not)! Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:49:12 EST Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676657 I want to wish everyone a Happy Easter, I bought a hard drive and hopefully I can be up tomorrow,as I am tired of using someone else's computer apparently I am too rough with it this (just anther petty annoyance) Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:35:50 EST great news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673863 Tried to start up my computer but I think the hard drive died- crap. I also think I might have gotten what my Mom had as she was coughing in the direction of my food last Friday when we went out. Turns out she has pneumonia and asthma *( yeah I know I can't get the latter especially as I already have it but I DON'T WANT THE FORMER).I am trying to type this on someone else's computer AND am NOW in DIRE NEED of a BRICK WALL ( a real one not a FLOYDIAN one) for MY HEAD. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:00:19 EST tiresome http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673104 not too much to say I feel like I am plateauing as far as weight loss is going, I guess I over did it last night as I went to bed feeling kind of crappy and then woke up feeling like I had a fever in my body (but NOT my head) all hot and sore. I put it down to doing callisthenics and then lifting weights. Still I am so frustrated that I will do anything. <BR> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:31:32 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665976 Well I burnt up 2 days vacation on Thursday and Friday and now the weekend is nearly over I can never figure out how it feels like the workdays never ever go by fast enough and yet the days off seem to fly by. Sun, 6 Apr 2014 20:50:02 EST short http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663673 I took today off (sort of there's always things to do whether I am at work or NOT- sometimes I feel like working more hours if I could have a promise of being PAID for them). I recently got a sparkgoodie with the message "happy spring" yeah if only - there' s still 3 inches of SNOW on the ground I still have to scrape my windows and there still ICE in spots. Global warming my arse. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 17:20:20 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660093 Well I just submitted part of the exam questions I had worked on - the BAD part is I still have another 10 to do for ELECTRICAL engineering technology which is somewhat removed albeit slightly from my scope of expertise coupled with the fact I have to have it in by the 6th of April so I think this may very well be the last blog you may see for a week or 2 as my university studies have been TOTALLY sidelined. I am trying very hard to change what I have been thinking about lately as I know if... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:38:10 EST Running out of names. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658091 oddly enough I thought this was going to be a good day (at least it seemed to start OUT that way) went and got to work right away on a sort of challenging task as it was a vehicle I had not worked on before and also had equipment in it that I was never trained on (the only person in the shop who wasn't thanks to a "management" decision) Oh well grit my teeth and pitter patter lets get at her. I thought I was doing OK and then I got my annual evaluation (it was OK but I don't like them ) of c... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:21:22 EST