REMEMBER2BME's SparkPeople Blog REMEMBER2BME's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Happy Easter and general update <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Aspen and Sierra so many years ago. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sierra still always has a smile on her face. <BR> Happy Easter! <BR> <BR> Mine started out a bit off. I started my practice Project Management Exam a bit later than planned and that seemed to throw off my DH which of course then stressed me and bla bla bla. <BR> <BR> Anyway, he end... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:44:24 EST Hashing this out again Good Morning. <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> Well, I finally got some fairly restful sleep last night. Weird dreams but not bad. <BR> <BR> Thinking how to start my day. <BR> <em>149</em> I will start with reviewing the questions I got wrong on my practice PMP test. Maybe tomorrow I can take another 4 hour practice test. That would be VERY good for me. DH said it will be too wet to go to the acreage. He wants to take the Harley out. I am thinking it may be too chilly. We'll see. ... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:27:50 EST For my very good friends, yes you. I was just reading some updates and this came to mind... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have some great friends and it is amazing what we go through right? One challenge after another. Sometimes these seem overpowering. <BR> <BR> For CHERIRIDDELL - One challenge after the other <BR> <BR> For PUPPYWHISPER - Everything it seems these days <BR> <BR> For BLESSED2BEME - You know all you have been through <BR> <BR> For KEKEIKO - L... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:59:46 EST I need to STOP and learn a lesson Work up feeling crummy thinking that it was Saturday. I don't like Saturday's these days as it reminds me of the day Utah passed and what we did and didn't do that day. <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> It is only Friday.... Don't stress. <BR> <em>24</em> I feel crummy because I ate everything I saw yesterday. <BR> <em>102</em> I had crummy dreams with Utah in them. He was boney and needed my help. <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:51:38 EST Quick update - PMP class is complete <em>102</em> Took a sleeping pill last night so I was finally able to get some sleep. <BR> <em>315</em> only 1.5 on the treadmill this morning. <BR> <em>149</em> I wanted to get to my Project Management class early because we were sitting for a 200 question 4 hour exam today. I wanted to study a few things. No time because I had computer issues. O-well. I got an 80% on the exam. Not bad. <BR> <BR> The suggest taking 3 additional exams in the same manner with a target of 8... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:12:35 EST I miss my boy I can tell I am tired. I slept really poorly last night. <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> 2 miles this morning. <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> then PMP class <BR> <BR> Then on the way home I could feel it. I miss him. <BR> I miss the comfort he would bring me just by being. <BR> I will be ok. I just really miss him. <BR> I hear the song "All of me", I think it is called, and think of him. <BR> <BR> I love all of you.... Are your perfect imperfections. <BR> <BR> He was perfect. Did I ever me... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:23:06 EST Brief update A quick blog then relaxation time and then bed time. <BR> <BR> I am happy to say.... <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> 3 treadmill miles (without my fitbit) <BR> <em>388</em> Left the house early so that I could hit wal-mart before my PMP class. I was able to pick up some more frames and also some 5x7 photo paper. I am considering trying to print just a few 5x7s. <BR> <em>149</em> Then my Project Management course. <BR> <BR> Not a bad day at all. <BR> <BR> I determined that I ne... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:40:38 EST Happy Belated Birthday to me :) Thank you for the birthday wishes. <BR> It is getting "late" but I thought I would go ahead and post a quick blog. <BR> <BR> Saturday at the acreage went much better than I thought it would. We got a lot done and no major issues. Not sure if we ran into any minor issues either. <BR> <BR> Hum, I might be too impatient tonight to post the pictures. <BR> We started by removing the the brush-hog and attaching a trenching implement. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:58:51 EST Saturday Saturday's seems harder than other day. I guess it brings back "the Saturday". <BR> <em>102</em> I feel like I had bad or weird dreams all night too. O-well, it is morning and I have my <em>106</em> coffee, everything should be alright. <BR> <BR> YESTERDAY <BR> <BR> As I mentioned, got in my <em>315</em> time. <BR> No <em>313</em> <em>24</em> <BR> <em>52</em> All went well at Resource Global Professionals filling out employment paperwork. <BR> <em>30</em> I got... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 07:12:45 EST Falling in place It seems that things may be falling in place. I spent many hours yesterday printing pictures. I now have added pictures going up the stairs. I had done this after Aspen passed. Now I have 2 frames that hold 4 pictures each. One has Utah and Sierra and the other only Utah. It looks really nice. <BR> <BR> I now have pictures in my bathroom, 2 hung... next to Aspen's. <BR> I now have a pictures in front of the treadmill... next to Aspen's. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:40:51 EST Moving forward Yesterday was busy, no blog. <BR> <BR> YESTERDAY <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> 3 and a quarter miles on the treadmill <BR> <em>4</em> Then I drove to Charlotte to have lunch with 3 people from Resource Global Professionals. It looks like this is the group I will be going with. One of the 3 is already consulting at Well's Fargo. He seems extremely knowledgeable and friendly. It sounds I may be working with him quite a bit. That would be nice. I appreciate him taking the time out to me... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:00:12 EST I am doing better First I want to start by saying... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> You help so very much. I would be so very alone without you. <BR> <BR> I think I am doing better. I am proud that I have made it a week. I am not crying daily any more. I feel I am bouncing back fairly quickly and I of course have mixed feeling about it. I know I will have many more explosions of emotions but I am hanging in there. <BR> <BR> I think this real... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 09:40:53 EST Happiness? Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. <BR> <BR> Someone mentioned something like happiness comes from within. I suppose I believe this. I am naturally a happy person. My DH is not necessarily. We compliment each other well. Of course what I am puzzled about now is .... how do I describe it... this in between state. <BR> <BR> What I feel provided me so much happiness... <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 10:48:05 EST Numb time How did I not figure out that today would be a hard day. I guess it is a good thing I was not thinking. Well, I work up angry and thing crummy things. I want to ask my DH why he had to strike up such a conversation at the Bar last Saturday. Why, because that seemed to kick off a whole series of conversations that extended the evening. <BR> <BR> He could say, why is it that I can't let go and really enjoy myself every other week or something and help him to release some of the tension th... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 06:35:06 EST The latest I suppose I need to get my thoughts together. First thing first, even if I don't necessarily want it to be first. <BR> <BR> <em>387</em> This is the e-mail I received last night... <BR> "Given your training schedule, Pat would like to have you start on April 21st. I think that probably works best for you too. Carrie will be in touch with regards to on-boarding. I am excited to finally have a chance to bring you on board. Welcome!" <BR> <BR> Thank God for this. It is good to have ... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:25:00 EST Maybe I'm OK, could be Well, I went to bed again early last night. I may go to bed even earlier tonight. It is amazing how exhausting crying is. That should count for some calories being burned. I only had one good cry today. Not bad at all I think. <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> 3.5 walking on an incline. I kind of wanted to stop but my guardian angel kept messing with the internet again. <BR> <BR> <em>313</em> Took Sierra for a short walk. <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> Then the breeder called. I had e-ma... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 15:01:01 EST Well, I guess I will put it all out there Just had a total breakdown, lying on the floor balling where Utah passed. Finally getting up and getting on the internet. You know me... answers and evidence. <BR> <BR> The good news. I found out what the Doc must have said it was... <BR> <BR> Status epilepticus is a prolonged seizure or a series of seizures that occur continuously. This is a dire emergency situation that, if untreated, can lead to brain damage, hyperthermia (elevated body temperature) and even death. Dogs in status ep... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 12:55:15 EST Thank you again for your support. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I think this does a pretty good job of describing how I feel. <BR> <BR> I think my DH is a bit worried. He said I need to keep exercising, bla bla bla... I told him I am. 3 miles Monday, 3.25 Tuesday and 3.5 today. Yeah me. Not. Whatever is what I feel. I am grateful to have my autopilot that gets me on the treadmill. I walked at a good pace on an incline. I even tried to get myself to jog but wasn't f... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 11:14:21 EST The Neurologist called & I am feeling a bit better at times. Well, I wrote down some note on things I was going to blog about but then what I had been waiting for happened. <BR> <BR> I was getting upset, I don't recall what triggered it but kept repeating 'Why hasn't the Doctor called'. Well, I calmed down then the Neurologist called. He said he was just back from a long weekend. <BR> <BR> He said that Utah likely went into a type of long lasting seizure. He of course had a name for it and said it is very rare but Utah would have gone into a lo... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:02:22 EST Thank you. Roller coster here I come. I took sleep aids (motrin PM) so I got sleep last night. I work up and came downstairs. I was/am feeling anger. <BR> <BR> To be clear... <BR> I HATE MY NEW ROUTINE! <BR> Not seeing that perfect face that brought me all my joy every day. <BR> I HATE IT and it makes me angry. <BR> and sad. <BR> HE WAS MINE, MINNE, MINE. <BR> This is how I feel. <BR> <BR> Maybe routine is not going to be as easy as I thought. DH went to work so I can explode. This good. I will try to let auto-pi... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:39:02 EST My good frineds, please help me. Please I feel I have to get this out. I feel so much pain, like I never dreamed I could possibly feel. When Aspen passed it hurt so much. But it was her time. <BR> <BR> It does NOT feel like it was Utah's time. I WAS/AM not ready! <BR> I was "ready" with Aspen. <BR> <BR> I want to literally explode, I feel the pressure in my entire body like I could break at the seams. I just had to blog to try to get some of it out of me. I can not believe for a moment I am typing this blog. Will I wak... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 05:11:28 EST Updates - Make it a GREAT Saturday Friends <img src=""> <BR> <BR> YESTERDAY <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> Got on the treadmill and the pups only let me go just over a mile. They were standing there and just would not stop starring at me soooo <BR> <BR> <em>313</em> We took 2 yesterday. <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> I sent an e-mail to my old bosses (and Bank of America, my last assignment). Not sure I should have but it was kind of eating at me. I need to be certain I did not b... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 07:06:08 EST Happy Thursday - Another quick update Already Thursday. This week seems to have gone faster than the past few. Interesting. <BR> <BR> TODAY <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> DH decided he would stay home today. This threw me. I am used to my routine and have been a bit crabby when the littlest thing going haywire. <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> Treadmill helped considerably <em>41</em> Only 2.5 miles but walked on a greater incline. I really want to focus on my rear. It really really needs some toning. I know there are other e... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:11:12 EST Brief update - UPDATED :) Feeling a bit crabby. I thought I should blog anyway, just a bit later than usual. <BR> <BR> YESTERDAY <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> 4 treadmill miles <BR> <em>27</em> grey and cold <BR> <em>149</em> Did good studying and reading one if the chapters I skipped. Only the one on Cost remaining. <BR> <em>387</em> NO word on the Well's Fargo assignment. <BR> <em>204</em> I did get my hair colored (as I do once a month) and trimmed a tiny bit. NICE! <BR> <BR> TODAY <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:41:02 EST More of this that and the other thing. Happy Tuesday! YESTERDAY <BR> <BR> I was going to start by saying... Nothing too exciting. <BR> <em>30</em> However, I was kind of excited about the material on the Project Management Academy (PMA) website. <BR> <em>149</em> I should back up, yesterday I finished reading and taking notes on the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide .... with the exception of 2 (ugly) chapers (cost and quality). I then allowed myself to go to the PMA website (where I had signed up for my 4 day course) and .... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:03:17 EST Uncertainty, Wish list, Plan and Update <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is where I am. I suppose it is where we all are in one way or another. <BR> It has been ... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> since I was let go. <BR> <em>52</em> Remember I am telling myself 6 weeks without a gob is OK, right??? <BR> <BR> It is what it is. It is out of my control? NOPE... That is NOT true. <BR> <BR> Maybe I need to kick i... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:12:28 EST Saturday update and today's plan - Make it a GREAT day! Yesterday was a good day. <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> Only 1 mile, but perhaps enough to get my head on straight. <BR> <em>313</em> Done and then took the pups with us to the acreage <em>334</em> <BR> I love taking them because they love it and I ALWAYS find peace just watching them. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> DH picked up LOTS of gravel while I drove the pups to the acreage. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkp... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 08:39:43 EST Mood plan and general update - Happy Saturday! Well, I sure was a crab yesterday. Sometimes I guess I just let things (most small) make me a bit crazy. I need to .... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> They are really not worth bringing up to my DH. I think I am just going a bit crazy with the job thing and being home and so forth and so on. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sat, 22 Mar 2014 07:01:01 EST Feeling drained at the moment - No worries be happy :) Yep, I am feeling... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> drained... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> tired and a bit like I would like to hide under a bed for a while. <BR> <BR> The other part of me realizes that ... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I need a second cup of coffee before I finish my first. <BR> <BR> I am j... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 06:38:06 EST Updates - working through confusion blog - Happy Thursday! OK first thing first - Priority Item.... <BR> <BR> I received a call last night saying I got the Well's Fargo job. I should be all <BR> <em>104</em> <em>334</em> right?!? <BR> <BR> Well it is not quite that easy so I need to blog through this. <BR> Feel free to skip this blog/thought process :) <BR> <BR> I need to weigh Pro's and Cons and ask myself questions (that I was just no up to last night). <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> Well's Fargo <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> <em>42</em> ... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:33:45 EST Do you listen to the voice(s) in your head? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I was thinking about this earlier today. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you hear more than one voice? <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I have one voice that is Carol, my guardian angel. When I listen to her things go right. It is so odd. The other day, I was e-mailing with Liberty Mutual regarding the final invoice for the kitchen due to the wa... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:25:22 EST General update (a bit boring, sorry) Happy Tuesday :) Today.... <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> Woke early and thought about getting on the <em>315</em> but didn't <em>40</em> <BR> Should have. I hate waking my DH. <BR> <BR> Anyway, showered early thank goodness because I did leave early for my interview with ARAMARK Health Technologies. I was 40 minutes early. Met with HR. She got to the $$ question and the next interviewer came in. <BR> <BR> I had a great conversation with this guy. I thought it was the person I had talked with o... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:02:35 EST Plan for the day? Happy St. Pat's :) I am needing to come up with my daily plan and keep my head on straight. Blogging always helps me with that. <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> 4 miles done on the treadmill, just walking. <BR> <BR> <em>313</em> Hope to fit in a dog walk before noon. <em>27</em> is coming back for the remainder of the day. Super grey, cloudy and 35 out now. Not ideal for the mood. O-well. <BR> <BR> <em>387</em> I started to look through job posting e-mails that I get then thought maybe I will put t... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:06:15 EST Updates on this, that and the other thing :) Have I mentioned lately just how crazy blessed I am? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> How is it possible to have Aspen in my life and now Utah? I will simply be VERY grateful and try not to question it. Oh and yes... he is a crazy kid. He loves to sleep with his head or entire front end hanging off things. His head is on the floor while his body is on the bed. <BR> <BR> Let's see.... <BR> <BR> <em>387</em> No news about th... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 14:59:12 EST Updates on job search & Exercise & food thoughts Good morning. Quite a bit going on in my head. <BR> <BR> Let's start with what is most important. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is what I see when I look to my left. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is what I see when I look to my right. <BR> <BR> It still baffles me how truly happy these guys make me feel. <BR> It is remarkable, never ending and uncondit... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:26:12 EST Quick update Hello there. It seems several of us had a bit of a challenging day yesterday. Mine was positive for the most part. <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> 5.5 treadmill miles <em>30</em> <BR> <em>291</em> Hit the grocery store <BR> <em>24</em> This went a bit long and I guess I was starved because I came home and ended out binging a bit. NOT GOOD. <BR> <em>48</em> Did some laundry <BR> <em>48</em> Got a bit caught up on reviewing job postings. I followed up on one and asked question... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:19:59 EST Interview update - LOL <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I can not express how much your support helps me. This relates both to my scheduling my class to take my PMP certification exam as well as pumping me up for my interview. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It truly makes a difference. <BR> <BR> OK, now for the update. My <em>3</em> moment really did the trick. <BR> When I started to get overly nerv... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:17:55 EST I know what I want - Now to go get it Well these are titles for my blog today... <BR> <BR> STRESSING OUT <BR> YES I CAN <BR> Calm down and prepare <BR> <BR> I decided on... I know what I want - Now to go get it <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am definitely stressing out about this interview. I am quite used to .... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> flying by the seat of my pants. That is not this type of inter... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 06:32:21 EST Fingers Crossed Hello all. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> started with 5 miles walking <BR> <em>542</em> chores - specifically laundry and cleaned a bathroom. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> are simply amazing <BR> <em>313</em> <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> <em>387</em> Then primarily research on Well Fargo and other fun stuff. <BR> <BR> I received an e-mail this afternoon at 4... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:13:29 EST Updates and pics of the pups (of course) :) Well, I feel like there is a lot in the works. <BR> <BR> FRIDAY - I got a call from the Consulting group I met with last week. I actually knew the one guy from many many years ago when I worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers (1999-2007). Well anyway, he is now with this group. He e-mailed me Friday afternoon with a position that I felt was not a good fit at all. He later called at 6:15. I thought oh goodness. <BR> <BR> Well, It ends out there was another opportunity that came in where ... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 07:48:43 EST Second blog specifically for Crock Pot Freezer Recipes Some of you have asked so here are a few. I am NOT a good cook at all and this year I have been quite successful with my freezer crock pot meals. <BR> <BR> Both my DH and I like this one. <BR> <em>8</em> Crock Pot Honey Romano Pork Chops <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 2-3 pounds of Pork Chops <BR> 3/4 cup of Romano (already grated) cheese <BR> 1/2 cup of honey <BR> 1/4 cup of soy sauce <BR> 2 T of dried Basil <BR> 2 T of minced garlic <BR> 2 T of... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 14:51:51 EST Update and Big Decision to make... hum Where to start? Yesterday... <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> Only 2 miles on the treadmill because I needed to get ready to drive up to Charlotte for me meeting with Resource Global Professionals. <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Prepared a meal of chicken and gravy in the crock pot before leaving. <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> The meeting went fairly well. I met with the recruiter and an account manager. The account manager drilled me a bit. He had a position in mind I later found out and was trying t... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 11:39:54 EST MUST keep moving forward and remaining positive My mind is all over today. <BR> <BR> <em>106</em> Coffee = heaven. Oh so good this morning. <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> Remember to take pictures or videos. They are important. <BR> My boy was galloping this morning. He gallops. It is the greatest and it reminded me of the way Aspen spoke. It was the best of the best. I wish I could explain it. Both my DH and I can imitate it easily. I bought one of those cards that will record a voice. It was a Mothers day card. I planned to... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 06:04:00 EST Feeling drained but in an ok way I guess Feeling drained but in a good way I suppose. <BR> <BR> My day started with my DH calling in sick. He is not feeling well. <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> 4 treadmill walking miles at 3.9 mph and my typical 1% incline. <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Hit the grocery, for meat specifically so I can make some more freezer crock pot meals. <BR> <BR> <em>387</em> I got my first call while at the grocery from another recruiter. I put off that call until 11. I made it home and took Sierra to the ve... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 15:43:13 EST Pictures from acreage and my boy of course Hello there. Where am I? <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Not eating ideally. Weight is up again <em>46</em> <BR> Is this because it is that time? I just don;t have any idea anymore. I think I am starting to stress myself a bit because my Birthday is mid-April and I really want to be at my goal weight. This is totally doable. I just need to not pressure myself about it. When I do that, I think about it too much and start to feel like I am depriving myself. Craziness. <BR> <BR> <img s... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 11:33:49 EST Dragging versus the anti-depressants Yep, yesterday and today I am dragging. Not sure if it is mood or true feeling or what. I pushed just a bit throughout the week, a good push. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Who care's that I feel a bit tired. That has never stopped me before. <BR> <em>4</em> <em>42</em> I over eat yesterday too. <BR> I did NOT get on the treadmill then later my DH and I went to Newks. Love that place. I ordered my chicken sandwich ... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 06:10:53 EST Ah, Friday - 1 week down looking for my next consulting gig It was a good week I think. I stayed quite busy daily. I met with two consulting firms that seem quite serious about finding me a position. Spoke with others too. I have received calls from both since we met. One had a potential position but it is likely an hour or so drive. My DH says that is too far and he is likley right. <em>134</em> Maybe more like an hour and 15 or more with traffic one way. <BR> <BR> The other is super close to where I have been working the past year. It is... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:08:53 EST 6 weeks since Utah's last seizure! WooHoo! Life is good :) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It is important to remember the important things and my boy being seizure free for 6 weeks tops the list. <BR> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The picture is from last Sunday. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And another with DH in the background. ... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:43:37 EST Day 3 of official job search and general update :) Well, it is Wednesday. I am still in slight shock over the quick end of my last assignment (Friday). I know what I need to do though and that is to ... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I may need to make this my background. I am trying to avoid all roller coaster rides. This was no 'real' surprise of course. It is 'consulting' after all. I just tend to get very invested and feel like an employee. So the transition can be a challe... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 06:14:36 EST Yesterday - Official Day 1 without a job/consulting assignment Yep, I made it through day 1 nicely (yesterday) I think. <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> 3.5 miles of on and off walking jogging on the treadmill. <BR> <BR> <em>48</em> I reached out to the Consulting groups for which I have already been talking to and updated them on my "status".... officially let go early from my consulting assignment. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> If you didn't hear, my DH was quite happy. He says I have not been myself since Woodzilla started (my replacement). <BR> <BR... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:40:39 EST