TENNISJIM's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TENNISJIM TENNISJIM'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/ Thursday, September 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782081 It was a little busy at work yesterday and my manager drove me crazy. He was asking me questions about a specific project that he needed to talk to the project manager. He also forgot what was brought up at last week's IT Team Meeting where a global change needed to be made before the project manager can send out her notice. He is the worst manager I have ever dealt with....no idea how to follow up on projects and who he needs to follow up with.... <BR> <BR> Well, I am taking hubby to the... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:57:43 EST Wednesday, September 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781397 I made it a slow day at work for me yesterday. I was so tired that I didn't want to work on too many things. I left at 4:40 PM and went to the mall to get a wedding card. David and Patrick are getting married on Friday. Hubby leaves for a cousin re-union tomorrow. The re-union is in Wisconsin. I also stopped by the Apple store. I hoped they had the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on display -- they didn't. I guess I might have to wait and see it on Friday. <BR> <BR> Well, it's work at hom... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:35:15 EST Tuesday, September 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780762 It was busy day at work yesterday -- again mostly non-billable work. I left at 4:30 PM EST. It took 45 minutes to get home. Another accident on the highway. That's three accidents recently -- Thursday, Friday, and Monday. <BR> <BR> Hubby and i finished watching Secrets and Lies on Netflix. A six episodes series. It was okay. <BR> <BR> Well, I better get ready for work and the commute to Tysons Corner. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:24:36 EST Monday, September 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780073 We played tennis at 9:30 AM EST. We finished around 12:15 PM and we went to Pho Tay Ho for lunch. We came home and hubby watched some football. I worked on putting two photos together that hubby can take to the cousins reunion. I also worked on the price list for my solo exhibit in Oct. <BR> <BR> Hubby and I watched an Australian police thriller while eating dinner. It's called Secrets and Lies. Only six episodes. <BR> <BR> Well, I better get ready for work and the commute to Tysons C... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:19:27 EST Sunday, September 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779480 We played tennis until about 11:15 AM EST because it started to rain too hard. The court got very slippery. There only four of us. We then went to do our grocery shopping. When we got home, we unloaded our groceries, ate lunch, and watched Davis Cup matches. Hubby got Chinese carry-out for dinner. We watched a new series on Netflix -- Hinterland. A police thriller based in Wales. Hubby was okay with it. I watched another episode after hubby went to watch football. <BR> <BR> Today, w... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:39:36 EST Saturday, September 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778952 It was another busy day at work yesterday and, again, it was mostly non-billable work. I left around 4:30 PM and it took 75 minutes to get home. Another accident backing up on the highway. Typically, 30 minutes to get home. I made tilapia and salad for dinner. Then, hubby and I went to the Art Soiree's 5th Anniversary party to check out the event. We will go to the Solo Exhibit on September 24 to check out the setup. <BR> <BR> Today, we are playing tennis at 9:30 AM EST. A small group... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 06:36:31 EST Friday, September 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778356 It was a busy day at work yesterday. Lots of non-billable work. I left at 4:30 PM any way. I came home and finished the last painting for my solo show. Oh, I forgot to note it took over one hour to get to work. There was an accident near the Georgetown Pike exit that backed up traffic all the way to Route 50. <BR> <BR> Today, we are going to the Art Soiree 5th anniversary celebration at the Ritz Carlton. <BR> <BR> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:24:10 EST Thursday, September 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777704 Remembering 9-11 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 06:28:52 EST Wednesday, September 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777031 Well, it was so slow at work yesterday. I left at 4:30 PM. I stopped at Harris Teeter to get shampoo and other things. I also started the last painting for my solo show. I painted the pink background. <BR> <BR> Today, I will tape off the canvas for four squares. The four squares will be painted in crimson. Then, I will apply drips from each of the squares. Lastly, a very thin line of red. <BR> <BR> Luckily, I work from home today. So, I will have the opportunity to work on the pai... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:53:59 EST Tuesday, September 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776308 A very busy day at work yesterday. I also left at 4:40 PM so I can stop at TD Bank and deposit the checks and get home in time to watch the Men's Final. Well, Cilic played very well. Not sure what happened to Nishikori -- maybe he was too exhausted. Or a mental letdown after beating Novak. <BR> <BR> Well, I better get ready for work and the drive to Tysons Corner. Tue, 9 Sep 2014 06:24:22 EST Monday, September 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775602 Yesterday, we played tennis from 9 AM to noon. It was not challenging. The first set we won 6-4 beating David J and Graham. Then, we tried to switch it up. I was trying to get Graham to join JJ, Mark, and Thomas for doubles. But he would not budge. So, I played with Arthur against Graham and Eric. We won 6-0. We played some more but I was not so into it. Oh well. I just have to remember I am playing to exercise. <BR> <BR> We went to Pho Tay Ho for lunch. We talked about Graham and... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 06:23:29 EST Sunday, September 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774970 Well, it was so hot and humid yesterday. We didn't play well. We began at 9 AM and finished at noon. Hubby and I came home and found my brother, my mom, and my cousin sitting by the front door waiting. We ended up playing mah jong until 9:30 PM. We stopped briefly to get carry out chinese food. <BR> <BR> I do not plan to play mah jong for a while. That's more than enough for a few months. Hubby told me that Federer lost and that Cilic played very well. I was so happy that Nishikori b... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 06:17:30 EST Saturday, September 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774372 It was a very busy day at work yesterday. A good percentage of billable work. I left work at 4:30 PM and got home in time to see the Serena rout of Makarova. <BR> <BR> I made tilapia and salad for dinner. I also started one of the last two 3' x 4' paintings. I was inspired by the song Moon River. <BR> <BR> Today, we are playing tennis at 9 AM. My brother sent me an email asking if we wanted to join them for dim sum at 10:15 AM. Then, he wanted to come over to play mah jong. I have no... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 06:02:44 EST Friday, September 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773754 So glad it's Friday. It was a very busy day at work yesterday. I still left around 4:45 PM. I came home took a canvas out of the garage and put it on the easel. I watched an episode of Restaurant Impossible. Hubby got home around 6:45 PM so I cooked dinner. Lemon pepper chicken and pasta. <BR> <BR> Well, I better get ready for work and the drive to Tysons Corner. Fri, 5 Sep 2014 06:07:40 EST Thursday, September 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773086 Well, yesterday was the end of my PTO day until Friday, September 19. I made tremendous progress preparing for my solo art show next month. All 16 3' x 3' paintings completed, hanging wire installed, photo taken, and bubble wrapped. Six of the eight 3' x 4' paintings completed, hanging wire installed, photo taken, and bubble wrapped. <BR> <BR> All photos cropped and saved as PSD and JPG formats. This weekend I will start working on the last two 3' x 4' paintings. Need to take a break. <... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 06:14:19 EST Wednesday, September 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772380 Yesterday, I finished the third piece of the "seasons" series. I started the fourth one. I will finish it today. I am making good progress. <BR> <BR> Last night, we watched Roger play Roberto. A good match. Looked like Roger started off great. Lost some steam. But finished strong. Roger, the cat, ran up to me out of the blue and bite my leg. I wondered if he was bored. <BR> <BR> Today, I will do some work (actual work) for the office. I will work on the painting on and off because... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 06:14:53 EST Tuesday, September 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771634 Well, it was a very hot day yesterday and it made tennis very tough to play. I am not sure if my little device is working correctly. I didn't get any data from yesterday. Oh well. Next weekend. <BR> <BR> I played much better yesterday. After tennis we went to our standard restaurant for lunch -- Pho Tay Ho. I had the pork chop and rice. Yummy. <BR> <BR> After lunch, we came home and I finished the last of the 3' x 3' paintings (16 in total). I am waiting for the hangers and hanging ... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 06:29:02 EST Monday, September 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770881 Yesterday, we played tennis from 9 AM to 12 PM. I played better on Sunday than Saturday. Thank goodness Eric was able to restring my racquet. We actually went to Hong Kong Pearl for lunch. There was no BBQ. I guessed hubby overheard something else. Afterwards, we came home and watched tennis. We watched the Sharapova v. Wozniacki match and it was a good match. Then, we watched Roger play Granollers. I was so nervous because Roger looked like he did not want to play. He lost the firs... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 05:16:57 EST Sunday, August 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770301 Yesterday, I played the worst tennis in a long time. I missed my shots by feet or just couldn't hit the ball. I couldn't hit volleys. Maybe it was because I was exhausted. Let's see before we left for tennis, I made two beds (hubby washed the sheets), I worked the one of the 3' x 4' paintings, and I bubble wrapped five of the 3' x 3' paintings after cutting 15 12" x 6'6 sheets of bubble wrap and taping three strips together for each painting. Oh, I also cleaned the litter box. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:46:33 EST Saturday, August 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769750 It was a slow but busy day at work yesterday. Mostly non-billable work again. I worked on a project that my manager assigned to me and a colleague. So, we both are working on the same project. He didn't tell me that he also assigned to my colleague. I left work at 4:30 PM so I can work on my paintings. I am slowing down a bit now. Once I finished the current one, I will have six more to go -- four 3 feet by 4 feet and two 3 feet by 3 feet. <BR> <BR> Today, I will work on the last two ... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:11:30 EST Friday, August 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769149 It was another busy day at work yesterday. Mostly non-billable work. At the Team Meeting, my manager looked at me and asked me about a document sent for the SOC2 audit -- I had a blank look on my face. I responded, "I didn't send that document for the SOC2 audit." He had only involved me in the SOC1 audit. Again, another sign of an incompetent manager. <BR> <BR> MT didn't find the painting. He thinks it's in their Delray house. I didn't see it when we stayed there last December. <BR>... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:18:46 EST Thursday, August 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768526 Short blog because using iPad. Got several paintings completed for the solo show yesterday. Contacted MT about getting one of my paintings back so I can include it in the show. <BR> <BR> Time to get into the car and drive to Tyson's Corner. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:05:47 EST Wednesday, August 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767846 Another busy day at work yesterday and mostly non-billable work. My manager is an IDIOT. Sorry, I expect more when people are in management -- such skills as time management and organizational skills. Also, the ability to remember projects they worked on...sorry I had to get this off my chest. <BR> <BR> I am planning to leave work at 4:30 PM for the next two months because I need to get those paintings done before my solo show (Oct. 24). <BR> <BR> I started two new ones yesterday. I wil... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:47:24 EST Tuesday, August 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767121 I had a very busy day at work yesterday. Mostly non-billable work. I ate lunch at my desk around 2:30 PM EST (typically I eat in the kitchen around noon). Well, I decided to leave at 4:30 PM because I wanted to come home and work on my paintings for the solo shows. <BR> <BR> I re-created Nebula. I created "A Sliver of Copper." I changed the commissioned painting again. Now, it has a whitewash over the turquoise and copper. It's a very different piece. I will leave it as is for now. <B... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:24:03 EST Monday, August 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766467 Well, tennis was interesting. David, hubby, and I were warming up. Then, Denny, Thomas, Eric, and John showed up. David J was re-doing his grip. So, Denny and Thomas jumped in and used the court and started hitting with hubby and me. David M, John, and Eric started hitting on another court. I got a text message from Arthur. I asked him Arthur if Mark comes it will be an even number. So, Arthur said that he was coming but didn't show up. Oh well. <BR> <BR> I didn't play my best tenni... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:18:51 EST Sunday, August 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765844 We had a very busy day yesterday...tennis at 9: AM EST, meet with the Art Director Sandro at the Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown at 1 PM to do a walk through of the show space, lunch afterwards (around 2 PM), and grocery shopping (around 3 PM). Put the groceries away. Ordered more canvas. I need to create 13 new paintings before my solo show on October 24. So, I looked at the calendar and it's two new paintings per week. I committed to the show. Thus, I will ensure to meet the goal. My only... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 06:31:28 EST Saturday, August 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765310 A very busy day at work yesterday -- had to setup for the Board of Directors meeting. I ran into some issues and had to call the Network Engineer to help me resolve it. He did. But the COO said. "we don't have time. we are going with a sure fire solution!" If he gave me two minutes, it would have been fine. Oh well. Then, I started working on the Citrix published apps list. I left at 4:30 PM EST and went to the bank and cashed a check. Needed some cash for David and Patrick's wedding... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 06:30:28 EST Friday, August 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764693 It was a very busy day at work yesterday but very little billable hours. I came home and baked salmon for dinner. I tried something new. I sauteed roma tomatoes with the mixed greens. Not sure it was a success. <BR> <BR> Well, I better get ready for work and the commute to Tysons Corner. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:18:42 EST Thursday, August 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764040 I started the "paint-over" painting yesterday. I made lots of progress since the support queue was slow. I will post a picture when I am closer to finishing. Late in the afternoon, I received an email that I have selected for a solo art show at the Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown (Washington, DC). It's a one night event -- Friday, October 24 from 8 PM to 1 AM. I will meet with the art director either on Saturday or Sunday this weekend. <BR> <BR> Well, it's back to the Tysons Corner office to... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:30:51 EST Wednesday, August 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763348 I had a busy day at work yesterday. I helped one on the Project Directors with her MAC laptop. She was having problems installing VMWare Fusion and other apps. It took a while but I finally got it installed. Learned something new which is very cool. I also learned that I will leave my MAC as is -- no need to do dual operating systems. I finally left the office at 6 PM EST. <BR> <BR> I am so happy that I am working from home today. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:50:31 EST Tuesday, August 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762640 Last night we went to Pho Factory for our 4 year legally married anniversary dinner. The food was okay. Not as good as before. The service was good. I also gave my neighbor Mario a couple of PSP and a Gameboy. I have been cleaning the house and getting rid of stuff. I need to find a case with some of the PSP games. Some were missing. <BR> <BR> Well, I better get ready for work and the commute to Tysons Corner. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:22:09 EST Tuesday, August 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762639 Last night we went to Pho Factory for our 4 year legally married anniversary dinner. The food was okay. Not as good as before. The service was good. I also gave my neighbor Mario a couple of PSP and a Gameboy. I have been cleaning the house and getting rid of stuff. I need to find a case with some of the PSP games. Some were missing. <BR> <BR> Well, I better get ready for work and the commute to Tysons Corner. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:22:07 EST Monday, August 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761883 Well, tennis was interesting yesterday. We started at 9 AM EST and had a passing shower while we were warming up. Then, it sprinkled a little while we played. The first set was a 6-1 win for hubby and me over David and Thomas. David was not playing well. The second set was a 6-3 win over David and John. The third set was a 7-5 loss to Denny and Thomas (although we had 3 set points on Denny's serve.) The device I got to track my tennis swings worked! <BR> <BR> We went to Pho Tay Ho fo... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:14:06 EST Sunday, August 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761238 Saturday tennis was from 9 AM EST to 12:30 PM EST. I played four sets (3/1). Lost to John and Andrew 6-3 when playing with David M. After tennis, we went to Ruby Tuesday for lunch. Hubby ordered the chicken tenders (large portion) and I ordered the chicken tenders (small) with the salad bar. <BR> <BR> After lunch, we went to Costco to do our grocery shopping. After we put everything away, we took our showers and got ready for MT and RW. They arrived around 6:40 PM and then we went to R... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 06:45:25 EST Saturday, August 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760698 It was another slow day at work yesterday. I arrived around 7:40 AM EST and left at 4:30 PM EST. I came home watched some tennis, applied gesso on the canvas that I am painting over, and then we watched tennis again (Roger v. Andy). I was so happy that my prediction was wrong. I thought Andy was going to win. <BR> <BR> Today, I will apply another layer of gesso. It came out uneven. Tennis is at 9 AM EST today. (I forgot to mention that I ordered -- and arrived -- a device that attache... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 06:49:18 EST Friday, August 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760068 It was a slow day at work yesterday and I tried my best to keep myself busy. We also had a baby shower for someone in the Sales department. I left around 5 PM EST so I can watch tennis -- it was not on. ESPN2 was not showing tennis until 9 PM. Thus, hubby and I watched Federer v. Monfils on our iPads while eating dinner. I made baked tilapia and sauteed spinach with almonds. <BR> <BR> Well, I better start getting ready for work and the commute to Tysons Corner. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:11:05 EST Thursday, August 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759377 So the Lync meeting I had my manager yesterday was to review the support tickets. I don't understand why he couldn't review them himself and tell me what needed to be done since he doesn't trust me to know what needed to be done. Oh well. <BR> <BR> It's back to Tysons Corner office. At least I don't have to deal with my manager for the next two days. He is on PTO. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:55:09 EST Wednesday, August 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758716 Another long day at work yesterday. I didn't leave until 6 PM EST. Around 4:30 PM, I was getting ready to leave when a support request to apply Time & Expense and Costpoint licenses so the company will have more seats. This is a good support ticket because takes about 30 minutes and it's billable. Well, I ran into an issue when applying the Costpoint license to their TEST environment. I had to contact another support tech and he helped me out. He is going to tell me how he fixed it last... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:51:20 EST Tuesday, August 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758014 Well, a very boring day at the office yesterday. But we did have a one hour meeting to prepare for the next set of customers moving to the new GCS servers. I was happy to see that my manager realized there are so many areas to check to make sure that we got the correct customers, etc. <BR> <BR> I tried to leave at 4:30 PM and ended up leaving at 5:30 PM. Oh well. George, our friend who typically stays with us Tuesday through Thursday because he works in Old Town Alexandria and lives in L... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:51:28 EST Monday, August 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757309 Yesterday's tennis was David J, Eric, John, Denny, Thomas, and me. Denny and I played David and Thomas in the first set while John and Eric warmed up. We won 6-3 and came back from 3-0 down. Eric and I played Denny and David. We won 6-1. Last game was a long game and a struggle. I didn't help Eric out too much. Lasty, Eric and I played John and David. We won 7-6 (2). We should have won 6-3 but I messed up when Eric was serving for the set. <BR> <BR> Afterwards, we went to Pho Tay Ho... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:19:23 EST Sunday, August 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756707 Well, I majorly screwed up the new painting. The canvas will be painted over. A new canvas has been ordered. Start over with a new idea. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, there were only six people for tennis. We played until 12:30 PM EST. Eric and John had to go home for a delivery. So, they didn't join us for lunch. David M, hubby and I tried a new place -- Kampo. It was okay. The restaurant was run by Peruvians. So, be prepared to speak Spanish at a Chinese restaurant. <BR> <BR> The food wa... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 05:51:31 EST Saturday, August 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756137 I had a busy day at work yesterday. I also decided to leave around 4:45 PM. I wanted to work on my painting last night, which I did. I think the painting is 99% done. <BR> <BR> I made baked tilapia and sauteed spinach for dinner. I tried to watch tennis but it was kind of boring so I went to bed early. <BR> <BR> Today, we are playing tennis at 9 AM EST. It's Graham, Eric, John, David M, hubby, and me. Afterwards, we will go grocery shopping. Sat, 9 Aug 2014 06:25:01 EST Friday, August 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755534 Yesterday was so slow at work. Both Leyla and I were trying to find "busy work" to keep us busy. It got a little busier after 1 PM EST. <BR> <BR> I made lemon pepper chicken with pasta for dinner while we watched the Rogers Cup. <BR> <BR> Today, it's back to the office in Tysons Corner. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 06:09:31 EST Thursday, August 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754854 Yesterday was a busy work at home. I made baked salmon and sauté spinach for dinner. <BR> <BR> I started phase 2 of the new painting. Applied tape and molding paste. Waiting for the molding paste to dry so I can paint on top of the tape. <BR> <BR> Well, it's back to the office in Tysons Corner. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 06:26:22 EST Wednesday, August 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754117 Very busy day at work yesterday -- mostly non-billable work. I sat in for the second Open Enrollment meeting to ensure the technical parts of the meeting was okay. No one came to the conference room so I packed up and left around 4:30 PM EST. I'm glad I did that since we had our hair cut appointments at 6 PM. <BR> <BR> It's work at home today. Woo hoo. Wed, 6 Aug 2014 06:21:10 EST Tuesday, August 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753386 Left earlier than usual and got to work around 7:30 AM EST yesterday. So, I left around 4:45 PM. Hubby said he got home around 4 PM EST. We did Chinese carry-out. He hadn't eaten since breakfast. <BR> <BR> It was busy at work yesterday. A good mixture of billable and non-billable work. <BR> <BR> Time to get ready for work and the commute to Tysons Corner. Tue, 5 Aug 2014 06:08:01 EST Monday, August 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752649 We played tennis from 9 AM to 12:15 PM. I only played two sets and one tie-breaker. I was very tired. David J and I beat Andrew and Eric 6-2. We won the last six games. Then, we beat them in a tiebreaker 10-7. Andrew and I then lost to David and John 6-0. I didn't play anymore. I was tired. <BR> <BR> We went to Pho Tay Ho for lunch because it was going to be quick. John, JJ, and Eric were going to the CitiOpen men's finals. I watched it on TV. In a nice air conditioned room. <BR> ... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 05:55:36 EST Sunday, August 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752067 We played tennis from 9:30 AM to 1 PM EST. I played the entire time without a break. Afterwards, we went to Crystal Thai for lunch. The food was delicious. The service was awesome. Hubby and I been there before. It's been a long time. After lunch, I went grocery shopping. <BR> <BR> I spent the evening, starting a new custom painting for one of my neighbors. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l810519102.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's just the start -- not close to being fin... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 06:30:19 EST Saturday, August 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751500 Well, I got to the office around 7:40 AM yesterday (25 minutes). It was a fairly busy day with billable and non-billable work. I decided to leave around 4 PM EST since I only took 30 minutes for lunch each work day. I am trying to see if leaving at 4/4:30 PM would make a difference commuting home. I left around 4:09 PM EST and went to get some money at the bank across the street. Calculating my errands. It took me about 30 minutes to get home. Better than the typical hour. <BR> <BR> T... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 06:27:08 EST Friday, August 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750836 Wow, the beginning of a new month. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a busy day at work. Mostly non-billable work. Better to be busy. Our weekly team meeting (scheduled for one hour) was two hours long and we didn't even have the VP attend. My manager is ineffective. He has no management skills, no time management skills, lacks leadership, etc. Oh well. <BR> <BR> Time to start getting ready for work and the commute to Tysons Corner. I hope I can leave by 4 PM today. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 06:08:54 EST