I'm sorry, did you say twelve courses?
For one meal? Really? My first night in Hsinchu, the company I was there to audit took us out to dinner. There were 17 of us sitting around a huge round table with an almost as large lazy susan in the middle of it. There were three menus on ... Read more
This is it!!
Laundry is done. Clothes are packed. Morning items are going to be packed as soon as I'm done using them in the morning. Passport is in the folder. Laptop is checked out and charged up. I am ready to go! ... Read more
Time change, eleven hours sleep, still tired?
I went to bed at 11:00 last night and woke up at 10:00 (according to the clock that had not been changed for daylight savings ending). That's eleven hours of sleep! ... Read more
Is it too early to pack?
Okay, so I confess. I did pack for my trip to Taiwan last weekend!
But I HAD to! I had to pack to make ... Read more
Okay, so what if they don't miss me?
What if, while I am in Taiwan, my family doesn't miss me? And by that, I mean what if they don't miss all of the things that I do for them that seem to go unnoticed.
What if they don't notice the sink is cleaned out?
What if they don't... Read more
Thanksgiving is when???
Today at work, I sat with a few of the guys that I work with. Somehow we started talking about the holidays and the plans that everyone had for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Sometime during that conversation, I realized that I come bac... Read more
That took long enough!!
Blood work and vaccinations on Monday (seven needle pricks in all - and yes, I was counting!). Son stayed home Monday and Tuesday with a cough/general blech feeling. Taxed immune system + sick boy = Mom not feeling so well.
All of that ... Read more
No one told me there would be shots!!!
Dang it all anyway! As part of my readiness to go to Taiwan next month, I had a "travel checkup" today. The appointment was paid for by my company and that's about the only good thing that came out of it! LOL!
I talked to the doctor a li... Read more
Rainy Sunday and ham and egg cups
It has been raining pretty steady since some time last night. We haven't had much rain, so this is a nice change. And, I've been using the rain as an excuse to do a whole lotta nothin'!
After we took Scooby for a haircut, we came home, at... Read more
Random thoughts or is it just ranting?
A busy day today. Up early to take Scooby for a rabies shot. They asked me to bring a stool sample (ick!) and I forgot. Luckily (?) Scooby dropped a biscuit right outside their door. Okay, he dropped like five biscuits and he walked about 8"... Read more
Top ten things I did/do to stay on track, even when busy
My Spark Friend (JUNIAATROME) asked me what are the top ten things I did during my busiest days to keep on the healthy road I'd started down. After I answered her, I decided that this would make a good blog subject. If nothing else, it reminds... Read more
Gratitude and great clothes
First and foremost...THANK YOU!!!!! Thank you to each of you for the well wishes on both hitting my goal weight and being voted a motivator. I really appreciate all of the support I get from everyone here at Spark! And, in case you were wonde... Read more
I'm sorry...what did that say?
One of the things I try to do each night is go through my e-mails and get caught up on my Spark friends and teams. I reply to some of the threads I've subscribed to. I read blogs (and comment as needed. ... Read more
I'm at goal!! I'm really there!!!
Woo Hoo!!!! After six months (or more!) of being within five pounds of my 128 pound goal, the scale finally rewarded me with that magical number! ... Read more
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Day off, but getting up at what time?
I am taking tomorrow (today if you're reading this on Friday!) off from work. I am going to use the day to go shopping for at least one pair of dress pants, one pair of comfy wedge dressy heels (yes, I hear those do exist), possibly a pair of c... Read more