Tasty Lunch and Layoff Season Has Returned
I had chana masala at lunch (a dish with rice, chickpeas and tomatoes) at the work cafe. To that, I added some spicy black beans and it was a feast! I was full, my palate was joyful and I lasted until dinner...
It's layoff season again. A... Read more
Pearl Harbor Day (December 7, 2010)
For years, I have taken December 7 as a personal day off from work. This is a day of remembrance, of prayer, of sorrow and of honoring our veterans. Today was no different in that respect.
It might be because I had two consecutive days ... Read more
I Did Not Follow My Own Advice...
Yesterday was a big carbo load (see yesterday's blog) and I was *determined* to make better choices today. Wendy and I had lunch today, our only chance to do so before she heads back to Charlotte on Thursday. We went to Chilis and I had every ... Read more
Not Quite the Day I Expected
Today was the long-awaited fun day in San Francisco with my coworker friend from our Charlotte office. We are both paralegals and we get along wonderfully. We met for breakfast and I ate too much...I had an egg beater omelette with a bit of ch... Read more
My "Adopted" Mom
My mother is still alive, but we have not had a relationship by her choice since the end of May 1971. She sent me to live with Dad and his new family in a manner in which none of us knew what was happening until it was all done. It turned out ... Read more
Special Meals Do Not Have to Derail Your Healthy Plans!
Today was the department holiday lunch. I had my usual yummy high fiber cereal for breakfast and a small banana and lowfat yogurt as a snack. Even so, I was so hungry by the time it was lunch time! To my surprise, it was a small buffet instead... Read more
I Love the Feeling of Today!
Today was not what I expected, but I am exhilarated at the end of the day. It took me all day to do the research for our outside counsel. I worked through lunch, taking time only to walk down to the cafe for the free fruit that I never ate. T... Read more
Happy Hanukkah! Internet, Work and General Thoughts
Happy Hanukkah to my Jewish friends! I forgot to say that at work today and wish I had remembered. I never seem to remember about Hanukkah until after the fact...
My internet connection at home is down. I am waiting to receive the refurbi... Read more
Aspire and Inspire (Spark Team)
Thanks, JakeandNellie, for inviting me to this team. I love the name and the idea!
I was a complete couch potato for most of the weekend. Tendonitis, cold (limited heat) and general lethargy. I had to get back on track today and did so w... Read more
Three Bites, Spark Goodies and Couch Potato
I felt very lethargic today. My Achilles tendon is screaming at me and I have absolutely no energy. So I did not do the walk I intended to do (or anything else for that matter).
I decided I was going to send all of my Sparkfriends a goodi... Read more
My Cup Runneth Over
What a year this has been! I have been thinking about my holiday newsletter and know that it will contain good news and bad news as I reflect on this year. Tonight, however, is for the positives, the reasons why I am grateful. In no particular... Read more
Today Was Terrific!
I had a very interesting day today. The work was a little bit of everything and I had no chance to be bored!
Lunch was a meal at an Indian buffet - impossible to judge the food. I ate veggies and a little bit of protein, skipping as much ... Read more
Taking Care of Me & the Doctor's Scale
This morning, I woke up in excruciating pain that only lessoned after lots of water. I called the doc and asked for an appointment, hoping I could get one close to the time for my mammogram (routine). Long story short, I did. They did not fin... Read more
Last week, I was asked to put in some OT today for our IT department. They wanted me to do some validation testing. My boss and my VP both approved the OT. Friday, IT came and said they decided to move the testing to Monday! I just about fell... Read more
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The 5K Fundraiser Walk
It took a bit to find the place where the walk was taking place. We took the wrong exit off the freeway and, then, when we got to the mall, it was, of course, on the other side. Nothing started on time. We were greeted by a crowd of high scho... Read more