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I Took a Risk Today
After weighing it for a few weeks, I sent Yvonne a card. We have had a couple of training sessions at work that have gone better than I anticipated and I had hopes that they would break the ice, but there is no sign of thaw.
I picked up ... Read more
Things have been happening lately. I've have come home so tired that I have not had the mental energy to string words together to draft a blog. The training session with Yvonne went better than I thought it would. I thought it broke the ice a... Read more
Yvonne, Work, Mom and Emotional Eating
Tomorrow is the day. Tomorrow is the day I train Yvonne how to process the government contracts. If you read any of my recent blogs, you know that a) we were good friends (I thought), b) we used to do fun things together c) there have long bee... Read more
My SparkFamily Sustains Me!
Thank you, my SparkFamily, for your encouragement. May has been full of blogs about the death of a dear friend, too much work, too much stress, layoffs at work, including that of one of my supervising attorneys and the death of a friendship.
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Still Employed But...
I could not sleep last night and got up at 2:45. I have not been sleeping well since this whole thing with Yvonne started. I was not sleeping well prior to that because my mind was so caught up with the project I'm doing at work. I got to wor... Read more
Mourning the Death of a Friendship
Yvonne let me know today that she does not want to be my friend any longer. Somehow we are supposed to still be coworkers. This is going to be awkward. I will, of course, be professional even though my heart is crushed. I feel as if I were t... Read more
CMRAND54, You Asked (Thank You for Caring)!
Thank you, CMRAND54, for checking in on me! It feels great to know someone cares. She posted on my page, asking if I were ok since I have not blogged in a long time.
My last few blogs were early in May after the death of someone Iíve known... Read more
USPS Stamp Out Food Drive
Today was the US Postal Service Stamp Out Food Drive and I left some goods next to my mailbox when I went to work. I'm not sharing that to say I am a good and generous person, but to reflect on my changing relationship with food..
I've blo... Read more
John & Balance
This morning, I stopped at the hospice care at the VA hospital on my way to work. John was alone and he had that same glazed morphine haze that my dad had in the days before he died. I don't think John knew I was there, but I remembered that t... Read more
Update on John and Work Thoughts
I found out today that my dear friend John has been transferred from Stanford to the VA hospice care. His family created a facebook page for us to share thoughts, pictures and memories about him. Someone posted a picture of him being loaded on... Read more
I went to San Francisco Saturday night with Yvonne to the historic Warfield to see comedian Jim Gaffigan. We parked a few blocks away and walked to the theatre. I caught the edge of a manhole cover with my shoe and fell, landing hard on my kne... Read more
I HATE COMPUTER ISSUES!
I'll keep it short in case I lose my internet connection again.
I picked up my laptop today. The hard drive was not fried, but the power cord/adapter was. How they knew that, I don't know because that was in my computer bag while my laptop we... Read more
A Winning Attitude!
My left knee is still very swollen and sore, so I am very careful with it. I can walk all day on it as long as I don't bend deeply. Stairs, sidewalk curbs and sitting down present opportunities for a very sharp pain right behind the knee cap. ... Read more
Coolness! Internet Frustrations and Gardening
Yesterday, I blogged that I'd like an order of coolness. My prayers are answered, though not to the degree I want, but I am grateful. It feels a few degrees cooler today. This morning, I went to the landromat but I did not walk while my cloth... Read more
I'd Like an Order of Coolness, Please!
I got up super early this morning to do two things: drive to work to Spark (home laptop is 3 timezones away getting repaired or replaced) and to do as much as I can around the house before it gets too hot.
I need to:
water the plants
r... Read more