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  • Thursday, December 25

    12/25/2014 7:58:44 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Merry Christmas to all my Spark friends. Today, my family is coming over for a traditional Chinese hot pot dinner. I started preparing the soup stock. They will be sometime after 1 PM (after they eat lunch). I will get hubby to go to Pho Tay Ho and get some summer and egg rolls. Hubby will ... Read more

  • Wednesday, December 24

    12/24/2014 6:18:46 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I had a very busy day at work yesterday. I left around 5 PM EST. I stopped at Grand Wall supermarket and picked up ginger, scallion, and Chinese soup spoons (8). Then, I went to Harris Teeter and got cat treats and Klondike ice cream bars (for mom -- for tomorrow). Hubby ordered pizza from L... Read more

  • Tuesday, December 23

    12/23/2014 6:55:23 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I arrived at the office yesterday and there was present from St. Nick. I didn't open it. I will open it on Christmas day. I needed to complete a project by noon (or sooner) yesterday. I finished it around 9:30 AM. Thank goodness, because it was a busy day. Last night, I cooked the homemade... Read more

  • Tuesday, December 23

    12/23/2014 6:55:13 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I arrived at the office yesterday and there was present from St. Nick. I didn't open it. I will open it on Christmas day. I needed to complete a project by noon (or sooner) yesterday. I finished it around 9:30 AM. Thank goodness, because it was a busy day. Last night, I cooked the homemade... Read more

  • Tuesday, December 23

    12/23/2014 6:55:08 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I arrived at the office yesterday and there was present from St. Nick. I didn't open it. I will open it on Christmas day. I needed to complete a project by noon (or sooner) yesterday. I finished it around 9:30 AM. Thank goodness, because it was a busy day. Last night, I cooked the homemade... Read more

  • Tuesday, December 23

    12/23/2014 6:55:04 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I arrived at the office yesterday and there was present from St. Nick. I didn't open it. I will open it on Christmas day. I needed to complete a project by noon (or sooner) yesterday. I finished it around 9:30 AM. Thank goodness, because it was a busy day. Last night, I cooked the homemade... Read more

  • Monday, December 22

    12/22/2014 5:52:25 AM, by TENNISJIM

    My brother, his fiance, my cousin Sandra, and my mom arrived around 1:45 PM. Hubby went for a bike ride. He came home just when they were getting ready to leave. I watched a movie called 4 Minute Mile on Netflix. A good movie. Inspirational. Well, I have lots to do at the office today, so,... Read more

  • Sunday, December 21

    12/21/2014 6:34:07 AM, by TENNISJIM

    We had a laid back day yesterday after finishing the grocery shopping. Hubby watched sports and I watched movies on Netflix and Comcast On Demand. I re-watched Love Actually, The Butler, and 12 Years a Slave. Today, my brother is stopping by the house to drop off some of the food for Christma... Read more

  • Saturday, December 20

    12/20/2014 6:36:50 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Another incredibly busy day at work yesterday. I finally left the office at 5:30 PM EST. Luckily, hubby agreed to get Chinese carry out for dinner. I got egg drop soup and hunan bean curd. When hubby came home, I mentioned that it took a long time. Then, I mentioned that I had pulled out Hong K... Read more

  • Friday, December 19

    12/19/2014 6:48:22 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I forgot to mention that hubby, George, and I went to see G-Sharp last night at Acre 121. One of the band member is an attorney that works at hubby's agency. Besides, he is very good looking and nice. I had a busy day working from home yesterday. I have a few things to take care of this morn... Read more

  • Thursday, December 18

    12/18/2014 7:36:56 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Today, I am working from home. Woo hoo. Last night I ate udon noodles and some pasta for dinner. Yes, lots of carbs. I was able to chew without pain. So, a little progress. My dentist asked me to avoid chewing on the side where we did the implant and bone craft.... Read more

  • Wednesday, December 17

    12/17/2014 5:54:41 PM, by TENNISJIM

    Today was supposed to be my work from home day. I ended up going to the office in the morning and left at 1:30 PM to go to my dentist appointment at 2 PM. After the dentist appointment, I went to the pharmacy to get a prescription filled. Finally, got home around 3 PM. Basically my lunch hour pl... Read more

  • Tuesday, December 16

    12/16/2014 6:21:59 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Thanks for the advice Kelly. I stopped taking Aleve yesterday. The tooth stopped hurting. I am still going to make an appointment with my dentist. It's best to have it checked out. I hope it's nothing. Yesterday was so busy at the office. I was on non-stop projects and support request. M... Read more

  • Monday, December 15

    12/15/2014 6:39:57 AM, by TENNISJIM

    We played tennis at 11 AM and it was very windy. David J and I defeated Eric and hubby 6-3. Then, Andrew and David M played David J and Eric. I forgot to ask who won. Lastly, David M and I lost to Andrew and hubby 7-5. Overall, a good day playing tennis. Afterwards, we went to Pho Tay Ho a... Read more

  • Sunday, December 14

    12/14/2014 6:56:46 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I have a toothache. It started mid-day yesterday. I went to CVS to get some Aleve. I got a bottle of the liquid gel version (thinking it was 50% off)... I ended paying full price. It was 50% off on the second bottle. I do not need two bottles of Aleve. I guess I don't know how to read sal... Read more

  • Saturday, December 13

    12/13/2014 6:52:32 AM, by TENNISJIM

    There was a traffic accident going to the office yesterday -- I didn't arrive any earlier than I hoped for. I wanted to make sure to have Expertise B (training room) re-configured before Eric got the office. Mission accomplished. The only thing I couldn't do was to duct tape down the wires. Eric... Read more

  • Friday, December 12

    12/12/2014 6:33:47 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I had a very busy day at work yesterday. That was good so the day went quickly. I didn't leave until 5 PM EST. I got home around 6 PM and waited until 6:30 PM to start cooking dinner. Baked lemon pepper chicken mixed with rotini pasta. Time to get ready for work and the drive to Tysons ... Read more

  • Thursday, December 11

    12/11/2014 6:34:37 AM, by TENNISJIM

    It was a good day working from home yesterday. It was an average day. I pan seared salmon for dinner and made a salad. Time to get ready for work and the drive to Tysons Corner. Light snow has been predicted for later this afternoon. Below is this's year's electronic holiday card. Scam... Read more

  • Wednesday, December 10

    12/10/2014 6:49:00 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I had a very busy day at the office yesterday and it was mostly non-billable work. I spent 2.5 hours on a project that I thought it was going to take less time. Luckily, I was able to get he PM to do her job and get the time frame so I can post the notification on the customers' client portal page... Read more

  • Tuesday, December 9

    12/9/2014 6:32:33 AM, by TENNISJIM

    It was another busy and frustrating day at the office yesterday. There are way too many frustrating days. Oh well. I am thankful I have a job that pays for the materials for my art business as well as some utilities. I made turkey meatballs and pasta for dinner last night. I liked it better... Read more

  • Monday, December 8

    12/8/2014 6:24:51 AM, by TENNISJIM

    We did play tennis yesterday (at 12:30 PM). It was the two Davids, hubby, and me. David J and I beat David M and hubby 6-3. David J and hubby beat David M and I 6-1. The Davids beat us 7-6 (2). John couldn't play because his back was achy so Andrew dropped out. After tennis, we went to Pho Ta... Read more

  • Sunday, December 7

    12/7/2014 7:37:24 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, the Holiday party turned out to be what I had expected. Dinner was a buffet. Only three items on the buffet table I could eat -- pistachio coated salmon, roast beef (didn't eat it), and roasted potatoes. I had a small piece of salmon and some potatoes. Hubby stopped at McDonalds on our way... Read more

  • Saturday, December 6

    12/6/2014 7:02:41 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Another busy day at the office yesterday. I even went to work early. I arrived around 7:30 AM EST. I took care of the projects that I postponed on Thursday afternoon. After I completed them, I started on the project scheduled for Friday and it took almost 3 hours to complete half of the project.... Read more

  • Friday, December 5

    12/5/2014 6:25:36 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Another busy day at the office yesterday. I didn't leave until 6:15 PM after arriving at 7:45 AM. I could have left on sooner if Eric didn't waddle on a decision. The story is too long to type and I should learn to let go. Time to get ready for work and the drive to Tysons Corner. It wi... Read more

  • Thursday, December 4

    12/4/2014 6:26:57 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I had a busy day working at home yesterday. I met with our contractor (Abraham) to discuss adding a french door to an existing opening on the first level of our townhouse. I need this door when I am creating new paintings. Roger likes to swipe at the paint and run off with it. It's back to t... Read more

  • Wednesday, December 3

    12/3/2014 7:15:20 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I had a busy day at the office yesterday which was good and made the day go faster. I left around 4:45 PM after discussing the conference rooms arrangements with Eric (the person that pissed me off). I ordered the iPhone 6 Plus for my hubby and I. Hubby said we need to be careful on our spend... Read more

  • Tuesday, December 2

    12/2/2014 6:19:58 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I had a busy day and finally left at 4:45 PM. Eric asked me when I was leaving -- I said 4:30 -- he said he is going to the bank. I said OK -- I'll stay until you return. Then, we he returned he wanted to talk about Friday. I told him what do we want to talk about. I said just tell me what I ne... Read more

  • Monday, December 1

    12/1/2014 6:17:32 AM, by TENNISJIM

    We played tennis at 10:30 AM. Eric and John arrived first. Andrew and us arrived at the same time. Looked like John and Eric had been there for a while. So, Andrew and us warmed up. When David showed up, he warmed up with us. I asked David and Andrew to go ahead and play doubles first. Hubby ... Read more

  • Sunday, November 30

    11/30/2014 6:35:18 AM, by TENNISJIM

    We played tennis at 1 PM yesterday. There were six of us (David, J, Eric, Andrew, David M, Joel, and moi). We played until 4 PM. I lost all my sets 6-7, 6-7, 4-6. We met up with Patrick and David for dinner at Red Hot and Blue. It was a good meal. Today, we are playing tennis at 10:30... Read more

  • Saturday, November 29

    11/29/2014 7:00:39 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, the doctor's office visit was at 8 AM EST. I didn't see the doctor until 8:40 PM. He scheduled me to see a dermatologist at 1:30 PM and scheduled several lab tests. I went ahead and did it on the same day. I also got my flu shot. Afterwards, we walked around Springfield Mall. We thou... Read more

  • Friday, November 28

    11/28/2014 6:55:34 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, Thanksgiving was interesting this year. We arrived at my brother Joe's house around 1:20 PM thinking that we were going to eat. Nothing was prepared. I was so hungry. I only had a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. My brother and his girlfriend (now fiance) arrive after 2 PM. Then, Sandr... Read more

  • Thursday, November 27

    11/27/2014 7:15:50 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, I tried not to think about work yesterday. However, the same tech that have yelled at me also assigned me a support request. I didn't respond yesterday. I did work on it today. Yes, today, on Thanksgiving morning. Today, we are going to my brother's house in Potomac MD for Thanksgivin... Read more

  • Wednesday, November 26

    11/26/2014 7:00:36 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I had a slow and busy day at work yesterday. I got a little pissed off when one of my colleagues told another team member that no one but Nick helps him and nobody cares. I tried to help this colleague and there are times when he yells at me for helping him. I can never do anything right with thi... Read more

  • Tuesday, November 25

    11/26/2014 7:00:34 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I guess I forgot to write a blog yesterday.... Read more