SparkPeople Swimming for Cardio Team Messageboard This is a group for those anywhere in the world that either swims regularly, swims occasionally or would like to swim as part of their fitness routine. We embrace all swimmers of any level. SparkPeople Swimming for Cardio Team Messageboard Good Swimmers, 7/29/16!! Good Morning!! Happy Friday!! I'm so glad it's Friday and I'm going to have a great weekend! <BR> <BR> I head up to VT this afternoon to catch the tail end of the wedding festivities. Some of the family is sticking around for the weekend so I'll have a chance to catch up and spend time with them. So, although I'm totally not thrilled about the prospect of driving up there this afternoon, I know once I get there I'll be happy I did. <BR> <BR> Last night I got new tires and my wheels alig... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:33:15 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/28/16!!! Good Morning!!! Hope everyone is getting going on a great day!! <BR> <BR> I think I am going to be able to rejoin the Y and start swimming again in the mornings!!! My schedule lends itself to that possibility now, whereas before I just wasn't able to go regularly enough to justify the monthly charge. I won't join back until I'm sure it will be feasible, but thinking about it makes me very happy!! <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any competitions coming up? Triathlons, etc.? I'm curious what ... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:58:59 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/27/16!! Good Morning!!! I've really hit the ground running here at my new job. They started a new banking relationship just before I started and we are totally revamping the way our 80 hearing clinics deposit checks. It's a massive project and the expectation is it's up and running by next Monday. I'm doing all I can along with the team to get this done, but it's kind of an unrealistic goal. However, now I know why they pushed so hard for me to start when I did. It's good to be contributing mea... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:41:08 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/26/16!!! Good Morning!!! Another hot day on tap for us here. It's been quite a heat wave. My AC never really worked well yesterday so I spent the day pretty hot. Today it's working much better and that makes me extremely happy and more productive!! <BR> <BR> I'm still getting in my workouts and I am so proud of myself. It feels good to exercise and I look forward to it!! I never thought I'd say that!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:58:52 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/25/16!! Good Morning and Happy Monday!! I am starting my second week of work and I came in today to find that the AC that started on the fritz last Friday is still not working. The heat index today is going to be 105. I guess having the corner office with walls and three windows isn't as appealing when there's no AC circulation. I may have to move to a cubicle or the conference room soon. <BR> <BR> Lots to do here and I'm happy about that. I really do like the people so far. They seem normal. ... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:22:01 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/24/16!!! Happy anniversary to us! I got us two nights in a 1,000 sq ft suite in the heart of San Jose for the weekend before Christmas! It's so much fun because they really do the place up and the downtown is all decorated. They have bands and Christmas trees lit all over the place. <BR> <BR> Jon - I use Murphy's soap on my floors. Message me your address on Facebook and I'll send you a hanging chair that works with my sore hip! <link><BR>roducts®-Hammock-Hanging/... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:45:46 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/23/16!! Happy Saturday! We're shooting texture on the ceiling today and we've never done this before. We had never plastered walls before and that turned out excellently, so I'm expecting a good outcome. Wish me luck! <BR> <BR> Later we/re going to go wine tasting and then to a Japanese dinner to celebrate our anniversary...this is, of course, after we go to Home Depot. Haha. No weekend is complete without a visit to Home Depot! <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to? Jon, are you home now? Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:37:58 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/22/16!! Good Morning and Happy Friday!! I'm so excited that it's the end of my first work week!! I'll admit I was getting used to the unemployment life.....I had so much control over my schedule. I think likely I am ready to make the shift to having my own business and I am going to make that my goal within two years. <BR> <BR> I'm still working out!! I went on vacation and in a week of not taking the best care of myself I managed to put on only one pound. I have to say I'm pretty excited abo... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:49:44 EST Light Harcore workout help Hi Yall, <BR> Im not asking for medical advice but I hurt myself and now I ended up with somewhat swollen ankles with little bit of pain I want to start back working out. I normally do like 78 laps = like an hr and a half. what would be a light work out but still hard core that I have a chance at losing weight at the same time workout during the healing process of this ankle situation. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Lu Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:38:31 EST Light hardcore WorkOut help? Hi Yall, <BR> Im not asking for medical advice but I hurt myself and now I ended up with somewhat swollen ankles with little bit of pain I want to start back working out. I normally do like 78 laps = like an hr and a half. what would be a light work out but still hard core that I have a chance at losing weight at the same time workout during the healing process of this ankle situation. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Lu Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:36:45 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/21/16!!! Good Morning!! Well, so far the job seems good and will be an interesting challenge. The people are professional and very friendly so far. The positivity seems genuine and honest. <BR> <BR> I am the controller for a privately held LLC that owns hearing aid stores. I'm learning about an industry I had never even given much thought to before. This company is expanding rapidly by acquiring practices and bringing them into this management group. It's a whole new organizational structure ... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:52:19 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/20/16!! Good Morning!! Quick fly by start to the thread today. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a whirlwind. I'm very excited about my new job!! <BR> <BR> Jon, I hope you are doing well!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:07:27 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/19/16!!! Hi gang! <BR> <BR> I'm outta here shortly for cut 'n paste day so I'll start. Got some time in so that's one more day to a string about to be broken (does a walker count?). I'm hoping I'm cognizant enough later to keep the water string going. <BR> <BR> My Streaks <BR> 534 days: Drink 8 8oz cups of water 1 time per day <BR> 406 days: Use 1 piece of fitness equipment 1 time per day Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:31:24 EST Double post, ignore me, 7/18/16 xoxox Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:49:09 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/18/16!!! Good Morning!!! I am back from a loooong week of dance competition. It was good and bad. I'll share a little more about it later. Right now I just wanted to say hi and start the thread! <BR> <BR> I start my new job tomorrow!! I'll also share more that later too!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!!! Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:48:58 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/17/16! 7/17 is always a funny date to me because this was our original wedding date. We ended up having to move it because there was a cousin getting married that day. So next weekend is our 34th. <BR> <BR> We're going to go visit the inlaws today and listen to an outdoor concert. Sounds like a nice l, relaxing day. <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to? Sun, 17 Jul 2016 10:10:03 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/16/16! Happy Saturday! I am going to have a second cup of coffee, then hit the books. I hand wrote an outline for my research paper so now it's time to type it. I've figured out my exact topic to research on, I just have to do it. <BR> <BR> I'll go for a beach break and then hit the books some more. My hubby comes this evening which I'm looking forward to. <BR> <BR> Swim hard and long Jon - you've got some mileage to get! Sat, 16 Jul 2016 10:23:09 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/15/16!!! I have a bunch of meetings today and then I plan to go home and do lots of homework. Saturday will be a homework day too. I have a meeting up on the hill (here on the property at the very top of the hill is the sales offices). I will walk at lunch. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! I'll try to get back here to chat. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 11:14:10 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/14/16! Yes Jon, get through the week and the surgery will be a piece of cake! <BR> <BR> Long drive to work today, it took four and a half hours! It was nice to sleep with my husband though. Today will be a long day! I'm going to try to get away at lunch and get in my walk. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:16:24 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/13/16!!! Today is a travel day for me. Going down to our Pico office is kind of crazy because you travel two days to get one day of work in. I'm riding back to Santa Maria with the corporate controller and then meeting some old work buddies for lunch. I think I'll head back to Half Moon Bay at 4 am tomorrow. Got my walk in last night and today I'll be grouting the tile and painting. <BR> <BR> Jon - Yeah the processing plant smells amazing! We do one whole line of organics and I love getting the packs... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 09:55:00 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/12/16!!! Happy Tuesday! I'm still down in LA working at the herb factory. It sure smells good here! <BR> <BR> Jon - I hope all your health stuff is over soon. You're healthy so they have to back off eventually. The new hip will be wonderful. <BR> <BR> I'll be walking again this evening. It's fun exploring new places. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:02:12 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/11/16!!! I'm off to LA today, but fortunately I realized that I could hitch a ride with the corporate controller who is driving down. That means I get a few extra hours this morning since she's coming from Santa Cruz which is 4 - 5 hours away. I'm going to finish sealing the tiles and then do some school work. <BR> <BR> Have a happy, on plan day! Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:25:39 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/10/16! We had fun tiling and then going to our kid's new house and helping them prep and paint their living room. They feel a lot more ready to take on these home improvement projects. We did heavy manual labor from six am until after nine pm haha. I am sore today, but we're going to finish tiling the den! Sun, 10 Jul 2016 09:46:58 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/9/16! Happy Saturday fishies! I need to fly back down to LA for three days l, starting Monday,neon if Heather and I are both MIA please feel free to start the thread. I proposed a solution that brings the accounting department up to Half Moon Bay and eventually has one less person on staff. <BR> <BR> Tiling and more tiling for me today. Then we go visit the kids and help them paint their new house. <BR> <BR> Hope you all can get wet today, and Jon, get those miles in! You are awesome! Sat, 9 Jul 2016 09:38:04 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/8/16!! Good Morning!! Happy Friday!! I am in a very happy place today! I start my job on July 19th and I go to the shore next week for the dance competition. It's all very good. <BR> <BR> The job I accepted is a Controller position with a rapidly growing company. The company owns hearing aid retail stores and is purchasing one or two practices a month. They need serious help with their accounting/finance function so I think I'll be a great match! I start July 19th! I wanted to start Aug 1... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 08:33:41 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/7/16!!! Good Morning! Sorry again for the late start. My mornings are a little weird these days!! <BR> <BR> I've been running around getting ready for the trip to the shore next week. Also, I've been finalizing my start date! As soon as it's all signed and agreed upon, I'll tell you all about the company. I'm so excited!!! This has been a very long process..... <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is staying cool. I love the heat! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Thu, 7 Jul 2016 11:12:35 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/6/16!!! Good Morning!!! I got the call that the company I liked the most wants to make me a job offer!! I'm awaiting the electronic paperwork so I can see what the offer entails. I really hope it's a good offer because they seem excited about me, I'm excited about them, and I really want to take it. As soon as I get it I will evaluate it. In the meantime, I'm a tad anxious about seeing the offer and not able to do much else!!! <BR> <BR> So, maybe I'll get on the treadmill and walk off some of t... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 09:47:30 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/5/16!!! Back to reality after a nice long weekend. My shoulders are a bit sore today and it's a good sore. I sanded down the den's ceiling which was a lot of reaching because it's a high ceiling and I didn't want to keep moving the ladder. Then we painted the den, the hall and the entry. The kids came and helped get the tiling of the den started which was really fun. Yesterday we tried to get all of the rest of the tiles in, but since we did it on the diagonal there were a ton to tiles to cut. I thin... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 11:06:30 EST Happy 4th of July! I hope everyone has a fun day today! We are tiling again today and then I'll head home this evening. Maybe I'll see some fire works on the way. Mon, 4 Jul 2016 10:21:14 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/3/16!!! Laurie - You may not like billing but I'm so happy for you that you've gotten to where you're at! It's great that you're getting enough extra to do some stuff on the house. <BR> <BR> Speaking of houses, we're in escrow on three houses with acreage! We'll use one as our weekend house and rent the others out. It should close escrow about the same time as our current house is taking to fix up. We painted the den this morning and next we'll start tiling. The kids are coming over to help! Sun, 3 Jul 2016 11:39:35 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/2/16! Wow, July! <BR> <BR> Colorful art work on your back Jen! I could never do that after my (I was going to say FIL because the kids always called him grandpa, but he's my BIL's father) Tony has a tattoo on his arm that is a blob. It used to be an anchor from when he was in the navy, but time has had its way with the skin. <BR> <BR> Slept in until six! It's so nice to sleep with my hubby! I'm sanding the den ceiling and then painting. Next we'll tile and then the den will be move in ready. The ... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 10:18:44 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/1/16!! Good Morning!! Happy Friday!! I am really looking forward to the weekend. I have a few job search things to do this morning (complete some thank you notes) and a Skype interview this afternoon, and also a CPE class to do today. With all the interviewing I've done a lot less CPE than I had planned, but that's a good thing because interviews will hopefully lead to a job!! Then I am taking off of the job search and I'm going to enjoy this weekend fully! <BR> <BR> Today I weighed in and I... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 08:16:02 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/30/16!!! Good Morning!!! I am having a great week! I'm sorry I wasn't around the past few days, but I'm interviewing and we all know that's a good thing for me. I went into the city yesterday for an interview and although the place is cool and the job was good, there's no way I can commute into SoHo every day!! At least now I'm sure that if I have to take a job in the city, it must be midtown and close to Port Authority. I had a fun time in the city though! <BR> <BR> I have an interview today ba... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:33:45 EST Music 4 Swimming ? Hi Yall, <BR> What is your favorite music to listen to while swimming laps?? <BR> What are some good up beat songs to get u moving in the water???? Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:12:56 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/29/16!!! Happy Monday morning...oh wait, no, it's Wednesday - haha! After all the travel I've done I am feeling confused on the week days! The good news is that it is a three day weekend. <BR> <BR> Adorable pictures from Jon on yesterday's thread, definitely check them out! <BR> <BR> Okay, I better go get this day started. No walk at lunch, one of my workmates wants to do a working lunch. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:23:19 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/28/16! Heather must be at a job interview! Go Heather! <BR> <BR> Goriana is celebrating her 5 year anniversary for conquering swimming! Go Goriana! <BR> <BR> Jon celebrated his 40th wedding anniversary! Go Jon and wifey! <BR> <BR> I am down in Pico Rivera working at our herbs division. I will be taking the accounting operations under my purview. It smells lovely in the plant! Haha, how many production plants do you know of that smell wonderful? <BR> <BR> I walked about six miles last night and t... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:32:28 EST Laps 2 Swim for a Mile? Hi Yall, <BR> <BR> Im just curious but how many laps in a Olympic size pool would u have to do to make a mile? <BR> whats a good website that converts meter laps to miles? <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Lu Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:58:33 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/27/16!!! Good Morning!!! I'm starting off a busy week of interviews, and that makes me so happy. I hope at least one of these turns into an offer. I am very hopeful for all of them. <BR> <BR> I didn't hear back last week on the one that was supposed to decide by last week, so either they offered it to someone else, or they haven't decided yet. I'll follow up with the recruiter today. <BR> <BR> Dance recital was fun! We had a good time and I was super happy that I dropped the 20ish pounds since ... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:04:55 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/26/16!! Let's get started! Got my swim in, a beautiful morning to be out there. Off to pick-up bagels and fixings with a stop at my Moms to grab the cake and flowers stashed there yesterday. It will be a slow wake up for the rest of the crew here with a lazy morning followed by hanging out at the beach until it's time to clean up for dinner at the new favorite. Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:39:25 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/25/16!!! With Carol deep into party mode and Heather recovering from the trauma of her first adult recital I'll start the thread today, A very busy day for the household today, hence the early start even for me. I have to sneak some photos to scan for the anniversary while the Missus sleeps, get the swim in, dump run, pick up the cake, flowers, wrap a few presents, meet my cousin, my Moms Executor and get the sealed envelopes from the safe deposit box that should answer a lot of questions I've had si... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 03:25:12 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/24/16!!! Good Morning!! Happy Friday!! I have a busy day ahead of's the first performance of the recital tonight. I am so nervous my hands are cold and numb. What have I gotten myself into? <BR> <BR> I'm really trying to put a good face on this, but I am so nervous I feel like I'm going to be sick. The truth is in the adult tap/jazz performances as an audience member I really never expected much. The choreography is simple, the formations are simple, we don't turn, jump or leap, and... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:27:28 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/23/16!! Good Morning!!! Happy Thursday. Today is shaping up to be a good day with a phone interview for one job and an in person interview for another job. I'm pretty excited and doing all I can to prepare. <BR> <BR> I'll have to get on the treadmill this afternoon as I don't have time this morning!! But I will do it because it will make me feel great!! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of summer! I can't wait to get to the beach and enjoy the ocean. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:40:10 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/22/16!!! Good Morning!! I am in a terrific mood today!! I have an interview set up for tomorrow with a company that I think would be a perfect fit for me. It's a weird little scrappy company. Just the kind I like. :) I applied Friday, they contacted me yesterday and set up the interview for Thursday. I think they would have done today if I could have. Which means, to me, that they move at my pace. I like that very much. The job is great, the location is we just have to make sur... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:05:04 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/21/16!!! Good Morning!! We are starting the day with thunderstorms here. Yikes! It's supposed to clear up early and the day looks lovely. I have a busy day of job searching activities, CPE classes and taking Sydney for a school sports physical. I'm excited about all of it! <BR> <BR> I'm starting to really get used to this whole "I don't have to go to an office" thing. I need to get a job soon before I forget how to do that!! :) Eventually the severance and savings will run out and then there's... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 06:51:59 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/20/16!!! Good Morning!! Happy start to the work week. I have a busy day planned of working on assignments from my coach. We are accelerating the process so I can move through and get to a better resume faster. The one I have isn't bad, but we can make it better so we are going to do that. Then we'll work through marketing me and helping me refine my interviewing skills. I need this and I'm excited to work on it. <BR> <BR> I'll work on items for that and the job search today for my work day. Th... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:56:56 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/18/16!!! I'm so glad you guys are having nice weather too! I'm going to go to the beach and meet the kids and hubby that are doing a through hike. It's a really nice hike, we've done it before. You start up in the mountains with an overnight along the way and continue to the beach. A summit to sea hike. I had to take a study day, so today I'm parking on the sea end and hiking up to meet them. <BR> <BR> Congratulations granny! It is really nice to be in good shape when you're pregnant. With my first ... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 08:49:06 EST Duplicate thread... use the other one. Use the other thread.... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 14:02:14 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/18/16!!! I have my Italian son, his friend and my hubby here this morning and I totally forgot to come on and start the thread! They are doing a little overnight trip while I stay and do some school research (sigh). It is absolutely gorgeous here today! I was going for my lunch walk to the beach and then I remembered that I hadn't hopped on here. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a restful weekend! Sat, 18 Jun 2016 14:00:15 EST Good Afternoon Swimmers, 6/17/16!!! Hi all!! Wow, guess we are all pretty busy today. I started my day by taking the kid to the doc. She has a sinus infection. They charged me a reduced rate and I paid it directly, and wow, that was nice. We've been going there a long time and the doc rides in the same bike club as hubby. Sometimes small town stuff is actually nice!! <BR> <BR> I'm getting myself on the treadmill!! One more week to recital and I hope I can lose one more pound! Spark has me having only lost 8 pounds beca... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:27:51 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/16/16!!! Hi all!! Wow, what a cool date!! I hope it means something positive! <BR> <BR> So the interview yesterday went well. I know I could do the job and do it well, but you just never know what's going on with the other side. I sent my thank you notes and now I wait. <BR> <BR> I had my first meeting with my outplacement counselor. I liked her very much and I think her coaching is really going to help me with a better job search. <BR> <BR> Tonight is my last dance class before recital next w... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:56:38 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/15/16!! Good Morning!!! I have an interview today!! I have to say I have a good feeling about it. It's this afternoon from 2:30 - 4:15 (meeting with three people). Say prayers and cross your fingers and whatever else you might do to send good wishes!! <BR> <BR> Jon, I didn't fully follow what you said about the pre-op preparations, but I'm sure you know what to do. You will get through this with flying colors. My friend's mom had this done recently, and she did remarkably well. You will too. ... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:20:46 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/14/16!! HI! Sorry I disappeared. It's a long story, but last weekend was Sydney's 8th grade graduation and hubby's bike ride from Boston to Vermont. I just lost track of time. Also not having a job is making it hard for me to tell weekdays from weekends. And now that Sydney is done with school it's going to be even harder. <BR> <BR> I can't wait to see wedding pictures Carol!! That's just so exciting!! <BR> <BR> Today I'm back to focusing on the job search and taking the CPE classes. We have... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 07:09:05 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/13/16!!! Hello! Where has everyone been? I was out doing wedding things. It was a really nice wedding, the kids had a great time. I tried to make everything as easy as possible and have great food. The kids did an amazing job of decorating! I'm sure pics will show up on facebook. <BR> <BR> Okay, off to work. I'll try to come back later. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 11:08:34 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/11/16! Happy Saturday! Today's the big weekend for my son and Maureen! I'm excited for the day! We made breakfast, the wedding ceremony area is all set, everything is beautiful! Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:49:41 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/9/16!! Hi all!! Another quick and late start here!! I hope Carol and her family are having a BLAST!! <BR> <BR> I'll check in later with more details and to check in on everyone. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!!! Thu, 9 Jun 2016 10:35:59 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/8/16!! Good Morning!! I'm running all around this morning like crazy! Off to a riding lesson, then back for more job applying and CPE classes this afternoon. I have a phone interview today. The one from yesterday got rescheduled for today. <BR> <BR> I'll come back later and check in! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Wed, 8 Jun 2016 09:46:27 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/7/16!!! Heather must be living the life of leisure! Haha <BR> <BR> Today I woke up at 4:30 (which is pretty normal) and I decided to work on packing up the wedding food by meal. Jeez that's a lot of work when you're talking eight meals for over twenty people. My daughter and I organized the menus and wrote out the shopping list, so at least that's pretty organized. <BR> <BR> I still have to wrap gifts. Tomorrow we will get our Italian son at the airport! Then we need to get our daughter in Santa Cr... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 10:40:05 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/6/16!!! Happy Monday morning fishies! <BR> <BR> I am so sore from this past weekend haha! Plastering a ceiling is hard, hard work! We didn't finish the whole house (2,200 sq ft) but we got all of the living room, dining room and entry way finished. I did the final sanding on the walls in the living room and painted! We won't be able to work on it for the next three weekends because of the wedding, visitors and the second ceremony in Pocatello, Idaho. <BR> <BR> Today I go pick out plants and orchid... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 10:35:09 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/5/16!!! Well...really it's afternoon here. We got up and started working at 6am and I forgot to come on here first. I started painting the living room walls which was exciting for me. Painting is so much easier than plastering! Yesterday we spent most of the day plastering the ceilings and that is a really hard workout! <BR> <BR> Starting to pack up the car for the long drive home (sigh). I will be so happy to live in the same house again. Next weekend is the wedding! It's hard to believe it's so cl... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 15:12:00 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/4/16!!! Yay for Saturday! I'm in Santa Maria waiting for the sun to rise to get started on the house. This will be another great weekend warrior work out! I'm hoping to finish all of the plastering and sanding of the walls by the end of the weekend. That will leave the ceilings. We won't get to work on the house for the next three weeks because next week is the WEDDING! The weekend after that I need to work on writing papers then my son and his new wife (!) will have another ceremony in Idaho that we... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 08:10:28 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/3/16!! Good Morning!!! Happy Friday!!! I have another fun and busy day ahead of me! <BR> <BR> Oh, good news to share too! I have an in person interview for a Director of Global Payroll job. This is one that I did a phone interview for last week, and I'm excited that I got to the next step. I also had a call yesterday about a job and I'm waiting for the recruiter to call back. And I'm waiting for one other call back. So, things are moving along...... <BR> <BR> Tonight is the 8th grade forma... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 08:01:23 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/2/16!! Hello!!! It's Thursday! Yay!! <BR> <BR> I have some errands to run this morning and some job searching to do, then an afternoon running kid around for a little while to the orthodontist and then to dance, then back to dance for myself this evening. Should be a good, productive and active day. <BR> <BR> The phone interview went well yesterday. Now we have to get to the next stage where the business owner wants to meet me. Yesterday was phase one. I hope he wants to meet me because this ... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 07:48:46 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 6/1/16! Happy hump day! I need to get up and get going, but coffee on the balcony with the ocean out there is just really nice and relaxing. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to my lunch walk. I didn't get one yesterday but I did have to walk up to the shipping conference room twice yesterday which is 15 minutes each direction. Today I need to go over to the wholesale department which is so beautiful and calming. <BR> <BR> Can you believe it's June? My son's wedding is on the ninth! It's so soon! Wed, 1 Jun 2016 09:17:07 EST returning member after a long time hello everyone! today was the first day i went swmming 3 years! I am so excited to be part of the team again! my goal is to be able to swim a mile, like i used to be able to do! Tue, 31 May 2016 20:37:59 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/31/16!! Good Morning!! I hope everyone had a great long weekend!! We celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary yesterday. We didn't do much out of the ordinary, but we toasted each other and had a nice dinner we cooked together. It was a nice way to celebrate in a low key fashion. <BR> <BR> Today I am facing the reality that I don't have a job. Last week was emotional and also since it was the beginning of a holiday weekend, it felt a bit like I had a mini vacation. But today, I don't have anywh... Tue, 31 May 2016 09:11:16 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/30/16! I guess everyone is out having a good time! Jon, I hope you're getting wet! <BR> <BR> Have a good day all! Mon, 30 May 2016 12:20:21 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/29/16! It sounds like everyone is busy with chores this weekend. Gardening outside sounds nice...though not the 90 degrees part. We bought all of the non-refrigerator foods for the wedding weekend so I feel pretty set for it I still have to cook a bunch of lasagne the Tuesday before. <BR> <BR> Today we'll work on plastering some more. I will do the den today and that will be the end of first coats. We finished the living room and I did a base coat of paint. Now I'm excited to see it once the sun c... Sun, 29 May 2016 09:07:26 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/28/16!!! Hi all! Hope you're having a great day! I'm working on the new rental house and we'll be taking a run to the dump. I'm hoping to finish plastering the walls today - wish me luck haha...then some wine I think. Sat, 28 May 2016 15:37:31 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/27/16!!! Good Morning!!! Happy Friday! It's the start of a long holiday weekend. It's funny how different that feels when you are not working. I'm still excited, but it's just not quite the same as having days off of work. Frankly, it's quite a bit better and much more relaxing. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I had a call from a company that I applied to last week. It's a job that I thought would be a perfect fit for me, and they seem to agree. I have a phone interview scheduled for next Wednesday. I'm ... Fri, 27 May 2016 08:06:54 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/26/16!!! Oops, I was doing wedding planning stuff this morning and completely forgot to hop on to see if I needed to start the thread! Less then two weeks to the wedding! Plus our Italian son is coming! I can't wait! <BR> <BR> Do you guys have fun plans for the long weekend? I'm excited to be going home to work on the house for three days! We'll see how far we can get. We're still working on buying this other set of houses and I'm just hoping we can make it work! Thu, 26 May 2016 15:31:37 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/25/16!! Good Morning!! I'm here bright and early due to getting up early and light traffic. Yippee for summer traffic. Too bad I have no where to commute right now. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I think I will have the lay off meeting about 9:30, maybe even earlier. I can't wait. I'm ready!! <BR> <BR> I keep working out and that's really helping. <BR> <BR> I'll come back later today with an update. For now, I have a few last minute things to do to clean off my laptop. I've had this thing forev... Wed, 25 May 2016 07:22:06 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/24/16!!! Tuesday is meeting day for me (sadly). I have lots of fun work to do once I finish building all of the background files for the new system, I can't wait until I'm at that point. I ran errands instead of walking at lunch yesterday and I really missed it. Today I'm going to make sure I go. <BR> <BR> I just figured out that this weekend is Memorial Day weekend! I need to look it up at work and see if it's one we get off. When I was in agriculture I never got it off because we were too busy, bu... Tue, 24 May 2016 09:25:57 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/23/16!!! Good Morning!! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I enjoyed myself and actually went out to lunch with people yesterday and didn't think about work at all. Maybe this job change will be the best thing that ever happened to me!! <BR> <BR> I'm a bit focused on that today I have a prep call with a recruiter for my phone screen tomorrow. And two other recruiters each have another potential position for me, so things are moving along. I'm doing what I can, applying and netwo... Mon, 23 May 2016 08:48:19 EST swimming ettiquette hello everyone! I know how to share lanes with one other person( just stick to your side of the lane!) but I would like to know how to share lanes with two or more people? Sun, 22 May 2016 20:33:37 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/22/16!!! Wow... no post yet? Well, let's see if we get two... <BR> <BR> Anyway, good morning! How's everyone this fine day? I'm trying to figure out how I want to spend my day since I do NOT have to work! The weather is beautiful, although cool, maybe another hike in the park? We are sort of half expecting an invitation from friends this afternoon, Dave may go, but I haven't decided if I want to or not. <BR> <BR> What's everyone else up to? Sun, 22 May 2016 11:30:04 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/21/16! Happy Saturday! We are going to try plastering a wall this morning. I've watched so YouTube videos on it and today we're going to try it. You use a heavy nap paint roller to roll the plaster on and then the other person comes behind and uses a skip trowel. This way you get a heavy layer on the wall but it not the usual pattern. It will be fun to try! <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to today? Sat, 21 May 2016 07:40:58 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/20/16!!! Good Morning and Happy Friday!!! I'm so glad it's almost the weekend!! I really have no work to do anymore, so I'm focusing hard on finding a job. I heard yesterday that the folks who brought me back in last week are not moving forward with me. I think they are crazy. I mean, really I think there is something wrong there.....I was just a perfect fit, twice, and yet they keep passing on me. I know you might be thinking (as I did), well, you haven't found anything yet, maybe it's you! Bu... Fri, 20 May 2016 08:24:03 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/19/16!!! Good Morning!! Here I am in my office for a few hours. I came in to do a few things here, then I'm going home to do a CPE webinar and then do some job search items. I'm letting go of this place! It feels great. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is well today!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Thu, 19 May 2016 09:51:37 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/18/16!! Good Morning!! Here I am today in the parent company office ready to teach these people how to do my job, and the guy in charge isn't here and hasn't communicated anything on timing. Nice, right? Anyway, I'll be as professional as I can, and then I'll be done!!! <BR> <BR> Exercise and eating well continue and I'm feeling great about that!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Wed, 18 May 2016 08:57:35 EST good Morning Swimmers, 5/17/16!!! I had a hard time believing I was typing May 17th...where does the time go? It's amazing that summer is almost here and so is the upcoming wedding of my son and Maureen (our Armonia). She's in Spain for work right now - lucky girl. <BR> <BR> Today I have a bunch of meetings and I've tasked myself with finishing the master files for my implementation today. I think I'll cancel one meeting, I wish I could cancel another one, but it's the leadership meeting so I really can't. It's a two hour me... Tue, 17 May 2016 08:27:10 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/16/16!!! Good Morning! Busy weekend at the dance competition and that took my mind of my troubles for a few days.... <BR> <BR> Here I am back for my last week of work. It's so unbelievably depressing....I just need this over and to get the heck out of here. Today I'll do the last of my work and then spend time looking for a new job. Something really needs to break my way soon...... <BR> <BR> But if it doesn't, I'm going to take my severance and my PTO payout and try to relax a little bit. Getti... Mon, 16 May 2016 09:26:03 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/15/16! My daughter and I mapped out food for the upcoming wedding. We had fun planning menus and making our grocery list. This will be fun! We went for a nice long walk to go out to coffee, then to the beach and then I showed her around the farm. <BR> <BR> Today hubby and I go over to visit his dad and step-mom. It will be good to see them. I want to get used to the route to get there so that we can do it often once we actually live up here. <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to? Sun, 15 May 2016 07:46:32 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/14/16!!! Hi folks! <BR> <BR> Hopefully we don't get a double post :) The sun came out this morning so I took a brisk walk/jog around the neighborhood. Felt good to be out in the sun finally! <BR> <BR> Going to visit a car show today with hopes of meeting a long time expert pinstriper, gathering groceries and other errands before it starts raining again. <BR> <BR> Carol, those marshy estuaries look beautiful! good luck on the new property! Sat, 14 May 2016 11:18:49 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/13/16!!! Good Morning! Happy Friday the 13th! Maybe this day will bring me some luck!! <BR> <BR> We have our last regional dance competition of the season this weekend, so we are off this afternoon for a few nights in beautiful Marlboro NJ! It should be fun and I'm looking forward to doing something that gets my mind off this job search. <BR> <BR> Gotta keep working out and eating well because I lost another half pound!! Woo Hoo!!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Fri, 13 May 2016 07:49:40 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/12/16!! Hi! Quick post so we don't have two threads then I'll come back and fill you in on where I've been!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Thu, 12 May 2016 10:27:17 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/11/16! I have lots of work to get through today and I should be getting up but my bed feels warm and comfy. I need to finish getting my master files set up and if I can avoid meetings today I can probably get half of it finished today - that's my goal. I plan to go in early before others start showing up so that I can get it done. <BR> <BR> I will take a walk at lunch and it looks like it will be nice out. I feel like I need some ocean time today. My hubby comes up tomorrow and we'll have 4 days to... Wed, 11 May 2016 08:51:50 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/10/16!!! Good Morning!! Well, another day here at the office with no certainty for my future......BUT, I reached out to one of my recruiters yesterday and he came right back with a position they just received for a Director of Payroll. Those of you who have lived through my nightmares in payroll are likely laughing at me, but when I really took a look at my background, I have great credentials for a Director of Payroll. It's definitely not my favorite part of my job, but I have this sneaking suspic... Tue, 10 May 2016 07:42:48 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/9/16! Well we'll see if we double post this morning...but I figure it's almost nine on the other coast so I'll get us started. I had a good,mproductive weekend and we closed and locked the door on our old house. I'm sure the guy that bought it will enjoy it. <BR> <BR> It's been amazing to take full weekends away from work while being in the middle of this software implementation. I make less at this job compared to my last one, but around the same when you figure my hourly wage! This job is fun an... Mon, 9 May 2016 08:56:45 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/8/16!!! I hope your sore throat passes quickly along with your rain Jen! <BR> <BR> And with the passing of rain I hope you get to bushwhack your yard Jon. <BR> <BR> We have the very last load from the old really we come back to the new one and start working haha. Sun, 8 May 2016 09:30:17 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/7/16!!! Happy Saturday fellow fishes! I am home and looking at the last loads to clear out the house. This will officially close a chapter in our lives as we look forward to the next one. <BR> <BR> Lots of heavy lifting and cleaning today. How about you guys? Sat, 7 May 2016 08:13:13 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/6/16!!! Good Morning!! Happy Friday!! We have yet another day of rain. Wow, so much rain!!! <BR> <BR> Tonight we have a dance competition. It's only for the one solo dance that Sydney has, so it's not a long weekend of dance, just one long night of it!! I'm looking forward to the distraction. <BR> <BR> Today and all weekend I'm working on applying for jobs. I reworked my resume yesterday and I think it's more impressive now. I can only hope it catches the eye of recruiters. And I'm also wo... Fri, 6 May 2016 08:05:09 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/5/16!!!! Good Morning!! It's yet another cloudy day of rain here. I looked at the long range forecast and see only 4 days of partly sunny days over the next 15. The rest are cloudy and rainy. Wow, it's like April decided to show up in May! We sure need the rain since we didn't get any snow this winter, so I'm trying to look at it that way! <BR> <BR> I have a dental appointment this morning so I'm going into the office after that. From there, I will work on CPE catch up so I can get my license a... Thu, 5 May 2016 06:46:26 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/4/16!! Good Morning! Today I feel energized because I've had some new ideas on my job search. <BR> <BR> First, I thought of new ways to jazz up my resume and make it more dynamic for Controller positions. <BR> <BR> Second, my payroll manager suggested to me yesterday that I look for "Director of Payroll" jobs as she said I know more about payroll than any director for whom she has ever worked. I did a super quick search and found one job and I know I could at least match the requirements, so... Wed, 4 May 2016 09:45:43 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/3/16!!! Good Morning!! Getting a bit of a late start here. <BR> <BR> It's just depressing to be in this office, but I am doing my best to keep my chin up and do the bare minimum to get my job done and my severance soon. I can't wait. I feel like as soon as I'm outta here I'll have a lot more energy to focus on the job search. <BR> <BR> I had a GREAT lesson yesterday on the horse. I enjoyed myself very much! It was a much needed diversion from my work situation. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE... Tue, 3 May 2016 09:03:45 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/2/16!! Good Morning! I have a busy few weeks ahead of me with doing my final close of the books for this company and looking for a new job. It appears my last day will be either May 20 or 23rd (apparently they don't like to lay people off on a Friday...weird). Anyway, I'm laser focused on figuring out my next employment situation now. <BR> <BR> Thank goodness I've been working out and taking care of myself. I might be feeling a lot worse if I hadn't been. It's hard to keep my chin up, but I'm ... Mon, 2 May 2016 08:56:28 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 5/1/16!!! Happy May! I'm sore from a twelve hour day of hard labor yesterday. Today we need to try to move completely out of our house. I finished emptying and cleaning three bedrooms and they look great. <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to? Sun, 1 May 2016 09:42:10 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/30/16!!! There goes April! Can you believe it? Our Lompoc house closes next week or the week after so we need to get the rest of our stuff out. There isn't much left but the kitchen will be a pain to pack up. <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to today? Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:57:19 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/29/16!!! Good Morning!!! It's Friday, woo hoo!!! <BR> <BR> So yesterday I applied for something like 30 jobs and today another 5. I'm starting to really feel the pressure of needing to be very serious about finding a job. There are so many good ones out there. I just need to get in front of the hiring managers and make a good impression. I'm beginning to think my address is hurting me. If anyone googles my address and sees the long commute, they may be totally overlooking me. I'm beginning t... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:04:06 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/28/16!!! Good Morning!! It's Thursday so that means dance class tonight! I'm very excited. As we get closer to the recital I'm starting to get a tad nervous about being on stage, but I know it will be fine. It's a pretty supportive group!! <BR> <BR> Today I'm working from home but doing very little actual work. I'm spending time getting focused on the job search. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:09:42 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/27/16!!! Good Morning!!! It's Wednesday, so we are half way through the week. Yay!! <BR> <BR> Without taking up too much time, I'll just update you guys to tell you yesterday I went to the parent company's office to discuss how I do my financials. I have to get access to my accounting system for the guys on their side, I have to show them what I do and I have to go there and do that for the April close in two weeks. If that's not clear that they don't need me anymore, I don't know what would be. ... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:41:04 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/26/16!! Good Morning!! Here I am at the parent company office in King of Prussia PA. I have to tell you I am not happy to be here!! We have an absolutely wasteful day of meetings. I could be looking for a job!! LOL. That's OK, I have the rest of the week to do that. <BR> <BR> I've finally accepted that I am done here soon. All I want is a chance to clean out my office before they come and tell me to go home one day soon. I'm planning on doing that later this week and maybe over the weekend i... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:50:47 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/25/16!!! Happy Monday! I'm a little sore from all of the lifting and tearing out we did on the new house this last weekend. My hubby will continue working on the house during the weeks as he finds time, then this next weekend we'll try to get as far as we can! I'm excited to work on a new project, but even more so to finish it so that he can move up here with me! <BR> <BR> Today will be a walk at lunch on the beach. <BR> <BR> Jen - What's the new tat going to be of? Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:27:19 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/24/16!!! I need to do some grocery shopping here before heading up north, food is a lot more expensive in Half Moon Bay! I also need to see if I can find a burlap kind of material for making cute lunch bags for the wedding day. They decided they wanted to do a picnic lunch, so I'm making bags that will hold a split of champagne a long with lunch. <BR> <BR> Today we'll do more work on the new house and maybe take one more trip to the storage container. We have all of the carpet out and taken to the du... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:14:39 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/23/16!!! I'm back at my old house this weekend, working on the new rental we bought. It's going to be a lot of cosmetic work, but it will be worth it. We'll be able to rent it out for about $800 more a month than the payments so it worth it. Lots of heavy lifting and such in my day today. I'm a little sore from yesterday's pulling carpet and wood wainscoting off walls. <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to today? Sat, 23 Apr 2016 08:03:08 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/22/16!!! Happy Friday!!!! I'm ready for the weekend! We have a dance competition this weekend, and so far in our family everyone is healthy and rested. I'm hoping it's a fun weekend. <BR> <BR> There's so much to do today! I have an interview at 10, and we have to pack and get the house ready for us to leave. I'll do a little work, but not too much. :) <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well. I'm feeling better today than I was earlier in the week, so that's nice. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACT... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:00:11 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/21/16!!! It's hard for me to believe that April is almost over and that I've now been at my new job for a month! I will have to stop calling it my "new" job soon! Things here are moving right along and I'm enjoying heading up the ERP implementation. It's amazing how software can now move all the way from the growing end to sales and forward marketing and end up in accounting. This is the biggest implementation I've done and I'm excited to see it through. <BR> <BR> I'll take my lunch time walk and I'm... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:04:17 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/20/16!!! Good Morning! I'm late, so just a quick start to the thread here so we don't end up with two! <BR> <BR> I'll come back later and chat...... <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:09:06 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/19/16!! Good Morning!! It's another pretty day here, and I'm enjoying it, even if I am stuck inside for most of the day. <BR> <BR> I got a call from a friend who used to work here and is now a recruiter for a different company. They are possibly looking to replace their Controller and she thought of me! I'm glad I reached out a few weeks ago to her to let her know I was looking and to keep me in mind if she heard of anyone looking for a Controller. I sure didn't think it would be her company!! ... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:50:51 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/18/16!! Good Morning!! It's Monday! I'm doing all that I can to approach every day positively even with all of the uncertainty here at this job. I really walk in every day thinking they might lay me off today......which is a terrible mindset to have but there's so much uncertainty I have trouble finding peace with this. I am just taking this one day at a time, doing my job and looking for another one. I'll come out on the other side of this happy and in a great place I am sure, but in the meanti... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:10:12 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/17/16!!! Jon - I am with you in spirit over your loss of your mother. I hope you are at peace with it as much as possible. <BR> <BR> I went out and bought fresh juices and stuff for breakfast for the kids. It's been a great visit! I'm so happy that everybody is so compatible. The kids are a little sad that we won't have this house and therefore no reason to be in Lompoc (which isn't quite true since my sister lives here). <BR> <BR> Now that they've heard our upcoming plans and see how much happier I... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 10:31:54 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/16/16!!! Happy Saturday! The kids are all here and so is the dog! It's fun to be back in the old house for a gathering. The kids feel weird with only a little bit of furniture, but that's life. We sat around the fire pit last night, chatting and drinking wine. It was really nice. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure what we're doing today, I'm betting we'll let the kids dictate. I will try to clean the blinds and some stuff like that to ready the house for the new owners. <BR> <BR> What are you guys doing today? Sat, 16 Apr 2016 08:58:12 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/15/16!! Good Morning!! Happy Friday!! <BR> <BR> Today I have a ton of work, which is great because I actually like to have a feeling of accomplishment and getting something done. In fact, I have more to do today than I will be able to finish, which is odd for me these days. <BR> <BR> Dance class last night was a blast! I had a great time, even if I can't figure out what to do with my feet in tap class. Jazz is much easier for me. <BR> <BR> We have a dance comp this weekend! Finally we get to ... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:02:14 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/14/16!! Good Morning!! Quick start here because I have to leave shortly for my next interview. This one is with a furniture store company. Quite different than the NYC Ballet! I have to keep on going because you just never know what is going to be the best fit. <BR> <BR> Had a short workout last night since I was home so late. I have dance class tonight! Yay!! <BR> <BR> I'll check in later after the interview! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Thu, 14 Apr 2016 08:57:05 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/13/16!!! Good morning!!! Happy Wednesday!!! I have a long day of work ahead of me, but I'm looking forward to having actual meaningful work to do today. I don't get that very often with the new organization. <BR> <BR> The interview yesterday went well. It's so hard to read people when all depends on their read of me and who the competition is. I just know I did my best and I will send a killer thank you note today. Then I know I did all that I can and the rest is up to the C... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:06:12 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/12/16!! Good Morning! Today is the day of my follow up meeting in NYC. I'm very excited! I know it may not turn out to be the dream I am hoping it is, but right now I'm up about it, and I need something to be up about! <BR> <BR> Busy morning here at work, then off to the city. <BR> <BR> I continue my streak of exercise! I'm so happy!! Last night was a great workout. I finally understand why people look forward to exercise! Woo hoo!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!! Tue, 12 Apr 2016 07:48:50 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/11/16!!! Good Morning!! It's Monday again.......and I have a ton of work to do. Which is good because I need something to keep my mind occupied today. I'm so excited about my interview follow up tomorrow. I am doing all that I can not to get ahead of myself mentally, but excitement over being asked back for a follow up is normal and I'm letting myself get just a little bit excited. <BR> <BR> I have plateaued on the weight loss, but I think that is due to the time of month and also some of the irr... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 07:35:34 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/10/16! I'm having one of those sleepless nights! I've been up since about ten pm and I just can't get back to sleep. I have a long drive home to Half Moon Bay and I really don't want to be sleepy on it. <BR> <BR> Anybody doing something fun today? Sun, 10 Apr 2016 06:16:14 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/9/16!!! Happy Saturday! I get to see my hubby in person today! I'm really feeling for Kourtney with her hubby being in Japan! I'm not sure what all we're doing today, but at least it's going to be with him. <BR> <BR> I slept in today which I really needed but haven't been able to do. I don't sleep well when I'm not in my bed...and I haven't been in my bed now for two weeks. I keep waiting for the new bed to become "mine" but it hasn't happened yet. <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to today? Sat, 9 Apr 2016 10:32:11 EST Good morning swimmers! 4/8/16 Hi folks :) didn't see a thread so I thought I'd start one real quick. <BR> <BR> Last day in the warehouse! Counting down the hours and planning a stop at the y on my way home. Happy Friday! Fri, 8 Apr 2016 11:15:53 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/7/16!!! I should have walked down to the beach at sunrise, but I was trying to do connectivity stuff...which always takes longer than you think. I did get my car all set up with my new iPhone. It's amazing how all the new toys play together. I still don't have Internet at the house, but that is supposed to come online today (let's hope). <BR> <BR> I will walk at lunch today. Yesterday I couldn't get out because we had a company luncheon. It was fun to see the 300 people that are actually all here. S... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 11:04:19 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/6/16!!! Good Morning!! Happy Wednesday!!! I'm so glad that I am working from home again today. I actually have a lot to do and it's nice to just dig into the work and not spend time commuting. <BR> <BR> Later today I have a riding lesson and I'm pretty excited about that. I'm loving riding again and that is so nice. <BR> <BR> It's still pretty darn cold so Jon is going to have to wait a little longer to test that water temp!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Wed, 6 Apr 2016 07:35:39 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/5/16!!! This team has been really quiet lately! Where are you guys? <BR> <BR> Lots of meetings today at work. This will be the first executive management meeting that I'll have attended and I'm looking forward to it! I'll go for a walk to the beach at lunch time. What are you guys up to? Tue, 5 Apr 2016 11:16:41 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/4/16!!! Good morning!! We are starting off the month of April with a little snow.....hmmmm...hopefully it starts to warm back up soon!! <BR> <BR> Today I have a deadline at work, then the rest of the week I continue my job search. This is really getting old.....I need to find something else soon!! I know I will, it's just a matter of continuing to push hard on it. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!!! Mon, 4 Apr 2016 09:27:20 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/3/16!!! We went exploring in South San Francisco yesterday and that was fun. We didn't get in a hike but did do lots of walking. It's really nice being this far north. <BR> <BR> Jon, how'd the gardening the snow?! <BR> <BR> Jen, jazz sounds wonderful. Sun, 3 Apr 2016 09:41:32 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/2/16!!! Happy Saturday! We're lounging in bed since it's warm and the sun isn't up yet. We're going to explore the area and find a place to go hiking today. I am loving living up here. <BR> <BR> What are you guys up today? Sat, 2 Apr 2016 08:27:42 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 4/1/16!!! Good Morning!!! Happy Friday!!! I am so happy it's Friday! <BR> <BR> As Laurie posted yesterday, we have some happy news in our swimming family! KellyIM had her baby boy yesterday! Such joy!! <BR> <BR> We have family coming to visit this weekend so we are planning for that. Lots of extra food in the house!! <BR> <BR> Today I'm spending time doing minimal work at my current job and also reaching out in my network to keep looking for leads on jobs. I'm going to find the right place for... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 09:12:33 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/31/16!! Good Morning!!! I'm at the Philly office today and it's just kind of stressful. This whole thing is hard but I am doing all that I can to keep a positive attitude. <BR> <BR> However, I continue with my awesome work outs and I know that is helping me manage my stress!! I'm working to build on that feeling of power to push me to keep on going strong on my job search. <BR> <BR> Dance is on spring break, so there's no dance class tonight. I'll miss it! It's really an awesome mood booster. ... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 08:30:47 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/30/16! I hear the fog horn going so it must be foggy out. It's still dark so I can't see it. I woke up at 2:30 and couldn't get to sleep so I figured if Heather hadn't started the thread I would get us going. <BR> <BR> I posted pics on fb from my walk at lunch yesterday. It was so beautiful out. I won't get in a lunch walk today because the president of the company is going to take me to lunch and give me the grand operations tour. I'm excited to go see that side, especially the wholesale gardens ... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 06:47:48 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/29/16! Gorgeous walk to work today! I am really enjoying it. My first day was a whirlwind and I have lots of people to meet and meet with all week. This seems like it's going to be a good fit and I'm excited. <BR> <BR> Hopefully I won't have a lunch meeting today as I'd like to start my daily lunch walk. <BR> <BR> Have a great, on plan kind of day. Good luck on the job interview tomorrow Jen! Tue, 29 Mar 2016 11:19:05 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/28/16! I'll do a quick start before I head.out for the first day on my new job! Wish me luck. It's so cool that I just walk out my door and down the street to get there...and there's the ocean across the street! <BR> <BR> I'll have to post some pics on fb. There is a stable across the street between myself and the ocean - Heather your be in heaven! <BR> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 11:28:58 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/27/16! Happy Sunday! I've moved into my new house for the most part. My hubby will have to bring me up some stuff next weekend, but I'm set for the upcoming week at my new job! I'm excited to see how this new phase of life goes. <BR> <BR> Happy Easter! I forgot today was Easter... We will take a walk to the beach and to the store. I'm loving being only a mile and a half from the store. My new rule is to not take the car, only walk. <BR> <BR> Do you guys have Easter plans? My daughter is in Mexico... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 10:15:08 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/26/16! Happy birthday to me! Typing the date was funny because my birth year is 1961 so I had to think twice. <BR> <BR> We're up in our new company house in Half Moon Bay! We're going to need to go get some additional furniture, but it's very nice. There's a balcony on the second floor that faces the ocean. I think that's where my morning coffee spot will be! <BR> <BR> We're going to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for their opening of their new Baja exhibition tonight and that should be fun. Plus we'll... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 10:03:22 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/25/16!!! I've been a little frazzled with all the things going on in my life, but I would have sworn I logged on yesterday! Where did yesterday go? Our house went up on the market yesterday and someone came by to look at it - they put in a full price offer! Our realtor wants to keep taking offers and look at them on Monday. She thinks there's a good chance the house will get into a bidding war. How great is that?! <BR> <BR> So I'm all packed up and ready (really?) for my new adventure! I pick up the ... Fri, 25 Mar 2016 10:02:08 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/24/16!!! Good Morning!!! Happy Thursday! I'm "working" today and then off for a few days for Easter, and I'm so happy for that. The sheer misery of this job is just becoming unbearable! I'm so focused on getting out of here now. <BR> <BR> It's a beautiful spring day, and for that I am very grateful!! <BR> <BR> I have now lost slightly over 10 pounds since January. I'm REALLY excited about that!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Thu, 24 Mar 2016 09:47:36 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/23/16!!! Today I'm doing the last of the painting and cleaning, then the house goes up on the market tomorrow! Exciting times. I get the keys to my new company house on Friday! I am still amazed that all of this is happening. It seemed like I had so much time to get stuff in order and now here I am packing up my stuff. <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to? Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:02:48 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/22/16!!! Hello! It's a beautiful sunny day here in NJ, and that is helping me feel very good! Coming to this job is a real's so time to get out of here!! I'm definitely working on moving on. <BR> <BR> Yesterday when I was checking in at the guard desk at the Chrysler building I had a surreal experience as I heard some guys talking while they were checking in, and they sounded all cool and hip and I thought, what kind of people talk like that at a business meeting? Well, I'll tell you... Tue, 22 Mar 2016 09:08:29 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/21/16!!! Good Morning!! I'm on my way into the city for an interview at noon! I'm very excited. I'm fully committed now to finding a new job and I hope I'm able to do that soon! <BR> <BR> I've been keeping up my exercise so I'm happy about that too!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Mon, 21 Mar 2016 07:07:48 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/20/16!!! Happy Sunday! <BR> <BR> Awesome picture Jen! <BR> <BR> Thanks for starting the thread yesterday Heather. NYC Ballet? Oh please get that job. Maureen says we'll come visit you and go to a show! <BR> <BR> I was MIA yesterday because I had an interview to go to! On Friday I went up for a first interview and they invited me back on Saturday to meet the owners. They tell me they are going to make me an offer tomorrow! Then I'll have to decide between jobs... <BR> <BR> So it was a six hour rou... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 13:32:54 EST Good Afternoon Swimmers, 3/19/16!! Hi! I have a little fun news and wanted to share, and I noticed there was no post yet for today, so I thought I'd start one! <BR> <BR> I have an interview set up Wednesday at noon with the New York City Ballet for their open Controller position. I'm pretty excited!! The way things have been going I'm trying not to get too up about any one thing, but this one is just exciting to think about. The possibility of working at the NYC Ballet is so cool!!! Who knows? I'll go do my best...... <B... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 14:11:08 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/18/16!!! Good morning!!! Happy Friday!!! This was a long week, and I'm so glad it's Friday!!! I'm looking forward to a nice weekend. <BR> <BR> I have two meetings set up with recruiters on Monday. I am very hopeful that they will help. One person is someone I've worked with here for about 12 years as she has been the person who supplied our temps for our operations. She is so excited to help me find a job!! <BR> <BR> Dance class was tons of fun last night. I really needed it!! <BR> <BR> Ha... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 09:41:44 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/17/16!! Good Morning!!! Happy St. Patrick's Day! <em>137</em> Hope everyone has a great time today! <BR> <BR> I'm back in the Philly office. Was here all day yesterday for a very demoralizing day. I knew I wasn't going to get the job, but it was confirmed yesterday. They are bringing in an outside candidate. I so have to get out of here. My job now is to do as little as I can here without getting fired and focus on getting new employment. I'm focused!!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE da... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 09:04:00 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/16/16!!! We'll see if we double post today, but I figured since it's almost nine here I better get something going. I am filling out information for my background and reference check so I forgot to get on here this morning. After I finish with the job stuff then I'll paint the middle room which is the last one that needs a total paint job. <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to today? Wed, 16 Mar 2016 11:42:51 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/15/16!! Hi all! I have to take kitty back to the vet this morning. He's still not feeling well, but he seems better than yesterday. He has a very bad bladder infection. Poor baby. <BR> <BR> Work continues to be a challenge. I really am not thrilled with this organization. But, I'm still employed so that's a very good thing! I've started on my three phase plan to start my own business as a CPA in private practice and have a solid plan and goals to reach. I'm pretty excited! <BR> <BR> I conti... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 07:43:12 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/14/16!!! Good Morning!! I had a difficult start to my morning as I had to rush the cat to the vet. Bladder infection. He's being treated now. <BR> <BR> Quick post here then I'll come back soon!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Mon, 14 Mar 2016 10:35:11 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/13/16!!! Happy Sunday! We are working on the house today and then taxes (boo). Tomorrow my sister and I are going to go on an adventure! We're taking the train from Santa Barbara to LA to go to the fabric district. I will have to restrain myself from buying anything, but it's always such a kick to go there. <BR> <BR> Kourtney - Eleven days! Woo hoo! Jay and Maureen close on their triplex on the 22nd of the month. We don't close on our new house in Santa Maria for another 40 days...and by then I'll be... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 12:18:13 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/12/16!!! We got lots of rain yesterday - it was awesome! Today is dawning clear and beautiful. You gotta love coastal California for it's ability to bring daily doses of vitamin D! It will be interesting to live further north with more fog. The great thing about it will be the ability to go explore further north and there are so many good kayaking places! <BR> <BR> I got my hallway baseboards and crown molding painted, now today I'll paint the walls "vanilla cream". When it's time to repaint I questi... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 09:32:43 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/11/16!!! I better get the thread started! I was talking on yesterday and realized for you east coaster's that it's after nine. It looks like it's going to be beautiful here today, they say we're supposed to get some more rain which would be great. <BR> <BR> I have the hall to paint today and maybe one bedroom, we'll see how far I get. <BR> <BR> Have a great, on plan kind of day! Fri, 11 Mar 2016 09:12:34 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/10/16!! Good Morning!! I'm hitting the ground full speed this morning to get my financials done for the month. We have a craft fair that starts tomorrow afternoon and I have to be ready for it! <BR> <BR> I continue my daily exercise, and am actually starting to really look forward to it, almost craving that time. Yay!!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Thu, 10 Mar 2016 08:02:24 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/9/16! I hope you all slept well. I've been up since 4 am, but that's pretty normal for me. The night before I woke at 1:30 am and I ended up getting up at 3 to finish painting the den. ...I figured I might as well be productive. Sleep is so important for health, but I know my sleep issues surround the whole job search/offers. I think I am going to take the job up north because they just keep working with me and offering me more to get me to come their way. I really, really like the people and so it... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 08:53:43 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/8/16!! Good Morning! Quick hello from outside Philly. Working and interviewing today. I'll catch up later. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Tue, 8 Mar 2016 09:56:24 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/7/16!! Good Morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I had fun at a dance competition yesterday. Poor Sydney was still sick, but she rocked it like the pro she is!! <BR> <BR> Quick post here, then jumping head long into a long day of work! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!!! It's going to be warm here this week, yay!! Mon, 7 Mar 2016 09:09:07 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/6/16! It's hard for me to believe that it's already March! It's suppose to be rainy today but I'm not going to believe it until the drops start falling. It looks a little cloudy... <BR> <BR> I have painting on my list today, what are you guys up to? Our kids slept over last night so I'm excited to see them this morning (I don't know when they got here). We've been dog sitting which is always nice. Sun, 6 Mar 2016 09:38:40 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/5/16!!! Good morning fishies! We have RAIN! Not pounding rain, but big drops and hopefully it will continue for days. It feels like it's in the fifties, so not warm or cold. I was out in my bare feet and it was fine. <BR> <BR> So Jon, did you dive in? I've done that so many times at this time of year in the ocean. <BR> <BR> Today is another painting and packing day. I got the whole closet clear, so that was super great. There really isn't too much left...well...the kitchen, but I won't do that unt... Sat, 5 Mar 2016 10:24:02 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/4/16!!! Good Morning!!! I hope everyone is having a great Friday! I'm super busy at work, which is good I guess. I think I may have to work tomorrow, which isn't good. :( <BR> <BR> Quick hello this morning, then back to the work! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Fri, 4 Mar 2016 09:40:29 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/3/16!!! Good Morning all! I am in the office, but leaving here by noon for my last PT appointment at 3, then HOME!!! I'm very excited to get home today. <BR> <BR> Emotionally I feel a tad beaten up by what is going on at work, but honestly......they can either take me or not, I can't control that. I can only control my actions, and I am striving toward as much positivity as I can. <BR> <BR> I continue my healthy eating as much as possible and I have continued my exercise streak. Yay me! I have... Thu, 3 Mar 2016 08:02:23 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/2/16!! Good Morning! I had a good night of sleep in my hotel, so that means the day will be easier. I worked out in the tiny gym. They have a pool, but it's outdoors!!! So, no swimming here. <BR> <BR> I have been riding weekly, Jon. I guess I'm just not posting up about it. And now that it's getting lighter and warmer, I'm going to ride more. Yay!! <BR> <BR> I'm off to get breakfast and then over to the office. It should be a good day. I'm staying one more night even though I don't think I... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 06:47:31 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/1/16!!! Good Morning! Working at the other office today, so late start here. I'm trying very hard to integrate myself into this system. We'll see how it goes. <BR> <BR> Quick post here so we don't have two threads!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!! Tue, 1 Mar 2016 10:41:24 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/29/16! Leap year! I had a friend when I was young who had his birthday on leap, of course, we always teased him that he was 3. Fun day! <BR> <BR> Laurie - Hello! It's so good to "see" you! I haven't had any time to go to fb where I see our lost tribesmen. Kelly is definitely showing - yay! I'm so glad that your business is going so well that you are too busy to keep up, that's really excellent news and just what we were all hoping for, for you. I'm sure you'll get them all wrangled soon a... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 08:46:38 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/28/16! Happy Sunday! I'm sore and stiff today, but it's not a bad feeling. We packed and moved a load to our storage, then painted and such. After that we went to our son's house and helped them pack and clean so they could move. <BR> <BR> Today will be more packing and goal for the day is to finish the den (600 sq ft, so it's a big room) and then we'll go over and finish help our son with the final cleaning. Tomorrow he starts a new job and a new life! <BR> <BR> What are you guys u... Sun, 28 Feb 2016 10:36:00 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/27/16!!! Happy Saturday fishies! Wow, where did February go? I can't believe how busy I've been and I'm not even working! Today will be some more packing and painting. My den is almost done so I'm very happy with my progress. <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to today? Yay for having warmer weather for you easterners! Sat, 27 Feb 2016 09:31:31 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/26/16!!! Good Morning!! Well, I was supposed to be at that awesome final interview right now, and I have to admit I'm still a bit bummed about that. But, all I can do is move forward with a positive attitude. <BR> <BR> I've decided to take a half day off today. I'm going to do a little bit of work this morning, then take off this afternoon. I think that will help with my mental outlook. <BR> <BR> I have a fun weekend ahead of me, so that should help as well. AND, I've continued my RELENTLESS pur... Fri, 26 Feb 2016 09:18:54 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/25/16!! Hopefully we won't double post, but I figured with all of Heather's coming and goings she might not get on here until later. <BR> <BR> I took my final test yesterday and finished another class towards my master's degree! We also finished up painting and fixing up my sister's cabin at Shaved. (Jon, it's a 4,000 sq ft ultra modern home.) We had fun. Today I'm going for a job interview! It's funny, I've only sent out two resumes and I'm having two interviews. We'll see if this job sounds fun. <... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 08:30:39 EST New here Hi! My name is Dana and I am returning to SP after a little more than a year away due to a foot injury. I have been told that the injury is now considered permanent which means walking is pretty limited and the weight is moving in the wrong direction. Time to change that and get back at it with a positive attitude (most of the time) and a new activity of swimming (I dislike getting wet) Yay!!!! Wed, 24 Feb 2016 22:58:27 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/24/16!! Good Morning!! Thankfully this meeting has come to an end and I am able to leave the hotel today. I will spare you the details, but suffice it to say that while it is going to be a bit difficult to move on from the place I have worked for 14 1/2 years, it won't be too hard. The leadership here is abysmal and I can't keep sitting here watching the company be destroyed. <BR> <BR> So, it's all rainy and I have to drive out of the city today, so I'm not too thrilled about that. I'm waiting... Wed, 24 Feb 2016 06:53:05 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/23/16!!! Good Morning!! I slept terribly last night, so I'm going to work out tonight instead of this morning. Today is day two of the meeting, and hopefully it will be mildly interesting. I doubt it though. :) <BR> <BR> I'm making the best of it though by talking to my friends and enjoying the time with these folks I've worked with for so long. Depending on how it all goes,it may be the last time I seem a bunch of them. Of course, I can't tell them that!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!... Tue, 23 Feb 2016 07:26:27 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/22/16! I know Heather is heading for Phili so I figured I'd get things started. We are up at my sister's cabin at Shaver Lake and I'm looking forward to sunrise! We're up in the pine trees and there's snow on the ground, but it should get up in the high 50s which is perfect for snowshoeing. Great exercise and so much fun! <BR> <BR> I will study this morning in prep for my test on Wednesday. What are you guys up to today? Mon, 22 Feb 2016 08:51:38 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/21/16! Studying then packing for some snow fun, Shaver Lake is so beautiful, I can't wait. I love to visits the snow and play in it! We're going to leave this afternoon, so I better get some stuff done. <BR> <BR> Heather - the interview was a phone interview with the head corporate accountant (who will make the decision). It went so well that we ended up talking for an hour. I liked her and the situation I'd be coming into a lot. The final process is meeting with the hiring committee which sounds ... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 10:21:40 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/20/16!!! I've scheduled my test for Wednesday so I need to really get some good studying in beforehand. My sister is going up to her "cabin" up at Shaver Lake on Sunday so hubby and I decided to go with her! We're going to see snow! I'm bringing my snowshoes and plan to get in some really great snow walking in the beautiful mountains! I am bringing my computer and will study and take the test there...why not?! <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to this weekend? Sat, 20 Feb 2016 10:55:48 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/19/16!!! Good Morning!! <BR> <BR> I'll make this quick so we don't have two posts, although I doubt Carol will post this morning since she has an interview! Good luck Carol!! <BR> <BR> My interview yesterday was great! It was a cool company and a cool job. They liked me and I liked them. We'll see if they ask me back for the second round. My guess is they do. <BR> <BR> Just a normal boring day of work here. Snooooozzzzze. I'm feeling quite certain that the parent company isn't really going t... Fri, 19 Feb 2016 09:34:36 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/18/16!!! Good Morning!!! <BR> <BR> Great news from my morning! My weight is starting to go down! I have lost three pounds in two weeks. I feel very good about that! I just have to keep going like this, and I will hit that goal weight and get this diabetes under total control! Or maybe even be cured. I don't know if you can even be cured of diabetes, but I guess if you can consistently keep the blood sugar readings in normal range without meds you are cured, right? <BR> <BR> The sun is out an... Thu, 18 Feb 2016 08:01:05 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/17/16!!! I'm up and studying early this morning. I plan to take a break in a couple of hours and go for a long, hilly walk. It's suppose to rain (!) later this morning so I want to go early enough to miss it. Where is our El Nino? <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to today? Is it cold and snowy on the east side of the states? Wed, 17 Feb 2016 08:44:21 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/16/16!!! Good Morning!!! Happy Tuesday. <BR> <BR> Well, I woke up to several inches of slushy ice on my driveway and a slushy, icy road so I'm not going to make it into the city for my interview this morning. I hope they can understand that, but if they don't, then I don't think I would want to work there anyway. <BR> <BR> So, I'm going to work here for a while this morning, then go into my office. I actually have something to do that's kind of interesting today. Yay. <BR> <BR> Things are chu... Tue, 16 Feb 2016 06:10:28 EST good Morning Swimmers, 2/15/16!!! I hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day. We celebrated in the morning and then did the usual...studying for me, house packing and touch ups. It was so beautiful out that we took a break to go enjoy it. <BR> <BR> Pretty much the same for me today. I've set a goal to try to finish the book for my current class today...but it's a pretty unrealistic goal. I have 7 more chapters to get through the practice problems. Work on the house when I need a break and walk mid-morning. Mon, 15 Feb 2016 09:35:48 EST Happy Valentine's Day Swimmers! Yesterday it got all the way to 79 degrees! It's February...I can't believe it. My best friend said it got to be 97 in's usually freezing there in February. What is up with this weather? Where is our El Nino? <BR> <BR> Today is studying, another hike and packing up the house. What are you guys doing today? Anything special for Valentine's? Jon is taking his wifey out for dinner (or is she taking him?). Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:05:54 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/13/16!!! Happy Saturday people! It's looking like another gorgeous day here. I am going to get some studying done and then get outside for a hike. I need to spend some time on packing too. <BR> <BR> My weirdo protocol is going great. After four days of fasting I've moved on to the veggies only for two weeks. I woke up with no pain in my hip so I'm cautiously optimistic! <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to today? Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:08:40 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/12/16!!! Good Morning!! Happy Friday!!! <em>244</em> I'm so excited for the weekend. <BR> <BR> Two weeks from TODAY I have my final meeting with the company that I am sure wants to make me an offer. I CAN'T wait!!! And I got another call on a job and I have an interview scheduled for Tuesday morning. Not sure about this one, but it sure can't hurt to interview for it. I have to get out of this's really bringing me down and kinda crushing my driven behavior. <BR> <BR> That... Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:51:04 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/11/16!! Good Morning!!! It's going to be a busy day here at work, so this is just a quick hello! <BR> <BR> I have my super healthy food to eat today and my focus is on being as healthy as I know I can be. I have about 33 pounds to lose, and if I take off 2 pounds a week, I can get there in about 5 months, give or take. So, by July 11, I should hit my goal. <BR> <BR> I'm doing a full re-set here on SparkPeople to use all of the tools available to me. I will track regularly, I will measure myself... Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:26:14 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/10/16!!! Good Morning!! Today is the day I go back for my follow up to my physical. I'm hopeful the only bad news is that I am anemic. <BR> <BR> I've continued my daily workouts, and I am very proud of that!! Slow and steady wins the race!!! <BR> <BR> I'll come back later with an update from the doc. <BR> <BR> Carol, I meant to comment on Sunday that it's awesome that you and your kids hang out together. That's my goal for when Sydney is an adult!!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:34:04 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/9/16!! Good morning!! We got a tiny bit of snow overnight, so like the wimp that I am, I'm waiting until it's light before I leave my house. It's just starting to get light out now, so I'll probably leave very soon. <BR> <BR> I continue with my PT and I'm so happy that my this tendinitis is starting to ease. It's insane that I went to a doctor about 5 years ago and he didn't just send me to PT. In just four treatments I'm feeling a lot better. The consistent walking is actually really helping ... Tue, 9 Feb 2016 06:50:06 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/8/16!! Good Morning!! Late start to my day here so just a quick hi! <BR> <BR> I had a great weekend of horses, the kid, hanging out at home, and relaxing!! Yay!!! Also, I worked out each day! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Mon, 8 Feb 2016 10:05:17 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/7/16!!! What a lovely week end we've had! Yesterday was an excellent paddle day. We drove over to Morro Bay and kayaked across to the strand then hike over that to the ocean. It was a gorgeous hot day. Jay even dove into the water but didn't stay long since it was icy cold. We got to watch whales and dolphins. The dolphins were playing in the surf riding waves, it was awesome. <BR> <BR> Today we're hitting the pool and hanging out. Then we'll all go our separate ways. It's great having kids that lik... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 09:48:49 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/6/16!!! We're up in Cambria with all the kids celebrating our son and Maureen's engagement! We going kayaking today and I can't wait. I love that the whole family likes to do active stuff. <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to today? Sat, 6 Feb 2016 08:44:47 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/5/16!!!! Good Morning and Happy Friday!!! It's snowing at work, but not at home, so I started in to work, then hit the edge of the snow, and then turned right back around. I hit the grocery store, so now my errands are even done for the day!! <BR> <BR> PT continues well. I'm very excited about fixing my feet. I also went to dance class last night, and did my best to make it easy on my feet. I didn't wear my tap shoes for tap class, so that made it easier not to slam my feet hard into the ground.... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 09:35:21 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/4/16!! Good Morning!!! Quick start here so we don't have two threads, then I'll come back and share news. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing great! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!!!!! Thu, 4 Feb 2016 09:43:04 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/3/16!!! My cold seems to be lifting (yay!) and so today I plan to work on a job search then take a walk and work on school work. Sounds like a good day to me! Wed, 3 Feb 2016 09:34:27 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/2/16!!! Good Morning!!! Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> I still haven't heard from either of the places where I interviewed, so I sent them each a nice follow up email this morning. One sent back and out of office and she's not back until tomorrow, so that may explain why I haven't heard anything. I'm getting anxious. I'm still sending out my resume and looking, but either of these jobs would be nice jobs, and so I'd like to just know if they want me or not so I know where I stand. Ugh!! Patience is ... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 08:29:36 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/1/16!!! Good Morning!!! It's the first day of February and it's over 40 degrees already at 9 am! Wow, this has been a NICE winter so far!!! <BR> <BR> The dance competition season kicked off yesterday with what the school calls the "Informal Performance". It's literally all of the competition dances performed one right after the other. It was so great, and Sydney rocked her solo!!! I was so incredibly proud of her!!! I always am proud, but she has worked so hard for this so I was even prouder t... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 09:11:02 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/31/16!!! Ooooh if you are friends with Maureen (Armonia) on fb...go check it out! <BR> <BR> Raining hard here today! Yay! <BR> <BR> Makes me want to curl up with a good book! Sun, 31 Jan 2016 12:18:25 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/30/16!!! Can you believe we're going to be writing February starting Monday? I was sorry I was too busy to come back and chat yesterday, you guys had a lot going on! But I was busy leaving my job! Now I'll be able to concentrate on finding a new one and in the mean time on finishing my master's. <BR> <BR> It's raining here (yay!) so I'm not sure what we'll do. Hubby is still coughing so he should stay quiet today. <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to? Sat, 30 Jan 2016 10:53:23 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/29/16!! Good Morning!!! I have the day off and so far I have gotten my blood drawn for my physical. That's about it. Now of course I am handling several work issues....what else is new? <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!!! Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:40:36 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/28/16!!!! Good Morning!!! Happy Thursday! Since I have tomorrow off, today is my last day of work this week. Yay!! I have enough to keep me busy through the day so it should go quickly. <BR> <BR> Literally right now we are having a fight over what my 13 year old is going to wear to school today. Ugh. So much fun! <BR> <BR> My exercise streak continues and I'm so excited about that! <BR> <BR> I'm off to another doc today to follow up on the tendon pain. I hope I get some PT so I can get rid of... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 07:23:55 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/27/16!!!! Good Morning! Today I'm going for a physical with a new doctor. I really disliked the old doc and I'm hopeful this doc is much better. <BR> <BR> Also I had a phone interview with the parent company's CFO yesterday for one of the jobs I'm interviewing for. It went very well!!!! I'm really hoping for an offer but I'm not holding my breath. There are lots of jobs out there if this one or the other one from last week don't pan out. <BR> <BR> The workout streak continues. Yay!!! <BR> <BR> H... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 07:29:39 EST Good Afternoon Swimmers, 1/26/16!!! Hi all!!! Sorry for the crazy late start to the thread! <BR> <BR> Things are busy here at work. I'm also having a phone interview today with the CFO from one of the companies I interviewed with last week. Both interviews went well and I think I would seriously consider an offer from either company. Yay!!! <BR> <BR> I continue my streak of working out every day. I have to say I'm super proud of myself!!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:12:30 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/25/16!!! Good Morning!!! I hope everyone who got hit with snow is dug out and safe. It wasn't too bad at our house, so that was nice. <BR> <BR> Quick start here, then I'll come back to chat!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!!! Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:51:50 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/24/16! We are back in Puerto Rico and now that we changed our flights, we'll have to figure out something fun to do. On Friday, once the weather really started hitting, we decided to be proactive and change our flight from flying to Newark to trying to fly somewhere on our side of the world. In order to do that we had to change our flight to Monday and give ourselves another day of vacation! It's all we just need to find a good beach to go swimming at! <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to t... Sun, 24 Jan 2016 05:51:07 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/23/16!!! It's been tough to get a good Internet connection on the ship...even though I paid a lot for it! The web page doesn't load right either. <BR> <BR> Today we're having a relaxing sea day after being in Curacao yesterday and swimming for about two hours. I am amazed that neither one of us are sore after about three hours of kayaking followed by an hour of swimming the day before. The seas were really rough day before yesterday and it was a lot of fun working the chop. Yesterday the fish were br... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 09:03:48 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/22/16!! Good Morning! <BR> <BR> I'm gonna post this quickly so we don't end up with two threads, then I can come back and catch up! <BR> <BR> Get ready for the snow! Blizzard is hitting the east coast! Well, we need at least one snow storm or it wouldn't be winter. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!!! Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:56:28 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/21/16!!! Good morning!! Happy Thursday! The day is dawning bright and cold here, not a flake in sight. I keep hearing conflicting forecasts, ranging from less than an inch, to 8 or so inches. I'm a bit confused, so I think I'll just see what happens since no one seems to know!! <BR> <BR> So, today I have an interview! I'm so excited! I have one tomorrow too, so it's a really nice way to end the week. I love looking for a new job, and these actually seem like decent options. Send me good vibes... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 08:27:53 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/20/16!!! Ummm...cold weather huh? Well, you know, you guys are usually complaining of it going on and on by now, so I count you lucky. Me? Hehe, I can't complain. It's probably 75 at 8am sitting around the pool getting ready to do some studying. If the studying doesn't work I've got plenty of books on my Kindle. <BR> <BR> Tom caught a nasty cold/flu so yesterday we didn't end up snorkeling and I didn't have the heart to leave him, so we had a quiet day. Quiet days are nice. Today is a sea day which i... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 08:04:00 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/19/16!! Good Morning all!! I'm having a nice start to my day. So far, no interaction with the parent company.....LOL. <BR> <BR> Just a normal day of work today, and then off to take kid to orthodontist. <BR> <BR> I'm so ready for a change of scenery at work....I'm going to blog about it so as not to hog up all the space here! <BR> <BR> Stay warm, those of us in the deep cold!! I think the wind chill here today is 1 degree above zero!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:47:05 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/18/16!!! I hope we don't double thread, but I wanted to come by and say HI! from the Caribbean. We are in St Thomas today, just pulling into port. In about 15 minutes we leave to go sailing and snorkeling! Pretty fishies here I come!!! Mon, 18 Jan 2016 06:41:26 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/17/16!!!! Good Morning!! I hope Carol is having a blast on her vacation!! I'm having a pretty good weekend! I had a great ride yesterday on the horse. Today I will walk on the treadmill. Soon I will even get back to the pool!!! <BR> <BR> I have some alterations to do on my daughter's costumes. Some I can do myself, and some have to be done by someone else. I have to at least pin those today. <BR> <BR> We also have to clean this house!! It's really bad!!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day... Sun, 17 Jan 2016 11:36:48 EST Good Morning swimmers! 1/16/16 Hi folks :) <BR> <BR> just swinging by and thought I'd start the thread. Heading out to attempt a swim (feeling much better today) and meet with a local art consignment store about joining their shop. <BR> <BR> Have a great Saturday! Sat, 16 Jan 2016 11:16:33 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/15/16!! Good Morning!! Just a quick hello today. I'm still swamped finishing the year end financials. Yikes! <BR> <BR> I really am ready for something new.......after I get the year closed today, I'm going to really buckle down, do research, and find a new job!!! I like the two possibilities I have for interviews, but I need to keep the feelers out there and reaching for the next new thing! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!! Fri, 15 Jan 2016 08:01:04 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/14/16!!! Good Morning!! <BR> <BR> I just had an AWESOME phone interview! I am so excited. If they can come up with a decent salary, and I think they can, I would leave here in a heartbeat. I'm not loving this job anymore......just not loving it. I need somewhere that what I do is appreciated and noticed.....and this isn't the place anymore..... <BR> <BR> I've continued my daily exercise, and I know that is contributing to my good mood. I just love the fact that I have been so consistent. Clear... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:29:25 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/13/16!!! Good morning!!! I sure hope Carol is off and enjoying her trip! I can't even remember where she is going this time. Is it the Caribbean? I hope it's somewhere awesome. <BR> <BR> I'm now really ready to leave this awful job. It's time and I'm focused. My goal is to have a new job by April. :) <BR> <BR> My streak of working out every day is still going strong. I am so happy I have worked out every day in 2016!! Woo hoo!!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Wed, 13 Jan 2016 09:39:03 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/12/16!!! Woo hoo - vacation starts tomorrow! Which, of course, leaves me with tons of work today. I'm up and in here early and I'm going to get it all done! <BR> <BR> I'll probably need help getting threads started while I'm away, so if you notice there's no thread, please feel free to start one. I should have Internet for most of the trip, but out on a ship it can be iffy or slow. Tue, 12 Jan 2016 07:24:38 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/11/16!!! Happy Monday! I'm scrambling to get everything done before leaving on vacation, or at least delegating intelligently. Looks like our rain has stopped for a couple of days which means I can get in a walk this evening. I thought I'd walk to my friend's house for a visit. I have seen her in awhile and since she's 85, I really need to make more of an effort. <BR> <BR> What's on your agenda for the week? Mine is VACATION on Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Kourtney - Don't know if you saw my post the other ... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:48:49 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/10/16!!! We leave Wednesday for our trip! I have so much work to accomplish before I leave and I haven't packed anything yet! I'm going to get cracking on my work and come back later. <BR> <BR> What's up with you guys for today? Sun, 10 Jan 2016 09:37:57 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/9/16!!! I forgot to post first thing this morning...hopefully you're all sleeping in - haha. I'm at work trying to get stuff done before I leave on vacation. Leaving on the 13th of January was a really dumb idea - note to self for next year! <BR> <BR> It's raining here, so not sure what we'll do for exercise today. Knowing how our rain goes, I'm hoping for blue skies later today. How about you guys? Sat, 9 Jan 2016 11:20:30 EST Good Morning Swimmers - 1/8/16! Morning all! <BR> <BR> I've been pretty absent on here this week so apologies if I missed anything big! Starting a new year, quarter, AND sprint this past week has meant work has been pretty crazy. I worked long hours Monday and Tuesday but am proud to say I worked normal hours Wednesday and shortened hours yesterday. We also went out as a team last night to a bar across the street and had a great time. Plus, it turns out that THAT BAR HAS GOOD WINE!!! First inexpensive, reliable wine place... Fri, 8 Jan 2016 07:20:49 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/7/16!!! ...well, we'll see if we double post again. It's 8 am my time so I'm thinking Heather is busy. <BR> <BR> I'm working on year end accounting work and have the bankers coming by soon, so I need to get back to it. Looks like it's going to be over 10k W-2s this year - whew! <BR> <BR> It's going to be walking for me today, it's raining with lightning and thunder. I hope it goes on and on and on though, because we need the rain. Thu, 7 Jan 2016 11:04:52 EST Oops - Double post I forgot to double check to see if Heather had posted at the same time! Wed, 6 Jan 2016 09:24:40 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/6/16!!! Good Morning!! Oh my, I started typing this an hour ago and then didn't finish!!! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing great today. We have heat in the office, and it's not so cold out, so it's a much better day in the office! <BR> <BR> I did my workout last night! Yay me!! Momentum is a good thing. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!! Wed, 6 Jan 2016 09:24:20 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/5/16!!! I hope your hubby gets better quickly Heather...and don't you catch it too! Sounds like fun to have the old boss coming in to help, especially since the other company knows you're attached to him and that certainly can't hurt. <BR> <BR> It's RAINING and as Goriana said, it's supposed to keep it up. There's some areas south of us and north of her that have burned so there may be slides. The county/state agencies are doing a great job of preparing for the worst. One year they didn't do that an... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 09:50:26 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/4/16!!! I guess I'll get the thread going before starting up at work. We are supposed to get RAIN today! We've had a little, but the weather app says 100% at 7 am...I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Every time they've said we were going to get rain it followed with a "not really". We have burn areas that will be scary for slides if we get the kind of rain they are saying we'll get this week, but we need it badly. <BR> <BR> I'm in a lot of pain today, so my exercise will probably just be a half hour wa... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 09:37:12 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/3/2016!!! Brrrr it's cold here! It's supposed to get cloudy and maybe rain later, so we're going to walk the mission earlier today to try to beat it. I finished a class yesterday! Well, I haven't gotten my final back, but I'm sure it should pass. <BR> <BR> I'm going to have a quiet day and clean house while on the phone with my bestie Susan. Sun, 3 Jan 2016 11:25:11 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 1/2/16!!! Woo hoo for 2016! <BR> <BR> I loved Kourtney's blog and if you haven't seen it, go to yesterday where she posted a link. Kourtney, I think you did a great job of summing up how far you've come this past year, even though you've gain some weight. Refocusing on your health is exactly the right thing for this year! <BR> <BR> Today I'm working on the paper that I put off yesterday (Kourtney - I am back in school getting my master's in accounting). But I put it off in favor of finding good, acti... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 09:59:49 EST Happy New Year Swimmers, 1/1/16!!! Happy New Year!! <em>409</em> I hope everyone had a nice evening ringing in the New Year in whatever way you celebrate!! <BR> <BR> We barely made it to midnight, then went straight to bed! Even the two 13 year old girls in our house were out like lights minutes after the ball dropped! <BR> <BR> We often find this time of year we get a lot of new members on the team. That's so exciting!! If you are new please take time to get to know us and let us get to know you by posting on our thre... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 10:33:02 EST Happy New Year's Eve Swimmers, 12/31/15!! Well, here we are at the end of 2015! I hope everyone had a great year! If you didn't, then I sure hope that 2016 gets off to a good start for you. <BR> <BR> We are having a relatively easy night at home. My daughter is having a friend over, and hubby and I are cooking various tasty items for dinner! We'll ring in the New Year then go to bed quickly so we can get a good night of sleep! <BR> <BR> Happy New Year everyone!!! <em>408</em> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 13:44:27 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/30/15!!! How was the new restaurant Jon? I love trying new hotels, restaurants and music venues! <BR> <BR> Does anybody have fun stuff planned for their New Year's celebration? I'm afraid we never make it to midnight. Getting up at 4:30 am as a routine mostly kills late night activities. Although, when we were on board the sailing yacht there was a meteor shower so the captain turned out all of the deck lights and a bunch of us sat up there watching for falling stars. We made it until after midnight! Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:17:52 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/29/15!!! Wow, it's almost 2016! I have a meeting to prepare for so I'm starting the thread and will try to get back here later. This is the hardest time of the year at work! <BR> <BR> Jon - hope you don't have to spend too much time at work today! Tue, 29 Dec 2015 10:14:07 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/28/15!!! We'll see if we double post this morning! <BR> <BR> We have rain! ...and it's cold - brrrr. Well, it's 41 degrees which is probably colder that you east area people! Has your warm front continued? <BR> <BR> Jon - I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get a new and affordable indoor pool! <BR> <BR> Laurie - You'll be fine with the new business. After all, this is what you wanted. You'll have control of your destiny and (hopefully) make a nice, decent living at it. <BR> <BR> I love our year... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 10:18:55 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/27/15!!! Looks like it's going to be a cool and clear day here. We haven't gotten much over 60 degrees the last couple of days and that's pretty cold for us! I still have a house full of family which is really fun. I love having all the family around. The house is pretty much a disaster with 7 people in it. It's funny to think I grew up in a house with 7 people because this feels like so many now and it seemed so normal then. <BR> <BR> I think we'll be going to the mission for a walk later today, unl... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 10:12:29 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/26/15!!! Christmas day was great! My sister, her husband and their new puppy came over! The puppy is adorable and super smart. They've only had him for a week and he already knows a bunch of commands. He's one spoiled little boy! Maureen's dog did not approve so he had to be outside while we played with the puppy. <BR> <BR> Today I'll do some studying, plus we want to go see the new Star Wars movie and we're talking about doing a hike. I love having the family all over to visit. Sat, 26 Dec 2015 11:22:35 EST Merry Christmas Swimmers, 12/25/15!! Good Morning! I hope everyone is having a terrific day so far! We've done our main presents and breakfast of popovers and veggie/cheese strata. Oops, I forgot the cantaloupe!! Guess I'll have that for lunch!!! <BR> <BR> It's another beautiful warm day here so I think I might load up the family and dogs and take them for a walk! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!!!! Fri, 25 Dec 2015 10:38:14 EST Good Morning Swimmers,1 12/24/15!! Happy Christmas Eve!! It is so unbelievably warm today!! I love it and I am in the best mood. For once I have work totally running smoothly and I am able to relax at the holiday. Also, for once, almost all of my wrapping is already done! I have a few little things to wrap, but that's it. I'm off to do grocery shopping in a few minutes, and pick up a few more little things for stockings and then I'm home to relax with the family for the rest of the day today. Wow! <BR> <BR> I'm gonna g... Thu, 24 Dec 2015 09:11:11 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/23/15!!! Good Morning!!! As my daughter said, today is the eve of Christmas Eve! She's pretty excited for Christmas! <BR> <BR> I am pretty excited too. I've got a ton of things to do today, but I think I'll still have a good time!! Busy, busy, busy!! <BR> <BR> I need to find something fun for Christmas Eve dinner. What do you do for Christmas Eve dinner? Any traditions that are compelling?? Or even just fun!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!!! Wed, 23 Dec 2015 09:45:29 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/22/15!! Good Morning!!! Happy first day of winter! I think it's going to be about 62 degrees here today. I am LOVING this winter so far!! Hahaha!!! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is enjoying some nice weather and good times leading up to Christmas and the New Year! I like this time of year now because I no longer have financial statement audits to make my life difficult during the first few months of the year. What a difference that makes!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Tue, 22 Dec 2015 09:50:13 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/21/15!!! Good Morning!! Happy last day of fall! <em>465</em> And welcome to the winter solstice. <em>425</em> After tomorrow's shortest day of the year, we then start the slow and steady climb back to longer days! <em>67</em> I don't mind the cold so much as long as there is more day light. And this year, there seems to be very little cold! Yipee! <BR> <BR> Today we have our department holiday lunch. I'm looking forward to taking everyone out! <BR> <BR> Still a lot to do for the h... Mon, 21 Dec 2015 10:22:10 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/20/15 Wow, the 20th of the December! Christmas is almost upon us. It doesn't feel much like Christmas here with the hot, humid weather. <BR> <BR> I'm sure you'll be surprised to hear we're going snorkeling today! Haha Nothing could top the coral we saw yesterday, but we will swim with sting rays and lots of colorful fish. <BR> <BR> Heather, I'll have to wait for a better connection to see the concert. It's so great that they played it! Sun, 20 Dec 2015 12:22:45 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/19/15! Hello from Bora Bora! Yesterday we snorkeled at 3 different spots with a local boat captain that is a local who knows his island. It was amazing! I spotted two seahorses! The reefs here are teaming with life and it's so fantastic. We decided to sign up for the same tour today and do it again! <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to today? Sat, 19 Dec 2015 10:41:17 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/18/15!! Good Morning!!! I hope you are all getting a great start to your Friday! I am kind of working from home today, but the truth is nothing is pressing today at work and I have so much personal stuff to do that it will really be a half day of work!! <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to a fun weekend! We have a cousin visiting tonight for one night. She's an adult now, but we started spending time with her when she started college in NYC about 6 years ago. We've grown very close and I'm excited sh... Fri, 18 Dec 2015 08:24:43 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/17/15!!! Good morning!!! What a treat I had this morning! Sydney's school chorus was on the local radio station singing the songs from the winter concert! The chorus and the band were both on. The local station features schools each weekday morning at 8 during the Christmas season and they give them 15 full minutes! It was so nice. I, of course, heard the chorus and started to cry I was so stupid proud. Right after it ended Sydney texted me to ask if I had listened. I was so glad that I was ab... Thu, 17 Dec 2015 08:37:31 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/16/15!! Good morning! Late start today but feeling good. Light work day, and that's nice for a change. <BR> <BR> Last night was the winter concert at the middle school. It was very nice! Well, middle school band and chorus <BR> <BR> Jen, good luck with the interview process. I'm sure you will do great!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Wed, 16 Dec 2015 10:16:27 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/15/15!! Good Morning!! I am in the PA office today and enjoying my time sitting in the strange office with the department that is taking over my job.......LOL! <BR> <BR> Should be a good day, not too stressful. Just a LOT of driving! Then tonight is the Christmas concert at my daughter's school. I'm looking forward to hearing her sing with the chorus. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:48:58 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/14/15!! Hi! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was busy, of course, but nice. This time of year can be quite hectic. I'm just trying to hold it all together and get it all done! <BR> <BR> I finally rode the horse again yesterday. It was the first time I've been able to ride since the end of September! It felt great! Not a bit of anxiety. I've lost most of whatever conditioning I had, but I'll get it back! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Mon, 14 Dec 2015 08:15:34 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/13/15! Good morning from Takapoto! Yeah, you'd have to look that one up to know where I's tiny, tiny. We're actually not quite there but it's fun watching the sun rise and making our way to this tiny atoll. I can see others in the distance too...I just can't wait to go swim with the fish. I heartily recommend this yacht and itinerary and wish you all could join us! That's what we should do, have a get together somewhere like this! <BR> <BR> Laurie - That's awesome! So the attorney currentl... Sun, 13 Dec 2015 10:14:38 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/12/15! Hello from the ocean! We are somewhere out on the ocean, headed for Takapoto. I'm going to use this day as a school work day since we'll be at sea all day. I figure we can sit up by pool on deck, soak up the sun and I'll write some papers. <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to today? Sat, 12 Dec 2015 11:36:29 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/11/15!! Good morning!!! Happy Friday!!! <BR> <BR> I am ready for the weekend. But before that, I have a ton to do here at work! <BR> <BR> We have a holiday party tonight with my hubby's bike club. I'll be honest here and say I've never really hit it off with many of the cycling buddies so not sure how much fun it will be. There are two people I've been a little more friendly with, but they never seem to be at the same events I have to attend! Hopefully they go tonight. And here's another stra... Fri, 11 Dec 2015 08:18:35 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/10/15!! Good morning!! Busy day here, so just a quick hello!! <BR> <BR> Carol is off for her trip to Tahiti and that sounds wonderful. We have our own tropical like weather here in NJ this week. It's going to be in the 60s through early next week at least. It's October like weather in December and I am thrilled!!! I'm not a big fan of the cold. <BR> <BR> I hope all is going well where all of you are! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Thu, 10 Dec 2015 08:43:23 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/9/15!! Good Morning!! I'm again feeling more like myself. Phew, it stinks being that sick!! All I had energy for was work and then I was just collapsing at home and resting for weeks. That really was not a lot of fun. I'm so glad to feel normal again! <BR> <BR> Busy day here with monthly reporting deadlines. But once that's over, the rest of the month is a little less pressured. But of course then there's the pressure of the holiday. I really stress over gifts because my hubby has in the pas... Wed, 9 Dec 2015 08:43:41 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/8/15!!! Good morning!!! Happy Tuesday. I hope everyone is getting their day started well. <BR> <BR> I'm super busy, but happy to be busy! My job is all about flexibility these trying to roll with it all and keep a good attitude. <BR> <BR> I'm feeling much more myself these days, so that's nice. I feel like I've been sick for two months! I guess it has been more like 6 weeks, but man, it's nice to feel healthy again. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!! Tue, 8 Dec 2015 08:57:50 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/7/15!! Good Morning!! I hope everyone had a very nice weekend. Mine was good. I'm finally starting to feel like myself again. It's been a long time of feeling sick!! <BR> <BR> I actually worked out a bit yesterday. Woo hoo!!!! <BR> <BR> I have a busy day here at home working and then taking my kid to get her braces on. Ugh, poor kid. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Mon, 7 Dec 2015 09:33:06 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/6/15 San Jose has been so much fun! We've danced for two nights and walked all over. <BR> <BR> Today we're heading for Monterey and we'll go kayaking in the bay unless it's to cold and choppy. <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to? Sun, 6 Dec 2015 11:46:21 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/5/15 San Jose is so much fun! There was a great live band last night and we danced all night. Today we're going to take the kayaks up to the SF bay and find somewhere fun to explore. Tonight we'll go make dinner for the parents and hope we get back here early enough to go dancing again. <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to today? Sat, 5 Dec 2015 10:46:22 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/4/15!!! Hi!! I'm late, so a quick post so we don't have two threads!!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day and a great weekend!!!! Fri, 4 Dec 2015 09:51:01 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/3/15!!! Good Morning all. I hope you are all doing well today. I'm still achy so still trying to take it easy so I don't rupture a tendon. Ugh. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I had some really good talks with folks here at work yesterday, mostly with a guy I have worked with for 14 years who told me how valuable I am and how everyone sees me as integral to operational success here. I am encouraged about possibilities for different work here in the future. I am going to set up a meeting with the COO ... Thu, 3 Dec 2015 08:47:14 EST End of 2015 "Get Off Our Butts" Challenge Ok, seeing as how too many of us have been slacking off (ahem) let's keep this simple and gear up for New Years... <BR> <BR> Tell us what workout(s) you intend to do and how many times you will do it in December. <BR> <BR> Then come back once a week and report how you did. If you're doing great, tell us what helped you stay on track. If you're having trouble, tell us what derailed you. <BR> <BR> <em>237</em> <em>403</em> <em>315</em> <em>295</em> Wed, 2 Dec 2015 19:00:33 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 12/2/15!!! Okay, it's December! I am excited about doing a December challenge (thank you Laurie) because I'm so happy to not be in as much pain and getting back into shape. I've set a goal to be in super backpacking shape by May. We have a bunch of trips we've talked about and I want to do them ALL this coming year - haha. <BR> <BR> Since it's December, I have to is your Christmas shopping coming along? Since I'll be gong from the 9th to the 22nd I had to do most of mine early. I just found o... Wed, 2 Dec 2015 09:42:45 EST Good Morning Swimmers - 12/1/15! Morning all, <BR> <BR> Hope I don't mess anything up by starting - looking to check in while I have time before I head to work. <BR> <BR> Work is going well and my family is doing well too. Things are going... ok on my end. I've been struggling with some anxiety/depression and am starting therapy, which means I'm on the path to recovery at least. I'm using this as a way to re-focus on losing weight again too (I got back in the 180's so less than 10lb away from my high *sigh*). <BR> <BR>... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 07:48:12 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/30/15!! Good Morning!! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend. Mine was exhausting! We had to empty out the storage locker where all of my in-laws stuff in it. It was a lot of stuff! And then we had to try to get all of this stuff into our house. We're still working on that! It's very nice to have some of the things that we were used to seeing in my in-laws' various homes over the years. <BR> <BR> I'm starting to feel like I'm finally kicking this sinus infection. I got on new meds... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 08:09:18 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/29/15! Haha yeah, weather to us Southern Californians is pretty funny. Yesterday on Catalina we saw most people with beanies, scarves and down jackets! It wasn't that cold. For hiking it was perfect. This trail we took goes up about 2k feet and a lot of it is exposed to the sun. Laurie has hiked that kind of place with me before and it gets hot. So hiking in cloud cover with 59 degrees was wonderful. I love peak trails! This one you get to the top and you can see ocean on three sides and that is jus... Sun, 29 Nov 2015 08:45:30 EST Tight shoulders?!? Hey guys, <BR> <BR> Was just looking to see what advice you have about tight shoulders. I'm skipping my swim today because my shoulders were so tight yesterday that my two miles took over an hour (usually, it's 45 - 50 minutes). And they're still sore this morning. Anyone got any ideas -- other than the massage I have scheduled on Tuesday? They're so bad it hurts to turn my head. <BR> <BR> I'll get on the rowing machine instead today and be less satisfied with my workout, but there's no se... Sat, 28 Nov 2015 11:32:08 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/28/15! I'm glad you all survived Black Friday haha,mthough it sounds like Jon was the only one shopping. We got up at 3:30 am and drove down to Lomg Beach to catch the ferry to Catalina. It's not very warm here, but it's beautiful. Today we're going hiking and then Casie has a shore dive at 2pm, so Tom and I may kayak. <BR> <BR> Since it's an island, the best trail here goes straight up to the top for great views when it's clear. That's the trade off at this time of year, no fog, but cooler weather... Sat, 28 Nov 2015 09:42:59 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/27/15!!! Happy Day After Thanksgiving everyone! I would say Happy Black Friday, but to me that is not happy. I haven't set foot inside a store on Black Friday in years. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had lots of fun and good family visiting time, and I hope dysfunction was kept to a minimum. For those traveling today, be safe! <BR> <BR> We went to see the new Bond movie, Spectre, yesterday, and then came home and ate pulled pork, stuffing, and pumpkin ice cream. It was a nice quiet day. Today, I swam wit... Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:13:33 EST Good Morning Swimmers, Happy Thanksgiving 2015!!! Hi all, and Happy Thanksgiving! We have lots of people traveling today, so safe travels to all, enjoy your families and friends and all that turkey and pumpkin pie! <BR> <BR> We're eating pulled pork tonight **snicker** <BR> <BR> Our big family thing will be Saturday, so we're just being lazy today and sleeping in, going to a movie later, and yes, eating pulled pork for dinner. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to not working and spending lots of time with my visiting daughter. <BR> <BR> Enj... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:37:28 EST Good Morning Seimmers, 11/25/15! We're headed for the airport to fly home. I'm not really looking forward to working today, but I guess I can't complain since this will be my only workday this week. I suspect I'm going to have to deal with drama and I don't want to. <BR> <BR> I'll come back and check in later. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 06:54:02 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/24/15!!! Good Morning!!! Sorry I missed yesterday, I had to travel to the parent company office!! <BR> <BR> I'm off today and the rest of the week. Yippee!!! I have a lot to do to get ready to travel, but it beats being in the office!! <BR> <BR> I'm going back to the doc today as I still feel like I have a sinus infection. Ugh, I just can't kick this thing! <BR> <BR> I likely won't be able to start a thread tomorrow as I'll be in the car traveling early. But, I will check in when I get to VT! ... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:31:47 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/23/15! Good morning from Las Vegas! It's amazing what a $20 bill will get you when you check in to a place! We're staying at the Jockey Club which are timeshare condos across from the Bellagio. From our room you can see straight down the strip, including the fountains! <BR> <BR> We're going to go down to the pool after we have breakfast. It's not quite long enough to get 'real' laps in, but enough when added to the miles of walking to be good. Our two foreign exchange boys are having a blast. Tonig... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:05:08 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/22/15! I guess hardly anyone has been around! I'm in Kanab, UT today. I haven't had good Internet coverage since we've been to Bryce National Park and the Grand Canyon. Today we are going to Coral Sands State Park. It's really fun to take the foreign exchange students to these cool places. <BR> <BR> I'll try to post a picture from Bryce, but my connection is super slow. After Coral Sands we'll head to Vegas! <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 22 Nov 2015 08:51:16 EST Good Evening Swimmers, 11/20/15!!! Whew, everyone must be busy with weekend plans and getting ready for the coming week! , time to play! <BR> <BR> I'm glad the work week is over. Ronnie Spector show tomorrow, I'm psyched for the bad girl of R&amp;B dropping in locally. A night out with the Missus is always welcome. Other than that, I'm still mowing the lawn (sigh) but that's because I hate to look at the raggedy stuff (when not snow covered) all the way to spring so I try to stay on top of it. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:50:31 EST How do you challenge yourself Every time I get in the pool I challenge myself. I do my strokes in different order, after warm ups. I sometimes wear weights in my gloves. I do have an Neptune Mp3 player and I have the songs staggered to different beat speed so that I swim had for some and slower for others. <BR> <BR> Another question I have... because I swim at night... like after 8pm... to 11 pm is my window... how do you clock in your calories... that you have ate. Some days I clock in 1200 calories and no way am ... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:34:00 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/19/15!!! Good Morning!! I'm here and happy that I'm off tomorrow and then again most of next week. I need a break again!! <BR> <BR> This new organization is stressing me out in ways I don't always pay attention to. We are transitioning a whole lot of what I do to others within the parent company starting in 2016, so to me that feels like a good way to set me up for job elimination next year. My position is in the budget for 2016, so I feel comfortable I'll be here through most of next year, but... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 09:27:11 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/18/15!!! Good Morning!!! Happy Wednesday!!! I'm so glad we are half way through this week. I am off on Friday to take care of my car repairs, so I just have one more day of work this week. Then I work Monday, then of the rest of next week. Woo hoo!!! Time off for something fun, not funerals......which is nice. <BR> <BR> I am going to get on the treadmill and try to remember what it's like to have a normal, non-sick workout! And I'll spend the evening with my little family. Nice!! <BR> <BR> H... Wed, 18 Nov 2015 07:55:09 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/17/15!!! Good Morning!!! I have my counterpart Controller from the parent company here today. He seems to think he should be able to somehow manage some of what I do. Hahahaha!!!! Should be a fun day. <BR> <BR> Hope all are well!! We have sun, but it's chilly. It's a nice fall day!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Tue, 17 Nov 2015 08:41:19 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/16/15!!! Happy Monday everyone. I'm having a terrible allergy reaction and am actually debating going home. No swim for me today, way too much snot and it would not be polite... <BR> <BR> Today is my son's birthday and tomorrow is my daughter's.We celebrated with my son over the weekend and he stayed last night so I got to wish him happy this morning. Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:19:02 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/15/15!!! It's 4:00 am on the west coast. Carol must be sleeping in this morning <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> It's supposed to be nice and sunny here today, and in the low 60s (I thought it was November??) I think I will get outside and do some yard clean up today. I also have a report to write and grocery shopping. Then I get to relax. I'm hoping to get to the pool in a couple of hours. Goal = 3000 yards today. Haven't done that for awhile. <BR> <BR> What's everyone else up to? This place has been quie... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 07:04:04 EST Just found the swimming team OH WOW... this is way cool... I am a swimmer and looking for support and friendship. Been at the Spark for about 9 days... Swam tonight 2 1/2 hours in the pool. Feels so good. No one really understands this with me... but I just feel so at peace. Anyone please contact me.... I love communication. I am a mother of 3 adults children and one awesome daughter in law and a grand daughter. <BR> <BR> Hope to hear from someone. <BR> <BR> Jackie Sun, 15 Nov 2015 00:47:23 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/14/15!!! It's going to be another gorgeous day here! We are going to work on our waterfall and then go hiking. We're talking about doing the upper loop at the mission and it looks like it's going to be the perfect day for it. <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to today? Sat, 14 Nov 2015 09:38:45 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/13/15!!! Happy Friday everyone! Wow, if it's 10am here, it's late back east...where is everyone today? I'm super busy at work today and almost forgot to see if Heather started the thread, but it looks like everyone is super busy. <BR> <BR> Have a great, on plan kind of day! <BR> <BR> Oh, and celebrate Friday the 13th! Fri, 13 Nov 2015 13:00:41 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/12/15!!! Good Morning!! Hope everyone is doing well. I'm starting to actually feel better. The doc gave me antibiotics and I can already feel them working. Thank goodness. <BR> <BR> It's Thursday already!! I'm going to get through my busy work day, then go to dance class tonight! I haven't practiced for one second since last week due to my sickness, so here's hoping I can try to keep up again with the tap! It's very hard for me, but I'm going to stick with it and learn it! <BR> <BR> Have a... Thu, 12 Nov 2015 09:56:49 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/11/15!! Good Morning! Happy Veteran's Day. I'm sending a heart felt thanks to all the people who have served our country, including my husband and his 3 year stint in the Army! I am grateful for those who serve for all of us. <BR> <BR> I'm back to feeling yucky, so it's finally time to see the doctor. I thought I was better, but no, it has come back. Ugh. Hopefully I'll get an antibiotic and be quickly on the mend. <BR> <BR> Lots of work here today,then home to hang with the family. That sho... Wed, 11 Nov 2015 07:59:41 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/10/15!!! Good Morning!!! Looks like we are going to get a ton of rain today! Well, it's still warm, so I'll take rain over snow any day!! <BR> <BR> I am trying to get family to respond to me about what we are doing for Thanksgiving. We have to spend the holiday again with my husband's family. This year both of his parents are gone, so we are going to all be together again. We had to do Thanksgiving with his family last year due to the passing of his mom. I get it, but I'm sad and struggling wit... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 09:02:00 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/9/15! We'll see if we double post today. How is everyone on this beautiful Monday? I'm tired because I had one of those nights where you wake up for no apparent reason and then just can't get back to sleep. <BR> <BR> I have to prepare for meetings tomorrow so I'll get right to it. Mon, 9 Nov 2015 10:47:35 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/7/15! I'm so happy it's Saturday! I finished my first rock last night and today we're going to put it in the ground. Tom finished his first and put it out in the garden last night and it looks awesome. <BR> <BR> I'm going to start a new rock today, maybe even work on the waterfall. Then there's studying, housework, hiking and maybe go see the new Bond movie. <BR> <BR> How about you guys? Sat, 7 Nov 2015 09:51:21 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/6/15!!! Good Morning and Happy Friday!!! I worked from home yesterday morning and when I do that, I seem to be very forgetful about coming here and starting the thread! I'm working from here again today, but this time I remembered to come here first thing!! <BR> <BR> The cold is nearly done! And, it's going to be 70 degrees again today!! This nice warm weather in November is so welcome. I'm not a huge fan of the winter and so I'll take every warm day I can get in November!! <BR> <BR> I went ba... Fri, 6 Nov 2015 07:57:07 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/5/15! I can't quite get over typing November! Fifteen more days to going to Las Vegas, Grand Canyon and Bryce - woo hoo! I love hiking in Nevada and Utah. It is looking cold there! I'll have to get out all of our warm gear. I need a vacation. <BR> <BR> Okay, I have a 7am meeting so I need to run, but I'll come back later today. Have a great, on plan kind of day! Thu, 5 Nov 2015 09:44:59 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/4/15!!! Good Morning! Woo hoo, we are half way through the work week!! <BR> <BR> Well, I finally talked to the guy who was going to make the offer. Turns out he'd love to hire me and work with me, but he's decided to leave the company. I felt all along that this might be coming. He was not totally happy with the organization and was trying to fix it, but he seems to have concluded he can't fix it. I'm just glad he was honest. He said if where he lands next he needs a Controller he will call me... Wed, 4 Nov 2015 08:37:25 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/3/15!!! Good Morning!!! Happy Tuesday!! <BR> <BR> I am miraculously feeling better today. Maybe it's not a sinus infection after all. I really feel so much better!! <BR> <BR> I'm really struggling with my job and what to do about it, and having a lot more emotion over it than I would like to have.....I'm just feeling a bit lost. However, I should hear today or tomorrow about that other offer, so maybe that will be the jolt I need to help get myself focused!! I feel like I'm in a rut.....maybe ... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 09:24:25 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/2/15!!! Good Morning!! I'm in the parent company office today, so getting a late start! <BR> <BR> I'm still sick, and so I am going to the doctor tomorrow. I won't make it today. I'm sure it's a sinus infection now. Ugh. <BR> <BR> Hope all are doing great!! I'll do all that I can to catch up with everyone this week!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Mon, 2 Nov 2015 10:05:36 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 11/1/15!!! Happy Novemer! Can you believe we now start talking about Thanksgiving and Christmas? <BR> <BR> We are in San Francisco staying next to the bay with a wide expansive view from our room that is incredible. I would come back here in a heartbeat! It's near the airport so you get to watch giant jets take off from what looks like the water! <BR> <BR> Off to meet up with Our daughter in a bit, then on to see inlaws and whoever shows up to the birthday party. 90 years old, yikes. Sun, 1 Nov 2015 09:08:12 EST Happy Halloween Swimmers!!! There goes October! It's hard to believe how fast this year is flying by. Speaking of flying, we're headed to the airport to go to San Francisco. I bet it will be wild there tonight. We are going to my MIL 90th birthday party on Sunday. <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to? Sat, 31 Oct 2015 07:10:54 EST Good Morning Swimmers 10/30/15!!!! Thought I'd start the thread today since it's after 8 here and no one has checked in yet. Hopefully we don't have a double! <BR> <BR> I haven't swam in several weeks, so I feel a bit hypocritical calling myself a swimmer, but Good Morning anyway. <BR> <BR> A little birdie called Facebook told me that today is Heather's birthday. Happy Birthday Heather! Enjoy! <em>383</em> Fri, 30 Oct 2015 08:07:49 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 10/29/15! Almost Halloween, anyone have fun plans for it? We are flying to San Francisco on Halloween because Sunday in my mother-in-laws 90th birthday. They are having it at 1pm in the afternoon, which doesn't make driving back very easy so we decided to fly. Since we have to go, I booked us in the city for the 31st so we could go out, but we don't actually know what or where we're going yet. <BR> <BR> My boulders are looking great! Today if I can get home early enough I will actually be able to star... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 09:55:03 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 10/28/15!!! Hi all! I've really been struggling with this cold. It's still hanging in there pretty strong. I feel yucky, but have to do some work today so I'm here again. Was in the office Monday for part of the day and then home again yesterday. I just can't shake this thing off. <BR> <BR> It's hard to be up when all the energy is being sapped out of me by my cough! So, today I will do some work here, then go home and continue resting. It's all I can really do. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE d... Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10:12:47 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 10/27/15! I hope you all are doing great today! What workouts do you have planned? I am going to go on a hike if I can get out of here earlier than I have been. This bit about getting dark earlier really cuts into my hikes. <BR> <BR> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 13:11:07 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 10/26/15! To start or not to start... Heather, hope you're feeling better today. <BR> <BR> I'm in early trying to get some studying done. I'm excited to get home and work on my rock. I'll have to post pictures when I'm done, this is so much fun, I would recommend building your own boulder! Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:30:03 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 10/25/15! Today I'll be studying for a few hours, working on my boulder and then going for a hike. Sounds like a nice day to me. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's kayaking was excellent. It was about 70 degrees out, the bay was glassy and hubby and I had great conversations. Going to the wineries afterwards was very fun and relaxing. Sun, 25 Oct 2015 07:14:25 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 10/24/15! Kayaking day! We're packing up and getting ready to go, it's not quite light out yet but I think we can wrestle the kayaks in the dark. Have I said how much I love kayaking? Haha. It's like hiking but on the water. Today we're going up to Morro Bay which has a very nice view and it's fairly protected. It only gets rough with wind and then it is pretty rough but it's supposed to be nice today. Cool morning and warming in the favorite kind of weather. We're going to stop and get ... Sat, 24 Oct 2015 09:22:07 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 10/23/15! Well, we'll see if we double post today. I have a meeting I need to prep for and I didn't want to forget to come and say good morning. I'm hoping to get out of here a little early today since I know my hubby is going to leave early too. I want to work on my boulder when I get home! <BR> <BR> Have a great, on plan kind of day! Fri, 23 Oct 2015 09:43:16 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 10/22/15!! Good Morning! Well, the cold from heck took over me yesterday and all I really did was sleep. This is one heck of a nasty cold virus. I feel a tiny bit better today, so that's nice. <BR> <BR> Basically I'm just having another day lying on the couch. Trying to do some work from home today! But that's about it. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Thu, 22 Oct 2015 10:09:48 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 10/21/15!! Wow, am I really the first? <BR> <BR> Hi gang! Beautiful day out there (compared to the last few) with low 70s, lots of sun and low humidity. I'm having the usual October weirdness transitioning from summer workouts (fun!) to the winter regimen (dark out ;( . Nothing new, I go through this every year. It's much easier transitioning into spring from winter. Southside Johnny with his acoustic band (The Poor Fools) tomorrow night at Suffolk Theater and I'm psyched. I've seen him with the usual... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 18:06:12 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 10/20/15!! Good Morning!! Just back from an early dentist appointment. Had a filling changed from metal to that new stuff they use. Not too bad.....for a filling!! <BR> <BR> I'm battling a cold today.....maybe allergies. So meds, tissues, water.....I'll be fine soon! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Tue, 20 Oct 2015 11:00:21 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 10/19/15!! Good morning!! Hope everyone had a nice weekend!! I enjoyed it very much, and then we had snow flurries yesterday afternoon!! Ugh. Winter is really coming.......but it should be back to 70 or so by Wednesday so maybe we still have some fall left. <BR> <BR> Normal week here. So weird with our parent company and becoming more integrated. They really aren't great......I've been spoiled working with so many smart people for so long here. <BR> <BR> Tonight is visiting night at dance class ... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 10:11:53 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 10/18/15! I'm up early to get some studying in. With my daughter here this weekend I haven't done enough studying, but it's been fun. She leaves early this morning to head home. I'm taking senior pictures with the foreign exchange students later this morning and that is always fun. This afternoon we're either going swimming or kayaking, which either one is fine with me as long as can be with water. <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to today? Jon, the last of the crop sounds wonderful, especially stuffed ... Sun, 18 Oct 2015 08:44:31 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 10/17/15! Happy Saturday! I have my daughter here and it's very nice. We are working on her mermaid costume and it's turning out really fun. We plan to do a hike later today and the weather looks like it will cooperate and be in the 70s. Sat, 17 Oct 2015 10:27:26 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 10/16/15!!! Good Morning!!! Happy Friday!! I'm so glad it's Friday and I wish fervently that I wasn't at work today!! But here I am doing what I have to do until I can leave a bit early today. I'll take that <BR> <BR> Nothing is on the docket for this weekend, and I guess that's good. No travel, no family visiting, nothing very taxing. Nice for a change, I guess. I tend to get bored when I don't have my life all booked up. Once could argue that if I'm all booked up I don't have to work so much o... Fri, 16 Oct 2015 10:08:04 EST