A Breathless Day
I registered for the Alternative Dispute Resolution certificate class today. I've been intending to do so for a while, but I had to juggle some things and scrounge for the money. The company is not covering this, it is all me. I view it as a ... Read more
A Day of Friendship, Food and the Arts (Scale, Too!)
I spent most of the day with a very good friend and her partner. We met as coworkers years ago at one company. She left the company and I lost track of her for a few years. We got reacquanted at a holiday lunch. She is the one who brought me... Read more
Saturday Workday & Feeling Huge
I thought I was going to put in about 3 hours at work today and it ended up being almost twice that without me achieving as much as I thought I would. I picked up the work that Yvonne could not do (she's worked from home while sick, but, when y... Read more
Validated! WooHoo! What a Day! A Prayer Request
Today was something else! In yesterday's blog, I mentioned the awkward situation with the manager who was upset that I included his boss on an email about some legal research I had done. I included the VP not because he's the boss but because h... Read more
There were 11 working days left in the year when today started. I never did the countdown until this year. My company shuts down between Christmas and New Years. The end of the year push is really draining and stressful. I don't know how I'l... Read more
Tasty Lunch and Layoff Season Has Returned
I had chana masala at lunch (a dish with rice, chickpeas and tomatoes) at the work cafe. To that, I added some spicy black beans and it was a feast! I was full, my palate was joyful and I lasted until dinner...
It's layoff season again. A... Read more
Pearl Harbor Day (December 7, 2010)
For years, I have taken December 7 as a personal day off from work. This is a day of remembrance, of prayer, of sorrow and of honoring our veterans. Today was no different in that respect.
It might be because I had two consecutive days ... Read more
I Did Not Follow My Own Advice...
Yesterday was a big carbo load (see yesterday's blog) and I was *determined* to make better choices today. Wendy and I had lunch today, our only chance to do so before she heads back to Charlotte on Thursday. We went to Chilis and I had every ... Read more
Not Quite the Day I Expected
Today was the long-awaited fun day in San Francisco with my coworker friend from our Charlotte office. We are both paralegals and we get along wonderfully. We met for breakfast and I ate too much...I had an egg beater omelette with a bit of ch... Read more
My "Adopted" Mom
My mother is still alive, but we have not had a relationship by her choice since the end of May 1971. She sent me to live with Dad and his new family in a manner in which none of us knew what was happening until it was all done. It turned out ... Read more
Special Meals Do Not Have to Derail Your Healthy Plans!
Today was the department holiday lunch. I had my usual yummy high fiber cereal for breakfast and a small banana and lowfat yogurt as a snack. Even so, I was so hungry by the time it was lunch time! To my surprise, it was a small buffet instead... Read more
I Love the Feeling of Today!
Today was not what I expected, but I am exhilarated at the end of the day. It took me all day to do the research for our outside counsel. I worked through lunch, taking time only to walk down to the cafe for the free fruit that I never ate. T... Read more
Happy Hanukkah! Internet, Work and General Thoughts
Happy Hanukkah to my Jewish friends! I forgot to say that at work today and wish I had remembered. I never seem to remember about Hanukkah until after the fact...
My internet connection at home is down. I am waiting to receive the refurbi... Read more
Aspire and Inspire (Spark Team)
Thanks, JakeandNellie, for inviting me to this team. I love the name and the idea!
I was a complete couch potato for most of the weekend. Tendonitis, cold (limited heat) and general lethargy. I had to get back on track today and did so w... Read more
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Three Bites, Spark Goodies and Couch Potato
I felt very lethargic today. My Achilles tendon is screaming at me and I have absolutely no energy. So I did not do the walk I intended to do (or anything else for that matter).
I decided I was going to send all of my Sparkfriends a goodi... Read more