Category Archives: Work

Tuesday: Shame and Work

20121009-190545.jpgToday, I submitted Annabelle to Dog Shaming.  If you haven’t checked them out, please do.  SO Funny.  I don’t know if she will get picked, but she should.  The picture would have been better if I had gotten her with the empty pan and spatula.

Today was a non-running day.  I rode my bike and then did something I have been trying to do each day.  It consists of: 50 jumping jacks, 5 pushups, 20 crunches, 20 mountain climbers, 30 second plank.  It is harder than it sounds.

Bike: 5.5 miles.  Above mentioned workout.

Meals are still in a rut and it is starting to show with some snacking.  That ends now.  Breakfast was coffee and a protein bar.  Lunch was egg beaters, turkey sausage and an english muffin.  There was a peach and an apple.  That peach was one of the BEST I have had in a long time.  Then there was too much snack mix.  And I transitioned to dinner with a Bertolli Risotto bag (added extra shrimp) and some wine.

I work from home full-time.  From time to time, the dog will pitch a fit while I am on the phone.  But there are these things called a MUTE button, and a backyard.  People need to learn that a home office is not a substitute for daycare.  Teach your kids to stay out of the office if they are at home.  The rest of your colleagues don’t want to hear you parenting on conference calls.  It is still WORK.  Let’s try to be professional.

I don’t know if I have mentioned it here (lately) but I just switched roles with my current employer.  I have been going through a bit of a hard time with work in the past 1-2 years.  Just not happy or finding any satisfaction with it.  In fact, this blog started as an outlet for some of the things I wasn’t getting from work.  And as a way to explore a potential new area of study (web design).  Well, my old boss (whom I loved) had an open position on his team and I took it.  It isn’t the best department to be in, but the people will make it all worthwhile.  And, I am taking a leap into managing people.  Just a few at first, to see how I do.  But it is something I have never tried to do before.  Should be interesting.

Daily Mood Alert: Tues, Nov 1

I can’t believe I just had to type November.

Orion 05.501 CNGI wasn’t going to do a mood alert today.  No sense in bringing everyone else down.  But I also want to show how I can bounce back.  You see that, over on the left?  I got thrown/pushed/shoved/held under that and then run over repeatedly.  By a colleague.  Completely blindsided.  And lies.  And exaggerations.  I don’t like to accuse people of outright lying, but I have the documentation to prove what was being said just isn’t true.

So I am trying to shake that off.  And I know that you get back what you put out there in the universe.  And that karma is a BITCH.  So throw me under to try and save yourself and just wait and see what happens.

So here is the mood.  It is my volunteer night and I know that those little kittens can brighten up my day.  And maybe some shopping at the Home Goods next door.

Later, I will update you on our Halloween tradition!  I remembered to take pictures.  I didn’t have time to do it early since I was busy getting the tire marks off my back.

Travel Tuesday: The Biltmore

(Sloth) Rest Day Sunday

I am very proud of my effort during the 5k yesterday.  I know I left it all out there and then some.  And I have the lazy-ass Saturday afternoon and evening to show for it.  And slept like a LOG!

Today will consist of Costco (shocker!) maybe an easy 3-4 miles (I am off schedule with my training plan) and then bowling/dinner with a friend.

Amazing Race is on tonight and I am really looking forward to a new show premiering tonight on Showtime called Homeland.  The DVR will catch that one for us.

I need to figure out a better breakfast/gym/morning routine.  I will think on that today.  Maybe I will just walk 3 miles around the neighborhood.  Get my best thinking done on my walks.

Thinking should include: new routine, when to tell Michael about the new blender, and schedule for next weekend.

(Sloth) Rest Day Sunday

They are not as “trashed ” as I would have thought.  I think the shoes will make it.  My hips, on the other hand, are trashed.

Today will consist of Costco, a couple of errands to look for shoes and a few new shirts and then a Sox-Yanks double header!  The “need” for the shopping comes from the fact that I purged my closet last night.  Anything that didn’t fit (shape and age) or flatter went in the bag.  I know I can get by (more than get by with what I have) but a few essentials would really round things out.

I am trying to make cream of chicken and wild rice soup in the crock pot today.  Will let you know how that turns out.  Soup and crusty bread, YUM!

What is on your agenda for today?