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No Corporate Challenge for Me

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I spent 4 hours or so at Kaiser today when a chronic and intermittent pain in my foot worsened. It's swollen and sore, spasms of hot pain and feels as if something is broken.

Tuesday is the corporate challenge walk around AT&T Park where the San Francisco Giants play. My entry fee was paid back in July. The doc today said she wouldn't bar me from going, but she does not recommend it. I fell last year and did not complete it. I really had hoped this year I would cross the finish line legitimately!

But I don't dare try to do 3.5 miles on uneven sidewalks, asphalt and other surfaces.

So bummed.

  
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BETRHO48 9/16/2014 10:26PM

    Sorry to read you won't be able to participate in the Corporate Challenge, but it is best to take care of yourself. You would not want to risk doing more damage. This is simply a pause in your plans. Set a new goal for next year and do it then.
SparkCheers!
~Beth

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_LINDA 9/16/2014 1:41AM

    So very sorry about your foot and missing the walk :-(( Far better safe then sorry.. Wish your Dr. could figure out what is wrong with the foot. I hope it eases up for you soon..
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CATTUTT 9/15/2014 12:55PM

    Oh man that's crappy! I hope your foot feels better soon!

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NHES220 9/15/2014 11:03AM

    Probably not a good idea. Hope you are feeling better.

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CARRAND 9/15/2014 9:46AM

    I'm sorry. emoticon

Hope your foot is better soon.

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MYTURNNOW2013 9/15/2014 1:12AM

    Sounds very painful emoticon emoticon

Rolling a frozen bottle of water back and forth with your bare (or socked) foot may help.

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GETHEALTHY2LIVE 9/14/2014 11:57PM

    It's always disappointing when something ruins plans that we have, but you made the right decision. It wouldn't have done you any good to have done something that might further damage your foot. Take care and hope you're foot is good as new soon!
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AJB121299 9/14/2014 10:56PM

    Sorry, feel better

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Heart of Maia - I am Heartbroken!

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Maia died on her first birthday. She'd spent most of her year of life in the NICU. Like her older sister, she was born with some pretty awful heart defects. Her older sister lived just over 24 hours. The docs told the parents that the condition was so rare that it was unlikely by some astronomical percentage that it would ever happen with another baby of theirs. Maia's heart was not as damaged as Grace's, but I had so hoped she would grow up and be a wonderful child, young person and adult.

I used to work with both of her parents but had lost touch with them with job changes. He had been laid off, she was working part time (they have a healthy 6 year old son). After Grace died, they lost their house. Dad was recently laid off again. I cannot imagine what nearly a year's worth of NICU care would cost, but that pales in the face of the heartbreak and loss.

Puts my "problems" in perspective. Please pray for Maia's family.

  
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MEOWMEEEOW 9/14/2014 9:21PM

    Jesus help!

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_LINDA 9/12/2014 10:44PM

    That is just heartbreaking :-( This poor family has been through so much :-( Wishing them better fortunes and sending healing, soothing thoughts and prayers.
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CARRAND 9/12/2014 4:24PM

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CATTUTT 9/12/2014 1:40PM

    How terribly sad. It really does put things in perspective. Keeping the family in my thoughts.

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JUNESHOPE 9/12/2014 12:11PM

    emoticon My prayers are with them. So sorry for their loss.

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BOOERDEM 9/12/2014 11:59AM

    Very sad - I will say a prayer for her family. I hope they feel God's love & care surround them & help them through this very tough time.

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ANGELN325 9/12/2014 10:31AM

    Sure does. I can't imagine what those parents are going through and they are in my prayers.

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MCFITZ2 9/12/2014 12:46AM

    How very very sad.

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W-A-A-Y Too Much Going On and Yet, Not Enough

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Here it is almost 2 months since my last blog. I have not been as active on SP. A lot going on, things I could blog about but I have been too tired to string a sentence together. Then, I have been running out of internet access on my data plan before the clock resets. Can't afford the sticker shock of going over, so I have been offline a lot more often.

For the first time in my life, I am facing the fact that I am afraid of falling. I fell so hard the last time that it took weeks for my knee to feel normal again. Great excuse for me not to exercise and I am miserable at the extra weight on top of the rest of the weight!

I now get every other Sunday off at job #2 because they increased the hours for the service department (car dealership) so that will mean a lot more filing. That also means on most Sundays that I will be working both jobs. The OT will dry up at job #1 and that will really hurt financially, so I have to get it in while I can.

My cousin is in Seattle this week starting the transplant prep. They're going to use his own marrow, so I am not needed or wanted there. Not wanted because he has zero immune system, so, while I am disappointed not to be there, I fully understand. Thanks for continuing to pray for Jack and his wife Norma.

A coworker told me I was talked about in a meeting where I was not present. Apparently, the attorneys and the coworker were talking about the poor quality of my work in handling intake for the Legal department. I was quite amazed to hear this. My former boss allegedly told them that I am aware of this flaw and people are working with me to fix the problem. I'm disappointed that the attorneys seem to feel this way, but I am beyond stunned to hear this from a coworker at my level. She is not in my reporting chain and has no reason to hear performance issues about me, especially when I am not party to the conversation. That revelation cemented my decision to skip today's operations picnic.

Before that happened, my boss told he me had a conversation with his boss last week about my desire to continue my legal education. I had told him that I was going to take this certification course even if I had to pay for it myself. It does not qualify for the education reimbursement program because it's not on the very short list of qualified accrediting institutions. My boss set up a meeting with our general counsel and, to my total amazement, he said the company will pay for it! I am SO excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It will be kind of like law school for paralegals. All about e-discovery, my latest passion....Praise God!

  
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SOULFISH80 9/10/2014 6:37AM

    Praise God about your free education!!! How incredible and priceless. I am excited for you.

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MYTURNNOW2013 9/5/2014 8:40PM

    Quite a rollercoaster there! How certain are you that coworker was honest?

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CARRAND 9/5/2014 7:26PM

    Sorry to hear about the gossip at work, but the new educational opportunity sounds amazing.

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IGNITEME101 9/5/2014 7:06PM

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yur co-worker may have been lying?? who knows....

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CATTUTT 9/5/2014 2:34PM

    Sorry to hear not everything is going great, but congrats on getting approval for your education! That's awesome!

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WALKINGCHICK 9/5/2014 2:24PM

    I'd ignore the comments from your co-worker and focus on the support from your boss - it is really great that they will pay for your qualification, which means they must believe that you are worth having around - which is great news!
You must take care of yourself, and take gentle exercise so you can build up your confidence and your fitness.

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_LINDA 9/5/2014 12:39AM

    So nice to hear from you, even though its good news/bad news..
Sorry to hear your coworker was privy to a discussion on your performance :-( Not nice.
That is wonderful they will fund your class!
Those falls should be scaring the you know what out of you! You really cannot afford to break something and be off work. I strongly urge you to get a walker, the cheapest route, or specialized physiotherapy to help you with your balance. So many people who wouldn't leave their apartment for fear of a fall found new freedom when they started using a walker. Safety and security trumps looks any time..
Take care of yourself!!
{{{gentle hugs}}}
Linda

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Please Pray for Bill, Carmen and Paul

Monday, July 07, 2014

I came home from work tonight to learn that the coroner called my partner today to let him know they found his younger brother's body this morning. He died suddenly and the siblings are reeling. They already lost another brother several years ago, right before both of their parents died.

  
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LIBBYFITZ 7/14/2014 4:57AM

    So so sorry, this family has been through a lot of sorrow. My thoughts are with you and you partner and his siblings. emoticon emoticon

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MNGREENEYES 7/8/2014 8:59AM

    HUGS! So sorry to hear about this. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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MISSY455 7/8/2014 2:39AM

    So sorry for your partner and his family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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_LINDA 7/8/2014 1:28AM

    So very sorry for this family :(( Surely don't understand so many taken from one family :((( So sad. Sending healing soothing thoughts and prayers..
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CATTUTT 7/7/2014 11:14PM

    So sorry to hear this, I will keep them in my thoughts.


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CHARITYAK 7/7/2014 10:30PM

    Heartbreaking. I am so sorry. Prayers for you all.

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SHERYLP461 7/7/2014 10:14PM

    So sorry for the family what a blow.

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CAROLJ35 7/7/2014 9:48PM

    So sorry! Never know when a day may be one's last day!

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MOTTAMAMALOU 7/7/2014 9:40PM

    I'm so sorry for the family. How sad! I just sent a prayer up to God.

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Happy 238!

Friday, July 04, 2014

emoticon I love this country! Thank you to all who serve in uniform and those who support those who serve. Thanks to all first responders and their families. Thanks to all the teachers, crossing guards...

Thank you to all who put in an honest day's work. Thanks to those who have the courage and vision to start companies and employ people.

This great country survives because of all this. I love being on the journey with you.

Happy birthday to all of us! Be safe!

  
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LIBBYFITZ 7/7/2014 9:19AM

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Happy 4th! Much to give thanks for indeed!

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LJOYCE55 7/4/2014 9:05PM

  We all love it here. Anit it great?

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