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Job Hunt - Good News

Saturday, March 19, 2016      13 comments

Some good news, Spark Buddies ! I've accepted a three month contract position. The pay is good. It's better paying than my previous job. It's one town over, so I can get there by bus. The hours are good, so I can keep my part time job as a ... Read more

Job Hunting - And So It Goes

Saturday, March 12, 2016      3 comments

Thank you to all my spark buddies who sent goodies and kind words to pick up my sagging spirits this week. I'm much improved today. I had something of a melt down Thursday evening. Some times, you need a good cry. Once I got that out of my syst... Read more

Hives and the Job Search

Sunday, February 21, 2016      7 comments

It's been about a month since I've been laid off. I've been told by friends that my job search has been going well. I'm getting calls from recruiters. I have been applying to jobs when something suitable shows up on the job boards. I've even bee... Read more

Reduced in Force - Deja Vu All Over Again

Saturday, January 16, 2016      11 comments

Yesterday, wasn't a good day. I was laid off. This isn't the first time it's happened. It's now the second. Thus the deja vu all over again title of this blog. Reduced in force is the new term for being laid off. I know I haven't been very... Read more

Ogden Nash Poem on Dieting

Thursday, March 12, 2015      10 comments

I've been reading a collection of New Yorker essays and this poem just spoke to me. I can't believe how well it describes a woman's obsession with their weight. I thought my spark buddies would enjoy it too. Curl Up and Diet Some l... Read more

Shopping at Goodwill

Monday, March 02, 2015      9 comments

Check out what I found at my local Goodwill for $4.99 and tax ! It's an Arthur Court Scallop Shell serving dish/bowl. I love shopping at thrift stores. I usually go there to check out the books/DVDs/clothes, but some times I'll look to see what... Read more

My Backyard Needs to Go on a Diet

Wednesday, February 11, 2015      12 comments

It's official. The winter of 2015 has surpassed the winter of 1978 as the new benchmark for miserable winters in Greater Boston. It's the 8th snowiest winter on record with 6 weeks of winter left to go. This is my backyard snow pile jus... Read more

End of Year Words of Wisdom

Monday, December 29, 2014      12 comments

a friend of mine sent me a fun email string that I thought you'd all enjoy. Words of Wisdom 1 * Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon and some days you're the statue! 2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet jus... Read more

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road ?

Thursday, August 28, 2014      7 comments

To get away from the turkey !! LOL ! No one ever believes me when I say I see a turkey on the way to work. Read more


Tuesday, March 04, 2014      9 comments

Hey, All ! I know I haven't blogged in a while, but things have been status quo. Life at the gym has been interesting, but I'll save that for another blog. Today, I'd like to tell you about something I'm going to do for Lent. I'm not... Read more

All State Half Marathon - Boston

Monday, September 16, 2013      19 comments

Yesterday morning, I ran my very first half marathon. How did I do ? Well, I managed to stagger across the finish line in roughly 2 hrs 35 mins. I would have liked to have been a little faster, but considering this was my first half, I'm not com... Read more

Why I Haul My Keister to the Gym

Thursday, July 18, 2013      15 comments

I've been enjoying the new contract job. I still haven't heard whether or not I'll be asked to stay as a permanent employee. However, on a positive note, there is no way the project is going to be done by the end of August. So, I know I'll be st... Read more

Namaste !

Friday, June 07, 2013      13 comments

Yes, even animals do yoga ! I saw this picture online and thought it was a riot. Lemurs are wonderful, aren't they ? This picture reminded me that I really need to ... Read more

Three New Words (contract job report)

Saturday, April 27, 2013      24 comments

In what seems a very long time ago, as part of the interview process for a job, I was asked to describe myself in three words. Not knowing what to say, I asked my Spark Buddies to help me out. Well, I never got beyond the telephone interview. Ho... Read more

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