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  • Toward the end

    9/22/2014 7:12:02 PM, by MM11113

    I am now inside the last 10 days of full time employment. I am not crazy at this point. Today, I launched the social security side of things. Seems my employer is denying reality. He asked me to set up two more projects before next Friday. I hope I can them to launch point by then, besides ... Read more

  • Windy Sunday

    9/21/2014 8:19:46 PM, by MM11113

    I belong to the Shutterbug SparkTeam, and this evening I tried to take a photo for the challenge of the week. The wind was terrible, and I was hunting for an ant hill or a spider web. Some animal kingdom construction project. I never found any with the light in the right way. I almost got cl... Read more

  • Remodel news and rambling

    9/18/2014 11:41:21 PM, by MM11113

    This is just about the end of the 3rd week of remodel chaos. Lots of things had to be rerouted since we changed where the walls are, and the heating is in, and the plumbing was done today. I can stand in front of where the shower head will be, a there is hot and cold water for the washer. I don't... Read more

  • Bad Day out of nowhere

    9/17/2014 10:02:35 PM, by MM11113

    Here is something I have known about me, but so far, I haven't figured out how to stop it. Most of the time, I have good days because don't really have an easy way to mess up. I don't keep the bad things around. I have to go out of my way to eat the wrong stuff. My strategy for eating t... Read more

  • Happy today

    9/16/2014 8:46:20 PM, by MM11113

    I had to think this evening about why I felt good. No job in sight. Surrounded by boxes to the point you can't walk a straight line through the main floor. Had to let the cleaning crew go today, can't keep people I can't afford to pay. I've always had a good enough job to have cleaning twice a m... Read more

  • McDonald's Big Mac

    9/13/2014 4:40:43 PM, by MM11113

    AAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKK
    KK!!!!!!!!!!! I have to say, I have not had a Big Mac for about 4 years, I really can't remember the last one. But, today, I was driving from Columbus to Athens to see my grandson at Ohio U, and there must be 6 or 7 McDonald's restaurants each way. Maybe, mor... Read more

  • Ending the second week

    9/11/2014 10:08:44 PM, by MM11113

    This week, I decided to accept the offer of working 1 week per month, and still hunt for another job. Finally, today, things have started to move. I am being open to working anywhere except Africa! What the heck, I'd love to see the world on somebody else's dime. The words I used was 'you can se... Read more

  • One week per month!

    9/8/2014 10:29:43 PM, by MM11113

    Today, I took control of what options I have for employment. I proposed that I work one week per month and perform more advisory functions for the our team. I have done that FOREVER. I plan to review all the required elements for projects, evaluation presentations, project documentation, budget f... Read more

  • Love this anti-skinny song!

    9/7/2014 11:31:12 AM, by DRAGON-CHICK

    Meghan Trainor All About That Bass www.youtube.com/watch?v=
    7PCkvCPvDXk Behind the scenes of it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=
    ofxGAXSope8 -... Read more

  • Unexpected! But, it is about time.

    9/6/2014 9:58:42 AM, by MM11113

    I have been dealing with the stress of my position being ended because of an IRS ruling since Tuesday, and typically, when my stomach starts hurting (usually because of a death in the family) I EAT. If there were bigger letters, that would be 3 times that size. I have prayed, I have calmed down, I... Read more

  • Busy tryng to land on my feet

    9/4/2014 10:15:07 PM, by MM11113

    I have updated my resume and applied for a couple of jobs, and talked to recruiters and i'm worn out! I told my grandson that my job ends on Oct 3 and assured him we will be OK. I thought I had another whole year before I would be eligible for social security at full level. Turns out, it is t... Read more

  • Busy tryng to land on my feet

    9/4/2014 10:15:02 PM, by MM11113

    I have updated my resume and applied for a couple of jobs, and talked to recruiters and i'm worn out! I told my grandson that my job ends on Oct 3 and assured him we will be OK. I thought I had another whole year before I would be eligible for social security at full level. Turns out, it is t... Read more

  • I think I exercised yesterday

    9/4/2014 5:03:11 AM, by DRAGON-CHICK

    Don't get too excited. I wasn't working out. But it was still exercise. I'm pretty sure, anyhow. I got home from work, tired as usual, but it thought I'd hop on the elliptical for about 90 seconds. Again, don't get too excited. It... Read more

  • Day 2 of the Shock Wave

    9/3/2014 9:07:48 PM, by MM11113

    After the news yesterday that I have to go down to 8 hours a week starting in October, I asked the woman some questions. Of course, she had no answers and said she would have to ask legal. 1. What is this new law or ruling so I can learn about it 2. What if I turn off my pension withdrawal... Read more

  • What a day

    9/2/2014 11:17:06 PM, by MM11113

    Today at work, I booked a crazy day with 3 project meetings all afternoon and other ones in the morning. About 9:30, I got a note about needing to have a meeting with personnel and my consulting company, and so it was agreed for 4:00, end of business. No one knew what was going on, so I went i... Read more

  • Struggling with motivation

    9/2/2014 1:35:59 PM, by DRAGON-CHICK

    I'm not really sure why this is so hard! I do really want to lose weight. Why? - I worry about my long term health. - Buying plus sizes is not fun. - I hate looking at pics of myse... Read more

  • Messed this day up!

    9/1/2014 10:36:19 PM, by MM11113

    I went out to lunch with my best fiend, and did the Olive Garden get a meal to take home. I was doing OK calorie-wise, I only ate half of the serving, but I am really hungry. So, I ate a piece of pie, I think I needed to get it out of the house! So, even though my stomach is growling, I think... Read more

  • Work in Progress

    8/31/2014 9:36:06 PM, by MM11113

    I'm not sure I'll have a condo you can walk through after I empty the laundry room, master bath and closet. My knee is feeling it from all the trips up stairs and you can't walk through the loft or my grandson's bedroom. Good thing he is away at school. And, I'm not done. Where am I going to... Read more

  • Detox Time!! (Again)

    8/30/2014 11:09:35 AM, by DRAGON-CHICK

    Last week wasn'tů Well, let's just say I didn't make the best food choices for my long term health. Today is the first day of a lovely three-day weekend! It's NOT an excuse to eat crappy ... Read more

  • One of my goals is not good enough anymoe

    8/30/2014 9:21:51 AM, by MM11113

    Everyday, I seem to stare at my goal board, and as I meet them, or they don't seem to motivate me anymore, I modify the goals. A big one had been for me to finish off the Honda Weight. It's not that Honda made me gain, it's just that since I started there 24 years ago, I put on about 65 pounds... Read more

  • College Costs

    8/29/2014 7:55:17 PM, by MM11113

    Today, I went to OU to buy the fall semester text books. My grandson had prepared me for a calculus book that was over $200. But when going through the checkout, the paperback on Oceanography was over $260. And, it wasn't even a fat paperback! I believe in education, but these kids are being... Read more

  • Flickr frustration

    8/28/2014 10:18:34 PM, by MM11113

    I joined the photography team and finally I am trying to do the homework assignments. I don't understand the part where after you upload your photos, and you make an album, how do you sent the link to friends for the album. I think I am sending the link to my upload area. Anyway, I get do... Read more

  • Summer Heat and Humidity

    8/27/2014 6:12:00 PM, by MM11113

    We have had a week of nothing but hot and humid. After the storms tonight, we are supposed to have a little relief. I'm good with that! ... Read more

  • Nothing much

    8/26/2014 11:24:36 PM, by MM11113

    I see the blog line is back in the tracker, and as a person who has spent the last 42 years in data processing pursuits, I know how hard it is to catch everything when testing new releases. I'll give them a break, and I tested yesterday to see that yes, you did get your points if you blogged. ... Read more

  • Never giving up!

    8/26/2014 9:03:31 AM, by DRAGON-CHICK

    It's been a really difficult summer. Life has tossed me a bunch of curve balls. But I'm doing ok. I've got some close friends and family with health issues, and I've lost a few people... Read more

  • Hello again!

    8/25/2014 11:05:04 PM, by KIMMIEB

    I am back. I have been struggling again. Got started in September of last year and have lost 25 pounds since then and 7 inches. Fell off the wagon and gained 8 of the 25 back :( I am doing the Beachbody workouts and I love them. Just still trying to get remotivated.... Read more

  • Progress

    8/25/2014 9:43:42 PM, by MM11113

    I am glad I remembered to do this. I believe I need to retire my current belt. It was purchased before I figured out I needed to get serious about losing weight. So, as I grew smaller, I punched a new hole as needed. ... Read more

  • Just for the record

    8/25/2014 9:26:39 PM, by MM11113

    My blog did earn 3 points. Test Complete.... Read more

  • Had to find a way

    8/25/2014 9:25:41 PM, by MM11113

    I read about the frustration of losing ability to earn points from doing a blog. I decided to test if that was true, and I had to do a lot of clicking to find an alternate way of making the blog for my test. But I found it. You have to be pretty bored to decide to do this. I really miss my g... Read more