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10 years ago today …

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Steve commented with remembering where he was.  I remember where I was.  A friend was getting married and I was at the wedding, it was a Saturday afternoon wedding.  After that I went to the races (dirt track car racing, not to be confused with the ponies) and when I got home it was around midnight.  Being the news junkie that I am, the first thing I did was turn on the tv to see what was going on.  That is when I first heard that the Princess was in a crash.  At that point they had taken her to the hospital and were not reporting that she had died.  Tired I went to bed and woke up to the news that Princess Diana had passed away.

Do you remember where you were?


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August 31, 2007 at 7:42 am

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This could be the day …

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… details to follow.

Details as promised …

If you are a regular reader then you know that we’re under yet another re-org here at work.  While we still don’t know where we will land on the org chart one thing’s for certain …we’ll be working from home.  Our lease is up at the end of the year and there’s no plan on renewing the lease or finding a new building.  We were told to make a list of what we would need if we were to work from home.  Does this mean they’ll buy me a new house if I don’t have room in mine?  LOL  Fortunately for me I have extra space so I’m good.  I think I’ll like working from home.  It’s not like there are many people left here to socialize with, our size has decreased significantly over the past year.  Not that I socialize much anyway, once I’m in my chair I only move for food or bathroom breaks (not necessarily in that order). 

Now that I’ve made my announcement I have to scope the place out for a good desk and chair.  I’m in a cube and I’m not about to set up a cube at home. 

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August 30, 2007 at 8:52 am

Posted in Work

I hate people!

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Not ALL but there are a good portion out there that really annoy me.  OK, hate is a strong word …people annoy me.

I took my kids to the dentist this morning, it happens to be a pediatric dental office, you know …for kids.  As soon as I sit down I can’t help but notice this guy on his cell phone.  He wasn’t exactly talking quietly and he had his laptop with him.  I’m thinking to myself, is this really necessary?  The answer I came up with was no.  As time went by, he kept talking, loudly, it sounded like a business call although he didn’t look all that professional.  People are shooting him looks but that doesn’t seem to bother him in the least.  This jackass was on the phone for at least a half hour.  What is wrong with people?  Why couldn’t he either take the call outside (there’s a sign as soon as you walk in that asks for people not to use their cell phones) or skip the call?  I’m sorry but you’re there to bring your kid(s) to the dentist, take the time off.  This is part of the reason kids are the way they are, parents don’t take time out for their kids.  Speaking of his kids, one of them asked if they could go to McDonald’s and he muttered ‘this is why I don’t want to take you to these things’.  Shortly after that the kids gets up and says he’s going to the car.  Ummmm …he was only like 10, he shouldn’t be unsupervised in a car.  I hate people!  Why are people so arrogant?

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August 29, 2007 at 3:23 pm

Posted in Kids, Life in general

oink, oink

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Today was a one donut day!  By tomorrow I should be on the straight and narrow. 

However …I have filled the candy jar.  I swear I set myself up for failure. 

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August 28, 2007 at 9:20 am

Posted in Stupid stuff

I work, therefore I eat

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How true is that statement?  I don’t know what it is about the work place but I do know that I eat more when I’m there.  All last week I was home with a fully stocked kitchen and I only ate at meal time.  Today I’m back to work, I started off with good intentions and had 2 hard boiled eggs, yogurt and water.  As the morning went on and the stress level rose what did I do?  I took a walk …to Dunkin Donuts!  Again, I had good intentions, all I really wanted was an iced tea.  Then I get there and convince myself that one donut wouldn’t hurt.  One iced tea and TWO donuts later I’m walking back to work.  Why on earth did I need TWO donuts?  I was really only going to get one but then saw that they had a pumpkin donut and how could I pass that up?  OK, I could have just gotten the pumpkin donut but what if I did’t like it.  OK, who am I kidding, I haven’t met a donut that I didn’t like.  So I ate the pumpkin donut first, then my usual jelly stick.  Once they were gone I actually looked in the bag thinking there should be a donut there.  How could I have gone through TWO donuts so quickly?!  I was good for the rest of the day, I ate my frozen lean cusine, drank another iced tea (this time purchased from McDonalds, I don’t really like McDonalds so I was safe there) and ate the banana that I should have had when I was stuffing my face with donuts. 

Written by Kim

August 27, 2007 at 6:48 pm

Posted in Life in general, Work


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Usually when I start to write a blog I begin with a title.  This time I’m starting with the post because I’m not sure what I’m going to write about.  This past week was a busy one for me, I was home and not at work.  Personally, I think it’s more work staying home than it is getting up to go to the office everyday.  It was a good week, I was able to spend time with the kids and did manage to get some cleaning done (although I find that I’m doing most of that today).  Now it’s Sunday and I have to go back to work tomorrow.  UGH!  The UGH is mainly for the fact that I have to get up earlier than I have been and that I have to leave the house, work itself isn’t so bad.  One thing that I realized while I was home this week was that I’m more in touch with what’s going on in the world when I’m at work.  Somehow I feel as if I might have missed some important news stories this week.  Another thing that I noticed is that I’m tired earlier when I’m at home which means that I go to bed earlier.  This is bad, the more sleep I get the more useless I am.  It’s true, I’m more tired and do well on less sleep.  One would think that I would be tired after working all day and then coming home to do the household things but I get a second wind once I get home, I like that.  The second wind allows me to stay up later, catch up with more news, and get less sleep.  OY!  While I’m on the topic, I also noticed how much I rely on routine, I need structure in  my life.  This getting out of bed whenever you happen to wake up is nice, I love my bed, but it throws me all off. 

Yes, it’s Sunday …back to work tomorrow!

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August 26, 2007 at 1:01 pm

Boycott part 2

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It is not easy to boycott all products made in China since EVERYTHING IS MADE IN CHINA!  I was in the toy aisle yesterday and thought I would check various toys to see where they’re made.  I have a 4 year old and he had some of the toys that were on the recall list, I also brought him for a lead test this past week.  So what can I buy my 4 year old that isn’t made in China?  Not much!  Almost every toy I looked at was made or assembled in China.  What’s with the assembled in China thing?  If the pieces are made elsewhere why can’t they be assembled there?  Wouldn’t it cost more to ship pieces to be assembled?  I don’t get it.  So what one toy did I find that my son can play with …legos, they’re made in Denmark.  I’m sure there are toys out there that are made in the US but they’re not your mainstream toys that your kids want.  So what’s a mom to do?  I slowly took suspect toys away from my son so he wouldn’t notice right away.  I took him for a lead test, results will be back in 8 – 10 days.  If his lead count is low then do I give the toys back to him?  He’s going to think that he’s living in the twilight zone.  LOL  I don’t know …I still don’t trust any product that comes out of China.

Written by Kim

August 25, 2007 at 7:49 am

Posted in News