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Random Saturday morning thoughts since I haven't blogged but loving my SP friends

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Smoke alarms with voice messages are great until the battery needs changed at 4am!
Letting the darned thing hang by it's wires must have juggled the battery, praise be, and once DH gets moving...he can change it. I couldn't get the battery compartment open!

My diet has been re-set and this week has been good. I haven't cooked since vacation but had plenty of leftovers from other sessions. It was a surprise every day as a frozen block of something would be placed in my lunch bag. I had a basil chicken/potato/tomato thing I stuck in the crock pot which needs some rework. Another day chicken with the carrot soufflé and smoke provolone. I will make it again. The smoked cheese adds a unique flavor. Anything I have in containers is about 1.5 cups and less than 350 calories, little fat and no added salt.

Speaking of salt- vacation eating is difficult for those of us who are virtually saltless. I don't add extra when I cook, I don't add it at the table.

I met with a finance guy who reviewed my "stuff". His parting words were...you don't need to work full time if you don't want to.

Run, Forrest, run!

Back to work, had 2 days off. One for me, one for a seminar. It was nice to see my peers from across the region. It was nice to see the finance guy, great to get a bunch of calls out of the way. It was not nice to hear yet another MD tell me how I am stressed to exhaustion.

I've read almost all your blogs from the past weeks but have not had much to comment but have nodded my head in agreement for a lot of good thoughts.

Have a great weekend, fellow Sparkers!
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  • STRONGDAWG
    No comments or advice on the work thing. You are on your own with that one.

    I'm not a fan of frozen dinners. My husband doesn't mind, but I never enjoy them. Wish I did. My life would be easier.

    Glad you are back and I'm happy to catch up.
    2153 days ago
  • FIFIFRIZZLE
    I know you will find a way to deal to that stress because you are MT. What about a stress busting MT approach?
    I work part time and I love it. On the other hand I do find I work very hard during my work days, and have to make sure I don,t get hours creep and end up working so many extra hours that I might as well be full time. I tell myself it is unprofessional to work in my job for free, and if I want to do voluntary work for free, I can do it for a charity, not my paid employment.
    MT Fifi
    2154 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    emoticon for the news from the finance guy! emoticon for the stress.

    And I totally agree about vacation eating when we are reduced sodium with our own cooking!
    2154 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    I hate to eat out for the salt bolus probably even more than the outrageous fat and sugar in everything. When will restaurants get the message that we all need to eat better.

    We need to see an investment counselor too. I'm sure he will tell me I need to work 24/7. LOL.
    2154 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Sounds like this has been a huge opportunity to recharge and reconsider lots o' stuff!!

    Self employed has certain challenges for sure (such as meeting payroll) but have to say, it eliminates a lot of workplace stress for me. I get to choose who works with me, love that, have a great great team of people I trust and respect.
    2154 days ago
  • ROXYZMOM
    I love working part-time. I am si glad i switched my hours. I think I get more done at work now !!
    Take heed in what the Doctors are observing.

    2154 days ago
  • SPINNINGJW
    Have you considered working part-time? I always enjoyed my part-time jobs, of course it was when I had relatively young children at home.
    2154 days ago
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