Saturday, January 30, 2010

Work Update

After all the training I have had, then turning around and teaching everything that I learned, we will find out on Monday what was actually comprehended.
I spent Thursday and Friday going over the parts that will be needed on Monday with those who asked to be shown 1 more time.

I had a confrontation with a co-worker that I will not go into here, but lets just say what happened could be taken to HR; not from my doing but from the co-workers.

I am anticipating that Monday I will need roller skates and will probably not get home until later in the evening, keeping fingers crossed that it won't be as bad as I envision, but just in case, I am a mentally preparing for the worse.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Laptop Decor

I have been wanting to dress up my laptop with the vinyl rub-ons and have been looking for one I really liked.
I ordered Dream from Stampin' Up, thought it was going to be a little bigger, but that's OK that it's not, this way I can eventually add another one.
Todd said I should look for the word "BIG"
I think this looks really AWESOME, I LIKE IT!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Palmer Cortlandt/James Mitchell

James Mitchell who played Palmer Cortlandt on All My Children passed away last night of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, complicated by pneumonia. He was 89 years old.

He played a great character on All My Children and will be missed by fans.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Prayer for these past 2 weeks and beyond...

This is what I keep repeating in my head during training these past 2 weeks: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.

My sister added this part when I posted this on facebook:
and the self-control to not slap anyone upside the head?

There have been times when I could have or should have...LOL

Friday, January 15, 2010

1st week of training completed

Week 1 of training is complete. Whew! What a week. Tuesday was our 1st day, we were all a little anxious and in the beginning we had computers that weren't working and exercises that were supposed to be programmed in the system that weren't. We kind of expected flaws so we worked around it and it all was fine. Wednesday was the most chaotic day of the 3 training days this week. I will not going to go into details but lets just say it wasn't good. Thursday was not a training day but I was confronted about it what happened on Wednesday. But today was the best of the 3 training days that we had. For the most part everything went smooth and was on track. I wish all the training days were as good as today was.
Tomorrow I will go in for a 1/2 day and get ready for next weeks training.
Luckily I will not have to present next week but instead be a "helper" in the class. Ahhhhhh!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Garfield and Diets

Saw this this morning and thought I would share it.
If you cannot read the comic, click on it to enlarge.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I {Love} Love Card

This is one of the cards that we will be making a stamp camp in a few weeks
The heart was made with the BIG SHOT using the Scallop Heart of Hearts die cut. I am so glad I purchase the BIG SHOT, I have used it so much over the past month and can't wait to have my stamp campers use it. All the supplies used are from Stampin' Up!

Saturday, January 9, 2010


I haven't posted much here lastly due to work.
I am working 10 hour days to prepare for the training of our new system.
Next week I will probably have 11-12 hour days and then going in on Saturday for a 1/2 day to help prepare for the following weeks training.
In my personal opinion the whole process has been so disorganized and not enough time from the point of seeing and experimenting with the new system to learning and now training the new system. The company will "go live" with the new system on Feb 1.
That's approx 3 weeks away. 2 weeks of training and 1 week of employees practicing on a dummy system and then LIVE!
I see a flicker of a light at the end of this tunnel.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Wondering Words Valentines Card

Here is a card I created to be made at stamp camp this month.

All supplies used are Stampin' Up!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Nintendo Wii

The family room now has a Nintendo Wii attached to the television.
Both Ethan and Jordan have had a Wii for quite awhile now, but for Christmas we purchased one for the family room. We also purchased the Wii Fit Plus to go along with the Wii.
I am trying to do the Wii Fit Plus everyday. If my work schedule allows me to (alot of changes happening at work and our department is the center of it, so OT is happening almost everyday).
I can tell you my muscles really feel it. My right arm and both legs are quite sore.
Here is what I have been doing on the Wii Fit Plus:
I start with Balance and do at least 3-5 sets of each of these. Sometimes more if I am trying to beat my personal best.
Ski Jump
Ski solemn
Then I head over to Training; I have just started this section on Thursday so I have only done 3 sections of the 18 offered so far.
Leg extensions
Abdominal Twists
Tricep Curls (this is where I think I am getting part of my arm pain and shoulder pain)
I then head on over to Aerobics
2 sets of Beginner steps
1 hula hoops
1 beginner boxing (this is where I think I am getting part of my arm pain and shoulder pain)

Yesterday for the 1st time I did what I think they call Free Step. They start you out with 800 steps in 10 mins. I thought the pace they start you at was slow, so I set the pace higher. I did over 900 steps in 10 mins, this also is what is giving my leg muscles some pain. I am planning to do this one everyday even if I can't do the other ones due to time restrictions.

So as of today that is my Wii Fit Plus activities.
I am also playing tennis, bowling and sometimes baseball on Wii sport when I have the time. Again, probably contributing to the arm soreness.
Am I enjoying it? Yes I am. With my work schedule this month, I am hoping to be able to continue to do some Wii activities everyday. Having these days off due to the holiday has helped but I know my time won't be as free to do everything that I would like to on the Wii.
So off I go in a few to do another round of Wii Fit Plus.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all my blog readers!

I have decided that I am not going to make any resolutions this year.
I have things in mind that I want to accomplish so I am going to set my mind to that and not "label" them as resolutions.

I hope everyone has a healthy and Happy New Year.