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Julia's conference this weekend went pretty well. She conferenced Thurs and Fri while I looked at the ocean and attempted to work on the handout for next weekend's class. Fortunately, Fri evening I found the handout for the two-hour version, so I'm in better shape than I thought. I still have work to do on it.

Fri morning and again in the afternoon we walked along Agate Beach. We found a few shells, but not much. Saturday morning was yet another walk with a couple more finds (including a tiny, but intact, sand dollar). When it started raining, we jumped in the car and went driving. I got out at another beach, got wet, but found some carnelian agate, so it was worth it. I also spent $48 dollars on beads and agate (Julia spent $8). Now I need to work up an inventory spreadsheet.

Today was back to the same grind at work. I almost, but not quite, pulled my hair out over the antics of our overseas counterparts. It would be A LOT EASIER to get all the documentation together if they had sent said documentation in the first place or sent it when we asked for it in the second place. Grrrrr.

S
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Still feeling a bit crappy, mostly just aches and pains. Cleaning up the plowed area in front of the driveway didn't help any -- sent the middle of my back and my shoulder into spasms and has made my lower back all twingy. *grumble*

Work is going well. I got a Christmas thank-you note from my boss that made me feel all warm and glowy. Of course he said my gift was thoughtful -- that's to be expected. But the statement about my work ethic and him never having to worry about the quality of my work because it is always high-quality made me feel wonderful!

Tonight's dinner was country ham with roasted paprika potato chips and steamed broccoli. LJ seems to be a good place for me stash and share recipies, so here goes.

Take a large yellow, red, or white potato and slice thinly. You want the creamy, starchy mashing potatoes, not mealy baking potatoes. Drizzle in olive oil, sprinkle with a couple dashes of smoky paprika, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Mix well to ensure all potatoes are well-coated. Place in a single-layer on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes (until potatoes are crisp and tender).

S

Not fun!

Jul. 18th, 2007 07:33 pm
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Well, the weekend was great, but maybe I'm really paying for it -- though I switched office chairs with the secretary on Friday and the new chair (which lists -- she has a stress fracture that it was aggravating) might be the cause of the pain. The spasms are quite back, feeling like someone is stabbing and slicing down my neck. Not fun.

Work has been going well, though right now I'm doing a lot of decal work. Mostly updating our placement documents, but also trying to make sure the new guy in inventory knows what's going on and orders the most recent version of the decals (which apparently has not been happening). Not fun!

However, I decided I deserved a treat so I bought a 14-cup food processor. And used it tonight to make a curry dressing. Which I promptly served over pasta, steak and steamed broccoli! YUMMY! My new curry powder recipe ROCKS!!!!

I would happy-dance, but I'd probably hurt myself.

S

Sigh

May. 13th, 2007 06:39 pm
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I overdid it yesterday. I had trouble going to sleep last night because my *legs* (not my arms, not my back, not my shoulders, but my LEGS) hurt. I was gardening for crying out loud, so why did my LEGS hurt???? Actually I was sore in my right arm and shoulder but it was joint pain not muscular.

Today is more of the same, but damn it I was baking cookies!! It was cool out and a good way to heat the house. Besides my Kitchenaid did all of the real work; all I needed to do was add the ingredients and use the cookie sheets. So I'll take them to work tomorrow so Juliana and I don't gobble them all up and get as broad as the house.

Work seems to be settling down after the chaos of the last week. I've gotten everything I can get done until I get some pics from Shreveport and the new artwork. I don't have anything more to do on their manuals because they are going to review them and update them. So this gives me a chance to work on our on-line help manual and other machine documentation. Maybe even catch up? Naw.

S

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