Family, Me, Ponderisms, Slumming

Single Mom For The Week…

…and I survived. I need a t-shirt now (?).

What once was super stressful for me to even consider 5 years ago, being a single mom for the week when my hubby went out of town for work wasn’t so bad as I thought it would be.

Perks:

  • I have older kids now, and the only thing I have to be concerned about is my little “three-nager”.
  • My babysitter for 10 years is heaven-sent, though she couldn’t watch the three-nager for 1 day.
  • Ability to work-from-home on the 1 day my babysitter isn’t available. (Thank you, boss!!)
  • Neighbors with same aged kids as mine who were willing to look after them today (no school due to Memorial Day weekend).

 

Though it wasn’t so bad, I just hope it will not be an everyday thing (*virtually glares at hubby who isn’t here yet till tonight*), but at least I’m happy to know that we can adjust when these things have to happen.

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Blah, News, Slumming, Work Drama

Migrations

So, I finally got some posts from my Livejournal blog imported to here. Wow, I didn’t think I had so many posts and from way back in 2003! I was reading some of them and I must say they are pretty interesting. Lots of dream posts, too.

On another note, I have barely slept. I think the most I’ve slept since last night so far is 20-30 minutes. And now, I’m awake again. Why, oh why, does this happen to me? I just want a decent night’s rest, without interruptions and sleep straight on.

Today is my yearly review at work, what they call, PEAC. It’s not my anniversary date this month but my company decided to move everyone’s PEAC, and I mean, EVERYONE IN THE COMPANY (more than 50,000 employees!!) to the month of February. It must be chaos for HR, the managers and employees. Sheesh. I had a bit of a problem with my PEAC schedule, though, since my manager wanted me to come in on my day off. Hell no! Thankfully, after I explained to him the situation he had rescheduled for today.

Also another meeting to go to today is to discuss “roles and expectations” with my team leader and manager. Hm…we’ll see how this turns out, hopefully it’s good!  I tell you, with my group’s new management and my years working in the same position, I’ve never seen soooo many meetings. Meeting this, meeting that…I think they’re bored.  Pretty soon, they will come up with lame excuses just to have a meeting.  I can’t wait to see that, lol.

Well, here’s to another day of busy, busy me. And it’s just Tuesday. Oy.

Blah, Food, Me, Slumming

Long day, and it’s not even over yet!

Leap year day! What a day, what a day. At least so far.

Had to wake up at 5am, so I could go downtown to pick up my uncle to take him to the airport. I didn’t have to go, really, but I wanted to spend a little more time with Uncle Rex since we only saw him for a few hours (or minutes?) during his stay in Dallas. Had a good chat with him for a little bit and sent him on his way.

I got home just in time to walk Dani to school. She was actually awake already by the time we got home. Usually, I have a hard time getting her up and about and off to school. Also a rare occasion to have Lucien walk with us as well. Still fun.

I then took a nap for about an hour and then off to see my OB/GYN for my annual check-up. I had planned to grab a yogurt from the fridge for my breakfast but I forgot. Grr. I ended up fidgeting at the reception area for more than an hour with hunger pangs and anxiety. I guess it’s never too good for a diabetic to skip a meal. At least for me, because I’m still getting used to the fact I’m a diabetic now (forgot to tell you that, didn’t I? I got diagnosed last December with Type II Diabetes). Have to watch my carb intake and what not also. Mental note: bring some candy on hand. EVERYWHERE.

So I finally saw the doc after, maybe two hours (ugh!). I also wanted to see her if she was okay with us to try and have another baby, wink wink. She said so far I’m doing good but she did recommend I stabilize my blood sugar levels first before we start trying. Maybe six weeks or so, she said. Well, there goes my plan on having a baby in the Year of the Dragon. Hehehe.

Finally left the establishment and I had to find a place to eat. I figured to try a new place which I pass by all the time going to work. Big mistake, though. The prices were not in my current price range at all. So I settled for an appetizer sampler but big mistake there, too. Carbs galore! I still finished it all, which is another big mistake. Three strikes and I was out, so to speak, haha. Anyway, paid my bill, and went on my way. Guess next time I should have gone with my gut instinct and went for the unlimited soup and salad at Olive Garden. Cheaper and healthier!

Now, on to work. I actually came by an hour early so I thought I’d catch up on some sleep I missed out on this morning but some person kept coming by and interrupting my solace. Grr. So I just decided to clock in early and I will leave early. So there!

Long day, and it’s not even over yet! /le sigh

In Awe, Me, Slumming, Trips

Renting an island not just for the rich – CNN.com

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Many islands can be rented for a few thousand dollars a week
  • If you have a sense of adventure, some can be had for a few hundred dollars
  • “It’s a mystique to be on your own private island,” owner says
  • Necker Island is on the other end of the spectrum at $53,000-plus a night

I would love to try this someday, but that someday will be a long time coming.