Thursday, October 27, 2011

I am back! For good this time.

I know I have said this many times but this time is true. You wanna know how I know?

1. I quit my job and I now have a lot more free time.
2. I miss blogging.
3. I want to remember these very adventurous days of me being stressed out as I start my new company.

Yes! I am starting my very own company. It's stressful and fun all at the same time.

This is my third month of me being out on my own and I LOVE IT!

We have had to make some sacrifices but I think they are all worth it. Some of the sacrifices are that I am now working a part time job in the evenings until my business picks up and we are getting a roommate for 3-6 months. I am hoping that in 3-6 months my business will be so busy that we won't need a roommate after that.

So who is still out there? Anyone?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I survived!

I survived the layoffs but unfortunately my 3 favorite people at work didn't. They were all laid off and I feel horrible for them but I am hopeful that they will find another job soon. One of them may be opening her own business so it was a good time for her. It still leaves me alone with all of these other people and it makes me wonder how they choose who would be laid off. There are some people who I always see walking the halls and I know they don't do anything but yet they are still here.

There was a point this morning when I thought I would be laid off. One of the conultans they hired to lay people off came into my office by mistake, I thought "Great, It's my turn" but it turns out she just walked into the wrong office.

As a result of the layoffs I now work for a different division within my company and I now have a new boss. I don't know which of our three local facilities I will be working out of and I don't know how I feel about this. I like this facility because it's convenient but at this point I am just happy I have a job.


I am a ball of nerves today. The rumor is that the layoffs will be happening today and yesterday they set up 4 offices in our building. We are not sure who they are for but the rumor is that they are for HR people since we only have 1 HR person at our facilities and they would need help to do the layoffs.

Up to this point I hadn't been concerned about it because they were all rumors but now that it looks like it's a reality its becoming a bit nerve wrecking. I keep asking myself, is it better to be the last one standing or the first to go?

Right now I believe it would be better to be the first to go. If I stay behind and if our division merges with another division it would be a completely different company. I would also have to worry about how long I would be needed in the new company. Are they keeping me to help transition stuff over or am I going to be a permanent part of the new division? How much more responsability would I have to take on? Etc, etc, etc.

Right now I wish our leadership would grow some balls and just tell us what is going on. Other than an announcement telling us we were now reporting to another division they have not said a thing which has contributed to the rumors and the uncertainty.

I am surprised there has only been 1 person who has left the company. Everyone else is staying put. Maybe it's becuase they have all been here for so many years, some have been here for over 20 years, and they have to much to loose.

Has anyone else gone through layoffs? How did you cope?
How soon did you wait to file for unemployment?
Any advice you would give someone that is waiting to hear their fate?

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Year? Really

I was just looking at my blog, I tend to do that every so often just to remember the things that happened or the thoughts I was having at a particular point in my life, anyway, I just realized that the last time I made a post was in November of 2008. It seems that a lot of things have happened since then.

I switched jobs last September and I may be laid off soon. And it seems that this job completely turned my world upside down.

I am going to blame it on my schedule. I work 9 hours a day and 4 hours on Friday. Although it's only an extra hour a day I am whipped out by the time I get home and I don't really want to do anything. Right now I get to work at 6:30 and work until 4 and I have been talking about changing my work hours but I still haven't done it.

When I was at my old job I use to go to the gym during lunch and I was doing pretty good. I was going about 4 or 5 times a week and I had lost about 12 lbs. Then I changed jobs and I was just to tired and unmotivated to go to the gym. I stopped running when I tore my calf muscle and fractured my leg. I could still work out but I just got lazy. I lost most of my weight by running and I was running about 10 miles on Saturdays and about 15 miles during the week but once I got injured I just sat on the couch and ate my feelings. I was really depressed about not being able to run. I was training for a half marathon and I was a few weeks away from my race so I got moody and depressed especially since my running friends were still talking about the race. I am back in the gym and I have lost a few lbs. I just need to loose 8 more lbs and I will be back to my ideal weight.

I am taking a boot camp and I am really enjoying it. It's on Wednesday's and Saturdays and the trainer kicks my butt every week.

So since I wasn't working out I was doing a lot of watching t.v. and a lot of reading. Are you a member of It's the best website ever. I just read The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown but I didn't really like it. It was the same as his last two books and I was pretty bored with it after a while. I am about to read A cup of Green Tea.

That is all for now or this post will be several pages long.

It's good to be back blogging.

Come Back Rumors!

I may be announcing my come back to the blogsphere in a couple of days. I have really missed blogging and I may be ready to come back. I know I have said this several different times during my long absense but I think I really mean it this time. I have so much to write about:

I had a torn calf muscle and a hairline fracture. I may have torn my calf muscle again.

I may be laid off this week from work. But all is okay.

I went to Long Beach, CA for a Dalai Lama teaching. It was amazing.

I jut got back from Phoenix, AZ but I didn't do anything other than work

What else? I am sure there is much more but I will leave it for the stories that will follow later.

By the way, is anyone still out there?

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Google Voice

Does anyone have an invitation to Google Voice they can send me? Anyone?

By the way: Hi! I know it's been a while but I think I am connected to all of you on facebook by now...if not send me an email and we can connect.

Anyway, if you have an invitation to Google Voice please send me one.


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas! Have a happy and safe holiday.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Is it gay?

What would you think if you saw a dog walking around with a pearl necklace?

I just got our dog a pearl necklace from Pier 1 today. She looks so cute :)

Vacations and Work Travel

It has been a long time since I last updated and it seems like more and more of my post have been starting like that.

I just returned from Costa Rica where I was for 8 days. The country is amazing and I met many wonderful people..both local and tourist. I did a lot of things while I was there like the zip lines in Arenal, hot springs that are heated by a volcano, kayaking with alligators and cayman around Damas Island and walked through a national park with all kinds of wild animals in Manuel Antonio. My favorite thing was laying on the beach in Manuel Antonio with new friends and enjoying the weather.

When I go back I will skip spending the night in San Jose though. I did not care much for the city so next time I will fly into San Jose and take a flight into the local airport in Quepos.

And tomorrow I leave for DC. I will be there through Wednesday stuck in a conference but the great thing about this trip is that I get to see one of my blogger friends! Yay for bloggers!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

Ouch! My back!

I threw out my back working out at the gym today. It hurts and I am loaded on pain killers, muscle relaxers, and wine and it still hurts.

Oh, and aren't dogs suppose to sense when you are hurt or sick? Not my dog, I was laying on the couch after I applied biofreeze and she jumps on my back and then settles in between my legs. She doesn't care. She is more concerned about being comfortable. Bitch!

Sunday, November 02, 2008


B and I looked for outfits but there wasn't anything that we really liked so we pulled out his old Halloween box and found two outfits. He was a cop and I was a referee. We went to a Halloween party on Friday night and he won 5th place for his costume...I didn't place. Oh well, better luck next year.

On Saturday our neighborhood had a Pooch Parade and we decided to enter L in the parade. She wore her Pocahontas outfit and she won 1st place for most original costume. I was very proud and we came home and she had all the treats she wanted.

What did you dress as for Halloween?

Sunday, October 26, 2008


It's me! And I really don't know what to talk about. I don't really have much to talk about these days. All I have been doing is working these days. I am working about between 10 to 12 hours a days and it doesn't look like it will be getting any better. Here is my typical day:

5:30 Wake up, shower and get ready.
6:15 Leave for work
6:30 Arrive at the office
6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. work...with no lunch or breaks.
6:15 Go to the gym and attempt to work out.
7:30/8 p.m. go home and have dinner
9:00 Choose clothes for work and go to bed.

Yes, that is my day. Nothing exciting...just a long day at work. Surprisingly the day goes by really quickly. I am still enjoying the new job and I am learning a lot.

Since I don't have time to write about anything else I will start writing about work. There are some interesting characters there so I should have plenty to write about.

I am still trying to keep up with everyones blogs but it's difficult. So send me an email or give me a call and catch me up with what's going on with you.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I am still around I just haven't had much time to update. I have been working long hours and after leaving work I really don't feel like doing anything other than sitting on the couch and vegging out.