Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
1. Started your own blog *
114. Swam with sharks *
115. Served in the military *(Air Force)
morning). I'm beat... but knew I needed to write a blog... otherwise a certain friend in Minn would wonder what happened to me *smiles*. So... it'll be a short blog. I got up & went and did the Black Friday shopping thing this morning. Only thing I bought was some [pricey] jewelry for me, and will consider my expenditures on jewelry this past week my Christmas present.
After shopping I headed to work, for a rather unproductive day... I'm procrastinating, but it will soon catch up with me, so I'd better get busy!
Tonight I went with a couple co-workers to see the play "The Rabbit Hole." It was a very moving play. The New York Times depicts it as "Mourning a Child in a Silence That's Unbearably Loud ." (click on the link & read the article). I *did* get teary-eyed a couple times, when the mother who had lost her son came home & was describing a scene at the store where she became very angry with a woman who would not let her young son have a fruit roll-up. The character in the play was angry because he son had been killed (chasing a dog into the street), and she would give the world, to be able to have that son back in her life, to give him all the fruit roll-ups he would want. I guess as I watched it, I was thinking what it would be like to lose one of my daughters, and not be able to just pick up the phone and call them.
After the play was over, we stayed for an informal party. I guess on Friday nights, the cast members bring goodies & invite friends who are there to see the play, to stay and enjoy some "fellowship" for a lack of a better words. So, there was wine & cheese & crackers, and other goodies. At the end, we played a game of "Catch Phrase" which was a LOT of fun! It was nice getting to know the cast members (there were only 5).
But... now I'm home... I'm tired & need to head to bed.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I did make it to KMart this morning for a little bit, it wasn't half as crowded as I thought it would be. I also watched a couple seasonal movies (one was Miracle on 34th Street) today... so for the most part, it was a relaxing day. I got the turkey ready about noon, and then the rest of dinner only took about 45 minutes of prep.
I did put a down payment on my April cruise and I'm getting excited about that. I was surfing the web to learn about Auckland, trying to figure out where to stay there. I emailed my friend Bob & his new(est) wife today, she's from New Zealand and they recently sailed from New Zealand. They are in Mexico now. I need to email them and see if they have an idea what the weather will be (I think it's just at the tail end of the typhoon season).
Okay... time to sign off... I hope you ALL had a wonderful Thanksgiving & took time to consider all that you have to be thankful for this year.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
So... I found this website (via a friend on My Space)... I'll look forward to adding to it!
All is well here in Hawaii. Work was interesting today, we started out the day with a birthday breakfast for our boss (it was early for his birthday, which is in Dec), then we had lunch at a local restaurant to say good-bye to one of our co-workers who is leaving. I *did* make it to the gym after work, so that was good, then did some last minute grocery shopping. Still not sure what I'm doing tomorrow... I'd like to get up and go shopping (KMart is having a Thanksgiving Day sale, with 70% off of fine jewelry). Tonight I've just been kicking back & watching some TV. I *did* talk to my boss today about taking the time off in April, he's okay with it. And I emailed my sisters to see if one of them wanted to come house-sit for me while I'm gone. My younger sister can't because it's Tax season (oh yea... I forgot), but there's a chance that my older sister can come. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed.
Okay... guess that's it for now.
Aloha & HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my friends & family (and those reading this blog!).
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
So... work was busy today, not quite as productive as I had hoped. I had a couple clients come in this morning and then this afternoon was taken up with a staff meeting & meetings with co-workers. Not much to write about (but Bette would miss it if I didn't post a blog! *smiles*).
After work I went to the gym & did 45 minutes on the Elliptic machine, so I felt like I got a good work out. Haven't been doing much since getting home... just surfing the web (after dinner... and watching "Wheel of Fortune"... I didn't see myself tonight... only 1 night left that I was at the taping for). Anyway... I've been doing some online shopping for Christmas. I've only got a couple small things left to get... and I have some gift wrapping & mailing to do. I *need* to get busy with my annual Christmas letter and I am wanting to go take a picture at the beach to create my Christmas card with... I need to get busy on that. Maybe I'll get it done this weekend?
Okay... time to sign off...
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Work went okay today although I wasn't very productive. I'll probably pay for that later next week (when I'm only working 3 days!). I *did* make it to the gym after work, so THAT was good. Then I went grocery shopping. I've still got to put the groceries away & still need to get some soda out of the car... I need to go get that soon because it's due to downpour really soon, for an extended amount of time. [read: Kris will be getting soaked at a football game tomorrow!]. I guess there is a rain system getting ready to stall over the islands for the weekend, I think it is supposed to dump something like 10-14 inches of rain. I guess those guys who are supposed to deliver the washer & dryer tomorrow will be doing so in the rain. (lucky them).
Okay... I'd better sign off & go work on my laundry closet. I need to have it cleaned out and ready to go for them tomorrow morning.
This was from 6th of November when they used just an audience shot (I wasn't there for the show that was taped for that night). Here you can see how much of a camera hog I was being! LOL!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Today went okay... although I spent most of the afternoon trying to schedule a client for an appointment tomorrow, I think there is a system problem... hopefully tomorrow they can figure it out & I can schedule clients for appointments. I had three different co-workers try to help me today, with no luck. I did see two clients today & attended a mandatory 1 hour training.
I *did* make it to the gym after work (yea!)... but I only did a 1/2 hour on the treadmill...
Tonight I watched Wheel of Fortune... I saw myself about 6 minutes in as they panned the audience. My friend Bette said she thought she saw me just before the bonus round... but I didn't see me there. Guess I'll keep watching. One of my co-workers said she saw me on the news this morning, they were interviewing the winner from last night & showed a clip from Wheel of Fortune... she was surprised to see me, but said I looked so happy! LOL!
Okay... time to sign off... I'm watching "Survivor."
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
So... Aloha & keep an eye out for me on Wheel of Fortune!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Isn't this just a beautiful sight? It's another picture that I took this past weekend, up at Ali'i beach.
Today was a long day. It was a busy day. I started off the day meeting with one of my new clients who was there for group, then I co-facilitated the group... afterwards I met with another client that was transferred to my care by a provider that recently left (she's going to the East Coast). That took care of this morning. This afternoon I had a new intake, and then had about 10 notes to document & calls to be made. We are having a Case review meeting tomorrow and I found out yesterday that I needed to give updates on about a half dozen of my cases (that were transferred to me). YIKES! So, I had to review their charts & then type up a summary report. I didn't leave work until after 7 because I was working to get all that done, then needed to get my files put away & lock up. Like I said... Long day.
And I missed Wheel of Fortune & part of "Biggest Loser." Speaking of "Wheel of Fortune", I think the tapings I was present for, start tomorrow (Wednesday). I wasn't there for "Friend's Week" but I think that ended tonight. SO... if you think about it... watch WOF & see if you can spot me (I'm in about the 3rd row, wearing a lime green & black aloha shirt). I should be sitting about where you could see me behind the family (or whoever) is present to support the winner of the Bonus round. I guess time will tell. I was there for 5 tapings (5 days worth).
Okay... time to sign off & finish watching "Biggest Loser"
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Today was mostly cloudy with periods of rain. I got up this morning shortly after 3 and went & got in line for the Pro Bowl tickets. I got 4 more. I'm up to a dozen... wanna come down for the game? *smiles* I'm hoping my little brother will come down again for the Pro Bowl. Anyway... when I got there about 3:40am, I was about the 25th in line. Ugh! Even *that* early. The first people got in line last night about 6:30pm. Wow. I didn't get out of there until just after 11am.
I came home & picked up "Peanut" and went out for a bite to eat and did some errands. I bought a new Crock pot... and plan to start making some meals before I go to work. I didn't get back home until about 5 (I hung out at the Navy Exchange for awhile).
I'm beat now... I think I'll go crawl in bed & watch some tv & doze.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Today at work went okay, but I had a terrible case of procrastination... so I didn't get half as much done as I wanted to.
The news is coming on now (9pm) and I want to watch a few minutes of it before I go to bed. I need to get to sleep so I can get up early & go get in line for Pro Bowl tickets. Yes, I already have some, but I'm hoping if I get in line at like 4am, then I will get some really GOOD pictures. Today was rainy at work, so hopefully that will discourage some people from getting in line so early tomorrow. I have my recliner chair in my car, I'm going to dress warm (it will be cooler up in the middle of the island where I need to go get the tickets) and I think I'll take a little flashlight & a book.
Depending on the weather after I get my tickets (the office doesn't open until 10am)... I may come home, change & go to the beach. I'll see how I feel. I might be wiser to come home and take a shower and a nap!
Okay... I dn't get to watch news... the University basketball game is on. I'm not a basketball fan, it seems like teams are always within a couple points of each other.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
So... it was a quiet, productive day. I made some phone contacts this morning to set up a couple appointments, I did a "Parenting" group with 7 participants (and got all my notes entered) and had 1 other apppointment today (but still need to do my note for that encounter). I enjoy my lunch hours with my co-workers. I am fitting in really well. We also got a new co-worker today... I'm going to reserve judgement on her.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008