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Vacation in Greece
Tuesday, October 10, 2017      9 comments

The last time I went Europe, it was also the year I'd been laid off. I was laid off again about 3.5 years after that. It's five years since that first lay off. This year, I decided to celebrate getting a new job by going back to Europe. I did a ... Read more
Great News
Saturday, February 25, 2017      11 comments

As many of you know, I was laid off from my job last year. However, I wasn't out of work for long. I had the good luck to pick up a three month contract position. It didn't seem like it would lead anywhere, but I took it to earn money and get of... Read more
Contract Job Extended
Saturday, August 27, 2016      6 comments

Must be time for a blog ! LOL Well, I had some good news last week. The company I've been doing contract work has extended my contract until the end of the year. They think I've been doing a fantastic job and have more work for me to do. Wh... Read more
Contract Job - Ends In August
Wednesday, July 27, 2016      7 comments

I know know... I'm terrible at blogging. Well, nothing much has been happening these past few weeks since I started a contract job in March. In fact, the past few weeks have been extremely busy. The inventory project was only slated for three mo... Read more
Job Hunt - Good News
Saturday, March 19, 2016      13 comments

Some good news, Spark Buddies ! I've accepted a three month contract position. The pay is good. It's better paying than my previous job. It's one town over, so I can get there by bus. The hours are good, so I can keep my part time job as a ... Read more
Hives and the Job Search
Sunday, February 21, 2016      7 comments

It's been about a month since I've been laid off. I've been told by friends that my job search has been going well. I'm getting calls from recruiters. I have been applying to jobs when something suitable shows up on the job boards. I've even bee... Read more
Reduced in Force - Deja Vu All Over Again
Saturday, January 16, 2016      11 comments

Yesterday, wasn't a good day. I was laid off. This isn't the first time it's happened. It's now the second. Thus the deja vu all over again title of this blog. Reduced in force is the new term for being laid off. I know I haven't been very... Read more
Ogden Nash Poem on Dieting
Thursday, March 12, 2015      10 comments

I've been reading a collection of New Yorker essays and this poem just spoke to me. I can't believe how well it describes a woman's obsession with their weight. I thought my spark buddies would enjoy it too. Curl Up and Diet Some l... Read more
Shopping at Goodwill
Monday, March 02, 2015      9 comments

Check out what I found at my local Goodwill for $4.99 and tax ! It's an Arthur Court Scallop Shell serving dish/bowl. I love shopping at thrift stores. I usually go there to check out the books/DVDs/clothes, but some times I'll look to see what... Read more
My Backyard Needs to Go on a Diet
Wednesday, February 11, 2015      12 comments

It's official. The winter of 2015 has surpassed the winter of 1978 as the new benchmark for miserable winters in Greater Boston. It's the 8th snowiest winter on record with 6 weeks of winter left to go. This is my backyard snow pile jus... Read more
End of Year Words of Wisdom
Monday, December 29, 2014      12 comments

a friend of mine sent me a fun email string that I thought you'd all enjoy. Words of Wisdom 1 * Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon and some days you're the statue! 2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet jus... Read more
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road ?
Thursday, August 28, 2014      7 comments

To get away from the turkey !! LOL ! No one ever believes me when I say I see a turkey on the way to work. ... Read more
Tuesday, March 04, 2014      9 comments

Hey, All ! I know I haven't blogged in a while, but things have been status quo. Life at the gym has been interesting, but I'll save that for another blog. Today, I'd like to tell you about something I'm going to do for Lent. I'm not... Read more
All State Half Marathon - Boston
Monday, September 16, 2013      19 comments

Yesterday morning, I ran my very first half marathon. How did I do ? Well, I managed to stagger across the finish line in roughly 2 hrs 35 mins. I would have liked to have been a little faster, but considering this was my first half, I'm not com... Read more
Why I Haul My Keister to the Gym
Thursday, July 18, 2013      15 comments

I've been enjoying the new contract job. I still haven't heard whether or not I'll be asked to stay as a permanent employee. However, on a positive note, there is no way the project is going to be done by the end of August. So, I know I'll be st... Read more

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