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horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jun 19, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 109.0

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's been a fun, light & stimulating read this second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 6.6.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 6.5.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website at least Monthly or more regularly to see updates for....July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for open to public tests(the promotional test for current workers is 8.13.22 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22, sign ups 6.1-6.30.22 not my test,  ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023, signups maybe in december 2022?.....
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/22/2023 - this date is right around the date the court tests might be given, so i need to look out and be aware of this potential situation.- ( if this is the case, i will be home for the test and maybe go on the vaca after etc)... approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. This event is pretty set in stone as it's a promise & should be a good experience with my good friend Joyce...I'm saving most of my vacation time off for this trip...planning to take 2 whole weeks off work for this and I plan on short 4-day work weeks in Janaury to get into travel mode for February - i have to do what i have to do in order to feel good on this trip, the end!
  • RAISE TBD...Spoke to my Super;  5.8.2210 days later i spoke to PM who spoke to VP about raise - of  23% of current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super.... PM said on 6.2.22 that he'd talk to VP again to see why things aren't moving along on 6.3.22 .......6.18.22 no raise yet...
  • See about watching You Tube regarding an intro to Macro Economics (free) up to one hour on weekends..

6.19.22 - Sunday -  again, finding no issue in sleeping long hours. slept approx 11p-8:30a. maybe even slightly longer as i fell alseep first on my couch and then moved to the bedroom at 11p...

Eats:

9a Breakfast: half banana and coffee 100; oats 150, dried cranberries 100, keto choc chips 50 tbsp.400. 

Lunch: corn 100, salad 150, egg 100, chips 250...600

Snacks: yogurt and granola bar 250 , blueberries 50

1300

Bbq Dinner: bread small 100, chicken thigh bbq sauce 300, pepper salad had sugar 150, asparagus roasted 50, fruit 100, green beans with garlic this item from store 100

2100 or so. Very healthy today. Good exercise walking with mom over an hour. 
 

I do think I've gained around 2-4 lbs since my lowest this year. 

++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Dad invited me to go to the beach today with the family; bring cards to mom and dad. bring kitchen mittens / flowers to mom; bbq sauces for dad...

Reply to Joyce's (French friend that i travel with) texts..today?

(skip weights)  


6.20.22 - Monday - Day Off!!  -  (i chose the day off for no pay -  as a "no penalty" day per the new contract (Juneteenth observance).

My Laundry 

Weights today - priority.

Call union to ask about dates where $25 copay is applicable for phone/remote appts and if it's still that amount instead of $35 in office visits?

Call therapy/dr biller about the 3 bills all different and discuss my payment if it went thru - see about canceling/refunding the payment if it's totally wrong and sending out a new payment

call jet blue to check my points (i only see points per year or something on the app..) and if i have enough for round trip to guatamala city, guatamala...

Prepping food for the week - making a soup.

broil the pork salt and pepper sausage. it was on sale or 2.99 pack of 4, regularly around 4.99; or i would have bought chicken or something healther.

Biking on indoor stationary - I should take a break from walking. - call Christine.


6.21.22 - Tuesday

6p "Welfare Club" meeting after work...walking for exercise to & from the meeting; drop off union dues 6mo check.


6.22.22 Wed -

Weights tonight.


6.23.22 Thurs 


6.24.22 Fri -

Weights tonight.


6.25.22 Saturday -

Rossville Historic Waterfront Walk Tour (Staten Island) 12p-3p (i gave a $10 donation as it was suggested to donate if you attend - i didn't want to give more though bc then it defeats the purpose of being free lol). Must leave early for this or i'll be late.


6.26.22 Sunday - def home all day.

 skip weights.


6.27.22 Monday -

weights tonight ..


6.28.22 Tues -

(election day...)...walking to & from voting after work..


6.29.22 Wed - 

Weights tonight.


6.30.22 Thurs - 


7.1.22 Fri - Aim to walk before work...

(holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!

prep any food for beach tomorrow.

Weights Afternoon/Tonight.


7.2.22 Sat - Weather permitting; going to Christine's fave beach this weekend, called Ocean Beach on FI, ferry ride to get there...nice on a long weekend.


7.3.22 Sun - Weights today/tonight.Ocean Beach, FI today instead of saturday?


7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday! - See parents?



(Note: Vacation Day #1/15 to use in late July or August, most probably for a long weekend in summertime...)

8/5/22 Friday - Sick Day #1/5 Day off before road trip...

8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival -  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

I was thinking to plan another overnight with Christine for July, but i realize just going to the beach takes a lot out of me and that I should try to save most of my vacation days for later this year/next year.....so the Peach Festival should be enough this summer; along with trips to the typical beaches we go to...

8/8/22 Monday - Sick Day #2/5 - Day off after trip...




9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah Take Day Off - Vacation Day #2/15 (will prob take a vacation day earlier, in August)



10.4.22 - Tuesday- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins in evening

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Sick Day #3/5

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/19/2022:
Have fun with the family! And take your time because you have a lovely day off tomorrow.

horn_of_plenty on 06/19/2022:
You got it and I will be commenting later on yours …


bearcountrygg on 06/19/2022:
Lots of time to sleep during this long weekend.......enjoy your family time.

horn_of_plenty on 06/19/2022:
Yes totally and I need to catch up on your entries


Donkey on 06/20/2022:
Sunday dinner sounds delicious! Glad you got in a nice long walk with Mom, but you're probably right to maybe rest and ride the bike today (Monday). Enjoy your day off!!!

horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2022:
thank you donkey! food was GREAT.

the day off was already worth it - i had a nice, long sleep in!



horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jun 18, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's been a fun, light & stimulating read this second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 6.6.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 6.5.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website at least Monthly or more regularly to see updates for....July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for open to public tests(the promotional test for current workers is 8.13.22 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22, sign ups 6.1-6.30.22 not my test,  ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023, signups maybe in december 2022?.....
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/22/2023 - this date is right around the date the court tests might be given, so i need to look out and be aware of this potential situation.- ( if this is the case, i will be home for the test and maybe go on the vaca after etc)... approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. This event is pretty set in stone as it's a promise & should be a good experience with my good friend Joyce...I'm saving most of my vacation time off for this trip...planning to take 2 whole weeks off work for this and I plan on short 4-day work weeks in Janaury to get into travel mode for February - i have to do what i have to do in order to feel good on this trip, the end!
  • RAISE TBD...Spoke to my Super;  5.8.2210 days later i spoke to PM who spoke to VP about raise - of  23% of current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super.... PM said on 6.2.22 that he'd talk to VP again to see why things aren't moving along on 6.3.22 .......6.18.22 no raise yet...
  • See about watching You Tube regarding an intro to Macro Economics (free) up to one hour on weekends..

6.18.22 Saturday -Woke up accidentally as if for work - bc i set alarms, it was very easy to shut them and go back to sleep :).........Up again around 10a, out of bed around 11a. yes...i slept well after a nice walking workout last night thru the new park i discovered.

11:15-11:45a delightful breakfast: 1/2 banana and coffee 100, oats 150, dried cranberries 100, keto chocoate chips of very tasty quality 50, 400.nice  to get in whole grains. i am going to get back to them as most of my grains aren't whole grain anymore - the ones in cookies, crackers and cakes  that i eat a litttle to regularly. so i'm going to work on it, moreso as i turn 40 in a few months.

2p lunch: egg sandwich: with very tasty pack of horseradish/white wine mustard boar's head i have a few packs in fridge100; small roll with butter 150; leftover 4 cheese filled mini portabellas 150 which are actuallly filling after the sandwich. good mix. total here: 400. very healthy day so far.some of a spiked seltzer which helped me fall asleep accidnetally...

nap  around an hour in afternoon.

granola bar around 6p. 100

8:30p dinner: sandwich with some of the "salt fish," which is a white fish and i presume cannot be too high in calories. 100, it was warmed, i wish it were cold bc i am not used to eating fish hot that is salted...but still ok. first time getting it from there.; roll with butter 150, mustard again, salad with dressing 100, ....350...sauteed pumpkin 150-200

1550.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Write out union dues check $283.20, seal in envelope to drop off next week - DONE.

Clean GP cages today DONE!

I wrote out cards to parents for late mother's day and father's day. got the gifts organized and either wrapped or in a gift bag for each of them. DONE!

read a little of my book above.- in progress :)

evening - go to supermarket for a good shopping, for seltzer, few bananas, other fruit, peppers/greens/other veggies, tofu, one large almond milk since i'm close to being out of it (usually i buy on amazon bulk), yogurts - if on sale, protein of some sort - will see what is on sale and decide what i want to cook for the week, wraps OR bread that is whole grain...DONE

 6:30-8p - evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 - it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area! 

i left with no extra time to spare on the drive and there were slight holdups on the  road, so i stopped driving to the planned event. since i was in a Triny (indian / southeast asian) area, i pickeup up some "salt fish," pumpkin and spinach and then drove to the supermarket for the rest of my regular shopping.


6.19.22 - Sunday -

Eats:

 

Dad invited me to go to the beach today with the family; bring cards to mom and dad. bring kitchen mittens / flowers to mom; bbq sauces for dad...

Reply to Joyce's (French friend that i travel with) texts..today?

(skip weights)  


6.20.22 - Monday - Day Off!!  -  (i chose the day off for no pay -  as a "no penalty" day per the new contract (Juneteenth observance).

My Laundry 

Weights today - priority.

Call union to ask about dates where $25 copay is applicable for phone/remote appts and if it's still that amount instead of $35 in office visits?

Call therapy/dr biller about the 3 bills all different and discuss my payment if it went thru - see about canceling/refunding the payment if it's totally wrong and sending out a new payment

call jet blue to check my points (i only see points per year or something on the app..) and if i have enough for round trip to guatamala city, guatamala...

Prepping food for the week - making a soup.

broil the pork salt and pepper sausage. it was on sale or 2.99 pack of 4, regularly around 4.99; or i would have bought chicken or something healther.

Biking on indoor stationary - I should take a break from walking. - call Christine.


6.21.22 - Tuesday

6p "Welfare Club" meeting after work...walking for exercise to & from the meeting; drop off union dues 6mo check.


6.22.22 Wed -

Weights tonight.


6.23.22 Thurs 


6.24.22 Fri -

Weights tonight.


6.25.22 Saturday -

Rossville Historic Waterfront Walk Tour (Staten Island) 12p-3p (i gave a $10 donation as it was suggested to donate if you attend - i didn't want to give more though bc then it defeats the purpose of being free lol). Must leave early for this or i'll be late.


6.26.22 Sunday - def home all day.

 skip weights.


6.27.22 Monday -

weights tonight ..


6.28.22 Tues -

(election day...)...walking to & from voting after work..


6.29.22 Wed - 

Weights tonight.


6.30.22 Thurs - 


7.1.22 Fri - Aim to walk before work...

(holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!

prep any food for beach tomorrow.

Weights Afternoon/Tonight.


7.2.22 Sat - Weather permitting; going to Christine's fave beach this weekend, called Ocean Beach on FI, ferry ride to get there...nice on a long weekend.


7.3.22 Sun - Weights today/tonight.Ocean Beach, FI today instead of saturday?


7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday! - See parents?



(Note: Vacation Day #1/15 to use in late July or August, most probably for a long weekend in summertime...)

8/5/22 Friday - Sick Day #1/5 Day off before road trip...

8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival -  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

I was thinking to plan another overnight with Christine for July, but i realize just going to the beach takes a lot out of me and that I should try to save most of my vacation days for later this year/next year.....so the Peach Festival should be enough this summer; along with trips to the typical beaches we go to...

8/8/22 Monday - Sick Day #2/5 - Day off after trip...




9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah Take Day Off - Vacation Day #2/15 (will prob take a vacation day earlier, in August)



10.4.22 - Tuesday- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins in evening

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Sick Day #3/5

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/18/2022:
Grocery shopping day here to.

horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2022:
many of the items i got were a good price. except a few kombuchas haha.

horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2022:
i laugh bc they used to be on sale, here and there, but now almost never.


Donkey on 06/18/2022:
Tonight's walk sounds like a lot of fun!

I slept in this morning too. Not as late, but late for me. I had an odd dream that left me feeling strangely positive.

horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2022:
skipped the walk because i started the drive at the last minute and there was slight holdups that were causing me to lose time and be late. but i stayed out and got to the supermarket and also got some takeout.

i also am feeling good today :) glad you are too!



horn_of_plenty - Friday Jun 17, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's been a fun, light & stimulating read this second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 6.6.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 6.5.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website at least Monthly or more regularly to see updates for....July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for open to public tests(the promotional test for current workers is 8.13.22 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22, sign ups 6.1-6.30.22 not my test,  ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023, signups maybe in december 2022?.....
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/22/2023 - this date is right around the date the court tests might be given, so i need to look out and be aware of this potential situation.- ( if this is the case, i will be home for the test and maybe go on the vaca after etc)... approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. This event is pretty set in stone as it's a promise & should be a good experience with my good friend Joyce...I'm saving most of my vacation time off for this trip...planning to take 2 whole weeks off work for this and I plan on short 4-day work weeks in Janaury to get into travel mode for February - i have to do what i have to do in order to feel good on this trip, the end!
  • RAISE TBD...Spoke to my Proj Manager (PM)/he spoke to VP;  5.8.2210 days after i spoke to super; about raise - of  23% o current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super...now everyone is in the loop - my PM, the VP, and the Super. PM said on 6.2.22 that he'd talk to VP again to see why things aren't moving along on 6.3.22 as they are attending a meeting together this AM....6.12.22 no raise yet...
  • See about watching You Tube regarding an intro to Macro Economics (free) up to one hour on weekends..

 6.17.22 Fri - 10-15 walk in morning, completed. happy i did it. could have done more if i got out of bed earlier. need to change radio to alarm instead of music. may try this all next week.

Breakfast: banana and coffee 100; pb 100; half starbucks banana bread 200. 400...

snacks: pb, 100, mini choc chip muffin 100

lunch: small roll with bbq sauce and mustard 150; egg 100; cooked cauliflower seasoned from last night way better today 100. 350., Gum to hold me over along with water. no more coffee. trying to keep skin clear.

snacks: large orange on ride home / before walk 100

dinner: leftover salad from last night; small, may add onion in; i could also heat up ravioli cheese from freezer again... :) make use of what i have instead of takeout. if still hungry, strawberries.  

home late after a nice day. coworker left some "power greens" microwavable vegetarian soybeans and grains mix, lightly flavored, in microwave and left for the weekend! so, another coworker was called to take it out and he gave it to me. i took it home. at it at home. really healthy and tasty. around 450 cals total. i also had some chocolate 200, dark chocolate that a neighbor said to leave in freezer that has hazelnuts in it. his idea was GREAT. it's SO GOOD that way.

1700, trying to stop eating, but may have a spiked seltzer 100 as well.

1800 total.

After work: walk at park by home (it's where a world's fair was at in 1964-1965 - called Flushing Meadows Corona Park) that i haven't walked at - but i used to go to in order to use their pool and worked out a couple times there but it's very, very crowded so i didn't go back....  It is directly on the way home from work ... i'll see if bathrooms are there too since it's almost at the end of my ride home, approx 15 min from my home but would help me skip out on some of the traffic at the end of my ride.

This park is where they have the Tennis US Open tournaments; and sometimes other events too. You can google it to see photos maybe some of you are familiar (those living in US in midwest or east coast)

Driving to leave nyc afer work, i got off the toll bridge that is still closer to my workplace than home since there was so much traffic. by getting off, i mean i took an exit off the bridge that goes to an island under it where there's a park and walked there. afterwards, even at close to 8p, there was still a little traffic going home.  and i hadn't eaten in awhile....on the drive home after this park visit, i got anxious and kept trying to breathe slower. prob bc it was so new, this area, the surroundings fantastic, but because it was already late, i hadn't eaten; and just walked a lot; i just got anxious on the drive.

glad to be home now. got a lot of exercise, walking slowly through the place.


my job is annoying the sh*t out of me because the assignments are either pretty decent but just busy work or they are too difficult OR i have a thousand questions before i can start. i just hope the court tests will come out because i am getting anxiety constantly at this job always feeling not good enough and confused. daily. that's why i made sure to take this optional monday off. i need the time off.


6.18.22 Saturday -

late AM / early PM - supermarket for seltzer, bananas/fruit, peppers/greens/other veggies, protein of some sort, wrap or bread that is whole grain...do a good shopping to last all week - to prepare food either today or/and Monday.

Reply to Joyce's texts..

Call Christine and maybe use indoor bike while on phone ?

Clean GP cages today

 6:30-8p - evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 - it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area!


6.19.22 - Sunday -

Dad invited me to go to the beach today with the family; bring cards to mom and dad. bring kitchen mittens to mom; bbq sauces for dad...

skip weights.


6.20.22 - Monday - Day Off!! Juneteenth holiday but not an official union holiday, i chose the day off for no pay - if we want we can grab pay from our own funds, but i'll just leave that money in my fund since it's just one day.

Prepping food for the week: 

Weights today

My Laundry today

Biking? I will try to use this day wisely...Weights this AM along with a talk show..?

Call union to ask about dates where $25 copay is applicable for phone/remote appts and if it's still that amount instead of $35 in office visits?

Call therapy/dr biller about the 3 bills all different and discuss my payment if it went thru

Make out union dues check $283.20 and drop off at hall tomorrow when i go there for meeting


6.21.22 - Tuesday

6p "Welfare Club" meeting after work...walking for exercise to & from the meeting.


6.22.22 Wed -

Weights tonight.


6.23.22 Thurs 


6.24.22 Fri -

Weights tonight.


6.25.22 Saturday -

Rossville Historic Waterfront Walk Tour (Staten Island) 12p-3p (i gave a $10 donation as it was suggested to donate if you attend - i didn't want to give more though bc then it defeats the purpose of being free lol). Must leave early for this or i'll be late.


6.26.22 Sunday - def home all day.

 skip weights.


6.27.22 Monday -

weights tonight ..


6.28.22 Tues -

(election day...)...walking to & from voting after work..


6.29.22 Wed - 

Weights tonight.


6.30.22 Thurs - 


7.1.22 Fri - Aim to walk before work...

(holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!

prep any food for beach tomorrow.

Weights Afternoon/Tonight.


7.2.22 Sat - Weather permitting; going to Christine's fave beach this weekend, called Ocean Beach on FI, ferry ride to get there...nice on a long weekend.


7.3.22 Sun - Weights today/tonight.Ocean Beach, FI today instead of saturday?


7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday! - See parents?



(Note: Vacation Day #1/15 to use in late July or August, most probably for a long weekend in summertime...)

8/5/22 Friday - Sick Day #1/5 Day off before road trip...

8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival -  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

I was thinking to plan another overnight with Christine for July, but i realize just going to the beach takes a lot out of me and that I should try to save most of my vacation days for later this year/next year.....so the Peach Festival should be enough this summer; along with trips to the typical beaches we go to...

8/8/22 Monday - Sick Day #2/5 - Day off after trip...




9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah Take Day Off - Vacation Day #2/15 (will prob take a vacation day earlier, in August)



10.4.22 - Tuesday- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins in evening

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Sick Day #3/5

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/17/2022:
Wow, how nice to have a walk to look forward to at the end of your day and work week! And not just a regular walk, but one at an interesting destination! Why don't I do this?

horn_of_plenty on 06/17/2022:
I am really trying to push myself to see new views after work, especially it being a long weekend and that i do not have to wake up early tomorrow. I also am rested in my legs since i rode my bike on my last cardio day :) so i planned this out...

it would be easier to just walk by home; but this is on the way home and will prevent me from parking and going into my apt and wasting time...also prevent me from eating at home before going out again...i find that doing cardio before getting home is what works best for me...

and like i said, going to this park may help me beat the last bit of traffic which is always a lot during the last part of my ride. it may break down during the time i spend walking at the park...or may just be a way to get in cardio before getting home...

i'm sure you have little places to walk too; between home and work or just near your home in general that isn't too much of a diversion from your drive.

being single, with no pets that need walking; my schedule after work is completely open for this type of thing, thankfully. I highly suggest finding a new place by your home that would be a new walking environment every now and then. even walking in a nearby neighborhood/community. I actually love doing that.


bearcountrygg on 06/17/2022:
Nice to get the walk all done so you don't have to worry about that now.....Now you can plan another for the afternoon too.

horn_of_plenty on 06/17/2022:
YES. nice to wake up with a short walk in AM and then go back to it in Afternoon! :)


Donkey on 06/18/2022:
I'm relieved that you were able to get through the anxiety episode while driving. It sounds to me like you handled that quite well, recognizing that there were circumstances that triggered the event.

Also, doesn't it feel like you have a constant slight anxiety simmering because of work? I'm so sorry. I don't know if there is an ideal work situation, but I do know that it's a little worse when the tasks aren't something that you enjoy or are interested in. I know that as much as I feel discouraged at work, it's not the actual work that gets me down. It's all the drama that just kills any happiness.

horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2022:
yes, i'm glad i just kept breathing and driving. it did get better as i was closer to home, feeling more at home with my surroundings as well.

yeah, it's a constant simmer of anxiety at work due to so much unknown. but i should be thankful i am in a "good spot" as far as my job stability is concerned. meaning, i really should be able to last 1-2yrs more here...so i should remember this. and act like it.

horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2022:
thank you for your support. it means a ton.



horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jun 16, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's been a fun, light & stimulating read this second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 6.6.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 6.5.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website at least Monthly or more regularly to see updates for....July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for open to public tests(the promotional test for current workers is 8.13.22 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22, sign ups 6.1-6.30.22 not my test,  ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023, signups maybe in december 2022?.....
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/22/2023 - this date is right around the date the court tests might be given, so i need to look out and be aware of this potential situation.- ( if this is the case, i will be home for the test and maybe go on the vaca after etc)... approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. This event is pretty set in stone as it's a promise & should be a good experience with my good friend Joyce...I'm saving most of my vacation time off for this trip...planning to take 2 whole weeks off work for this and I plan on short 4-day work weeks in Janaury to get into travel mode for February - i have to do what i have to do in order to feel good on this trip, the end!
  • RAISE TBD...Spoke to my Proj Manager (PM)/he spoke to VP;  5.8.2210 days after i spoke to super; about raise - of  23% o current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super...now everyone is in the loop - my PM, the VP, and the Super. PM said on 6.2.22 that he'd talk to VP again to see why things aren't moving along on 6.3.22 as they are attending a meeting together this AM....6.12.22 no raise yet...
  • See about watching You Tube regarding an intro to Macro Economics (free) up to one hour on weekends..

 6.16.22 Thurs - late to work by 20 min. rainy. no walk. left home late. got up late.

Breakfast: coffee and half banana 100; 1/2 starbucks banana bread 200; ...300

snacks: pb 100, and the banana half above; pb 100, biscotti 150

Lunch: healthy - carrot slices 50, tried gross pickles yuck threw out the sandwich topper pickles blech; wrap 200; chicken meatballs 100; . 350.

On way home Snacks: large orange. 100, few sucking candies violets 50

4:45p home snack: strawberries; coffee..

5:15-6p Before workout Dinner: salad with dressing 100; mushroom caps with melted cheese 100, egg 100, light beer 50; riced cauliflower frozen garlic flavor 100, [450]; choc wafers 150.

peanut M&m's, some kombucha 150 at most.

1900.....

workout in evening. strength. done. i could prob eat more healthy carbs instead of all the garbage - right now it's just a thought.


6.17.22 Fri - walk at park by home that i haven't walked at; but directly on the way home from work ... see if bathrooms there too...


6.18.22 Saturday -

pick up flowers for mom today..."just do it"...or buy her another pair of silicone gloves for her winter home in Fl..?...if i do that; i can buy her a gift on Amazon right now (thursday eve)....leaning towards that!...

 6:30-8p - evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 - it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area!


6.19.22 - Sunday -

 Dad invited me to go to the beach today with the family; bring cards to mom and dad. bring kitchen mittens to mom; bbq sauces for dad...


6.20.22 - Monday - Day Off!! Juneteenth, day off for no pay is what i've selected. Biking? I will try to use this day wisely...Weights this AM along with a talk show..?

Call union to ask about dates where $25 copay is applicable for phone/remote appts and if it's still that amount instead of $35 in office visits?

Call therapy/dr biller about the 3 bills all different and discuss my payment if it went thru

Make out union dues check $283.20 and drop off at hall tomorrow when i go there for meeting


6.21.22 - Tuesday

6p "Welfare Club" meeting after work...walking for exercise.


6.22.22 Wed - Weights tonight


6.23.22 Thurs


6.24.22 Fri - Weights tonight


6.25.22 Saturday - Rossville Historic Waterfront Walk Tour (Staten Island) 12p-3p (i gave a $10 donation as it was suggested to donate if you attend - i didn't want to give more though bc then it defeats the purpose of being free lol). Must leave early for this or i'll be late.


6.26.22 Sunday - skip weights.


6.27.22 Monday - weights tonight 

6.28.22 Tues - (election day...)..

6.29.22 WedWeights tonight

6.30.22 Thurs

7.1.22 Fri - (holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!) Weights Tonight.


7.2.22 Sat - Weather permitting; going to Christine's fave beach this weekend, called Ocean Beach on FI, ferry ride to get there...nice on a long weekend.

7.3.22 Sun - 

7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday



8/5/22 Friday - Sick Day #1/5 Day off before road trip...

8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival -  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

I was thinking to plan another overnight with Christine for July, but i realize just going to the beach takes a lot out of me and that I should try to save most of my vacation days for later this year/next year.....so the Peach Festival should be enough this summer; along with trips to the typical beaches we go to...

8/8/22 Monday - Sick Day #2/5 - Day off after trip...


Note: Vacation Day #1/15 to use in August, most probably for a long weekend in summertime...but might save it....



9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah Take Day Off - Vacation Day #2/15 (will prob take a vacation day earlier, in August)



10.4.22 - Tuesday- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins in evening

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Sick Day #3/5

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 06/16/2022:
Oh! Beach sounds marvelous!

horn_of_plenty on 06/16/2022:
looking forward, especially since it's moved to sunday so i have some time to rest and sleep between the busy week ending and before the beach sunday :) glad it's not saturday.


Donkey on 06/16/2022:
Sorry to read that you were late to work today! When that happens to me on a Thursday, that usually means it's been a long week...

horn_of_plenty on 06/16/2022:
yes, and the fact i laid in bed listening to the talk radio....i guess i can fix that if i want by setting it to just the alarm; for both alarms ;)

it wasn't that bad being late; really glad i remembered to make up for it at the end of the day :)

wishing you a good night :)



horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jun 15, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's been a fun, light & stimulating read this second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 6.6.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 6.5.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website at least Monthly or more regularly to see updates for....July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for open to public tests(the promotional test for current workers is 8.13.22 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22, sign ups 6.1-6.30.22 not my test,  ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023, signups maybe in december 2022?.....
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/22/2023 - this date is right around the date the court tests might be given, so i need to look out and be aware of this potential situation.- ( if this is the case, i will be home for the test and maybe go on the vaca after etc)... approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. This event is pretty set in stone as it's a promise & should be a good experience with my good friend Joyce...I'm saving most of my vacation time off for this trip...planning to take 2 whole weeks off work for this and I plan on short 4-day work weeks in Janaury to get into travel mode for February - i have to do what i have to do in order to feel good on this trip, the end!
  • RAISE TBD...Spoke to my Proj Manager (PM)/he spoke to VP;  5.8.2210 days after i spoke to super; about raise - of  23% o current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super...now everyone is in the loop - my PM, the VP, and the Super. PM said on 6.2.22 that he'd talk to VP again to see why things aren't moving along on 6.3.22 as they are attending a meeting together this AM....6.12.22 no raise yet...
  • See about watching You Tube regarding an intro to Macro Economics (free) up to one hour on weekends..

 6.15.22 Wed - 15 min walk before work; need to submit timecard..

Breakfast: half banana and coffee 100; granola bar healthier type 150. 250.

snacks: pb 200, and the banana above

lunch: healthy wrap 200 regular flour type; 2 chicken meatballs 100, 2 "loaded" cheese mushroom caps very good 200, tomatoes 50. 550.

1000....

snacks: large orange 100 on ride home

dinner tbd also...planning on eating the food i have at home; i have enough.

exercise: may ride bike around community; instead of walking by work...confirm later.


6.16.22 Thurs - 

workout in evening.


6.17.22 Fri - 


6.18.22 Saturday 6:30-8p - evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 - it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area!     

Dad invited me to go to the beach today with the family; bring cards to mom and dad. bring flowers to mom; not sure what for dad?


6.19.22 - catch up with things - all chores today, skip weights?. - i may go sunday instead of saturday to the beach with parents. if so, i will attend the crab walk, i think - or still cancel for bike riding on Saturday...just not sure, yet.


6.20.22 - Monday - Day Off. Juneteenth, no pay i have selected. Biking? I will try to use this day wisely...Weights this AM along with a talk show.. 

Call therapy/dr biller about the 3 bills all different and discuss my payment if it went thru

Make out union dues check $283.20 and drop off at hall tomorrow when i go there for meeting


6.21.22 - Tuesday

6p "Welfare Club" meeting after work


6.25.22 Saturday - Rossville Historic Waterfront Walk Tour (Staten Island) 12p-3p (i gave a $10 donation as it was suggested to donate if you attend - i didn't want to give more though bc then it defeats the purpose of being free lol). Must leave early for this or i'll be late.



7.1.22 Fri (holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!)


7.2.22 Sat - Weather permitting; going to Christine's fave beach this weekend, called Ocean Beach on FI, ferry ride to get there...nice on a long weekend.

7.3.22 Sun - 

7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday



8/5/22 Friday - Sick Day #1/5 Day off before trip...

8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival -  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

I was thinking to plan another overnight with Christine for July, but i realize just going to the beach takes a lot out of me and that I should try to save most of my vacation days for later this year/next year.....so the Peach Festival should be enough this summer; along with trips to the typical beaches we go to...

8/8/22 Monday - Sick Day #2/5 - Day off after trip...


Note: Vacation Day #1/15 to use in August, most probably for a long weekend in summertime...



9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah Take Day Off - Vacation Day #2/15 (will prob take a vacation day earlier, in August)



10.4.22 - Tuesday- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins in evening

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Sick Day #3/5

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/15/2022:
I think we're living parallel lives today. Today is my timesheet day too, and I did have so much extra time that I was able to walk on the treadmill. It helped that I got out of bed before my 1st alarm, by 2 minutes. That's probably the biggest victory all day, LOL.

horn_of_plenty on 06/15/2022:
Yes we do timesheets wednesdays and the paycheck is received Fridays for the previous thurs-wednesday week. it's prob popular overall in businesses...maybe.

i have noticed something. when i set only the alarm noise, and not the music alarm also, i can get up faster. but when the radio comes on, i want to stay and listen to the radio announcer and music....it's the music that is keeping me in bed. i may stop the music completely and switch to an alarm on both devices, no radio.


bearcountrygg on 06/15/2022:
Where did you find chicken meatballs...or were they homemade....They sound good.

horn_of_plenty on 06/15/2022:
they weren't homemade. they were the same as the sausage brand i get sometimes. Aidells...they were pretty low cal and all they needed was a pan fry. since i have nonstick, i didn't even use any oil, just heat!

this is them: https://www.instacart.com/landing?product_id=57100&retailer_id=206®ion_id=6458408090&utm_medium=sem_shopping&utm_source=instacart_google&utm_campaign=ad_demand_shopping_rp_food-all&utm_content=accountid-8145171519_campaignid-16692365446_adgroupid-136579440682_device-c&gclid=Cj0KCQjwhqaVBhCxARIsAHK1tiNkeVxN3sXFPmjT8c1GEUh9Dre9k7Kp-ATwAA414Sk7hD-WpjNCyIoaAjH5EALw_wcB

horn_of_plenty on 06/15/2022:
i've been open to easy to prepare foods for awhile now. they were a sorta interesting texture, but the taste was 100%. overall, i would try a different flavor next time for antoher change.



horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jun 14, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's been a fun, light & stimulating read this second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 6.6.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 6.5.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website at least Monthly or more regularly to see updates for....July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for open to public tests(the promotional test for current workers is 8.13.22 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22, sign ups 6.1-6.30.22 not my test,  ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023, signups maybe in december 2022?.....
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/22/2023 - this date is right around the date the court tests might be given, so i need to look out and be aware of this potential situation.- ( if this is the case, i will be home for the test and maybe go on the vaca after etc)... approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. This event is pretty set in stone as it's a promise & should be a good experience with my good friend Joyce...I'm saving most of my vacation time off for this trip...planning to take 2 whole weeks off work for this and I plan on short 4-day work weeks in Janaury to get into travel mode for February - i have to do what i have to do in order to feel good on this trip, the end!
  • RAISE TBD...Spoke to my Proj Manager (PM)/he spoke to VP;  5.8.2210 days after i spoke to super; about raise - of  23% o current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super...now everyone is in the loop - my PM, the VP, and the Super. PM said on 6.2.22 that he'd talk to VP again to see why things aren't moving along on 6.3.22 as they are attending a meeting together this AM....6.12.22 no raise yet...
  • See about watching You Tube regarding an intro to Macro Economics (free) up to one hour on weekends..

 6.14.22 Tuesday - no walk in morning, left later. on time to work. work lately is cold temp; i'm also tired; so i'm always cold lately. no trouble based on any bloodwork so it's just cold for me. i took out my heated gloves that attach to usb port. and wear a scarf around my neck! (its light purple, but warm, for spring lol!)

Breakfast: half a red velvet slice of cake 100; pb 100; half banana and coffee 100. 300.

Snacks: pb 100, half red velvet 100, pb 100

Lunch: veggie soup defrosted large serving 150; egg 100 on wrap 200 with ketchup/hot sauce spread and a carrot negl 450, 2 cookies small 50

Snacks: large orange on ride home 100

Dinner: 5 chicken meatballs;250 maybe cucumber salad,toasted roll with butter, if still hungry - strawberries (may even start dinner with them..) plain, salted tortilla chips not hugely flavorful but i guess decenly healthy then 1.5 servings 250 , truly mojito seltzer 100 cal drink....600

9:30 after workout; choc wafers 100.

1900-1950. good.

6p or so..workout strength in evening. cardio rest day.

lately my workouts start and end later than i'd like, but today was a pretty productive workout. so i'm glad about that. i guess that's why i'm also glad they are only 3x per week and not more. they are def a good commitment, but it's plain fine the commitment is only 3x a week..........lol. for now, i'm just happy i stick with them...but i'm not at a point where i want to change my workouts or add any more time to them - not now.


6.15.22 Wed 


6.16.22 Thurs - 

workout in evening.


6.17.22 Fri - 


6.18.22 Saturday 6:30-8p - evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 - it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area!     

Dad invited me to go to the beach today with the family; bring cards to mom and dad. bring flowers to mom; not sure what for dad?


6.19.22 - catch up with things - all chores today, skip weights?. - i may go sunday instead of saturday to the beach with parents. if so, i will attend the crab walk, i think - or still cancel for bike riding on Saturday...just not sure, yet.


6.20.22 - Monday - Day Off. Juneteenth, no pay i have selected. Biking? I will try to use this day wisely...Weights this AM along with a talk show.. 

Call therapy/dr biller about the 3 bills all different and discuss my payment if it went thru

Make out union dues check $283.20 and drop off at hall tomorrow when i go there for meeting


6.21.22 - Tuesday

6p "Welfare Club" meeting after work


6.25.22 Saturday - Rossville Historic Waterfront Walk Tour (Staten Island) 12p-3p (i gave a $10 donation as it was suggested to donate if you attend - i didn't want to give more though bc then it defeats the purpose of being free lol). Must leave early for this or i'll be late.



7.1.22 Fri (holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!)


7.2.22 Sat - Weather permitting; going to Christine's fave beach this weekend, called Ocean Beach on FI, ferry ride to get there...nice on a long weekend.

7.3.22 Sun - 

7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday



8/5/22 Friday - Sick Day #1/5 Day off before trip...

8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival -  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

I was thinking to plan another overnight with Christine for July, but i realize just going to the beach takes a lot out of me and that I should try to save most of my vacation days for later this year/next year.....so the Peach Festival should be enough this summer; along with trips to the typical beaches we go to...

8/8/22 Monday - Sick Day #2/5 - Day off after trip...


Note: Vacation Day #1/15 to use in August, most probably for a long weekend in summertime...



9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah Take Day Off - Vacation Day #2/15 (will prob take a vacation day earlier, in August)



10.4.22 - Tuesday- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins in evening

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Sick Day #3/5

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 06/14/2022:
They sure are dragging on that raise! I thought unions locked that it, but guess not. We’re all rooting for you!

Terrific you live in NYC where there’s so much to do! I love visiting there, but need my woods here.

horn_of_plenty on 06/14/2022:
it is not the union raise but a company raise for only me that is in debate...the union doesn't give a standard rate to administrative workers, only the electricains is set up that way. they only provide a bare minimum rate for my position; which is way lower than i get; prob amounting to around 30k per year salary! there are far fewer administrative usually than electricians in companies so the contract that matters most is that of electricians which spell out the rate. other rates like supers and foremen are also spelled out, but not administrative. those are very discretionary and vary tons between employees as well as comparing what one company pays vs others.

yes, nyc offers a lot; even at the nyc parks! :) i'm so glad for that.

horn_of_plenty on 06/14/2022:
but the union did add in a 2% overall raise to all administrative this year based on whatever salary we get; as well as in two years from now another 2% per the union contract. but that is a percentage increase, not a bottom line "rate" change or major raise change.


Jacky82020 on 06/14/2022:
Oh, that’s interesting. The school district had similar COLA raises, always thought they were independent of the union.

When we moved here & subscribed to the local rag, GE Union problems dominated the paper. They had a big plant here that manufactures locomotives. The wages struck me as high, but they wanted more & it went back and forth for a long time.

Finally GE built a plant in Texas. Some components are still made here, but a big shutdown. They offered continuing positions to anyone that relocated, no idea how many people went along. Could have been an opportunity if the housing market was better there, idk. Many took an early retirement.

horn_of_plenty on 06/14/2022:
sometimes those wages include also benefits/retirement plans....so you may have not seen the breakdown.

our electricians do get paid pretty well, when they are working and not on a mandatory furlough due to less work.

i can see why people would prefer to retire than work...lol....i would ;)


bearcountrygg on 06/14/2022:
Cake for breakfast...That sounds like my kind of meal......

horn_of_plenty on 06/14/2022:
all these temptations at work; that i don't need to buy but are there...(i sometimes contribute money)...i figure it's the best time to try everything lol!


Maria7 on 06/14/2022:
Sounds cold up your way and we're in a heatwave!

horn_of_plenty on 06/15/2022:
only cold inside.....!



horn_of_plenty - Monday Jun 13, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's been a fun, light & stimulating read this second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 6.6.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 6.5.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website at least Monthly or more regularly to see updates for....July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for open to public tests(the promotional test for current workers is 8.13.22 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22, sign ups 6.1-6.30.22 not my test,  ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023, signups maybe in december 2022?.....
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/22/2023 - this date is right around the date the court tests might be given, so i need to look out and be aware of this potential situation.- ( if this is the case, i will be home for the test and maybe go on the vaca after etc)... approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. This event is pretty set in stone as it's a promise & should be a good experience with my good friend Joyce...I'm saving most of my vacation time off for this trip...planning to take 2 whole weeks off work for this and I plan on short 4-day work weeks in Janaury to get into travel mode for February - i have to do what i have to do in order to feel good on this trip, the end!
  • RAISE TBD...Spoke to my Proj Manager (PM)/he spoke to VP;  5.8.2210 days after i spoke to super; about raise - of  23% o current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super...now everyone is in the loop - my PM, the VP, and the Super. PM said on 6.2.22 that he'd talk to VP again to see why things aren't moving along on 6.3.22 as they are attending a meeting together this AM....6.12.22 no raise yet...
  • See about watching You Tube regarding an intro to Macro Economics (free) up to one hour on weekends..

 6.13.22 Monday - got in a 20min walk before work - left earlier; very light traffic. really nice way to start the week.

Breakfast: trinidad/english brand of caramel wafer (made in UK, eaten by triny folks) 150, coffee 50, partial banana 100. 300...

9a snacks: pb 100,

10a pb 100 ; cracker/cookie 100

lunch: wrap 200 with bbq sauce 50, egg 100, cooked veggies 150

snacks: some small violet candies, 2 clementines, 1 gummy vit. 150

6:30-7p dinner: thinking microwavable cauliflower side seasoned; and maybe the meatballs, below :)..had the spirt in me to stove top cook these pre-cooked meatballs, they were good. one serving 200, tortillas 150, canned bellini drink 150...500

1750.

walked an hour after work! 

tonight - stove top - cook up the packaged premade meatballs with mozzerella filling.


6.14.22 Tuesday

workout in evening.


6.15.22 Wed


6.16.22 Thurs

workout in evening.


6.17.22 Fri


6.18.22 Saturday - 6:30-8p - evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 organiation- it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area!     Dad invited me to go to the beach today with the family; so most prob canceling the crab walk by midweek. bring cards to mom and dad. bring flowers to mom; not sure what for dad?

6.19.22 - catch up with things - all chores today, skip weights.

6.20.22 - Monday - Day Off. Juneteenth, no pay i have selected. Biking? I will try to use this day wisely...Weights this AM along with a talk show..


6.21.22 - Tuesday

6p "Welfare Club" meeting after work


6.25.22 Saturday - Rossville Historic Waterfront Walk Tour (Staten Island) 12p-3p (i gave a $10 donation as it was suggested to donate if you attend - i didn't want to give more though bc then it defeats the purpose of being free lol). Must leave early for this or i'll be late.



7.1.22 Fri (holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!)


7.2.22 Sat - Weather permitting; going to Christine's fave beach this weekend, called Ocean Beach on FI, ferry ride to get there...nice on a long weekend.

7.3.22 Sun - 

7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday



8/5/22 Friday - Sick Day #1/5 Day off before trip...

8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival -  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

I was thinking to plan another overnight with Christine for July, but i realize just going to the beach takes a lot out of me and that I should try to save most of my vacation days for later this year/next year.....so the Peach Festival should be enough this summer; along with trips to the typical beaches we go to...

8/8/22 Monday - Sick Day #2/5 - Day off after trip...


Note: Vacation Day #1/15 to use in August, most probably for a long weekend in summertime...



9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah Take Day Off - Vacation Day #2/15 (will prob take a vacation day earlier, in August)



10.4.22 - Tuesday- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins in evening

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Sick Day #3/5

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/13/2022:
How nice to have light traffic on a Monday morning! And a nice walk before the day. Your week is off to a great start!

How about just a small sweet (or savory, if he prefers) treat for Dad? Or a bottle of a sauce that he likes or could try, e.g. hot sauce, bbq, etc.?

horn_of_plenty on 06/13/2022:
Good idea re Father's Day!!! :) I think i shall go on Amazon and find something nice like the sauce idea...thank you! Or, i shall do a tshirt.

horn_of_plenty on 06/13/2022:
ok, bought him a 3pack of bbq sauce in 3 flavors by Famous Dave. thanks for the suggestion!!!!!!!!


Donkey on 06/13/2022:
Oh I meant to comment that it's too bad about the crab walk, but maybe you can partake in something similar at another time. Spending time with the folks is nice :-)

horn_of_plenty on 06/13/2022:
yeah, since Dad wants Saturday really i don't object too much if i can cancel something. would have liked to go; but the beach is enough for one day. Usually, since i don't see them often, when family can come first i don't try to change that.. :) i have other walks. at least i did the past two walks recently, also!

horn_of_plenty on 06/13/2022:
so glad to see you here :)


legcramps on 06/13/2022:
Well done on the 20 minute walk before work this morning - I agree - a great way to start off your week!

horn_of_plenty on 06/13/2022:
thanks Legs. when i see your fitness photos, you inspire me. I cannot imagine just yet doing all the trails and trips you do. i will be out of league, intentionally and happily, in February in Central America :)


bearcountrygg on 06/13/2022:
I love how you get to enjoy foods from so many cultures there.....and that you have easy access to them...not so here...we are soooooo midwestern!!! Here...we get to choose from pretty much the same traditional midwest foods......and anything that "claims" to be international is generally a poor copy and bears no resembelance to the international food at all.

horn_of_plenty on 06/13/2022:
i am sooooo sorry you are in that position, LOL. that is one thing i'd miss terribly if i had to leave this tri-state area that i live in!

horn_of_plenty on 06/13/2022:
Queens is literally like the melting pot of the world. and NYC also has everything. i'm spoiled!



horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jun 12, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's been a fun, light & stimulating read this second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 6.6.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 6.5.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website at least Monthly or more regularly to see updates for....July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for open to public tests(the promotional test for current courts workers is AUGUST 13, 2022 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22 not my test,  ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023.....
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/22/2023 - this date is right around the date the court tests might be given, so i need to look out and be aware of this potential situation.- ( if this is the case, i will be home for the test and maybe go on the vaca after etc)... approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. This event is pretty set in stone as it's a promise & should be a good experience with my good friend Joyce...I'm saving most of my vacation time off for this trip.
  • RAISE TBD...Spoke to my Proj Manager (PM)/he spoke to VP;  5.8.2210 days after i spoke to super; about raise - of  23% o current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super...now everyone is in the loop - my PM, the VP, and the Super. PM said on 6.2.22 that he'd talk to VP again to see why things aren't moving along on 6.3.22 as they are attending a meeting together this AM....6.12.22 no raise yet...
  • See about watching You Tube regarding an intro to Macro Economics (free) up to one hour on weekends..

6.12.22 Sunday - slept in; at least 11hrs sleep. around 9:30p-9:30a or so.

10-10:30a breakfast: piece of plantain 100 and coffee; oatmeal 150, dried cranberries 100; added some allulose sweetener in the oats. 350...was going to have a yogurt, but will enjoy lunch soon with parents...

Lunch: bagel 300 w/ lox 50 and cream cheese150 ; hot tea...2 tomato slices 

4/5p Snacks: few potato chips 50 / small granola nut bar 100

6:30p on way home: Snack large banana and energy drink 150

close to 9p, while working out, Late meal / snack "Gary Null Coco Magic Bar" so good, i eat them every now and then (very expensive bar). 250

1450...

---------------------------

leave around 10:55/11a - swing by parents for lunch - Bring the T Rowe Price paperwork for review w. Dad.

played a game of scrabble with mom...these games always take 2-3 hours lol. close game. i usually take longer to find words, she's better than me ;)

a little tempted to drive to a great supermarket close to parents that has prepared veggies before i come home....

back by me - buy small amount veggies, bananas, berries, few yogurts, tofu forgotto look for tofu!, maybe a light alcoholic beverage case - done.

Strength workout today - in afternoon after i come back from parents...late night, in progress...soon done

gp's fleece laundry - did the fast cleaning for this week...done.


6.13.22 Monday -

 

tonight - stove top - cook up the packaged premade meatballs 


6.14.22 Tues - 

workout in evening.


6.15.22 Wed - 


6.16.22 Thurs - 

workout in evening.


6.17.22 Fri - 


6.18.22 Saturday - 6:30-8p evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 organiation- it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area!   VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD!

6.19.22 - Sunday....Father's Day..bring flowers for mom and her card; something for dad? and his card.....

6.20.22 - Monday - Day Off. it is observed holiday for previous day, Juneteenth, which is an optional day off from work with no pay - so it wouldn't be a deduct from my allocated days. i don't mind one day less pay in order to take a day off right now.


6.21.22 - Tuesday

6p "Welfare Club" meeting after work


6.25.22 Saturday - Rossville Historic Waterfront Walk Tour (Staten Island) 12p-3p (i gave a $10 donation as it was suggested to donate if you attend - i didn't want to give more though bc then it defeats the purpose of being free lol). Must leave early for this or i'll be late.



7.1.22 Fri (holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!)


7.2.22 Sat - Weather permitting; going to Christine's fave beach this weekend, called Ocean Beach on FI, ferry ride to get there...nice on a long weekend.

7.3.22 Sun - 

7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday



8/5/22 Friday - Sick Day #1/5 Day off before trip...

8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival -  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

I was thinking to plan another overnight with Christine for July, but i realize just going to the beach takes a lot out of me and that I should try to save most of my vacation days for later this year/next year.....so the Peach Festival should be enough this summer; along with trips to the typical beaches we go to...

8/8/22 Monday - Sick Day #2/5 - Day off after trip...


Note: Vacation Day #1/15 to use in August, most probably for a long weekend in summertime...



9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah Take Day Off - Vacation Day #2/15 (will prob take a vacation day earlier, in August)



10.4.22 - Tuesday- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins in evening

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Sick Day #3/5

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/12/2022:
Bagel here today too....

horn_of_plenty on 06/12/2022:
I like that the calories were on the bag - from Costco store brand :-) enjoy



horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jun 11, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's been a fun, light & stimulating read this second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 6.6.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 6.5.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website at least Monthly or more regularly to see updates for....July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for open to public tests(the promotional test for current courts workers is AUGUST 13, 2022 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22 not my test,  ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023.....
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/22/2023 - this date is right around the date the court tests might be given, so i need to look out and be aware of this potential situation.- ( if this is the case, i will be home for the test and maybe go on the vaca after etc)... approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. This event is pretty set in stone as it's a promise & should be a good experience with my good friend Joyce...I'm saving most of my vacation time off for this trip.
  • RAISE TBD...Spoke to my Proj Manager (PM)/he spoke to VP10 days after i spoke to super; about raise - of  23% o current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super about how much i was looking for per hour and also mentioned the percentage that i went over with my PM as not everyone was on the same plane and i also mentioned to super that PM knew and i spoke ot him....nothing decided on 5.20.22 but now everyone is in the loop - my PM, the VP, and the Super. PM said on 6.2.22 that he'd talk to VP again to see why things aren't moving along on 6.3.22 as they are attending a meeting together this AM
  • TRP Account - review with dad around 6.5.22? received new paperwork in mail on 5.6.22 -  need to review/open package on WEEKEND, 6.5.22
  • See about watching You Tube regarding an intro to Macro Economics (free) up to one hour on weekends..

6.11.22 Saturday - slept in, late breakfast....the day seems good so far..

Indulgent breakfast 10-11a: plantain with coffee 100; strawberries 50, pancake 150, with choc chips stevia 50; white chocolate chips stevia 50, tart cherry spread 50. 450...

1pm small lunch 2 orange milano cookies 130, chobani flip cookie dough yogurt 170. 300.

3:30 meal: pea crisps chips 2.5 servings 300; 2 hard boiled just made eggs. 150 large navel orange 100

7p dinner: rest of the pea chips 200; 4 choc filled wafers 150...350...yes, crappy dinner....not sure what i want..not in a mood for veggies...craved fries on bike ride and almost went to pick them up...but i knew i had enough food to eat at home. thinking to make tuna, but not in mood to make it.Amy's vegan wrap. 400 cals tops

2050

..................

did my laundry; 

hard-boil eggs def...in progress... done.

sorting thru mail; comparing bills in a therapy/dr place they made a mistake and sent a statement to me 3x...all three slightly different statements...need to compare the 3 ...

Bike today - later...an hour. some very easy a little downhill and some a little uphill. was good.

? maybe go to & watch the queensboro dance festival in person 6p-7:30p - at Beach 17th and Seagrit blvd, Rockaway beach..I can also walk on boardwalk before it starts/when it's over!  or bike today? 

(use up breads this week before buying wraps)..


6.12.22 Sunday - 

Probably swing by parents this weekend since i hadn't seen them since sometime before Mother's day...Bring Mother's Day Card to mom (i didn't pick it up for nothing! lol!) - Bring the T Rowe Price paperwork for review w. Dad.

Strength workout today.

gp's fleece laundry - or Saturday eve

buy small amount veggies, berries, few yogurts, tofu if a good price, maybe a light alcoholic beverage case

i don't need to prep veggies; have  a lot of soup to freeze already for next week...

stove top - cook up the packaged premade meatballs this weekend..


6.13.22 Monday -

6.14.22 Tues - 

6.15.22 Wed - 

6.16.22 Thurs - 

6.17.22 Fri - 


6.18.22 Saturday - 6:30-8p evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 organiation- it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area!   VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD!

6.19.22 - Sunday....Father's Day..

6.20.22 - Monday - Day Off. it is observed holiday for previous day, Juneteenth, which is an optional day off from work with no pay - so it wouldn't be a deduct from my allocated days. i don't mind one day less pay in order to take a day off right now.


6.21.22 - Tuesday

6p "Welfare Club" meeting after work


6.25.22 Saturday - Rossville Historic Waterfront Walk Tour (Staten Island) 12p-3p (i gave a $10 donation as it was suggested to donate if you attend - i didn't want to give more though bc then it defeats the purpose of being free lol). Must leave early for this or i'll be late.



7.1.22 Fri (holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!)


7.2.22 Sat - Weather permitting; going to Christine's fave beach this weekend, called Ocean Beach on FI, ferry ride to get there...nice on a long weekend.

7.3.22 Sun - 

7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday



8/5/22 Friday - Sick Day #1/5 Day off before trip...

8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival -  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

I was thinking to plan another overnight with Christine for July, but i realize just going to the beach takes a lot out of me and that I should try to save most of my vacation days for later this year/next year.....so the Peach Festival should be enough this summer; along with trips to the typical beaches we go to...

8/8/22 Monday - Sick Day #2/5 - Day off after trip...


Note: Vacation Day #1/15 to use in August, most probably for a long weekend in summertime...



9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah Take Day Off - Vacation Day #2/15 (will prob take a vacation day earlier, in August)



10.4.22 - Tuesday- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins in evening

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Sick Day #3/5

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/11/2022:
You just reminded me...I need to boil eggs.....fast and easy source of protein.

horn_of_plenty on 06/11/2022:
that's why i keep them in the fridge; plus it's been awhile so my taste for them came back. i get sick of them when i eat them too much! these were so delightful, i didn't even put seasoning on them. so tasty!



horn_of_plenty - Friday Jun 10, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's been a fun, light & stimulating read this second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 6.6.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 6.5.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website at least Monthly or more regularly to see updates for....July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for open to public tests(the promotional test for current courts workers is AUGUST 13, 2022 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22 not my test,  ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023.....
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/22/2023 - this date is right around the date the court tests might be given, so i need to look out and be aware of this potential situation.- ( if this is the case, i will be home for the test and maybe go on the vaca after etc)... approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. This event is pretty set in stone as it's a promise & should be a good experience with my good friend Joyce...I'm saving most of my vacation time off for this trip.
  • RAISE TBD...Spoke to my Proj Manager (PM)/he spoke to VP10 days after i spoke to super; about raise - of  23% o current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super about how much i was looking for per hour and also mentioned the percentage that i went over with my PM as not everyone was on the same plane and i also mentioned to super that PM knew and i spoke ot him....nothing decided on 5.20.22 but now everyone is in the loop - my PM, the VP, and the Super. PM said on 6.2.22 that he'd talk to VP again to see why things aren't moving along on 6.3.22 as they are attending a meeting together this AM
  • TRP Account - review with dad around 6.5.22? received new paperwork in mail on 5.6.22 -  need to review/open package on WEEKEND, 6.5.22
  • See about watching You Tube regarding an intro to Macro Economics (free) up to one hour on weekends..

6.10.22 Fri - Stayed in bed a bit; came just to work without walk...is fine, is friday.

i have a thermostat on my desk...office temps lower this week especially today the thermostat says 72..

Breakfast: half banana and coffee 100; small biscotti with dried cranberry 150 and spoon pb 100...350...

Snacks: pb 100, 100 the little brownies i made. 200; later pretzels

12:30p Lunch: iceburg salad negl with caeser dressing 150?; chicken sausage 150 in large wrap 200...500.

2:30p decided to reach for some snacks as i'm tired and work is slow everyone relaxing. so i made a coffee and stuck it in the freezer to cool down. also had a few pieces of fried plaintain. that's healthy! :) 100 cal tops here.

Snacks: 2 clementines. 50.

Dinner: another salad with a different dressing 150; before the remaining half bag of iceburg goes bad along with leftover ravioli just two somewhat large 200; 3 orange milanos 200; and maybe an alcoholic beverage....something like that! 550...and a yogurt.100

1950, great :)

Tonight - plan is to walk @ nearby park - but i can always just walk around neighborhood to make it even more simple to get the walk accomplished. - but i may just walk directly at the park here...

Make phone call to citibank about getting new AA (american airlines) rewards citibank travel card...there's a BIG deal going on ....lots of miles...and i could easily get 1-2 free trips if i get the card and pay my rent and all big bills on it for 3-4 months.


6.11.22 Saturday - Probably swing by parents this weekend since i hadn't seen them since sometime before Mother's day...Bring Mother's Day Card to mom (i didn't pick it up for nothing! lol!) - Bring the T Rowe Price paperwork for review w. Dad.

? maybe go to & watch the queensboro dance festival in person 6p-7:30p - at Beach 17th and Seagrit blvd, Rockaway beach..I can also walk on boardwalk before it starts/when it's over!  or bike today? 

cook up the packaged premade meatballs this weekend..

maybe pick up a light alcoholic beverage case

i don't need to prep veggies; have  a lot of soup to freeze already for next week...

hard-boil eggs 

buy tofu

use up breads this week before buying wraps...


6.12.22 Sunday - 

Bike today?

Strength workout today. 


6.13.22 Monday -

6.14.22 Tues - 

6.15.22 Wed - 

6.16.22 Thurs - 

6.17.22 Fri - 


6.18.22 Saturday - 6:30-8p evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 organiation- it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area!   VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD!

6.20.22 - Monday - requested the day off, it is the holiday for previous day, Juneteenth, which is an optional day off from work - but for an African American holiday. but for the schools in NYC, it' a holiday off.  i decided to take it off; even though it's not "my holiday." off with no pay so it wouldn't be a deduct from my allocated days...i will prob take it off since i know i do not have many days i want to take of my own as i'm saving them for Winter / February.  Also, i have a union club meeting tomorrow - Tuesday - so Monday off would alleviate pressure during the week. so that's it, i'll be off.


6.21.22 - Tuesday

6p "Welfare Club" meeting after work


6.25.22 Saturday - Rossville Historic Waterfront Walk Tour (Staten Island) 12p-3p (i gave a $10 donation as it was suggested to donate if you attend - i didn't want to give more though bc then it defeats the purpose of being free lol). Must leave early for this or i'll be late.



7.1.22 Fri (holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!)


7.2.22 Sat - Weather permitting; going to Christine's fave beach this weekend, called Ocean Beach on FI, ferry ride to get there...nice on a long weekend.

7.3.22 Sun - 

7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday



8/5/22 Friday - Sick Day #1 - Day off before trip...

8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival -  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

I was thinking to plan another overnight with Christine for July, but i realize just going to the beach takes a lot out of me and that I should try to save most of my vacation days for later this year/next year.....so the Peach Festival should be enough this summer; along with trips to the typical beaches we go to...

8/8/22 Monday - Sick Day #2 - Day off after trip...


Note: Vacation Day #1 to use in August, most probably for a long weekend in summertime...



9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah Take Day Off - Vacation Day #2 (will prob take a vacation day earlier, in August)



10.4.22 - Tuesday- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins in evening

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Sick Day #3 

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/10/2022:
Our house is always at 69 degrees so I dress for warmth year around....I really do prefer it at 72....but our Dr has always said to keep it turned down and to always have a window cracked open....so we do that.

horn_of_plenty on 06/10/2022:
that is chilly,yes. my parents keep it like that but i prefer 73-4! i don't pay for my heat or air, it's included.

however, lately i don't need to use the a/c or heat which is good. i like not needing to turn it on. i dress warm at home too; usually a light fleece on top.

just when going out, and moving around more; i can dress cooler.



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