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horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jul 25, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

 9am croissant 300, butter by accident on there 100, bacon 200?, iced coffee 50, kombucha 50, saved some for later 

Snack cheese and pb crackers 200

Raisins 100

Bigger, early dinner around 5:30pm: rice/beans 250, bite of a fried plantain 50, salad with some light dressing 150, avocado 100 (trying not to miss anything lol, was a lot of food), half a chicken breast 200 with the skin, healthy grilled asparagus 150, feeling like i am forgetting something - yup - small amount fries and pieces of sausage 150?, i think that is it....1050...

9pm chocolate and spiked seltzer as i attempt to make my paralegal Memo a little better than it was, so perhaps i do better on it than if i never worked on it again...200




Road trip is out East an hour drive for the morning until early afternoon  with ricky to park for walking / fishing.....

then we are coming home to do some cleaning / work
in the evening possibly we will ride our bikes 

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/25/2020:
Hope you take pictures :-D

I think a nice road trip will do you quite well. So nice just to be outside, calm, relaxing. I don't care for fishing, but it would still be nice to be by the water while someone else fishes.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2020:
EXACTLY! i didn't fish but RESTED MY LEGS haha while he fished as it was after our long hike! :) and dipped my feet into the lake :)

bearcountrygg on 07/25/2020:
Loved the hiking trail vid on FB.....looks like you guys were having fun!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2020:
It was a lot of fun and perfect for this sunny day!

we hiked a lot more than we usually do and it felt good to get out and see what i can do - and want to do more (be able to do these longer walks again!)

thanks for watching my video!

horn_of_plenty - Friday Jul 24, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

10am breakfast oats 150, craisins 150, almond milk 50, kombucha 50.  400

12:45 lunch  leftover salmon small serving 200, rice 200, veggies in sauce 150 ..550

3:30 clementine 50, strawberries 50. 100, kombucha 50

4:30 in a most snacky mood (really wanted cookies after lunch so now i'm getting them) the pb and cheese crackers by keebler. 200 with some iced coffee. 


8pm salmon smallish piece 250?, rice 200, veggies 100 550-600




walked slow on stepper 15 min, already late into the morning...found myself just checking on websites in the morning, not really focusing on anything in particular. it's also that time of the month (finally!) but i'm really just wanting to relax and not rush with my work (of which it IS piling up for this class...but not near as much work as the paralegal - of which i might take some time on the weekend to slightly modify an assignment that's due sunday night so i can receive a better score than if i don't modify it..., we'll see what i have time for...)

couldn't get focused to do my work today at home. so i decided to go out after lunch to take a walk, and it was quite long, over an hour, at the end stopping at a nearby supermarket which happened to have some sales on cereals and snacks. i aso picked up one thing of importance - lettuce - mostly for my pigs though!

weights in later afternoon / evening


Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 07/24/2020:
Your walk sounds so nice...I Miss not being able to walk to stores.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/24/2020:
yes, around here, a 10-15 minute walk gets me to the supermarket. others live a lot closer, but that's how close i live :)...if just to pick up a few things, it can be a good way to get exercise!

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jul 23, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Good Morning, Happy Thursday :)

 8:30/9am breakfast: oats 150, light granola 100, almond milk 50. 300. kombucha 100. 400

11:30 snacks after errandss: bit more kombucha (calories included above) and gummies 100.

i admit i haven't done any real work for my class other than try to make my website more "searchable" using the Wix settings up to lunch...so after lunch i'm getting onwards to work on my website..

2pm lunch: THAI - veggies (good amount!) in basil sauce 200, cup of rice 200, few pieces of fried tofu 200. 600, and a light drink 660 total. (bought some extra food to have tomorrow or so..even tonight).

5pm banana 100

 6:45pm during online class - nachos - 2 servings - 300 cals

9pm edamame 250



 made plans with a good friend of mine that i do adventures with.  i am a little nervous, but she seems to be taking care of herself. nervous bc i don't want to catch anything from anyone or anywhere. we are going to take a road trip next friday to an island off of Rhode Island. It's approx 4 hours away. so, we'll spend most of the day sitting in the car...lol...i am not sure this will happen....


Today, after i got up and had breakfast, I decided to take care of a few bills / letters. One, I had to renew my notary license and pay $60 renewal fee (every four years), so i filled out the paperwork and took it to a nearby liquor store with a notory (not friendly!) to notorize my form (yup, a notary has to notorize my notary renewal!) and i put it in the mailbox...i also paid my car insurance for the next 6 months and did that on my phone app for Geico!....lastly, I paid my housing maintenance.  so that's all done.  glad i have some extra $ in my checking account from the unemployment not to have a problem with these extra bills or need to use any of my savings at the moment. This is also how I paid for the paralegal class. It wasn't savings, but income specifially from unemployment that i've been using on everything. I am lucky my rent bill / maintenance is so low that i do have money left over each month for those extras. we'll see what the next round of NYS unemployment will include as i doubt it will be as high as the past 4 months...


I'm just glad to have had it, been able to be productive and take classes.  As for the paralegal, we are beginning to get out grades for week 3 this week. I'm not really satisfied with how they are grading.  The instructor seems to be VERY strict with how he grades and I have done well on some other assignments, but as for the tests in particular, my grades have been an 80, 82, and 72.  Especially with the 72 (which is passing), I feel he is taking points off just for minor things and all these minor deviations are adding up to a low grade. I was so annoyed actually, that I emailed him because I do not believe a 72 reflects the time i put in.  Yes, there were mistakes, but minor! and, he didn't want me to rewrite charts, instead just listing answers in sentences but not as the book shows it...except he told me this after week 1, after i did all the work! if he didn't want us to rewrite the questions in chart form as they look in the book, he should have made this known at the beginning of class, not after i did the work.  and my charts have the right answers which is why i am angry that i am not getting full credit on answers where i am right! i have no problem losing points for things i didn't do right, but if my answer is there and clear and right, don't take off for the look / display when you didn't give me advance knowledge that you prefer my answers written out and not in the original chart! just terrible...we'll see what he says. 

the PM course is what i'm mostly doing now. I just have to make sure i am passing the paraglegal course and don't have to hopefully do any work over again...the course has stated that everyone will pass, as long as we receive an overall grade of a 70.  I will do far better, i think!  But, right now i'm not so pleased with my asignments and really don't want to do any again that have not been graded or fix...i may if i have time...not so sure. something to think about as i'm really not connected to the paralegal while doing a Project Management course at the moment...blah blah blah.

So the PM course is ok.  I spend a lot of time yesterday getting used to managing / formating the website. I will be needing to do much more work on it. so i plan to start that soon, again today.


I might go out to buy / pick up Thai food today to have to eat for a few days at home as leftovers - lots of cooked veggies. YES, i should learn to cook it as GrannyAnnie suggested...but not right now...perhaps a little later if i am still not working (probably will be the case)...when this PM course is over, i'd consider working on cooking some thai food on my own...veggies mostly in particular - getting the sauces down pat!

If i go out for thai food, i need to do it early in the afternoon beccause i have the class from 5-8pm tonight.  So it'd be best if i go out to get it for a late lunch or so...we'll see. i think they have lunch specials which could be a good deal.


Somehow i've been PMSing with some minor pain since like Saturday. any hour now...i'm waiting for that time of the month to finally show up!

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/24/2020:
You are keeping up incredibly well on everything.

That stinks about the professor's grading. But the important thing - and you know this - is to pass the coursework and to learn the material.

You are a good writer. In some jobs I've applied for, I had to submit a writing sample (business letter). But I don't think anyone ever asked about grades.

I know no one wants a bad grade but I encourage you to keep your eye on the prize, in getting the certificate. See how you do with WESTLAW. That in itself is a valuable skillset, one that I've never mastered... but probably could with more practice.

I feel your concerns about the road trip. I'm kind of in the same boat.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/24/2020:

bearcountrygg on 07/24/2020:
Yup...road trip with someone that you haven't been living with is a bit scary. Maybe best to take the next tests after the teacher instructs you too...sounds like he will be somewhat different directions than the book....I agree with donkey....the main thing is to learn and pass the class. Don't let him rile you....when you are done...you never need to deal with him again.....but he does have the final say...so best to follow his directions to the T. You can do it!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/24/2020:

grannyannie on 07/24/2020:
It does take quite a bit of time to homecook Thai food with all the sauces to make and spices to grind up. Maybe in the future when you've got a lot more time.

Agree don't worry too much about grades.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/24/2020:
i will learn the thai way in the future :)

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jul 22, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

9am? Breakfast: small corn muffin 120 with butter 30, peanut butter 100. 250. kombucha 50. 300.

nice, long bike ride from around 10:30-11:30 to get some cardio in before working on my homework..

snacking around noon, not hungry for a meal: gummies x2 200, maybe iced coffee too 50.

1pm lunch piece of salmon with skin small 200? On a big flatbread 260, 450-500. Later a clementine 50.

5pm-5:30 clementine 50

6pm dinner: rest of the leftovers of indian veggies okra bindhi masala 150?, other veggies small amount, restaurant style tortilla chips 250...400-450, seltzer and stevia (and a snack later...)

7:30 big thunderstorm very dark, no visibility, just glad i am home and safe tonight! 2 chocolates 50, more chocolate 50.

few more chocolates late at night, near midnight. 100

1800 tops....I will be ordering thai food for lunch tomorrow & to have leftovers for the rest of this week....

Changed my mind - will lift weights now at 8:30pm to get them done today and not need to do them tomorrow morning, when instead i can walk tomorrow morning!

 i am honestly not sure if i will lift weights today...i may do them tomorrow morning because i have not finished the hw for my course yet...


I have work to do for my class, a lot of it actually, but will begin today with a bike ride before coming back to do my work. later in the afternoon, i'll do some weights. weights around 5 or 6pm i think....8:30pm i will get my upper body weights in...then sleep in like i've been doing...everyday!

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 07/22/2020:
Great workout plans!

horn_of_plenty on 07/22/2020:
Wish I could work out more or move more but this is actually enough right now bc of the classes I am taking I have a pretty good flow and use time more wisely than if I were not taking a class and not needing to be productive. The classes are sort of helping me be productive as if I were working.

bearcountrygg on 07/22/2020:
I'm back on the PB again......probably my biggest craving!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/22/2020:
i also go thru phases with it. i love the whipped one by Jif.

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jul 21, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Happy Tuesday. 

Breakfast: apricot greek yogurt 150, iced coffee 50, small corn muffin toasted 120, with a little butter 30 and peanut butter 100. 450.

snack close to noon kombucha 50


1pm? forgot to write down lunch when i ate it!: frank from yesterday's bbq with family 200, on part of a flatbread 100, gummies 100..park of an alcoholic beverage that i still have some leftover from 120. 520 total

3:30 some snacking - small amount of chocolate 100 cal., seltzer

5pm chips 230

7pm peanut butter 100

9pm half chicken sausage on small flatbread 200, 2lg clementines 100




 calories are getting sort of high today early in the day and my appetite is wavering between cravings and feeling full...i am sure it's because of the webiste i'm working on!


 lots of time spent on the couch today, in a relaxed position, trying to get things done of the website...it's all new to me so it's guess and test and make it look somewhat visually appealing as well as a lot of typing of new topics i haven't done before and also i need to add some things i hvae already touched on that are still revelant from past "projects" i gave myself to do...food reviews i have done in the past can be used again on my site...


Today i'm taking it easy with exercise. Maybe not doing too much as my ankle is a little sore from walking on beach.  I may hop on my indoor bike as it's hot today, 90F, so i may just stay home today since from 4pm and after that tonight i am either on a video call or in class until 8pm.  So really, i am just fine staying home as yesterday was a complete and active day and i'm happy to stay home :) 

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 07/21/2020:
Have a good day

Horn_of_plenty on 07/21/2020:
thank you!

bearcountrygg on 07/21/2020:
Quiet day here...a neighbor stopped by....but otherwise...very quiet.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/21/2020:
same here, aside from therapy on the phone and the 3-hours class (so aside from 4 hours of the day), the rest will be quiet.

tomorrow, i will start the day with some bike riding outside if the weather is ok to keep on being active when i'm home...today i was more interested to get to working more than anything on this website...

KathyBlue on 07/21/2020:
Great job, have a nice rest and tomorrow is another active day :)

horn_of_plenty on 07/21/2020:
Yes I must do some active things tomorrow cardio and weights !!!

thinkpositive on 07/22/2020:
I think a day of rest is fine, also to rest your ankle.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/22/2020:
thanks think!

Donkey on 07/22/2020:
With the active day you had on Monday, it was probably a good idea to rest your ankle yesterday (Tuesday). Walking on the sand can be quite hard on the knees ankles and feet.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/22/2020:
it was nice to rest up, i walked in the evening bc i really hadn't exercised all day and wanted to get outside!

horn_of_plenty - Monday Jul 20, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

8:45am breakfast: oatmeal 150, light granola 100, almond milk 50, iced coffee 50. 350.

snack: tbd...i should prob bring some stuff in a cooler type of bag...waters/seltzer/clementines?

lunch: from parents they are prepping it! ....i've got a great family!

 Snack before beach 50

clementine 50

bread 150, meat 150, huge salad 250...550. gummies 200

dinner was healthy and within reason...

was a feta zucchini salad with oilive oil / lemon dressing (mom made this) 200?, small piece salmon 300 tops, small piece of a potato knish 250? tastes of sister's cider 50. 800

approx 2050-2100, lots of exercise at beach!

cookie in middle of the night, hungry. 150 cal.

2200 cals today. good. def used them!


 Did Over an hour and a half walking on sand , some swimming in ocean & pool!  was great to get out of Queens, NY and spend time on Long Island at the beach with family.


Set my alarm, but still laid in bed a little while today.  I have to shower & get ready this morning to go to the beach with my family. :)  My dad is on vacation this week and really wanted me to go, hence the only reason I'm going.   I do like the beach, but i don't love it especially this year when i'm used to staying home most days and i have always felt weird in a bathing suit around my family.  But, i'm getting ready to go...it should be nice.

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 07/20/2020:
Sounds great! Enjoy the beach and your family.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/20/2020:
it was excellent that, pretty great!

grannyannie on 07/20/2020:
I'd love to go to a beach! Water here is too cold for swimming. When we are in Thailand I wear bikinis no matter my weight. Everybody does - no matter what their body looks like - rare to see a woman in a one piece. Very freeing!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/20/2020:
i love a bikini too.

at this beach i went to, women sometimes cover up more than a bikini including my sister who wears a one-piece but would look good in a bikini as well.

people were def of all shapes and sizes, most not perfect by any means

the ocean was nice, not too cool at all ....the day was very hot so it was great to go in the water.

Maria7 on 07/20/2020:
I know that sand must have felt so good against your feet. How is the weather there? Is it hot weather?

Horn_of_plenty on 07/20/2020:
the weather today was just about record breaking, almost 100F! the sand was HOT! so we wore sandals on it! the water in the ocean was wonderful as was the pool! perfect weather for going to the beach!

Donkey on 07/20/2020:
I hope you had a good time at the beach!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/20/2020:
it was great exercise, too. a great change from all the sitting at home i've been doing...

i am sorta reinvigorated to want to do more cardio :)

grannyannie on 07/21/2020:
Sounds like a great day and good food!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/21/2020:
it was and i can thank my parents for the healthy and filling meals

thinkpositive on 07/22/2020:
Nice family time!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/22/2020:
yeah...that's why i went.

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jul 19, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Happy Sunday!

late 10am breakfast (layed in bed all morning till then) 2 corn muffins 240, with butter 50, and peanut butter 150. 440, iced coffee 50.

12:30 snack gummies 100 plum 50

2pm lunch indian okra bhindi masala 200, bread 120, kombucha 50. 400

5pm last pum 50, lg clementine  50

 leftovers biscuit 200, fried chicken 250, indian veggies 200. 650.



Ricky and I got into a fight last night but it will pass i can tell.  It's not based on anything different than typical arguments lol.  oh well, it'll pass. 


DONE 1pm - I'm going to go out for a short walk (20-30min) use my indoor stepper 15-20min before i  work on my webpage / blog / do reading.

DONE 2pm-3pm - I also will do some review of reading for my class for my PM class. after i use the stepper indoors

12:30pm DONE lol, this didn't take long to wipe down!...Another thing i'd like to do either today or this coming week is clean some of the tiles in my bathroom, especially the grout between the tiles that are located near the toilet.

DONE I have weights to do this late afternoon - around 5pm?

Didnt work on webpage during the daytime, but may do it toinght around 8:30/9pm...


I have enough food at home to last thru the day, so don't need to go food shopping as tomorrow i'll be at the beach / parent's home all day.

Tuesday I have teletherapy at 4pm and my class again, 5-8pm.  I will work again on class work a bit.

(I will not start any paralegal review of the WESTLAW webiste that we are supposed to do before the second half the class starts yet as i don't want to use it as a distraction from my current PM class. I will only start that when my website is almost done for PM...)

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 07/19/2020:
Everybody fights! Normal. I can't do any kind of workout later afternoon or evening.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/19/2020:
i prefer afternoon!

Donkey on 07/19/2020:
Too hot for an outdoor walk?

Have you come up with a website platform? I was going to ask my husband, since he knows a little about computers, although he's more knowledgeable about hardware than software. So if you found something that works for your project, GREAT!

I'm sorry but Tuesday evening sounds tough. Therapy then class for 3 hours??? Ugh... When will you eat dinner? (You can definitely tell where my priority is, right? LOL!)

I agree that it's probably best to wait to start with WESTLAW for now. I don't know if I saved my research questions, if you wanted to practice more on searching. I say, the best way is to just practice, practice, practice. If there's extra credit to practice, take it.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/19/2020:
yes, i decided no need to go outside and sweat bullets today :)...I will prob stay inside the whole day unless i opt for a short bike ride tonight outside, prob not.

i am ok just snacking tuesday night and maybe eating at 8pm after class. bc i'm not working, my schedule is extremely adaptable since i don't have to wake up early, etc. so it actually doesn't bother me :) if i wanted to, actually, i could even eat while class was going, but that is weird to have like a whole dinner while online with the class lol.

yeah, i will just stay away from westlaw now. it's better i just review the readings in my textbook for the current PM course and look into paralegal stuff later.

and i did sign up for one more legal course, to start mid october. it's only 7 weeks total. If i am working, i know i could get it done and i wouldn't be too stressed. its on Alternative legal proceedings other than using trial for both parties. there's info on corporate settlements, some info specific to company contracts and labor disputes and mediations. it seems i could even reason that i took it for a more in-depth look to how my own union resolves conflicts, if someone asked me!

Lesson 1: ADR – History, Growth and Origins

Lesson 2: The Art of Negotiation

Lesson 3: The Mediation Process

Lesson 4: Arbitration

Lesson 5: Other forms of ADR

Lesson 6: Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining

if i decide i don't want to take it, i'll get all my money back (1,000) and just lose a $50 administrative fee. it will start after everything is over in mid October.

happy-1 on 07/19/2020:
LOL. Everybody fights... but it's that kind of recurring thing that makes me not be able to picture a long car trip with them.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/19/2020:
uh huh!!!!!!

bearcountrygg on 07/19/2020:
You and Ricky are like a married couple...I swear...it's like a dance.......forward and back....some getting along time and then the irritation builds up again....and some stay away from me time...LOL

Horn_of_plenty on 07/19/2020:
oh yeah hahaha....and without the license!!!

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jul 18, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Happy Weekend all!

9am breakfast: granola 3/4 cup light granola 300 cal, almond milk 50. kombucha 50.

10:30 snack lg cookie 150 and iced coffee 50

Noon lunch: small piece of wrap 100, small piece of sausage 50, chips 320.  500. drink 100. 600.

plum 50

6pm Dinner corn and greens beans 250, fried chicken 250, more fried chicken 200 500

9pm cookie 150




I'm up at a good time, showered and ready to start laundry soon just after 9am.  At first, i wasn't going to do laundry but then i changed my mind for probably the basic reason that i don't like doing it during the week and seeing the porter for the building down there working hard....yeah....and myself just walking around doing laundry.  and my other reason is the Monday i'm going to beach with parents and don't want to wait until Tuesday to wash everything.

it's going to be hot so i will stay home working on my PM project for a good portion of the day. I will start after i get the laundry in and take a short stroll around a few blocks to wake up..

I may be able to walk and get my rx filled, if the drug store is open before 10am...i have to take a look! i only have 2 days left of my rx.

i still have lots of food leftovers and don't need to go shopping or anything for several days. 


Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/18/2020:
It is going to be a HOT one here today. It's not even 8:30a and the sun is getting quite uncomfortable.

Try to think how GOOD it will feel to have your laundry done. Remind yourself that you'll thank yourself on Tuesday for what you got done today.

The beach - Oh my, that sounds lovely. Just listening to the waves... I look forward to hearing about your outing on Monday!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/18/2020:
it's gonna be around 90 here too if not hotter! same as you!

yes, i LOVE it when laundry is done! and this time i even included my sheets which i haven't washed in....weeks!

i'm nervous for the beach to wear a bathing suit with family...grrr....also, hoping it's not that time of the month on Monday! :)

enjoy your day!

grannyannie on 07/18/2020:
Been reading about all the hot temps, but I'm just wishing we'd get back to 70 like we had been for a few weeks. Although if it's sunny and 65 with no breeze, I'm happy with that.

Enjoy the beach.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/18/2020:
thanks...i'm honestly freaking out a hair since i haven't worn a bathing suit this year and my legs feel like mush!

happy-1 on 07/18/2020:
Mmm leftovers.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/18/2020:
sooo many leftovers still.

horn_of_plenty - Friday Jul 17, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

breakfast light granola 200, banana 150, almond milk 50, komucha 50.  450.

spoke with french friend on video chat for a couple hours this morning, was GREAT :)

then did a 20 min walk before lunch....

lunch: flatbread 260, palak 50, egg 100. 400. drink 120.

 fell asleep for an hour or more? after lunch....

3:45-4:45did around an hour of reading for class...that's enough for now

3pm snack plum, iced black coffee with stevia

5-5:30 snack before exercise - blueberries 120, chocolates 100. 220

5:30 pm upper body workout mostly in nice sun on terrace..going to not do classwork anymore today most probably...

dinner: okra indian 150, flatbread 250, chicken sausage 110. 500


bed early tonight, like 9-9:30pm.


20 min morning walk today, it was around noon. rest of the day

i will be doing reading now for the PM course i am taking...then i have to think about the best platform to use (most user friendly) to make my project website on...

but first, some review /  reading of the course textbook!!  i wasn't in the mood to review much, as it's mostly a review in the textbook of parts i have already read!, but it helps a LOT to review again.  I will just read it as reminders as i do the class, yes, since i have time and it's NOT a ton of reading. It's a lot less than the paralegal class readings, too.  

The only issue is needing to figure out a platform for my website. I will most probably do this on Saturday.  I will most likely start on the website tomorrow too, even if it's just a minimal start. And the good thing is, while i'm not working, i can potentially work on it lots while i am home next week  (just not Monday as i'm headed to beach with family). 

I want to potentially work ahead of this PM course just a little bit on the webiste because it's not my specialty and i do not want to be stressed right at the end on it.

After this course is over, there is a website i need to learn how to use and navigate for paralegal (part of the instructions for the class to be done before the next half starts)...i may do it during the weeks i work on PM course stuff, not sure...


i canceled the interview for Tuesday as my father didn't love the company and asked me not to go. yes, he does have an influence on my decisions and that is ok.

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 07/17/2020:
I'm sure your Dad is correct.......he has an inside view of the construction industry and it's good to take his suggestions seriously.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/17/2020:
yes :)

grannyannie on 07/17/2020:
Good to listen to your dad and you can trust his opinions to be the right ones.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/17/2020:
he has worked in a specific area of construction and wants me to tick with that area...i'll go along with him since he has connections which may help me more than any recruiter..ty annie, yes.

Thinkpositive on 07/18/2020:
You are very disciplined. In your studies!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/18/2020:
....on and off...

Donkey on 07/18/2020:
Well.... I still think that you should have taken the interview for the practice and experience. I wouldn't at all recommend taking the non-union job, lol.

On the other hand, then you're just wasting their time, so I can see that as a legit reason (and very considerate of you) to decline the interview.

Regarding your dad's request, though... Would word get around that you, as his daughter, are interviewing for non-union jobs? I'm trying to understand what the harm would be in just taking the interview for the experience.

Not to sound like I'm busting your chops on this AT ALL. I completely respect your dad's opinion!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/18/2020:
the same things you shared here, i had shared with him earlier this week because i had planned to go for interview practice. he seemed to really dislike this company for taking lots of union work (but that's what all non-union companies do!)...i did want the experience, yes.

I hadn't expected him to push for me not to go to the interview at all. and after he asked me several times not to go to it, i decided to just relax and not go.

i am sure there is some kind of reputation at stake here as he is very politically correct. so i am sure he's thinking of it as a reflection as one reason for him telling me not to go.

you nailed it.

Donkey on 07/18/2020:
Ah I see - makes much more sense to me now! If Dad asked you more than once, then it's completely not worth going any farther with that. AT ALL. :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 07/18/2020:
haha, if you say so! :) :) :)

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jul 16, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

9:15 breakfast: light granola 200, banana 120, coco almond milk 50. 400 kombucha 50.

Noon lunch: flatbread 260, chicken sausage 110, chips 150. 520, spiked drink to enjoy while doing PM work 120.

 from 11:30-1:30 Including a lunch break lol), i finished the extra credit for the paralegal course. nothing is now due.  I can take my time to do the recommended web research using westlaw database anytime. there's nothing due for grading left. I have done all extra credit exercises. the course is now on hold until Mid-August.

Now, at 1:30 today, is when i'm delving into the PM course.  Paralegal is done, for now, with the first half.

PM course is now all i need to do for the next few weeks.. it will be over in 6 weeks, thankfully...!!..i do not want to spend any more time on making a project than that! 

also for the PM course, i may need the assistance of my fellow DDers!!!! i'm making an interactive health website for my project, so, while the class is going on, i may ask you guys to come take a look and be interactive, similar to what we do here....then after the class, you all will not need to continue on my site...just if you could all help me! i'll let yu know when!  i am not planning to keep the site interactive after the course, but it wouldn't be to take members from here, at all, to be clear! :)

3:45 tons of blueberries 200

5pm chocolate before meeting 150 class meeting 5-8, during class 50 more.


Dinner  flatbread260, veggies in sauce 200





i have to chat with recruiter at 9:30 about a job i will prob decline to interview for bc it's non-union and i am not free the day he wants me to go (have potential plans with my family that i promised to them and they had to pay in advance for me to go to beach with them - which isn't a big deal but the interview / company doesn't seem really what i want at this moment so the other plans just clarify my choice to prob not go to it).....interview i'll go to - TUESDAY, 11AM...

will do work for current class after the interview discussion, i'll go out for a bike ride - DONE!!!! DEF was in need of cardio glad i got it in early before 11am.

after bike ride, i'm going to be concentrating on further reading for the class i'm taking...i didn't start any readings for the PM course (proj management), so i'm doing that now...

PM class tonight, 5pm-8pm online.

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

legcramps on 07/16/2020:
Enjoy your bike ride today!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/16/2020:
it was awesome!!!!!!!!!!! 45 min :)

grannyannie on 07/16/2020:
Hope you get an interview for a job you want.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/16/2020:
me 2 :)

bearcountrygg on 07/16/2020:
Count me in!!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/16/2020:
i'm glad....i hope the page isn't too ugly...i'm so glad you will join BCGG! it's not to take anyone from here, just to help me for my project! TY! it will be in a few weeks when you guys will be part.

Donkey on 07/17/2020:
I would be more than happy to participate in your project!

I'm glad you're taking the interview, even if you may not take the job, especially if it's nonunion. The more interviews, the more practice!

Glad you got in some cardio! I presume it was an outside bike ride?

Horn_of_plenty on 07/17/2020:
my dad talked me out of the interview as he knows the company...so, that's over oh well, so i wont go.

i'm glad you will help me with my project, it shouldn't be hard or take too much time!

yes, i did a bike ride and i am actually sore today from it! :)

legcramps on 07/17/2020:
I'm happy to help you with your project!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/17/2020:
Thanks, legs!

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