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horn_of_plenty - Friday Mar 26, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

PM Edit: just learned at noon that the superindentent, who helped to get me this job, has died, at 55, due to a sudden heart attack while he was driving last night. It is a big loss, his passing, to the world. For he was one of the few good guys left in this world. Somebody who is a great father, husband...and also the best asset and superintendent a company could have. He was liked and loved by everyone who knew him. He worked hard, played hard, had a larger waistline and he was losing weight, but, that is why health is so important - because if you do not take care of your health, your life can be taken away from you - your friends and family and loved ones, just like it did to him.  My father knew him well, i knew him just under 10 years. it's a big loss for everyone who knew him.


 27.00 hrs March Sunshine Hours

20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours" (per Donkey, love the sound of it!)

at the end of this vaca/sick day cycle, mid April here, i'll be paid for both 1 unused vacation day as well as 1.5 sick days...that should amount to a good amount of money, approx half a weeks pay. so, i'm looking forward to requesting it, soon, approx April 15.

I checked the IRS check my status of payment page and it says my Stimulus is scheduled to be mailed out on March, 26th. I'm OK with that :) i hope it arrives by MONDAY, March 29th!


LOOKAHEAD: 

give neighbor $25 i'd borrored from her :)

Friday, March 26th - at work, will be paid, it turns out per the owner, if i don't take a vacation day, they are paid for instead of just losing them, here, at this company. so any sick AND vacation days i do not use this cycle, i'l get those payments on top of my regular weekly check.  but the reason i came to work is my plans on the weekend are cancelled and therefore i can spare taking today off.. (also parent's anniversary :) .

Eats:

 Store-bought delicious pumpkin pie 260, coffee 40, 300..spoon of pb 100

snack to be banana ? 150 (working on the issue with my legs be at least eating better - hence all these bananas - for potassium and muscle soreness/cramps). and later a couple chocs. 100

lunch: leftovers: rice 200, veggies roasted 100, meatloaf some fat accidentally on it's own for a bite too lol..300. 600 tops. clementine 50. 650.

snack: none

dinner: may takeout some cooked veggies / thai from city lunch special that i can pick up @ 4pm on my way home that comes with a nice summer wrap of tofu / noodles not fried.//will order 2 lunch specials...so i have some more food for Satruday..i'm not playing with my food here!...i give myself basically what i want. cooked veggies some sauce 200, small fried spring roll 100, fried tofu summer wrap 150 komucha 50...500

1800...

Candy 100

1900

choc 6am 50


Saturday, March 27th:

1- Test 3: do Satuday, 3/27/21 

2- pick up a marketplace candle in Long Island City (area in queens) at 11am

3- Week 4 Due April 5: Chapters 7,9,11,12,13 Bankruptcy Code - the course notes / READINGS

Weekly Laundry ?


Sunday, March 28th

attend wake for super who passed away this week - with the driving it will be at least approx 4 hours overall of the day 
1- Passover (not dinner) short visit with Family..

Give mom anything??

2- pick up a cheaper candle from facebook marketplace after parents in Wantagh (on long island)

3- full body?


Monday, March 29 - Vacation Day 4.

9am - laundry cards - add $$$ - defiinite

car oil change - maybe next weekend?

Finish Week #4 assignments / start week #5 bankruptcy assignenments...(possibly do all week 4/5 in one day)

Afternoon bc they are in a Pacific time zone - Call CLS to reschedule course topic #3 for session 4 end of June for next course Family Law - definite


Tuesday, March 30:

Eats:


Wed March 31st...Thursday, April 1st, Friday April 2nd, etc...

 


Saturday, April 10th: 

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - Goodhue Park, Staten Island...try to moderate myself so that i have energy for this opportunity as I have no more days off around this one, LOL, but really!


Sunday, April 11th: 

Finish Week 5 Bankruptcy. / Start final week 6 bankruptcy


Bankruptcy Course, March 8 thru April 23:

figure out a way to fit in these last two weeks of assignments, without taking days off from work (see if i can easiily enough do them only on the weekend).  But, I am extremely tempted to put in for one vacation day, new cycle of days, for April to help me with the course as well as the NYC parks volunteering i have planned.

Week 5 Due April 12: Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13  Bankruptcy Code

Week 6 Due April 19: - The Bankruptcy Rules (might be shorter / easier assignments than previous weeks, i'll have to see...)

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/26/2021:
Although I understand why you decided to go into work today, I'm glad to see that you're still planning to take Monday off.

And I'm sorry to see that you've canceled your stewardship activity and walk with your family, but yes, you MUST rest your legs if you are having difficulties. Kind of like, "Don't even THINK about it" until your legs are feeling 100% (or as close to 100% as they can get). So I really applaud your awareness of your limits - and well in advance, not at the very last minute.

horn_of_plenty on 03/26/2021:
the good news is i will get paid for today regular and get paid in the future (next month) for not taking one of my vacation days this month.

...but the real reason i went to work is that I have more time on the weekend for studies and don't necessarily need today off anymore...it's like a compromise that i'll take one vaca day monday, and work today on this one.

at least here i'm paid for unused vacation. usually they only pay you for unused sick, so i guess it's a perk - if i really can spare vacation days (but that is within reason as vacation days are important days! LOL)

if i felt i needed this day off, i would have taken it, surely. :)

yeah, resting the legs...and realized that when i massage them with the rollers, it totally aids me feeling better....so i have to force myself to do this, and not just lay on the couch only...i have to massage the tightness out. it helps so much when i do!

yeah...thru the past experiences i have had, i do not want to hurt myself further...my lessons were learned...and that's why i cannot even think about exercising if i feel pain! yep, lessons i didn't know years ago!


bearcountrygg on 03/26/2021:
It's funny this stimulus ck came to our bank account when in the past they mailed a check. We can't figure out why they changed that.

horn_of_plenty on 03/26/2021:
yeah! and mine came by mail when last time it came to my bank account! def some weird changes this time around!!!! i cannot wait till it's in my hands! i also don't understand the changes this time around.


bearcountrygg on 03/26/2021:
I'm sorry to hear of your unexpected loss. (( HUGS))

horn_of_plenty on 03/26/2021:
THank you so much, I appreciate it. he's the one who got me this job. <3 He did EVERYTHING for EVERYONE.


Donkey on 03/27/2021:
Aww, that's so sad about the Super. I'm so sorry :-(

horn_of_plenty on 03/27/2021:
Thanks :-) it is!



horn_of_plenty - Thursday Mar 25, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 26.25 hrs March Sunshine Hours

20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours" (per Donkey, love the sound of it!)

I checked the IRS check my status of payment page and it says my Stimulus is scheduled to be mailed out on March, 26th. I'm OK with that :)


LOOKAHEAD: 

Thursday March 25th:

Weights tonight, only upper body, i do not have it in me to add lower body in too. I'll take care of that when my legs feel better, i've been massaging them with my rollers.

 

Eats:

Breakfast: legs are very tight, so, 1.5 bananas so far and a coffee 200, coconut choc coated granola bar love the flavor 150...350, pb 100

snack: coconut milk pump pie 250

lunch: leftovers (money savings on this one as it all could have been thrown out when you hear later what it is!) cooked german sweet red cabbage 100?, tofu 100, some leftover fried rice with a tiny bit chicken in it 200, clementine, chocolate 150..550

snack: tbd tic tacs mostly50

dinner: sesame seed bun 150, chicken thigh with skin 150, roasted veggies 100, brocc raab 50?....450....

dessert plum 50, alc drink 100, 1/2 small pie slice 100...700

later 1/2 banana (too gassy / bloated so trying to calm it) and 1 chocolae 100...

2100.


Friday, March 26th - DECIDED to work, will be paid, it turns out per the owner, if i don't take it (change i didn't know about per owner) (of this cycle ending April 1st)  (also parent's anniversary :) day...

 


Saturday, March 27th:

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - planting sea grass in Coney Island (Brooklyn)!   canceled it - my legs need rest.

  • Test 3: do Satuday, 3/27/21 

Week 4 Due April 5: Chapters 7,9,11,12,13 Bankruptcy Code - the course notes / READINGS


Sunday, March 28th

Passover WALK (not dinner) visit with Family..I may seriously not see family on weekend, not sure...really not sure...too busy right now for everything.

Give mom pancake mix; anything else?


Monday, March 29 - Vacation Day 4.

Finish Week #4 assignments / start week #5 bankruptcy assignenments...(possibly do all week 4/5 in one day)

car oil change 

laundry cards - add $$$ 

Afternoon bc they are in a Pacific time zone - Call CLS to reschedule course topic #3 for session 4 end of June for next course Family Lawl

Weekly Laundry ?


Tuesday, March 30:

 


Wed March 31st...Thursday, April 1st, Friday April 2nd, etc...

 


Saturday, April 10th: 

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - Goodhue Park, Staten Island...try to moderate myself so that i have energy for this opportunity as I have no more days off around this one, LOL! but really!


Sunday, April 11th: 

Finish Week 5 Bankruptcy. / Start final week 6 bankruptcy


Bankruptcy Course, March 8 thru April 23:

figure out a way to fit in these last two weeks of assignments, without taking days off from work (see if i can easiily enough do them only on the weekend).  But, I am extremely tempted to put in for one vacation day, new cycle of days, for April to help me with the course as well as the NYC parks volunteering i have planned.

Week 5 Due April 12: Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13  Bankruptcy Code

Week 6 Due April 19: - The Bankruptcy Rules (might be shorter / easier assignments than previous weeks, i'll have to see...)

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 03/25/2021:
Hop, I’ve lost track of your career aspirations. Remember it went from cop to bailiff to paralegal to court reporter or clerk, and now seems like you’re doing secretarial work. Are you back to paralegal?

horn_of_plenty on 03/25/2021:
hahaha...i'll reply come tomorrow to you when my brain is working right...except you sorta got it in one shot, i am IMPRESSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! except for the end part!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/25/2021:
freak, it's late now and i'm exercising, and i'm reviewing this entry and comments...i still need to get back to you...but you have it right, so i'll answer now...i'm still an administrative worker in the electrical industry. (no aspirations for the exact "paralegal" job right now as it pays even worse than i make to start!)

i want to possibly join the NYS courts in the future. to work my way from a lower entry "court assistant" to a mid level "clerk." that's your answer.

i'm still taking advanced paralegal courses now, sporatically, they are shorter, 7 week courses that i take some sessions and skip on other sessions because if i have no days off from work, i'm not comfortable taking a class at that time..


bearcountrygg on 03/25/2021:
You eating some mystery packages too????

horn_of_plenty on 03/25/2021:
very much so...it's leftovers that i combined together that i could have EASILY thrown out bc it's so mismatched and not the greatest of tastes...but i figure, i never mind eating my crud for lunches at work...and splurging for dinners and meals back at home (when i can enjoy them)..as work is a rush i care much less what i eat here!

biggggg mystery...write it later when i'm relaxed!


Donkey on 03/25/2021:
I'm sorry to hear that your legs are bothering you again. Very good idea not to weight train them right now, and just focus on upper body weights, and massaging/stretching legs.

Tonight is my night for legs at home. I do a limited number of exercises, though. It's probably not what one would consider a real "Leg Day", as they refer to it in bodybuilding communities.

Waiting to see what's for lunch! :-) (I love a mystery, lol...)

Horn_of_plenty on 03/25/2021:
yeah, i need to rest them so i cancelled my volunteering since it's a workout on saturday and i do not need that! sad i won't do it, it's a nice location...but i know my limits. so then since i have quite a bit of work at work and boss said he pays for unused sick and vacation, i decided to work tomorrow ...but still take a last day off Monday since there are loose ends i need to tie and i do not want to work so much when i'm taking the course. i figured it was a "compromise" to use one vaca day and work the other one! ...i don't feel so bad since this month i've been able to use 3 vacation days which total which is enough after Monday. if it really bothered me, i'd still take tomorrow. but, eh.

enough about me.

btw, i meant to tell you, i add up calories throughout the day. as i eat i tally them. of course, i have general ideas of what i can eat from experience, too, but i always add them up as i go...and that is somewhat how i decide what i'm eating later in the day, based on my calories left, etc.

my legs day is short also. if doing it fast, it can last under 10min. just squat variations and toe raises. i figure i have my limits on how much exercise in relation to relaxing i can commit to!

i may upload a photo of my lunch that i ate today, tomorrow. i'm too tired to do it now! ha!

let's have a happy friday!



horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Mar 24, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

25.50 hrs March Sunshine Hours

20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours" (per Donkey, love the sound of it!)

I checked the IRS check my status of payment page and it says my Stimulus is scheduled to be mailed out on March, 26th. I'm OK with that :)


LOOKAHEAD: 

Wednesday, March 24th:  (take a break on cardio, no workouts today)

try to call NYPL library to take book off hold / put back on shelf... to do it online - i don't want to have to go there on Thursday...will see what i can do...DONE!

 

Eats: may be a slightly higher cal day, but not crazy.

breakfast: small banana 120, coffee 30, pb 100, coconut chocolate coated granola bar 150...400...

snacks: candies 50, coconut milk pump pie 250..300

lunch: leftovers :) and one of those seltzers that are in the office with caffine! so cool! no calories, just caffeine in a seltzer! never saw it before until working here, it's by Bubbly. now that i'm moved to this temp spot, i get the office drinks perks! okra with sauce 200, rice 150, chinese small amount chicken 150..500, 1 chococlate big one 100 600.

snack: more choc candies, around 100 but could be hair more.

dinner tofu 100, broccoli raab sautee large amount 250, rice 200:550 so good, went back for more ;), choc 100

2050

 BRING HOME WRAPS from work that i put in the fridge and i haven't made use of...to use at home!


Thursday March 25th:

 

Eats:


Friday, March 26th - Vaca Day 4 (of this cycle ending April 1st)  (also parent's anniversary :) day...

  • Test 3: do Friday, 2/26/29 (after oil change, laundry cards, shoe repair)

Week 4 Due April 5: Chapters 7,9,11,12,13 Bankruptcy Code - the course notes / READINGS

shoe repair guy - definite must - the sole needs to be glued (or something like that) back to the shoe & i'm not buying new shoes bc i like these shoes.

car oil change 

laundry cards - add $$$ 

Afternoon bc they are in a Pacific time zone - Call CLS to reschedule course topic #3 for session 4 end of June for next course Family Law

Eats:


Saturday, March 27th:

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - planting sea grass in Coney Island (Brooklyn)!


Sunday, March 28th

Passover WALK (not dinner) with Family..I may seriously not see family on weekend, not sure...really not sure...too busy right now for everything.

Give mom pancake mix; anything else?


Monday, March 29 - Vacation Day 5

last vacation day of this cycle, new cycle starts April 1st.

Finish Week #4 assignments / start week #5 bankruptcy assignenments...(possibly do all week 4/5 in one day)

Weekly Laundry 

Wed March 31st...Thursday, April 1st, Friday April 2nd, etc... 


Saturday, April 10th: 

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - Goodhue Park, Staten Island...try to moderate myself so that i have energy for this opportunity as I have no more days off around this one, LOL! but really!


Sunday, April 11th: 

Finish Week 5 Bankruptcy. / Start final week 6 bankruptcy


Bankruptcy Course, March 8 thru April 23:

figure out a way to fit in these last two weeks of assignments, without taking days off from work (see if i can easiily enough do them only on the weekend).  But, I am extremely tempted to put in for one vacation day, new cycle of days, for April to help me with the course as well as the NYC parks volunteering i have planned.

Week 5 Due April 12: Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13  Bankruptcy Code

Week 6 Due April 19: - The Bankruptcy Rules (might be shorter / easier assignments than previous weeks, i'll have to see...)

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/24/2021:
I did not mention how envious I was about your day off, but you were quite busy, so maybe I'm not so jealous, LOL!

I really like how you've incorporated work goals in your diary. I mean, I know it's not diet-related, but it seems to me that it helps cope with the current situation/dynamics.

horn_of_plenty on 03/24/2021:
yes, that's why i wrote the work goals, to help me, as it's a priority that needs to be on my mind right now, yes!

next, i was certainly busy...but i was able to sleep in and also when doing work i was on my comfortable futon and not a desk per se...with my legs up working at home. so sleeping in and doing work on a couch made yesterday worth it! and yes, it was mostly filled doing things, but nothing was rushed, so i was able to remain relaxed basically the whole day. a nice day off, not rushed, just efficiently busy!!!! :)

horn_of_plenty on 03/24/2021:
i also walked to the dr appt, it's only 10 min walk away...and the weather was 60F and sunny..so these things kept it a good Vaca Day :) woohooo....!


bearcountrygg on 03/24/2021:
How did the pie turn out?

Horn_of_plenty on 03/24/2021:
my favorite isn't the coconut milk one, it's a little soft, but i'm eating it....i also have a store-bought pumpkin pie that's waiting for me to eat next!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/24/2021:
weird, but the stores are STILL selling pumpkin pie...they are now refrigerated in a couple stores, i noticed, so they stay longer.


Maria7 on 03/24/2021:
Looks like you have had a good day!

horn_of_plenty on 03/25/2021:
yes, it was.


Jacky82020 on 03/24/2021:
Busy as a beaver!

I get ebooks from the Brooklyn Library, many on hold for varying times. When I read a review of something interesting. I immediately check to see if I can add it to my hold list. They allow you to delay the hold if desired.

They have some very helpful support staff there. This one guy, think his name is Matt (LOL) was driving me nuts with endless efforts to help me when all was well. So I told him he sounded really hot and that I planned to visit the city & wanted to hook up. Predictably, he ceased and desisted. LOLLOLOLO

horn_of_plenty on 03/25/2021:
do the ebooks save fully to your phone? i need it to download there so i don't need wifi to read it...for the length of my commute when the train is moving thru the subway...

great story, enjoyed that.

yes, i see with the NYPL, i totally canceled the hold online. thankfully something works quickly..libraries are so behind the times!


Jacky82020 on 03/25/2021:
I do all my reading in the Kindle app on my iPad. I’d certainly think one could do the same on a phone

horn_of_plenty on 03/25/2021:
yes! i use the kindle and it works thru the whole subway ride...good to know...



horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Mar 23, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

24.75 hrs March Sunshine Hours

20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours" (per Donkey, love the sound of it!)

I checked the IRS check my status of payment page and it says my Stimulus is scheduled to be mailed out on March, 26th. I'm OK with that :)


LOOKAHEAD: 

Tuesday, March 23rd - Vacation Day 3 (of this cycle ending April1st) -

  • BB3: DONE!

Weekly laundry .DONE!

Cleaning of gp fleeces (laundry) and cleaning of cage; DONE! 

Called housing maintenance to draino / scope my bathroom tub drain (gets clogged every 1-2 years, always calling them around this time! they will come later today, i'm glad. DONE!

Annual Physical Exam, 2:30 pm, homework for my course that is due the 3rd week...check that...walk there as my only exercise for cardio today, take it easy. DONE!

MAYBE After physical, prob around 4pm- walk to nearby supermarket - get some veggies / fruit along with some perdue pre-cooked chicken for the rest of the week...or a 1/2 chicken rotisserie! yup ! ...DONE!

Upper body only workout (not in the mood to push myself to do full body again yet)...later in evening...DONE!

Eats:

8-10am while cleaning kombucha 50

10am tasty late breakfast: oats 150, raisins 150, almond milk 150, by Goya - guava inside flavored wafers,not bad! 120, coffee 30...

12:30 tasty lunch! toast 250, chicken bacon & honey mustard spread 50, mozzerella cheese 100. 400...wavy potato chips 150

5pm snack: the fruit slice type of gummy candy but an off brand lol so it tasted different than i had expected! still ok. 150 cal...i keep craving energy drinks and keep forgetting to buy them! ugh! maybe a small coffee.50 plum 50

6pm super hungry still sauteed zucchini from pizza place i walked by soooo goood 150...

8pm drumstick with skin and a plum 200 before short session upper body

9-9:45 during workouts, chocolates 200, mostly nice Lindt liquidy filled dark chocolates, but a small regular one too. :)

1950 :)


Wednesday, March 24th:  (take a break on cardio, no workouts today)

try to call NYPL library to take book off hold / put back on shelf...or try to do it online - i don't want to have to go there on Thursday...will see what i can do...

 

Eats:


Thursday March 25th:

Eats:


Friday, March 26th - Vaca Day 4 (of this cycle ending April 1st)  (also parent's anniversary :) day...

  • Test 3: do Friday, 2/26/29

Week 4 Due April 5: Chapters 7,9,11,12,13 Bankruptcy Code - do all the readings, may take awhile...

shoe repair guy - definite must -  - the sole needs to be glued (or something like that) back to the shoe & i'm not buying new shoes bc i like these shoes.

car oil change - maybe

laundry card add $$$ - maybe

Eats:


Saturday, March 27th:

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - planting sea grass in Coney Island (Brooklyn)!


Sunday, March 28th

Passover WALK (not dinner) with Family..I may seriously not see family on weekend, not sure...really not sure...too busy right now for everything.


Monday, March 29 - Vacation Day 5

last vacation day of this cycle, new cycle starts April 1st.

Finish Week #4 assignments / start week #5 bankruptcy assignenments...(possibly do all week 4/5 in one day)


Tuesday, March 30:

 

Eats:


Wed March 31st...Thursday, April 1st, Friday April 2nd, etc...

 


Saturday, April 10th: 

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - Goodhue Park, Staten Island...try to moderate myself so that i have energy for this opportunity as I have no more days off around this one, LOL! but really!


Sunday, April 11th: 

Finish Week 5 Bankruptcy. / Start final week 6 bankruptcy


Bankruptcy Course, March 8 thru April 23:

figure out a way to fit in these last two weeks of assignments, without taking days off from work (see if i can easiily enough do them only on the weekend).  But, I am extremely tempted to put in for one vacation day, new cycle of days, for April to help me with the course as well as the NYC parks volunteering i have planned.

Week 5 Due April 12: Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13  Bankruptcy Code

Week 6 Due April 19: - The Bankruptcy Rules (might be shorter / easier assignments than previous weeks, i'll have to see...)

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/23/2021:
I totally agree with you getting your responsibilities' at work done first too......if others aren't doing theirs and pushing them off on you...then they should be able to get in line after your work. Of course there are extenuating circumstances once in awhile......BUT...one thing is for sure...a busy day goes by quickly and that's good.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/23/2021:
most of the "other's repsonsibilities" that i was doing were things put on me by the owner, so i couldn't get out of it.

luckily, after my boss pushed me to do things Monday which should have been done LATER and not added to documents that were already finalized, i finally got back to my planned work at work...

I HOPE that my boss will leave me to do my own work tomorrow, but since i was off today i can see him pushing things on me that he "planned out" today...hope not though!

busy days are great, indeed.

thank you for the advice and i totally agree, i must push to do my own work even sorta with my boss since he operates totally on doing whatever he wants at all the wrong times, it seems.


innerpeace on 03/23/2021:
Yes, I spend lots of time waiting for others to do their parts as well. I hope your people work better than my people! You stay so busy!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/23/2021:
lol, some of my people work well, some do NOT...just like your people i'm sure!

seems my position probably is somewhat similar to yours....with how you have to work with a group of people to get things done with a back and forth on project that's getting done!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/23/2021:
i'm a little too busy to continue forever, it's the class that's really got me occupied now!...luckily, the class doesn't go on much longer (it's over in less than a month and i'm not sure when i'll take the next one, which i will, this year.)



horn_of_plenty - Monday Mar 22, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 24.00 hrs March Sunshine Hours

20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours" (per Donkey, love the sound of it!)

I checked the IRS check my status of payment page and it says my Stimulus is scheduled to be mailed out on March, 26th. I'm OK with that :)


 LOOKAHEAD: 

Monday, March 22nd

Will try to walk home partial, add in a mile to my commute :) DONE!

Monday Evening to Finish: Due March 22: Bankruptcy Code Chapters 1,3,5..Test 2 - ..it's due Monday night, so I have to do most of it tonight...I did some of the prep for the assignment, so i know the materials i have to use to write it...it should take me around 1.5-2 hours to do it tonight; not too bad....DONE!...took around 2 hours...was hard but then got easier, I wasnt organized and didn't take notes the first time around, so i kinda had to look up the information 2x..ah well, learned something - glad i'm sleeping in tomorrow! DONE!


Today's work plan is to get thru all the folders on my desk, lay low...hopefully this will work out for me this Monday. Plan is to have my boss sign off on any payments that have all paperwork finalized and/or get finalizations ready for his sign-off..this is MY goals for work, hopefully i do not end up doing other people's goals...which is what happened last Thursday / Friday.....GOT UP A THOUSAND TIMES TO USE THE COPIER/PRINTER. MY LEGS ACTUALLY HURT AT THE END OF THE DAY! NOT KIDDING. DONE!

 Eats:

Very uneasy stomach feeling like diarrhea so had a banana before leaving my apt, small, 120, then another at work 120, coffee 30...270 pb 50

snack: pumpkin pie 260 / hot chocolate 50

lunch: leftovers, that i packed sunday along with all leftovers that are all my lunches for this week :) feels good that is done! rice with some sauce 300, chicken not much 100 really i think, some veggies in some curry sauce 150...550...

snack chocolate and a candy 100

 6:15pm dinner: tofu 100, like a full 1/2 lb or more of israeli salad (tomatoes were going a little sour and i just bought it - so i figured i'd eat the whole thing why not ha) 150, some wayyyy too salty roasted veggies (how can you seriouly mess them up! and too much pepper was put on them!...at least it makes me not overeat on them!) 100...350...outside of a large egg roll that i saved (glad i did) because it tastes good...150-200, kombucha 50

dried fruit 100...wine small amount 100...finished my assignment, it said overdue by 2 hours though i'm not worried in the slightest...doing what i can. ;)

2100....


Tuesday, March 23rd - Vacation Day 3 (of this cycle ending April1st) -

Weekly laundry (Done Monday late after work to get some washing done and not have to do everything at once on a busy day off)..DONE!

Cleaning of gp fleeces (laundry for just those) and cleaning of cage; GET THIS DONE AFTER BREAKFAST...

Annual Physical Exam, 2:30 pm, homework for my course that is due the 3rd week...check that...walk there as my only exercise for cardio today, take it easy.

Week 3: Due March 29: - Three: Chapters 1, 3 & 5 Bankruptcy Code - Do at least the BB3 shorter of the two assignments (and luckily i read the class notes since it's the same notes, i think, as last week...we shall see)..try to do BB3, if not both that and Test 3...

Upper body only workout (not in the mood to push myself to do full body again yet)

 

Eats:


Wednesday, March 24th:

 

Eats:

Thursday March 25th:

Eats:


Friday, March 26th - Vaca Day 4 (of this cycle ending April 1st)  (also parent's anniversary :) day...

.Finish Week #3 Bankruptcy Assignment.

Week 4 Due April 5: Chapters 7,9,11,12,13 Bankruptcy Code

oil change

Eats:


Saturday, March 27th:

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - planting sea grass in Coney Island (Brooklyn)!

Sunday, March 28th - Passover WALK (not dinner) with Family..I may seriously not see family on weekend, not sure...really not sure...too busy right now for everything.


Monday, March 29 - Vacation Day 5

last vacation day of this cycle, new cycle starts April 1st.

Finish Week #4 assignment / start week #5 bankruptcy assignenment...


Tuesday, March 30, Wed March 31st, Thursday, April 1st, Friday April 2nd, etc...

 


Saturday, April 10th: 

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - Goodhue Park, Staten Island...try to moderate myself so that i have energy for this opportunity as I have no more days off around this one, LOL! but really!

Sunday, April 11th: 

Finish Week 5 Bankruptcy. / Start final week 6 bankruptcy


Bankruptcy Course, March 8 thru April 23:

figure out a way to fit in these last two weeks of assignments, without taking days off from work (see if i can easiily enough do them only on the weekend).  But, I am extremely tempted to put in for one vacation day, new cycle of days, for April to help me with the course as well as the NYC parks volunteering i have planned.

Week 5 Due April 12: Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13  Bankruptcy Code

Week 6 Due April 19: - The Bankruptcy Rules (might be shorter / easier assignments than previous weeks, i'll have to see...)

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/22/2021:
I meant to comment yesterday that you have an excellent plan for work! Lay low, get YOUR work done. I hope you don't get stuck doing other people's work again. That sucks. So get YOUR stuff done first.

Hope your tummy feels better. Could it be anxiety from having to deal with the boss again? Ugh...

Horn_of_plenty on 03/22/2021:
to be quite literal, sometimes i poop a LOT on weekends bc i'm relaxed and i think i was feeling it into this AM,it's fully better now!

i got stick in the AM doing more extra work that should have been done a long time ago...but then i was able to get into my work..not done with it, but, i got through a bit :) very happy!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/22/2021:
*stuck, not stick!...

...and i actually meant some of the "extra work" could have been put off into the future...

the owner gets something in his head that he wants done and it's the generally tendency to just go with him, but i see it delays like everything, but he's the owner!

my boss does whatever he wants, i see...i may have to try harder i guess to do that!


Donkey on 03/22/2021:
PS So glad you found your metro card!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/22/2021:
me too, it had actually around $50 on it...! so i will use it up, then use the new one i bought (it's only $1 to spend on a metrocard, then you add your funds and they can be refilled) glad it's not money down the drain!


legcramps on 03/22/2021:
Catching up on your entries and just wanted to say that i'm sorry for what you are going through with your boss. I hope you are able to rectify it somewhat. My suggestion would be to let your boss know why the intended timelines are unreasonable.

In my mind, if you have the ability to flex a little with your time and/or resources, it might make this work environment a lot more manageable and enjoyable. If Mr. Boss would accept that you may need to work a little more on Tuesday to get paper A done by Wednesday, you might be able to stress a little less about actually getting everything done.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/22/2021:
i totally did do what you suggested in your first paragraph...seemed to work out today so far :)

next, i would love to do what is in the second paragraph, in my past job, there were times when there was some flex time...work late one day, leave early the next...i think that this company, they don't want that - but - i don't mind it at all - the flex, within reason! :)


Maria7 on 03/22/2021:
Hope you were able to get through all your folders today at work and get a good night's rest tonight! Take care!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/22/2021:
I'm getting there! Still i have a few folders to get thru, but, i'm making a lot of progress and doing lots of "research" to find out where the mistakes are and how to get everything approved / what to fix!

you got it right, it's all about "the folders!!!"

enjoy your night as well!



horn_of_plenty - Sunday Mar 21, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

22.75 hrs March Sunshine Hours

20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours" (per Donkey, love the sound of it!)

I checked the IRS check my status of payment page and it says my Stimulus is scheduled to be mailed out on March, 26th. I'm OK with that :)


 LOOKAHEAD: 

Test 2 - ..it's due Monday night, so if i don't finish Sunday night, i'll do it after work tomorrow night...8:30pm start, may have to finish Monday night yes...


Sun March 21st  - I will be home most of  today; but i do have a few

errands :) in the morning.

Afternoon: Due March 22: Bankruptcy Code Chapters 1,3,5...read the intro lesson notes...between Saturday and Sunday I want to finish the week #2 assignments. BB2 - DONE!

6pm start...upper body only, skipping & lower today...legs still mighty sore anyways! DONE!

pumpkin pie didn't cook fully, leaving it to warm up on the counter to room temp was it was overnight in the fridge, may have to throw out if it doesn't cook (it might have needed one more egg with the coconut milk). we'll see. learning experience....back in oven....DONE!..basically cooked it an hour yesterday and an hour today! DONE!


Morning Errands: Done!

9:45-ish supermarket for cash $50 for the week, some of it, not all, is to do the haircut later.. the guy who did the keratin wouldn't cut my hair dry, so now i'm back at the barbershop with the barber that's there today...this makes me happy,  i don't care to spend money now on a haircut after the keratin..the keratin with my tip was 180, so $30 more to perfect it isn't much. . DONE!  

10:10am-ish pick up fb marketplace used candles DONE!

10:30am-ish stop by barbershop for a quick taking up of the back of my hair DONE!

food for lunch is all packed up, in freezer, for my 4 workdays - all leftovers that are frozen to stay fresh for this week!. Happy there will be no spending for "lunch meals"....dinner may include new purchases this week though! DONE!

sun eats:

breakfast, oats 150, raisins 150, almond milk 50, kombucha 50...400...

12:30 lunch: salad of my own with seasonings/dressing 150, honey mustard sauce 50, mcdonalds 3 nuggets 150 (ordered 6, saving the other half for dinner), small fries 300. coffee 50. 700 meant to buy an energy drink, monster, but forgot...so coffee it is!

3pm wafers & coffee 150

5:45 pm wine during workout 100 small amount, lindor dark choc truffles, so good. 150, strawberries 50

dinner: 3 nuggets leftover 150, few small pieces tuna sushi grade from salad yesterday 50,  my own greens mixed in with leftover salad from yesterday, 50, olive oil and seasonings 100, tortilla chips 200: 550. healthy dinner.

2100


Monday, March 22nd

at work - work plan is to get thru all the folders on my desk, lay low...hopefully this will work out for me this Monday. Plan is to have my boss sign off on any payments that have all paperwork finalized and/or get finalizations ready for his sign-off..this is MY goals for work, hopefully i do not end up doing other people's goals...which is what happened last Thursday / Friday.....

 Eats:


Tuesday, March 23rd - Vacation Day 3 (of this cycle ending April1st) -

Weekly laundry since i decided to not do it on the weekend purposely. (aside from my bedsheets that i washed friday night so i could sleep on clean sheets after a nice shower!)

Annual Physical Exam, 2:30 pm, homework for my course that is due the 3rd week...check that...

Full body strength workout :)

no more major goals for Tuesday as I do not want to overwhelm myself going into the rest of the week at work.

Eats:


Wednesday, March 24th:

 

Eats:

Thursday March 25th:

Eats:

Friday, March 26th - Vaca Day 4 (of this cycle ending April 1st)  (also parent's anniversary :) day....Organizing / Beginning Week #3 Bankruptcy Assignment:

oil change???

Week 3: Due March 29: - Three: Chapters 1, 3 & 5 Bankruptcy Code

Eats:


Saturday, March 27th:

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - planting sea grass in Coney Island (Brooklyn)!

Sunday, March 28th - Passover WALK (not dinner) with Family..

Finish Week 3 assignments: Due March 29. chapters 1,2,5 of Bankruptcy Code


Monday, March 29 - Vacation Day 5

last vacation day of this cycle, new cycle starts April 1st.

Look into Week 4 Bankrupcty assignment:

Week 4 Due April 5: Chapters 7,9,11,12,13 Bankruptcy Code


Tuesday, March 30, Wed March 31st, Thursday, April 1st, Friday April 2nd, etc...

 


Saturday, April 10th: 

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - Goodhue Park, Staten Island...try to moderate myself so that i have energy for this opportunity as I have no more days off around this one, LOL! but really!

Sunday, April 11th: 

Finish Week 4 Bankruptcy.


Bankruptcy Course, March 8 thru April 23:

figure out a way to fit in these last two weeks of assignments, without taking days off from work (see if i can easiily enough do them only on the weekend).  But, I am extremely tempted to put in for one vacation day, new cycle of days, for April to help me with the course as well as the NYC parks volunteering i have planned.

Week 5 Due April 12: Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13  Bankruptcy Code

Week 6 Due April 19: - The Bankruptcy Rules (might be shorter / easier assignments than previous weeks, i'll have to see...)

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/21/2021:
Did you find your metro card? I meant to ask this since Friday! I hope so. It's so discouraging when things like this are lost.

I'm thinking of switching my breakfasts, from peanut butter wraps (260 calories) to oats (porridge), and then some kind of protein to be added (TBSP of peanut butter?) or as a snack later (hard boiled egg?). It's SO hard for me to change my routine.

Good luck with the BK reading & assignments!


bearcountrygg on 03/21/2021:
I would stick that pie back in the oven and just keep an eye on it.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/21/2021:
Thank you for your guidance regarding the pie...it was sooooo undercooked, fully liquidy...it's back in the oven now...! :)


Maria7 on 03/21/2021:
I agree with bearcountry gg.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/21/2021:
ty!!! i hope it solidifies....it should...but if it doesn't, i'm giving up on it & baking a new one on Tuesday...i'll keep everyone updated! :)

and catch up on everyone's entries! i am sooo behind!


bearcountrygg on 03/21/2021:
That is one thing about baking.....ingredients and amounts are important...where preparing an entree type dish...you can make a lot of adjustments as you want.....baking is more precise....if you made up a recipe or altered the ingredients or measurements....it an affect the final product.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/21/2021:
yes, i am aware of the precision needs :( of baking.

the coconut milk was slightly more ounces and i just hope it sets and it doesn't need ot be thrown out....i'll keep everyone updated...it's needing a lot more time for cooking, but i think it'll be OK...next time, i'm doing slightly under the amoutn of liquid needed for the pumpkin pie! UGH!



horn_of_plenty - Saturday Mar 20, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 22.75 hrs March Sunshine Hours

20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours" (per Donkey, love the sound of it!)

I checked the IRS check my status of payment page and it says my Stimulus is scheduled to be mailed out on March, 26th. I'm OK with that :)


 LOOKAHEAD: 

Sat March 20th  - I will be home the entire day today.

Due March 22: Bankruptcy Code Chapters 1,3,5...read the intro lesson notes...between Saturday and Sunday I want to finish the week #2 assignments. BB2 & Test 2.

Organizing: (realizing after looking thru my fridge that i have a lot of good food here and i also packed my lunches for next week at work - all in the freezer now to keep them fresh!) as far as dinners, i will prob do some takout for veggies and possibly cook up some meat tomorrow - have it in my freezer....DONE!

bake a pumpkin pie :) ..to try a piece either tonight or tomororw, not low calorie, made it with coconut milk instead of condensed milk, cool! DONE!

 

 

sat eats:

breakfast, if i can remember, as i'm logging in after 12:30 and i at awhile ago (i was cleaning the apt, getting organzied): gummy vitamins x3 bc they tasted really good 50, coffee 50, oats 150, almond milk 50, golden raisins 150, kombucha 50, almost forgot and a small banana 130 = 630...bc it was a late breakfast.

snack at noon choc wafers 120 with the rest of the coffee above.

2pm later lunch: all wonderful leftovers chicken small bits not much 50, tofu that i added in 100, leftover chinese eggplant sauteed 50, leftover heavy sauce 100, rice leftover fried 150..was good and tasty all together. 500, with some kombuch 50.550

4-4:30 snacking: strawberries 100, fritos 200 chips

choc 50

dinner: might be takeout, for the thrill of it...but we'll see...somehow this may end up as a higher calorie day, which is fine..poke bowl 500

2150

 


Sun March 21st:

pick up fb marketplace used candles

may stop by barbershop for a quick taking up of the back of my hair as he refused to cut it in the back while it was dry and told me i'd have to come back (only difficulty in getting the exact cut i wanted...)...i may even go to the other man to fix it (the other barber)...probably will. stimulus check, i'm needing ya now with all my excessive spending! ha! trust me, i don't care, i'm treating myself, some things matter and i want a nice haircut..with the hair fully off my neck in the back (less hair in the back, longer in the front)

get oil change for car and that would make me happy that i'm taking care of my vehicle :)..or do this on Tuesday..tbd ?

NO VET VISIT...i think i just need to keep Ricky and Baby separate and I'll be watching it for 2 weeks of both of them staying separate. I'm almost positive that's the reason for all of Ricky the pig's skin problems / hair loss.

(food for lunch is all packed up, in freezer, for my 4 workdays - all leftovers that are frozen to stay fresh for this week!. Happy there will be no spending for "lunch meals"....dinner may include new purchases this week though!)


Monday, March 22nd

at work - work plan is to get thru all the folders on my desk, lay low...hopefully this will work out for me this Monday. Plan is to have my boss sign off on any payments that have all paperwork finalized and/or get finalizations ready for his sign-off..this is MY goals for work, hopefully i do not end up doing other people's goals...which is what happened last Thursday / Friday.....

 


Tuesday, March 23rd - Vacation Day 3 (of this cycle ending April1st) -

Weekly laundry since i decided to not do it on the weekend purposely. (aside from my bedsheets that i washed friday night so i could sleep on clean sheets after a nice shower!)

Annual Physical Exam, 2:30 pm, homework for my course that is due the 3rd week...check that...

Full body strength workout :)

no more major goals for Tuesday as I do not want to overwhelm myself going into the rest of the week at work.


Wednesday, March 24th:

Thursday March 25th:

Friday, March 26th - Vaca Day 4 (of this cycle ending April 1st)  (also parent's anniversary :) day....Organizing / Beginning Week #3 Bankruptcy Assignment:

Week 3: Due March 29: - Three: Chapters 1, 3 & 5 Bankruptcy Code


Saturday, March 27th:

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - planting sea grass in Coney Island (Brooklyn)!

Sunday, March 28th - Passover WALK (not dinner) with Family..

Finish Week 3 assignments: Due March 29. chapters 1,2,5 of Bankruptcy Code


Monday, March 29 - Vacation Day 5

last vacation day of this cycle, new cycle starts April 1st.

Look into Week 4 Bankrupcty assignment:

Week 4 Due April 5: Chapters 7,9,11,12,13 Bankruptcy Code


Tuesday, March 30, Wed March 31st, Thursday, April 1st, Friday April 2nd, etc...

 


Saturday, April 10th: 

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - Goodhue Park, Staten Island...try to moderate myself so that i have energy for this opportunity as I have no more days off around this one, LOL! but really!

Sunday, April 11th: 

Finish Week 4 Bankruptcy.


Bankruptcy Course, March 8 thru April 23:

figure out a way to fit in these last two weeks of assignments, without taking days off from work (see if i can easiily enough do them only on the weekend).  But, I am extremely tempted to put in for one vacation day, new cycle of days, for April to help me with the course as well as the NYC parks volunteering i have planned.

Week 5 Due April 12: Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13  Bankruptcy Code

Week 6 Due April 19: - The Bankruptcy Rules (might be shorter / easier assignments than previous weeks, i'll have to see...)

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/20/2021:
Ooo, you DID get around to baking the pie - YAY!!! I bet your apartment smells so nice, too!

How many days off do you get each cycle? I get 2 weeks off, period - BUT I usually have an opportunity to make up time with working extra. I won't let running out of time off stop me from taking time off (LOL). Not this year, at least.

I noticed you had a couple of lower calorie days this week. I almost asked if you have fallen below 110. So a higher calorie day here and there seems to do you well. In fact, I was recently reading your daily menu, and thought how nice it is that you do eat and enjoy such a variety of foods -- healthy and junky.



horn_of_plenty - Friday Mar 19, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

22.75 hrs March Sunshine Hours

20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours" (per Donkey, love the sound of it!)


 LOOKAHEAD: 

did the entire walk home (bc had a phone call, so i was fully engaged and the walk took much "faster" in my mind than usual!) 

 Fri the 19th , yes i'm at work :)

Somehow misplaced my $40 left metrocard, had to buy a new one when i realized i didn't have it with me...hope i find it, otherwise it's $40 lost by me. ...cannot wait for the stimulus check! for real!

I have been giving a bit too much work and i'm frustrated bc i can feel it deep in my bones that it is too overwhleming (not the type of work, the amount of work / due dates).  I am not sure what to do, but i'm going to have to speak to my boss because i can see this failing fast for me.

i have basically the same due dates for everything. and everything is priority - and that is not working ...

i guess i'll have to write emails to BOTH myself and my boss about what i'm working on...so he can see my priority list as well...bc he's putting me in a VERY bad situation and i am NOT appreciating his adding new tasks for me to do that were NEVER done by his dept...and i also don't apprecite how selfish he is....to not understand or show any understanding about really anything i tell him...ugh...he's selfish...i know i'm not making sense here, but, i thanked him for allowing me to stay an extra hour and he just feels like i'm trying to get things / take advantage but he can't see that i'm asking for certain things when it also helps me be more efficient...ah, he's not the smartest tool in the shed.

and now, he's telling me he's "protecting me" and i'm feeling more like he's feeding me to the wolves..he has a strange interpretation of "protecting me." ? i call his statement pure bu**sh***t.

Anyways, on to m eats:

no kombucha in AM, got ready in literally 12 minutes from bed to out my door. not kidding.

breakfast: small banana 120, coffeee 30, light choc covered coconut granola bar yum 150. 300, peanut butter 100.

10am snack: pb 100 and a oatmeal raisin bar 150...

lunch: leftovers, complete meal: chicken bacon 50, rice 200, okra with some sauce / oil 200...and a large plum 50..500

3pm snack: 3 hershey's mini chocolates 150

1300.....

dinner: leftovers...also need to trash the really old leftovers at home sitting in the fridge too long (just scraps)..half the outside of a thick egg roll 250, inside of whole egg roll 150, eggplant with some sauce not too much 150, small amount of chicken 100...tasty meal but still hungry 650...kombucha also 50...700

2000...

 


Sat March 20th & Sun March 21st:

bake a pumpkin pie :) , same reason as above, makes me happy to eat it

Due March 22: Bankruptcy Code Chapters 1,3,5...read the intro lesson notes...try to do the BB2...

get oil change for car and that would make me happy that i'm taking care of my vehicle :)..or do this on Tuesday..tbd

NO VET VISIT...i think i just need to keep Ricky and Baby separate and I'll be watching it for 2 weeks of both of them staying separate. I'm almost positive that's the reason. 

Honestly, i think i just have to separate my little pig from ricky as i think he's plucking / pulling / biting him and his hair out. will go back to full separation...instead of the vet this weekend bc all is better with ricky aside from one part of his skin that got worse...i have to see....it's partially my fault for putting the pigs back together. i'm not worried. nobody's perfect, it'll get figured out about Ricky's skin problems.


Tuesday, March 23rd - Vacation Day 3 (of this cycle ending April1) -

Annual Physical Exam, 2:30 pm, homework for my course that is due the 3rd week...check that...

Wednesday, March 24th:

Thursday March 25th:

Friday, March 26th - Vaca Day 4 (of this cycle)  (also parent's anniversary :) day....

Saturday, March 27th:

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - planting sea grass in Coney Island (Brooklyn)!

Sunday, March 28th - Passover WALK (not dinner) with Family..

Monday, March 29 - Vacation Day 5 

Tuesday, March 30

Saturday, April 10th: 

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - Goodhue Park, Staten Island...try to moderate myself so that i have energy for this opportunity as I have no more days off around this one, LOL! but really!



Bankruptcy Course, March 8 thru April 23:

Due March 29: - Lessons Two and Three: Chapters 1, 3 & 5 Bankruptcy Code

Due April 5: Chapters 7,9,11,12,13 Bankruptcy Code

Due April 12: - Lessons Four and Five: Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13  Bankruptcy Code

Due April 19: - Lesson Six : The Bankruptcy Rules

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/19/2021:
Sounds like my job - everything is due at the same time, everything is a priority. I'm not sure talking to the boss would be helpful, if he's not understanding. If you're taking on added responsibilities, then it's time to ask for a raise, I guess??? Do you really think your boss would have helpful suggestions on how to do your job efficiently? Or would this just bring up more "not understanding" to the conversation?

IDK a lot of my job is time-sensitive and organizing, which is what makes it impossible to go on vacation or take days off. If I take time off, I lose the organization, because nobody seems to understand how I have our files organized. And if I don't take time off, then I get crabby and resentful.

horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2021:
Boss actually has an engineering as well as a business degree, but he's not the smartest person i've worked with. very insensitive and selfish. divorced and now i see the reasons clear for his end of the breakup just per my own observations.

i will still take days off. at my pay rate, i do not feel that my days off are a problem.

i've only been here 3 months which is why i'm not bringing up any raises...and the fact that to get a raise, i'd have to "prove myself" and this seems to be the "prove myself" portion happening now...

if / when the raise would happen, if it does, I would expect a lot more than i'm making now so that i have NO MONEY ISSUES like previously at old company, when i was making approx 68k..now i'm making 47k and it sucks bc i'm trying to save a lot in 401k and so my takehome direct deposit amount is under 600 per week and that is rather low i'm sure to most people reading this. my check weekly is around 585 dollars. and with my purchases, like takeout food etc....it's not covering my costs, the 585.

but instead of changing my deductions for 401k, i just cover monthly overexpenditures with my savings account - because it's not much in overspending and it's my decision rather than keep changing 401k deductions with my company and annoying payroll (and she gets SO ANNOYED) ugh HA

i figure a raise will help me and no need to do anything different right now as it's not a real problem for me...

horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2021:
i did email the boss bc i think he is not organized and he doesn't realize the consuming tasks i have...it also helped me organize.

horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2021:
thank you very much for your insights...food for thought for sure.


Maria7 on 03/19/2021:
I'm so sorry you are going through this with you boss. Some bosses are this way from my past experience and others are very kind and really do look out for you. I have had both kinds. Take care.

horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2021:
thanks, with bosses "it is what it is"...i know he's selfish bc of things that he's said. he is only concerned with his own needs...he is trying to be understanding, but it's not his forte and he hasn't proved to me once that he really cares (bc he doesn't!).

but that's ok, bosses are what they are! like you said :) happy friday!


Jacky82020 on 03/19/2021:
Wow! The job and the boss suck! Hope it works out.

You didn’t get the 3rd stimulus check? Hopefully soon. Most ppl I know had a DD on 3/17.

Yep, ~$600 take home isn’t much unless your rent is very low. Didn’t you say it’s rent controlled? We paid cash for this house. Sold San Diego house at time when market was hot hot hot. But the real estate taxes are high in Pennsylvania, much higher %wise than California. Understand NYS has high ones too.

We always make the max 401K contribution too. We have 3. They’re mostly what I trade from, but I have 2 regular brokerage accounts. Parleyed the 401’s into a tidy not so little fortune.

horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2021:
i will write back more, but, yeah...i haven't receieved it yet and i'm nervous that somehow i'm going to have to contact IRS / etc...i will wait at least a week more, though, i do have to fill out something else sorta unrelated online to officially end unemployment...this may be what's holding it up, though i do not think it's related.

horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2021:
my rent is 1k per month, i also pay a phone bill approx 100, then i pay also my tv/internet that is 110...plus i also have a car and pay insurance on it...and all the other things.

the approx 600 weekly is slightly too low for my spending, but since it's not that far off, i pull from my savings for now .... and will only make a change if it's still this way in 6mon-1 year seeing first if a raise is possible....that's the change i'm looking for to even this all out.

horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2021:
i should get DD also on the 3rd stimulus, but it didn't come yet....they don't all come the exact day, but i will have to look into the NYS unemployment thing i have to fill out tomorrow.


Jacky82020 on 03/19/2021:
What does the IRS “where’s my refund” have to say? I’m guess no info. In most cases, they went by the 2019 IRS return. Not sure, think they began $$ distribution 3/13. Amazingly fast. Still being issued.

Wow! That’s a high rent. Thought you were paying a lot less.

My phone bill for a landline equivalent and a cell is ~$5 a month. I **** you not. The landline equivalent, uses same handsets, is Magic Jack. Paid $160 a while back for a very nice used cell on eBay. Pay Tello by the minute. We don’t use it much. But they have cheap monthly plans.

No cable TV. Use Sling, Hulu, antennas. Have Amazon prime, but more for “free” 2 day shipping. The streaming services do require an internet connection that costs $70 a month. Needed for all the laptops and iPads etc anyways.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2021:
the rent includes utilities and it's a co-op that cost only 15k to own. it's a good deal, despite high rent/maintenance. the 1k is also for maintenance, it's combined with water/electric.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2021:
lol, nothing is "cheap" in the 5 boroughs unless you live in NYCHA city housing!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2021:
yeah, I checked the IRS page this AM, and it said it something similar to no info / cannot track which means that it hasn't been made out..i'll investigate this weekend.


Jacky82020 on 03/19/2021:
My friend in NYS called the IRS & got a few answers. Basically, it’s acoming but they weren’t sure when

Horn_of_plenty on 03/20/2021:
ty!!!!!!!!!!!


Donkey on 03/20/2021:
I've thought about your work situation some more. I'm sorry the boss is a jerk. I can see this now, re-reading your entry and comments.

What you wrote has made me appreciate my boss more. There's a certain friction that comes from being "the boss" - sometimes a boss has to make unpopular decisions/responses. However, a little empathy goes a long way.

It's really unfortunate, I think, that your boss missed an opportunity to say, Let's brainstorm some ideas that would help improve the situation. Sounds like he's not even wired that way.

Oh well, enough about your dumb boss -- it's the weekend!!!! Weeee!!!!



horn_of_plenty - Thursday Mar 18, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 21.50 hrs March Sunshine Hours

20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours" (per Donkey, love the sound of it!)


 LOOKAHEAD: 

Hi, it's Thursday!

i have to use a warm compress at least tonight on my eye...i'm very good at putting drops in....not so much at doing the warm compress bc that takes more effort...and that is bad!

I'm very behind on my work at work due mostly to having other "priorities" that were put ahead of the usual priority so now the priority that was on the backburner everyone wants done...hey, i only have two hands, people!  all is good, but i need to organize my brain this AM as it's still in overdrive since last evening here at work!

Will try to do upper body only tonight, but, if i don't feel up to it, i will not push it and i'll stop. 

Eats:

breakfast - lately they are simple and easy and that is just fine...coconut choc dipped small granola bar 150, 2 low sugar pb cups by lily's but expensive and not great so not buying again (not enough flavor) 130, banana small 120, coffee 50...TOTAL is 400...

11:15pm late morning snack to power me up: coconut granola bar 150

12:45pm lunch: leftovers that i didn't have yesterday since i didn't have lunch yesterday: orkra 200, mashed potatoes 250, chicken bacon 50...500, diet coke.

1050....

dinner...was gonna get thai, but will pick up some very close to home cheap chinese tonight...comes with an egg roll and all...so i can eat semi efficiently and get to the workout...i realy don't want to skip out. my last workout was this time last week, so i'd like to get back into it tonight :) it's been a week since i worked out with strength training. I did however do very good workouts by cleaning up the neighborhood and canvassing on Sat/Sun :) all is good!

so, about that dinner: fried rice 2 cups 450, small bit chicken 150, some eggplant with sauce 150..750...kombucha 50, plum 50

9pm while working out late 100 chocs

2000....


 Fri the 19th (yes, working)

I have been giving a bit too much work and i'm frustrated bc i can feel it deep in my bones that it is too overwhleming (not the type of work, the amount of work / due dates).  I am not sure what to do, but i'm going to have to speak to my boss because i can see this failing fast for me.

i have basically the same due dates for everything. and everything is priority - and that is not working ...

i guess i'll have to write emails to BOTH myself and my boss about what i'm working on...so he can see my priority list as well...bc he's putting me in a VERY bad situation and i am NOT appreciating his adding new tasks for me to do that were NEVER done by his dept...and i also don't apprecite how selfish he is....to not understand or show any understanding about really anything i tell him...ugh...he's selfish...i know i'm not making sense here, but, i thanked him for allowing me to stay an extra hour and he just feels like i'm trying to get things / take advantage but he can't see that i'm asking for certain things when it also helps me be more efficient...ah, he's not the smartest tool in the shed.

and now, he's telling me he's "protecting me" and i'm feeling more like he's feeding me to the wolves..he has a strange interpretation of "protecting me."

 


/ Sat March 20th / Sun March 21st:

get oil change for car and that would make me happy that i'm taking care of my vehicle :)

bake a pumpkin pie :) , same reason as above, makes me happy to eat it

back to the vet with the guinea pigs to see what's going on / see about getting them all ivermectin shots. i think one pig is pulling the hair out of the other guy though not sure...it's not all day, they are all sleeping now, i don't want to have to separate them, they don't fight, but the little guy chases Ricky around and might be biting him...will discuss with vet on weekend since i didn't make it to the vet on Tuesday due to the eye issues i had.

Honestly, i think i just have to separate my little pig from ricky as i think he's plucking / pulling / biting him and his hair out. will go back to full separation...instead of the vet this weekend bc all is better with ricky aside from one part of his skin that got worse...i have to see....it's partially my fault for putting the pigs back together. i'm not worried. nobody's perfect, it'll get figured out about Ricky's skin problems.


Tuesday, March 23rd - Vacation Day 3 (of this cycle ending April1) -

Annual Physical Exam, 2:30 pm, homework for my course that is due the 3rd week...check that...

Wednesday, March 24th:

Thursday March 25th:

Friday, March 26th - Vaca Day 4 (of this cycle)  (also parent's anniversary :) day....

Saturday, March 27th:

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - planting sea grass in Coney Island (Brooklyn)!

Sunday, March 28th - Passover WALK (not dinner) with Family..

Monday, March 29 - Vacation Day 5 

Tuesday, March 30

Saturday, April 10th: 

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - Goodhue Park, Staten Island...try to moderate myself so that i have energy for this opportunity as I have no more days off around this one, LOL! but really!



Bankruptcy Course, March 8 thru April 23...I'm trying to finish this course a little ahead of time, while i have my days off from work this second half of March!

Due March 22: Bankruptcy Code Chapters 1,3,5...read the intro lesson notes...try to do the BB2...read thru the questions to see what i'm looking for...as the code is not easy to print out and has like a thousand sections in chapters 1,3,5...so i'm only doing this work at home bc it's not easy to print...or do on a subway/bus/train...so this class is officially my homework :) (and not at all done while commuting - so i'm continuing to read my Orwell book - Homage to Catalonia..it's not that great as i thought it would be!)


& March 29: - Lessons Two and Three: Chapters 1, 3 & 5 Bankruptcy Code

Due April 5: Chapters 7,9,11,12,13 Bankruptcy Code

& April 12: - Lessons Four and Five: Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13  Bankruptcy Code

Due April 19: - Lesson Six : The Bankruptcy Rules

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 03/18/2021:
What is wrong with your eye? I hope it gets better. From one green eyed DD person to another. Sorry you are going through so much stress at work with the desk changing. Hugs to you and take good care of yourself.

horn_of_plenty on 03/18/2021:
I had a combo of an allergic reaction and a stye! Green and blue eyes are best ! Haha and we have them! Thanks for the thoughts ....

My boss is extra annoying lately.


Jacky82020 on 03/18/2021:
Yeah, what happened to the eye? I hate using eye drops and make the husband do it, but I’d learn how if I had to.

horn_of_plenty on 03/18/2021:
See above comment to Maria! Instead of putting the drops in like from over my head and to the middle of my eye, I do it an easier way where I pull the lower lid down and drop the drops into the lower lid - then it moves around in my eye. Very simple and not frustrating like dropping drops straight at my eyeball!


Jacky82020 on 03/18/2021:
Can’t do that either! I suck at drops, but very rarely need them. & I have blue eyes! Never had a stye in my life, but lots of allergies. Yuk. Hope it’s better soon! HUGS

Horn_of_plenty on 03/18/2021:
so you have BLUE eyes....! that's my favorite!


Jacky82020 on 03/18/2021:
For a while I had lavender eyes! And green! Contacts. The blues for reals

Horn_of_plenty on 03/18/2021:
what color is your hair? are you hispanic at all? spanish?

Horn_of_plenty on 03/18/2021:
or European?


Jacky82020 on 03/19/2021:
Dark hair. 80% Native American. 20% White on both sides. Hence the blue eyes. I’ve seen Blacks with green or blue eyes. Same recessive genetics going on.



horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Mar 17, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

20.75 hrs March Sunshine Hours

20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours" (per Donkey, love the sound of it!)


 LOOKAHEAD: 

Today, March 17th - Happy St Patricks Day to those who observe it! :) i have no idea where i could get corned beef and cabbage, so that's def not on my list of eats today!

No exercise is planned today, my body is still no up to par & i just want to relax & maybe bake a pumpkin pie tonight, if i am up to it along with doing a little bit of reading for Bankruptcy course, we are reviewing Chapters 1,3,5 which are the "basic" bankruptcy chapters that provide the basic guidelines for the other chapters...

I'm in a bit of a sour mood, my boss is far from compassionate regarding my eye and my schedule (duh, no boss cares about your life outside of work)...also, i accidentally moved my things on Monday to the wrong desk...and still nobody else is occupying the desk i accidentally did move to...so, for some reason, my boss told me there were big problems bc of where i accidentally moved my things to....even though nobody is yet to occupy the desk i accidentally took...WHATEVER....when i apologized for "not listening well enough to which desk i should move to when he told me bc i was rushing," he said "well, you need to pay attention to those details bc it caused big problems with the owners..." next time i'll just say, "sorry, it was a mistake."...and WHATEVER! 

Eats:..will try to "watch it (calories)" today...

Breakfast banana 150, coffee 50, 2 no sugar added pb cups 150...350....couple candies 50...400...

snacks: tbd...oatmeal raisin granola bar so good and fresh and soft!! 150

lunch: Indian leftovers SKIPPED - MEETINGS LITERALLY ALL DAY

snack: SKIPPED, IN A RANDOM MEETING

staying late to come in late tomorrow, luckily boss said OK & now i can sleep in tomorrow and work an hour late tomorrow yay...

late 4:30pm snack at work: banana 150, pb 100, granola bar 150, seltzer with small 35mg caffeine from work woohoo in the main office this week with free drinks, perhaps i'll take one every single darn day! 400 cal...

950 cal before going home....

dinner: possibly more thai takeout, nope - not kidding...if i want to pay half price, or at least 25% less, i can think about chipotle, boston market, and other options also...in future not only always ordering thai....dinner will be CHEAP and EASY. not sure what, maybe just food at home...but i'll be home late and going to bed early after i get home, so it doens't matter for tonight!

4 nuggets 200 and med fries 400 total price $1.09, honey mustard sauce / gummies 100, small amount wine mixed with grape kombucha, very nice...150...850 very very tasty

950=850 = 1800, excellent.

walked a little bit, 20 min extra on commute, good. didn't go overboard, but felt nice to walk. legs are still a little weak and tired from weekend.

 choc in middle of night, woke up several times like donkey has been. 50

1850.

 


 

Sat March 20th / Sun March 21st:

back to the vet with the guinea pigs to see what's going on / see about getting them all ivermectin shots. i think one pig is pulling the hair out of the other guy though not sure...it's not all day, they are all sleeping now, i don't want to have to separate them, they don't fight, but the little guy chases Ricky around and might be biting him...will discuss with vet on weekend since i didn't make it to the vet on Tuesday due to the eye issues i had.

Tuesday, March 23rd - Vacation Day 3 (of this cycle ending April1) -

Annual Physical Exam, 2:30pm; car oil change?

Wednesday, March 24th:

Thursday March 25th:

Friday, March 26th - Vaca Day 4 (of this cycle)  (also parent's anniversary :) day

Saturday, March 27th:

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - planting sea grass in Coney Island (Brooklyn)!

Sunday, March 28th - Passover WALK (not dinner) with Family..

Monday, March 29 - Vacation Day 5 

Tuesday, March 30

Saturday, April 10th: 

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - Goodhue Park, Staten Island...try to moderate myself so that i have energy for this opportunity as I have no more days off around this one, LOL! but really!



Bankruptcy Course, March 8 thru April 23...I'm trying to finish this course a little ahead of time, while i have my days off from work this second half of March!

Due March 22: Bankruptcy Code Chapters 1,3,5

& March 29: - Lessons Two and Three: Chapters 1, 3 & 5 Bankruptcy Code

Due April 5: Chapters 7,9,11,12,13 Bankruptcy Code

& April 12: - Lessons Four and Five: Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13  Bankruptcy Code

Due April 19: - Lesson Six : The Bankruptcy Rules

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/17/2021:
Tough start to your day......hopefully you can just put it behind you and make the day better.((HUGS))

horn_of_plenty on 03/17/2021:
thanks, yeah....now the owner walked in...and i apologized for "my mistake," ...he said no biggie :)

at least the owner isn't so angry like my boss was about a simple desk seating mistake! LOL.

thanks....will catch up with you later, just coming by again to update my exercise / sunshine hours!


innerpeace on 03/17/2021:
Wow...it's just a desk - seems hostile to me. It's not like you glued everything down. Hope your eye is getting better.

horn_of_plenty on 03/17/2021:
i totally didn't understand the logistics how it could be such a horror for my boss and the owners!

and i'm here ALONE TODAY!...nobody has yet to occupy the desk i aciidentally took!


Maria7 on 03/17/2021:
Good you are getting caught up on your rest in the mornings.

horn_of_plenty on 03/17/2021:
Me too - always happy to sleep in a little ;)


Donkey on 03/18/2021:
Were you able to get to bed early like you planned? Thought about you all last evening, as I was struggling to get things done before going to bed, thinking, Right now, Horn is probably sittin' in bed with her jammies.... (next chore) drifting off to sleep... (next chore) sleeping soundly.... (next chore) having a dream... And so on.

horn_of_plenty on 03/18/2021:
cutest comment haha...i was in bed early, but someone texted me which woke me bc i was answering them (still early though,before 10pm - not very late)....

woke up a few times like you have been during the night, but, overall got some good sleep...my brain is still on overdrive though...and i may skip the weights this whole week since i am low energy...just to get to bed early again tonight, we'll see! :)



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