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innerpeace - Wednesday Mar 25, 2020

Weight: 328.9

Yesterday all day work from home.

This morning I came into the office for a few hours, because I needed stuff I don't have access to from home. It was a nice little repreive.

DH went and got the girl about 9:00 am and she stayed until 8:00 pm. Her mother is adamant that she just cannot stay any longer.

We had a crock pot roast, which I thought could have been better, I don't know what was wrong with it, maybe under seasoned.

One thing for sure DH and the girl want nothing to do with my puzzle. I guess they do not have enough patience for it.

The room I am working in gets hot, I can't figure out why, maybe because the computer is running. IDK but it is uncomfortable. It doesn't have a camera or microphone and I need both of those for our morning meeting. This morning I used the Ipad which worked ok...but the girl brought home the lap top so I will use that for the meeting in the morning...AND i can take it somewhere else in the house which is good.

Puzzle is maybe 40% finished. I am enjoying the puzzle - maybe just maybe I spend way too much time on it.

B: overnight oatmeal

L: left over pot roast

D: TBD

We were supposed to go to Oklahoma on Sunday - however - in light of recent events, we have canceled and will be staying home.

DH just got word that instead of being layed off - he can just go on vacation. So DH will be home for two weeks - that puts a kink in any vacation plans we would have this year...awww...but then that will save us some money.

And he says he will make dinner - I get frozen pizza. Seriously??? So I guess I will have frozen pizza. I asked him to take off the red peppers.

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/25/2020:
Can you adjust the heat vent? Mine has a little rolling dial to open and close them.....if you can't...can you tape a piece of cardboard or something over it? I think everyone is cancelling their vacation plans...but it's probably for the best anyway.


legcramps on 03/25/2020:
Do you have a floor fan you can use in that room?

I downloaded a digital puzzle app on my ipad a few months back, and it was very addicting LOL. I loved it!


Horn_of_plenty on 03/25/2020:
oh yes! those puzzles require lots of patience! i'm surprised that DH and girlie aren't up to it!!! i'd be up to it, not all day, but to do it with you for a little while, why not!?

laptops seem the way to go right now in this crisis, it's good girlie can lend you one :)

whoa already 40% done with that puzzle! you have so much patience, InnerP!

lol enjoy your pizza dinner! seems that pizza places are really still open at this time...maybe because they already were doing lots of takeout before this happened and are used to it! i know yours is frozen...i have a couple frozen ones in my freezer too by lean cuisine i think. i will have one this week maybe :)


Maria7 on 03/25/2020:
I LOVE frozen pizza!!! YUM!!!


Donkey on 03/26/2020:
I started a puzzle, got stuck, nobody will help me. They are glued to their computers.



innerpeace - Tuesday Mar 24, 2020

Weight: 328.9

This is the fifth day I have not left the house.  DH is considered an essential worker so his work and his job will continue. I on the other hand do not believe his job is essential and think he should stay home, especially with his diabetes...but that is just my opinion...and just what if he brings it home. I'm freaking out about this crap!

Working from home is very, very challenging. I will never take for granted my job and doing it at the office.

I started a puzzle (1000 piece) and worked on that most of the day yesterday!

B; toast

L. cheezits, roast beef deli meat, prolone cheese

D: left over chicken nachos

I put a roast in the crockpot for dinner tonight.

My dog won't leave the spareroom i'm in. He looks sad.

Have a great day! IP

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/24/2020:
We're in a similar uncertainty with my husband's condition, and both my daughter and I considered essential. My daughter is more essential than I, I can assure you of that. Real estate is not essential.

Love puzzles!


bearcountrygg on 03/24/2020:
Wish I had a puzzle right about now! Poor dogs...so confused....


Horn_of_plenty on 03/24/2020:
i understand you and that you are freaking out and worried! :) a lot of people are in your boat so just know you aren't alone.

I also am a person that would rather go to the office and work there than at home...i work better with less distractions, at work !

wow, are you taking the advice from Ellen DeGenerous? or however you spell it!? she was going to do a puzzle but i think she may have given up on it, LOL.

keep us updated on your puzzle progress!

doggies are having a good go-around with this...being home with company :)



innerpeace - Monday Mar 23, 2020

Weight: 328.9

The whole state has been locked up. The Department of Commerce sent out a mandatory telework notification until further notice. My boss sent out notifcation that if we are not critical to no go to the office. I did attend the 8:30 conference call.

We had a low key weekend. DH smoked some chicken on Saturday and we used that all weekend to eat. The YA came over with a whole chicken and DH smoked that too. He was out running around. He was going to a slot car track - racing cars - WTH! DH asked him to go back home and stay away from people. He lives with the grandmother who is 75 or older. He doesn't even think about carrying something back to her. Such reckless behaviour.

DH went out for a minute but I told him to get back home, he doesn't need to be out with all the people. He is diabetic anyway and shouldn't be out there. Me I am straight up paranoid and will NOT leave unless absolutely necessary..

DH has to go to work, but he will probably be sent home after the start of the lockdown, I guess they need to get one more shift out of him.

Impossible situations!

I hope you all stay safe! IP

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/23/2020:
We are on lockdown as of midnight too........hopefully it helps......no hopping or anything for us......we will be in for the duration.


Horn_of_plenty on 03/24/2020:
i am confused how that racetrack / racing cars is open!?

i know dh is diabetic...

i hope you will keep trying to be active / walking with DH if you can :)

i am sorry DH is out working...at least it's steady $ for now but i totally understand about concerns for his health <3



innerpeace - Friday Mar 20, 2020

Weight: 328.9

Actually in the office a few hours today. One guy is like, you are here already spreadhing your germs...go ahead and stay. Uh...NO! I will take me and my germs back home, thank you very much.

I did a few things yesterday, but I can't say I put in a whole eight hours of work.

I have bills and financial documents that need to be signed by my boss - he can sign electronically when he's in the office, but I didn't receive any bills yesterday, so there was nothing to sign. Once those bills are signed I then have to email them to our accounts payable office to process.

I come to the office, to check the mail and access things on the P drive - it is a shared drive I file bills and stuff that I don't have access to working from home. And my boss isn't here today so he will have to sign all this stuff when he is here on Monday...it is a crazy situation, but I will make the best of it and do what I can do, when I can do it.

I made the Monte Cristo sandwhiches last night - the apricot preserves were crystalized so I tossed those, but we had orange marmalade which was just as good.

I had left over batter, so I tossed in some blueberries and made blueberry pancakes for breakfast.

B: blue berry pancakes

L: left over monte cristo

D: the cold cut hoagies, chips and coleslaw

No plans for the weekend. Rain is forecasted...maybe a hike.

Have a great weekend...I hope you all stay safe.

Praying for patience, strength and protection for all.

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 03/20/2020:
You are staying strong IP!

Keep up the good work and boundaries with all staff. I think you have a government job right? This is where it’s time to be thankful that me, you, and others are in better places than many at this crazy time!

Keep updating us on your situation. Sending a virtual hug!


bearcountrygg on 03/20/2020:
The less time you spend art the office...the better....sandwiches sound delish!


Donkey on 03/21/2020:
Reading your entries... got me to thinking that I probably don't want to work from home either. Not that I couldn't because our office software is specifically designed for small law firms to go paperless - but more on a mental level.

We're getting snow Sunday afternoon. Great. STAY STRONG, IP!



innerpeace - Thursday Mar 19, 2020

Weight: 328.9

Telework today. There are lots of things I'm finding out I just cannot do from home! I will have to get creative or think of other things I can do.

I do try to get my schedule though. I was up and showered and went down stairs for breakfast and then came back upstairs for "work". We even had a google hangout for the morning meeting.

Last night I finally was brave enought to use the Instapot. I was telling the girl about what I wanted to make - there is "Crack chicken" recipe with ranch and cream cheese and bacon (I didn't have bacon) but I wanted that and her response was...I don't think cream cheese and ranch go together" ! This, this right here is why we always eat out when you are around. I ask what you want to eat and all you say is "food" well this is FOOD! I mixed in some bowtie pasta with tomatos and it was a nice little meal with green beans. Her reply was ...I will eat this again!

B: shredded wheat

L: left over chicken and pasta

D: monte cristo sandwiches or just hoagies

DH is out hunting a pork roast, I think he needs to stay home...I get worried about him being outside so much! And he has to go to work. They did close the cafeteria where everyone gathers to eat, but he is still among people - they stay far apart, but still.

Stay stafe out there, have a great day! IP

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/19/2020:
girlie doesn't have your extensive knowledge on cooking..i am sure she'd enjoy most EVERYTHING that you cook!

you are very creative so i KNOW you will find some of the telework easier than others. helps to be creative in general.


bearcountrygg on 03/19/2020:
My attitude with kids and food was always...I cook it...I serve it...everyone sits down and eats......I fed them almost everything ( no snails, squid or frogs legs)...and they were very good eaters....and still are....we had 8 foster kids who were all super eaters too.....those kids knew what having NO FOOD was like...and they were game for anything that was edible......I swear...our biggest problem was keeping them from tipping the high chairs over trying to get into them.....I would just serve it....she can eat it..or skip dinner...it's funny how they adjust when they realize that you won't worry about it if they skip a meal...they change their attitude pretty quickly.


Donkey on 03/20/2020:
^^ okay, I'm in complete agreement with Bear when it comes to meals. If you don't like what is prepared, then there's always cereal, pb&j, or salad. We deal with this with our daughter too. If she doesn't want to eat what we've made, then she makes eggs for herself. Eating out just isn't an option for us.


Donkey on 03/20/2020:
I do give you a lot of credit to working from home. I'm sure the transition was hasty. That is to say, nobody really had a lot of time to plan and adapt to this sudden change. I'm not sure I'd do as well as you, working from home. Do I give you props for doing this!



innerpeace - Wednesday Mar 18, 2020

Weight: 328.9

This morning was fun...uh not so much.

I woke up and took a shower and went into our spare room. Mouse needed new batteries. I sat in on the morning conference call....and now...I'm working! kinda

Our office is out of paper towels, it will take two days to get a delivery. I asked my boss if he wanted me to go to Sam's club, he said it was my decision. Great thanks! Maybe.

Our janitorial contract is up 3/31/2020, I put in an extention for 4 months, as we are supposed to move. It is like the request is dead in the water, it is just sitting there and the contract people haven't said anything! This is just taking it down to the wire...needlessly and NOT at a good time, when everyone is freaking about germs and cleanliness.

I go in at noon, I can figure something out then.

I need a garbage can in the spare room. 

I have my sealable cup up here with my iced tea. It was a rule, no food upstairs for as long as we've lived here. I guess I will have to let the girl have drinks up here, if I do. As long as it is a covered top, I guess that will be OK. I can't tell her not to and then I do. AND no dirty dishes left in the room.

I had strawberry shredded mini wheats for breakfast.

Meatloaf sandwhich for lunch.

No clue for dinner.

DH went to get the girl, I guess she will be here until Sunday night.

Have a great day! I will do my best to enjoy teleworking..... 

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/18/2020:
Yup...ordering online right now is so iffy.......no word on my printer either...just that...it's not a priority...but no idea when it will ship......this may be our new norm for awhile......


Horn_of_plenty on 03/18/2020:
you sound good and BUSY. good luck working at home teleworking! it's good you can get into that. at my work, we are laid off for a couple weeks. hopefully it won't go on longer than a month...



innerpeace - Tuesday Mar 17, 2020

Weight: 328.9

Got my telework schedule today -

Monday - full day at work

Tuesday - telework

Wednesday - telework/office 12:00-4:00

Thursday - telework

Friday - office 8:00-noon/telework

I am OK with this, we are having to coordinate our schedules so everyone isn't in the office at the same time. I cannot gain access to a lot of things I need so I will be doing a lot of training on my telework days.

Yesterday the girl was able to have a tele appointment with her PCP, he prescribed some antibiotics, hopefully she gets better.

On the way home I stopped at the grocery store and bought some onions and tomatos to make my meatloaf. There were lots of people there, some were shopping for beer and corned beef, others were there shopping for doomsday.

My meatloaf  turned out very good. We will be eating it a few days. I also made some mashed cauliflower.

Have a great day! IP

 

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/17/2020:
Stay well, InnerP.

we also don't have the materials/databases to work from home for even a day in my case at home.

i hope girlie feels better.

i have a lot of storebought frozen mashed cauliflower at home. 3 of those and 3 frozen riced cauliflowers :) the other item i have is 3 cabbage heads! :) yum.


bearcountrygg on 03/17/2020:
Meatloaf sound delish...good comfort food. The new work schedule sounds interesting......will be a nice break!


Donkey on 03/18/2020:
I like the idea of reducing the time you're in the office. I've thought about doing this too.



innerpeace - Monday Mar 16, 2020

Weight: 328.9

Rant coming...I am apologizing now - as I know this is diet diaries - but I have been using this as a personal journal to help me process what is going on in my life.

Received word that I will be teleworking at home, probably starting Wednesday. I'm not sure about this and it is really scaring me.

The girl was at our house on Sunday 3/8/20 and she was fine. I pick her up Tuesday 3/10/20 and she is hacking and coughing - I was kidding her and asked if she had corona. She says, NO it is a head cold. Thursday when I pick her up it is a headcold and sinus and draining into her throat making her cough and cough. I told her to take medicine home, Alka Selzer, Mucinex, cough drops, take what you need. DH talks to her Saturday and she says her ear hurts and she can hear out of it. We tell her to go to the clinic. She says her mom is at the hospital with her husband and is not home. We talk to her Sunday and she says she is miserable. Again, tell the mom to take you to Urgent Care, her excuse, I don't have a card (insurance card). WTF!

So now today, she goes to school and picks up her backback or whatever with 3 weeks of homework assignments and DH picks her up and takes her to the clinic. They are turned away and tell him they are seeing no one with a cough. Seriously? He goes to two other clinics, affiiliated with Cleveland Clinic and are again turned away, they tell him to do a telecall, but there was something wrong with the APP and he could not get it downloaded. Anyway, I think he ended up at just an urgent care clinic to get some antibiotics. I was pissed because her mother won't do anything! I get so frustrated with that piece of work! of a so called mother!

Saturday we were up early to go get some meat, but our store was out and they told DH that they would have a shipment at 10:00 if he wanted to try to come back.

We did take the doggos to the vet and for a whopping $369 dollars and two shots and a tooth check, blood work and a pat on the head by the vet they are in good health. I was a little taken aback at the office call though...holy cow!

DH went back and got a box of chicken and a few pork chops, We sectioned this out and put it in the freezer. I then had dreams we lost all power and everything in the freezer spoiled.

I cancelled by trip back to Oklahoma because of the virus concerns and I would hate to pick something up and give it to my mom. I haven't canceled the time off from work yet, but that may come soon as well.

The governor of Ohio has closed all restaurants except for drive thru and carry out, but we can no longer eat in.

Also one of our employees went to Italy on a ski trip the end of February and now thinks he had the virus because during the middle of his trip he was sick and feverish. He changed some of his annual leave to sick leave. Great just great!! I hope he didn't bring it into the office with him, and if he did...all those people on the plane with him too...what a fiasco.

I have read that the US is 14-17 days behind Italy and other regions, so we might not have seen the worst of it...again this scares me.

B: strawberry frosted shredded wheat

L: left over egg foo young

D: TBD - I may make a meat loaf

I have no clue about the girl, she said she was staying over from Wednesday when I pick her up until Sunday and then she will be back over the next Saturday night for spring break, but we aren't going anywhere now, so she may change or mind, who knows.

We are just rolling with the flow, however, this flow is upsetting my sweet DH and he is having stomach problems, he internalizes everything and he is going to make himself sick. Poor guy!

I pray for courage and strength and protection for all.

Have a great day! IP

 

 

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/16/2020:
same in NYC about the restaurants as of 8pm tonight! only takeout. all our libraries are closed as will be the gyms. schools even in nyc are closed until at least April 20th.

i have heard the same thing, we are def behind europe in terms of our peak of this illness.

i hope girl feels better as does your hubby. i totally understand how some people react to stress and it wears on their systems...yuck!

wishing you continued strength too! :)


Donkey on 03/16/2020:
Don't want to worry you but Mortgage Guy thought he had an ear infection and a cold which turned out to be a virus that got into his nervous system and now he has Bell's Palsy.


bearcountrygg on 03/17/2020:
Trips cancelled for our family too.......



innerpeace - Friday Mar 13, 2020

Weight: 328.9

Picked up the girl yesterday. She is confused about the whole coronavirus thing. The Governor suspended school for the next three weeks (the last week was scheduled spring break). She is a bit perturbed because she went to rehersal each day after school for the last five weeks for her Grease play that was supposed to open next Friday, but that too has been canceled.

Along with school being closed the governor also prohibited groups of over 100 persons to congregate togher. She is mad that she put forth all that effort only to be let down. Well dear Girl...welcome to life! I do feel bad for her though.

We talked about it, I told her that it is all preventative that it would really suck if everyone got sick and you can never tell who will survive and who won't. I told her to wash her hands and keep her distance and she should be fine....I hope.

DH went on another survival mission this morning. He went for can goods and dry beans. He was disappointed his stead fast Sam's Club is letting him down. No toilet paper, no canned vegetables and not as many beans as he wanted. I think he went to three different stores and got a lot of it but not all. His mind set is that if we get quarantined for any amount of time he wants to have food available. This one I am not even going to touch, he can think what he wants, I'm just going with it.

I heated up some chicken alfredo last night and because we didn't have green beans I settled for peas. I do not like peas, I already knew this, but ate a few anyway, I still don't like them. DH was worried about a gallon of milk going bad, so I made a jello cheese cake box. big mistake...I ate it all and then hid the box so DH wouldn't see that the box was empty. I have such a volatile relationship with food...not healthy not good! I then made chipolte black bean burgers for lunch for today. I added some ripe avocado we had.

B: toast

L: black bean avocado burger

S: chocolate cupcake

D: smoked salmon cream cheese and crackers

Tomorrow DH and I are taking the dogs to their vet appointment. I guess I will take them for a walk to gather poop. After the appointment, we are going to an independantly owned store to buy some meat...for the freezer. Again just entertaining DH...and lastly he wanted to get some cash to keep in the house...just in case!

So then we are going home and won't come out again until Monday.

Work has been crazy, the new electronics manager had an argument with the UPS guy. In the UPS guy's defense he didn't know the new guy and wouldn't give him a package. The new manager was adamant that he get the package. The UPS guy was  I don't know you. Manager says I just got out of this government vehicle. UPS guy says, I don't care what vehicle you got out of, you're still not getting this package. Argument ensues in a guy bullying sort of way and the manager says...fine carry the damn package up yourself. UPS guy says, yeah, I'm doing my job. The UPS guy was telling me all about, I agree with the UPS guy. He said the manager didn't even have a badge on, so how am I supposed to know and just what happens if he doesn't work here and then someone (you) says you never received the package. I won't jeopardize my job like that for anyone. I told him not to feel bad, the new manager is a bulldozer of a man and is a jerk of the worst kind. He also told me that he called his supervisor and told him of the incident incase someone complained about him. Poor guy! He is so nice, I can just imagine what a jack@ss the new manager was to him to get him so mad. I've never had a cross word with him in five years.

Anyway, you all stay safe and wash your hands. IP

 

 

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/13/2020:
I get why your hubby wants to have food to fall back on.......we do that too.....it does take some stress off at a time when the stores are emptying out...and we don't know how long it may be....if anything...maybe it will make us more aware of what we consume.


Donkey on 03/14/2020:
Eating a whole cheesecake - I can relate. Last night, I had a bowl of ice cream. Ugh... the struggle is real.


Horn_of_plenty on 03/14/2020:
I am sad for girlie too as i know from experience how much work those HS musicals require!

i have never head of boxed jello cheesecake.

i don;t know about you, but at my work many of us cannot work from home just yet. we need the software and work relationships to get things done. shows that many of us still rely on going to work and IT systems are not all ready to be set up for us to work from home!

stay safe and enjoy your weekend at home :) I wonder who girlie will be staying with for 3 weeks!



innerpeace - Thursday Mar 12, 2020

Weight: 328.9

Mornthing

They are canceling everything! Makes me second guess our road trip to Oklahoma at the end of the month.

Of course with a mind like mine, I am always thinking the worst about things. It has crossed my mind that this is the mega deadliest of all deadly viruses and it is the beginning of the apocolypse. People panic, the stock market crashes and everything is closed and people starve and die and the whole government collapses. Well at least that's how I feel, it is always best to be safe than sorry, I really did want to visit my mother though.

I also received an email from the car rental company that they are taken special precaution to wipe down all the touch points in the rental car and they assure every measure has or will be taken to ensure my car is germ free! Really can that even happen?

I wrote a story a few years ago for the flash fiction project I take part in in October...this one was about an apopolyptic event if you care to read it....

https://docs.google.com/document/d/11kI4wweCdCBejGQpjcQuwb_SVp_8PZsMTZ68UFH36ZE/edit?usp=sharing

Last night I got home and couldn't decide on what to fix for dinner. I decided to cook the egg roll in a bowl again with the cabbage and pork sausage. It is always quck and easy and kinda healthy. I also munched on smoked salmon cream cheese and crackers, which I had more than I probably should, but it is delicious.

Tonight I have to get the girl, her mom text me and asked if I could pick her up at school. I guess so! She has been working so hard for the Grease play and I'm afraid it will be cancelled, it isn't until next Friday 3/21.

I read about a gallon of water a day challenge, this may be someting, I look into. I heard good things happen.

Have a great day IP

 

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/12/2020:
i hope the play will go on, maybe a different month though!

they are closing and canceling tons of things here too. libraries have cancelled all activities that are extra and beyond, all performances. also canceled are lots of club meetings and dinners for the union as well as classes for some colleges and schools...i will read your story, but later or tonight :)


Donkey on 03/13/2020:
I hope the girl's musical doesn't get canceled :(



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