Saturday, June 26, 2010

Water Aerobics Correction

...I mentioned in my last post that when I first did water aerobics here that I didn't lose any weight. Let me amend that.

We had just moved here. We were working hard and were tired so started eating out on a regular basis. The first year, I started swimming laps. LOL MY version of laps because I'm really not a very good swimmer. The next year, Earlene came over and we worked on water aerobics. I continued the spiral of weight gain.

I have cut out the daily trips to restaurants and now only go with Sam a couple of times a week.

The pool will definitely be nice to jump into when I get home from the gym!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Starting Next Week

I checked in at the gym and will be starting on Monday. $30 a month. Exercise equipment, weight room, tanning beds that I won't be using. is air conditioned. Yeah. After a few months I could've purchased a piece of exercise equipment. Been there done that. Losing baby fat after Jonathan was born, I purchased an exercise bike at a garage sale. I lost quite a bit of weight with it and stayed trim and slim. It eventually wore out, so I purchased another garage sale exercise bike. Never liked it as well as the first one and eventually put it on the curb in Lake Jackson. Besides...I don't have the space for exercise equipment.

Florida Farm Girl left a comment to do water aerobics in my sweating...stay cool. Welllll....I know some people who do/did water aerobics. Don't think they've ever lost any weight with it. I worked diligently for the first year that we moved here...didn't lose any weight. It will be a good addition to an exercise program, but I need something more than that right now.

Now to go through the closet to find something to exercise in. I don't think those three former DHS students -I met while subbing- that I saw at the gym today want to see me in form fitting exercise clothes. It would damage them for life!

Okay. I've made the decision. I'm not revealing how much I weigh...but I will share as I drop pounds.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bunches of E-mails!!

You would not believe how many e-mails come in at the new job. Literally scads of them!! YES! "Scads" is a specific number...please do not doubt me...I am OFFICE MANAGER, you know. Woooo...did you hear the echo??

So...what do I do with all of these incoming e-mails? They pertain to webinars (web based seminars - eyeroll), meetings pertaining to area/regional Chamber of Commerces, Better Business Bureau bulletins, Texas Forestry whatever it was, etc. So...I've read these things for five weeks now. Hmmm...that one looks good, forward it. Nah...that one doesn't pertain to our corner of the world...delete. Hmmm...that topic looks interesting...forward. IRS messing with things again...forward...after all, the majority of the people are in business...and who wants to run a-muck of the IRS?!

Finally had a thought...I know...they are few and far between. With the next forwarded webinar information, at the top I asked, "Do y'all" (remember I'm in Texas and not only do we talk like that, we type like that too)..."Do y'all want me to continue to forward this type information?"

I had five or six answers. Count 'em. Yep...five or six or so. Only one person really wasn't interested because he got so much stuff at his office anyway. One "nay"...four or five "ayes." So, the ayes have it. Now off the top of my head, I don't remember how many members are with the Chamber of Commerce, but I can guarantee you that it is more than the five or six replies that I received. Still...majority rules.

Today...after the third forwarded FYI e-mail...I receive an e-mail from the president. NO! Not Obama!!! I could make a few more comments on that subject but I'll let it pass today...

So...the prez e-mails me and advises me that he has received several phone calls wanting to know why I'm forwarding these informational e-mails and please don't. Okaaaay. Ummm...and why did those so quick to jerk out their telephone not simply respond to my e-mail asking, "Do you"...excuse me..."Do y'all want me to continue...etc..." And tell me NO!!

He, the prez, did not know about the volume of that sort of stuff that came through the e-mail and was surprised. I replied back that today had been a slow day and generally the office received more than three...

I still can't figure out why instead of calling him and bugging him, they couldn't just reply to my query??!! eyeroll

Other than that...and the office is small...and the job is rather sedentary...I am really, really liking the job!

Tomorrow afternoon I'm going to the gym/exercise place/whatever it is to see about a membership or exercise classes or treadmill or whatever as long as there's an air conditioner. I've been leaving the house early every morning, going to the office and turning the thermostat down. Then I take a walk through town. Back to the office and change shoes. Fifteen minutes is all that I can is already...still...some more...too hot to walk long and go back to the office sweating. Fifteen minutes is about a mile. But believe me, not enough exercise for the job that I have. the gym to see about a membership. I wish we had an air conditioned mall to walk in... Sigh...gym. Shudder!

Sunday, June 20, 2010


I was sitting in my sewing room yesterday and happened to look out the window. This cardinal hen was visiting my feeder. Later...I wish I'd been five minutes earlier.