Archive for May 5th, 2009

It all happened when I opened my email.  So proud I had set up paperless billing for our National Grid bill and also, direct pay so it would be deducted each month. No worries and save some trees. 

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This morning an email was received with the deducted amount. CAN’T BE!  It was DOUBLE the amount we normally owe. In fact, it was a duplicate of last month… (last month, because I set up paperless, the bill was missed so it was double…another story).  That was too upsetting so I called and without a whole lot of fuss, cancelled the paperless, cancelled the automatic payment, and expect to receive a check in the mail for the HUGE amount they took from our account.  Wipe my brow and breathe a big sigh of relief.

It was on to payroll. Generate checks.  There was no tool bar.  There was NO WAY to generate payroll checks.  Now I have to call that horrible software company who, without fail, keeps me on hold for hours at a time…. so I opted for online chat.  “Sonia” says… “I see you do not currently have a support plan set up… there are 3 options…”   Well, I’ve fallen for that before and those 3 options all cost $200 and up.  Nope. Disconnect.  I pull out the software and find that I have 55 minutes of support left from last year.  So what the hey, SONIA!!!!   I make the dreaded call. To my dismay, there was only 10 minutes of waiting (believe me, that’s great!).  The gal (Shirley was her name) says: “You lost your tool bar.  Click on the little icon in the upper left corner and then click show tool bar“. 

That sounded simple but I’m telling you in order to see that little icon you needed a magnifying glass and also, there was NO WHERE to indicate that was how to show or hide that elusive tool bar.  Humph! So frustrating! 

Then I suffered from a tension headache. Luckily it only lasted 30 minutes or so and actually could have been from the coffee this morning which was really too strong.

From there, and to my relief, very few problems. So now we are at dinner time and it’s Vegetarian Sausage for me.  Ted and Teddy are enjoying their Turkey Tenderloin.
JALAPENO CHEDDAR Meatless Gourmet Sausages

dscn0865Nutrition Facts:  100 cals. per link. 6 g. fat. 3 g Carbs. 8 g Protein.

Ted cooked them on the grill, 7 minutes total. They were spicy and very satisfying.




dscn0871dscn0874That’s it for this day.  Now it’s clean up and I’ll see if we can’t get Teddy to open his gift.

Have a great night.


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Happy Cinco De Mayo!  But most importantly, Happy Birthday Teddy!  Teddy is 28 today.  We will see him for dinner tonight. Ted is cooking the two of them a turkey tenderloin. 

As for breakfast, I added 1/2 a cup of Organic 100% applesauce to the Bob’s Red Mill 10 Grain cereal this morning.  A little cinnamon was added and a few raisins.  It was very good. Not too sweet and the flavor of the applesauce was more prominent than if I had added fresh apples.  The cinnamon was barely detectable but the raisins give it that burst of sweetness in a few surprise spoonfuls.

dscn0863The vanilla VPX shake had 1/4 cup of frozen raspberries added and there was 1/2 an orange on the side.


The workout this morning was legs.  It didn’t seem that “painful” but right now I’m really feeling it. That’s unusual. Typically I get the soreness in the evening and really bad the next day.  Look out tomorrow!

  • A 3.3 mile run for warm up.
  • 4 sets each exercise x 12 reps.
  • Leg presses. Walking Lunges
  • Hack Squats. Dead Lifts
  • Seated leg curls. Seated calf raises
  • Leg extensions. Ab crunches on the ball.

Shane and I went for a 2.8 mile walk.  My legs were a little jelly-like during our walk.  Shane was a nuisance this morning. He was biting at my glove … yes, I am still wearing gloves and a hat. It was 43 degrees this morning.  He then started grabbing sticks, paper, smashed cans…. and lunging forward at a run, jumping, running… what a pain!  The leash I had on him this morning was the one that goes around my waist – hands free. So you can imagine the torture I was going through during all his commotion.   Now he sleeps. Wish I could. My eyes are heavy.

That’s all for this Tuesday. Enjoy your Cinco de Mayo.

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