I don't think that I ever did post what my new job is.
I work at a telecommunications firm in the Design and Inventory department. Essentially, what I do is enter any new designs or edit any needed changes into designs that are already in the system. Each client that we have has to have their own design put into our system - I design out what cables are in the area for that particular house. It's kind of hard to explain.
I do really like the job though. It's a lot less stressful than my last job. I don''t have people calling me at all times during the day wanting to yell at me View Thread
Absolutely. It's sometimes easier to get our exercise in by doing things that are not exercise. Judy will exercise by pulling weeds in her garden and Kim will mow the lawn. I'll take walks with my dogs. Exercise isn't necessarily going to the gym and walking on the treadmill or being on the elliptical machine. Those things are nice, but anything that gets you moving and can be considered exercise. Washing dishes for a long time, folding laundry, vacuuming the house, etc. View Thread
Just wanted to let yall know that I am still around. Just been busy with my new job. Still haven't sold the house, but my brother is renting from us for a short time while he looks for a place to live for himself.
Weighed myself yesterday and I was down to 185 - down a pound from the last challenge. My cutting back on night snacking and ice cream is for sure making a difference!View Thread
My mom would buy stuff that us kids would never want to eat. So when I would come home at Christmas the past couple of years, I would go through her pantry a little at a time and get rid of stuff that was too old. I will allow a reasonable amount of time past the expiration date, but a box of cheerios from 1992 is pushing it. And nasty Believe me, I tried them so that I could prove to my mom that we were chucking them. 1996 cookie crisp isn't much better. My mom would label all of the cans that she bought with the month and the year that she bought them in sharpie. I think the oldest can that I ever found was from 1985 and it was a small can of vienna sausages. We kept it - it's somewhere so that my siblings and I can show our kids someday how crazy their family is.
We keep an extra can opener or two around for the purpose of just in case. And, our 72 hour kits for the two of us - the cans in there are ONLY the pop top lids. No can opener needed.
Never had space ice cream before - always wanted to get it when we went to the air museums in DC. I was looking at costco's website at the food storage for a year thing - they broke it down below showing how many of each type of can your would get and how many years they last. You can buy the individual cans at costco - which would be a good option for slowly building up food storage if you have 5-10 bucks to contribute to it a month. Everything that I have ever done has been like Roh said - slowly and with sales and bargains. Picked up a couple of extra cans of tomato soup when I went shopping. Or something of the like. Just a few bucks here and there.View Thread