It's a rainy, wet morning in this part of the world. . . .
Last week was "Vacation Week" (well, actually, "Stay-cation Week"). Today was SUPPOSED to be my first day back at work. Believe it or now, I was scheduled to work the Day Shift! (Oh, the horror!!) BUT. . . and this is a big BUTT. . . I am On Call! Yep! I'm On Call. Still, I could be Called In to come to work. Anything can happen. However, at least I don't have to be concerned about going to work so early in the morning!! L O L! (Due to staffing issues, I was asked to work the 7AM to 7PM shift today. It's a rare thing that I do. I haven't worked the Day Shift in a few years. Although not obligated, I said, "Yes". Gotta be a Team Player, every now and then. L O L! )
Our "Stay-cation Week". It was nice. It actually started on Friday, May 31st. However, that Friday and Saturday (May 31st, and June 1st) was TOTALLY DEVOTED to prepping for, and audio/video recording those two 2-hour long dance recitals. Friday was the "prep day", as I set up the sound equipment (those speakers were heavy!). That took the entire afternoon into the early evening. Saturday was audio/video recording! I was there for a full 12 hours, which included setting up the video-recording equipment, doing the actual recording, waiting-waiting-waiting for the two 2-hour dance recitals to take place, and finally taking down EVERYTHING (audio and video equipment, all!). (Ugh!) It was a 2-camera set-up (Camera-A and Camera-B). I must say that recorded audio, and video, sounds and looks GREAT! I'm still in the editing process. This process is sloooooooow! I probably won't be finished with everything until sometime in July. But I've been working on this video, during most nights last week, while on our stay-cation. What else did we do??? Yard work. LOTS of mowing, of course. One rainy day, we went with my Sister-in-Law and Niece to see the movie, "Rocketman". Thoroughly enjoyed the movie. (We hold the strong opinion that this movie can easily translate itself into a Broadway musical! We sure hope that it will!!) This past Friday (June 7th), Amy, my Sister-in-Law, and I went for a nice hike to "The Bridge of Flowers". This is an old trolly bridge that was converted to a walk-way where many, many, many flowering plants are blooming throughout the spring, summer and early fall months. It's beautiful, and well-maintained. That was our big outing for last week, though. Believe it or not, I feel ready to go back to work. Again. L O L! But, since it was offered, I quickly grabbed the opportunity to be On Call.
For the past 5+ weeks, I've been involved with a "Wellness at Work" program called, "Walk It Off". It's a program that involves eating healthy foods and exercising. This is a good program, one that I've done a few times before in past years. Well, yesterday, I was got weighed and measured. Happily, I lost 12+ pounds!! Again!! The woman who organizes this program is a really good "healthy living" coach. (I call her the "Nutrition Nazi". She laughs! L O L!) Gratefully, she said that she'll continue on coaching me with the healthy eating and exercising after the "Walk It Off" program is finished in a month's time. I look at this as a life-style change, not just a diet plan. I feel better, already, which is good.
Nothing much else going on. I'll be back later to read your posts. In the meanwhile, I wish to send you a warm "Hello"! Hope you all have a pleasant day!