Saturday, May 3, 2014

God is good! Life is good!

Haven't posted in a while - and boy! do I have news.   I am making a career move - after 32 years at Memorial Hospital, I have accepted a job as Interface Engineer with a company that makes medical devices.  I will work from home 95% of the time - love it!
It will be very different - and at least in the beginning I will probably really  miss my office mates with no one to talk to during the day.  Buddy may get tired of hearing me talking to myself.
My last day at Memorial is May 16 and I start the new job on May 19.   I'm excited for the new opportunity but a little scared.  Currently I am the 'go-to' person for so many questions and after May 19, I will be the one with the questions :-)  But that is good and I will learn and grow.  My experiences at Memorial will be a good basis to build on.

Other things - we had a great Easter (except Tom worked and missed out on our festivities)  I made brunch for the family and we had a little egg hunt for the granddaughter. She was a little apprehensive of the cold, wet eggs but she really loves plastic ones.


She looked so pretty in her Easter dress


We wore her out :-)


Grandpa did get to see her last week.  She loves books and will look at the same one over and over. The Monster at the End of This Book is one of her favorites.  She seems to favor the color blue and stares at Grover on every page.


Have made some pretty decent meals lately too.   At the end of the 12 week challenge, I came in 2nd place.  Won some money!   I was within 2 pounds of my goal so I signed up for a second 12 week period but this time I am doing maintenance.   I've bounced up and down a little but so far have stayed within 5 pounds of my initial weight.  I can't be more than 2 pounds over my initial weight to get my money back at the end of the 12 weeks - so need to get serious again.   Going through the job interviews made me hungry - I am a stress-eater and it doesn't matter what I put in my mouth, I just have to put something in it :-)


The other night I made White Lasagne  It was so good!  The fresh asparagus and mushrooms really make a difference.  The Ragu sauce is very good and Walmart had them on sale this week so I got a couple more jars.


Tonight we had grilled steaks, corn on the cob, Kale Salad and French bread.   My husband is not a big fan of raw kale.  He doesn't mind some in soup but not raw in a salad.   I told him he would love this salad and wish he had more.    He did like it and said the kale was not so strong tasting.   I made the dressing using yellow onions today since that is what I had so it was not 'pink' lemonade dressing.   It is such a good, fresh tasting dressing.   

Tonight, my daughters and I saw a community theater production of Willy Wonka.  It was fun.  A friend from church and her son had parts in the play and a couple friends from church sat behind us.  They have upcoming productions of Annie and Meet Me In St Louis.  What fun!

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