Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday Madness

Our company celebrated customer service week last week and as part of the festivities,we had a health fair with different vendors coming in to show different ways to get healthy and other ways to get people involved in activities.

One of the vendors was giving a sales pitch to someone about a diet program he had, so I picked up a brochure to read what he was saying. As he was quoting this price to her ($90 per week for their food), he was saying how it was all the food you need to buy for the week. I nearly snorted out loud because I was reading the brochure and how it said their food + fruits, vegetables, and an additional protein each day. This would add up to considerably more than the $90 per week he was quoting. I just quietly put the brochure down and walked away.

Other vendors actually did have things that were worthwhile. I picked up some literature about foot care for diabetics and the importance of correctly fitted shoes. Many of the other vendors had free ink pens and I'm always looking for comfortable, good writing ink pens.

As part of the company telling us all "thanks," we got an afternoon snack (pretzels, popcorn, or peanuts and a drink) each afternoon. One of the days that the office air conditioning was out, we also got afternoon ice cream delivery from Schwan's. It was nice.

I ended up working about 7.5 hours on Saturday. Because of that, I didn't have to take any unpaid time for being off with Ron on Friday morning. I'll be putting in some extra hours this week because we have a deadline that is fast approaching. I'll be off on Friday (Ron and I are taking a weekend off) so will probably put in 9-10 hours tomorrow through Thursday. I'm updating screen shots to reflect 2010 data, which is a time consuming operation but necessary. Easy, so I can listen to music while I'm replacing them. I do a pretty good job in MS Paint in doctoring screen shots to say what I want them to say, so I just do my thing while I'm enjoying some good music.

The sinus infection is on the way out of here. I'm finally starting to feel like I'm back among the living. Not a day too soon, either. I want to feel good for this weekend. We need the break away as it will be the last one for a while, especially with the surgery coming up.

We finally got some much needed rain. All weekend. That's OK. The ground really needed it.

That's about all of the madness for the day. Tomorrow will be here too soon!

Ya'll have a great week!


Silver Strands said...

Glad the sinus infection is finally leaving, though with your burning the candle at both ends its amazing that you haven't picked up EVERY bug out there! Take care of yourself Teresa :)

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

I opened this up and read the post and now after running around seeing to Leo and Blain I have forgotten what it's will have to read it again.

Oh yes I was going to say how I find it amazing how some diet programs say buy our food it will only cost you x amount a week but honestly I have not seen a program where the amount the say it will cost is right it always looks to me like more food would be needed...........

SkippyMom said...

I could feed two adults healthy meals 3x plus snacks for a week on 90 bucks - including fresh veggies, fruit and protein. Add to it exercise and anyone can lose weight [not discounting food issues/etc]. I hate those hucksters. Those diets are for people that don't want to try to understand what eating healthy is. They want someone else to do it for them. Hence the salesman.

Glad you got some rain. I am glad you able to get away for one weekend just to relax, especially when you just had a day off for a sick day with Ron. I think Pooldad needs to work for your company. I have never seen anything like that. Cool. :D

kneesandpaws said...

Hi Teresa, glad to hear you are feeling better. It's great that you are able to take a weekend away. I hope you have a fantastic time!

labbie1 said...

Sinus infections really suck! Glad yours is getting better! Sounds like you are getting ready for a really enjoyable time on vacation.

Cerebral Tickle said...

Hi Teresa, hope you have a wonderful and productive week!

I have awarded you with a Liebster Blog Award. Feel free to collect it on my blog.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Love how pricey it is to go on a diet!

orchid said...

Hi! Dear Teresa.
My husband need to lose his weight so that easy for him to walk (right now, too heavy for his handicaped legs), haha.
So happy to hear that your sinus is getting better♪
I really hope you can have a relaxing weekend to have a plenty of rest.
Oh, we need some rain here!!!

PS> So sorry for my belated post. I opened you page some times and disturbed by something for commenting.

Blessing to you and Ron, Love and lots of Hugs from Japan Orchid*

Pat said...

Glad you are feeling better.

Those programs always seem to have hidden costs!

Have a great three day weekend!