Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is one California destinations that we haven't been to yet. Living out here has afforded us many long weekend trips filled with days and days of magnificent vistas in perfect weather to enjoy them. We have paid for a 3 day 2 night all inclusive for $99 that we were suppoesd to schedule for October in Lake Tahoe. I was really looking forward to it. '

Now, I'm not sure what it will be like, if we will get to go to Tahoe. They have other resorts in the area so perhaps I will ask them to change the venue. I kind of like this one: San Luis Bay at Avila Beach. Just the idea of being on the ocean for 3 days without any interruptions is heavenly. Aaahhh Heavenly Thoughts :)

There's one that in Mexico, I can't recall the name or where, my daughter knows. But that would be a good alternative as well. I might as well see and do as much as I can afford while I'm here. Just never know when I will have to go back to Ohio and back to my old life. It might happen you know. We would definitely entertain the thought once his retirement is here. Depending on the kidney transplant.

Back to Lake Tahoe, so sorry to hear about the people who live there and are depending on the July 4th tourists to bring in a chunk of change for them. I know it would suck to have a shop and no tourists during the busiest time of the year for them. Maybe we'll see you in the fall.

"No one travelling on a business trip would be missed if he failed to arrive."
--- Thorstein Veblen

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Tempur Pedic!! Bought one!

Went to San Diego Fair last weekend, it's really a blast. http://www.sdfair.com check it out!!

So while we were there, we bought some little stuff - new shower head, some sticky roller set to roll up dog hair, chammis, AND A NEW TEMPUR PEDIC QUEEN SIZE BED. I still can't believe we bought it. I've never gone to a fair and spent that much money before. They are delivering it on Thursday.....aahhh! Thursday night will be a good night of sleep!

Took Snicker to the dog park in Escondido today, he played with a maltese, couple yorkies, some dachshunds, pit bull, chihuahuas, a pug, rottweiler, greyhounds, and some HUGE dog- parinees or something. It was a fun day.
"No one travelling on a business trip would be missed if he failed to arrive."
--- Thorstein Veblen

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

working with off-shore teams

Globalization - The Encyclopedia Britannica says that globalization is the "process by which the experience of everyday life ... is becoming standardized around the world." While some scholars and observers of globalization stress convergence of patterns of production and consumption and a resulting homogenization of culture, others stress that globalization has the potential to take many diverse forms.

I say it's the process of working with teams around the globe and completing a project in a timely fashion without missing the deliverables. I want to successfully deliver my project on time and on (or under) budget!! It's the cool part of proj mgmt, every PM wants to deliver on time and until budget. :)

Heading to Plano TX in July to visit my clients. I have 6 "sets" of customers to visit. Some will bring an entire group and others will only bring themselves. Either way, I'm looking forward to meeting them. Plano TX - hot in the summer!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Lawson Financial software

Are you a Business Analyst? Know one??? Looking for a gig??

How about Lawson Financial Software? Know it?? Ever used it?? Worked on a roll out?? Experienced enough combine what you know with your BA experience??

I know someone looking for a BA with Lawson experience, if that's you, contact me. I'll get you hooked up!!

"No one travelling on a business trip would be missed if he failed to arrive."
--- Thorstein Veblen

Thursday, June 14, 2007

What do I want to be when I grow up??

Here I am again, wishing I had time to write daily. Trying to get through every day and have enough time to feel like I have an evening for myself. It's crazy

  • 5 am - get up close to that time daily
  • 6:30 am - leave for the train station
  • 6:40 am - catch the train
  • 7:30 am - arrive at my office
  • 4:50 pm - catch the shuttle
  • 6:00 pm - get back home
  • take the dog for a walk, fix dinner, eat
  • 9:30 pm - go to bed

That's my day and I still can't get over how much time I spend getting ready for work, working and then coming home! It's amazing. I know I committed to at least write a quick note daily.

I wish my job was blogging. Wouldn't that be great? I'd love to do a politic blog, have a talk radio program and just BITCH BITCH BITCH, and let everyone call me and BITCH! It would be soooooooo much fun!

"The Future is Ahead of Schedule"

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Happy Wednesday - over the hump!

Been a busy day, filled with events:
  1. Beka safely arrived in Cincinnati tonight, vacationing there for 3 1/2 weeks.
  2. Dealt with rush hour traffic on I-5 South this morning and North after work. Made me appreciate the train :)
  3. Took Snicker for a walk. I still can't get him to walk good everytime. I am not going to give up, keep trying, he pulls, I correct, we walk.
  4. had a Venti Coffee Light Frappicino and a piece of low-fat Blueberry Coffee cake from Starbucks for dinner!!
  5. BLOGGED!!

My work here is done, a very successful day all-in-all!! More tomorrow

"The Future is Ahead of Schedule"
--- anon

Have not been writing regularly

Several of my readers have sent me messages wondering if I have fallen off the face of the earth since I'm not writing regularly. Thankfully, I am still around! I have just been extremely busy with my new job and there's nothing really interesting going on - I just go to work, ride the train, come home (total 11 hrs or so), walk the dog, eat dinner. Nothing overly exciting! I don't have much time for too much. By the time I have dinner, I have about an 1 1/2 hrs to relax, read, catch up on housework, or whatever I might have to do. I try to just hang out at the house and do as little as possible.

Then on the weekends, I spend my Sat morning running errands: bank, farmer's market, library, grocery store, walmart and any other errands. We go to the movie every weekend as long as there's something interesting to see. Usually there is. But as you can see, my life is pretty "normal" "boring" and not too much to write about right now.

I do have some fun plans coming up, worthy of writing about :)

  1. going to a star gazing class this weekend with my telescope that I got for Christmas
  2. taking my daughter to the airport because she's travelling back to Ohio for a nice, long visit
  3. planning my own trips back to Ohio for a visit this fall
  4. planning a trip with my family to Lake Tahoe

Some of those will be fun to do and I will have pictures and something to write about. So for now, I have to go to work. Everyone take care and I will try to write a "small" blurb daily - I promise!!

"The future is upon us."
--- anon