July 31st, 2009

sunflowers summer, summer

Staff Picnic Tomorrow.

The Summer Board Meeting went really well -- both Robert (our President) and Jeff did great jobs. I thought Marilyn's mistressmarilyn PowerPoint turned out great.

I did my part, mingling with all the attendees (as always).

I'd been cynical and sure we'd have a small turnout because of the heat, but that wasn't the case. Actually, a lot of people showed up.

Both the meeting and the barbeque went well. I had a hot dog, some potato and jello salad (just a bit of both). But I skipped desert. Oh! And I had several sips of light beer.

Earlier today I talked to both sister Sue suzy_qp and Ron via phone. Sue won the consolation round of her cribbage tournament (40 master points, plus $180), so she was excited. I hadn't connected with Ron for ages, so it was a delight to talk to him. He'd been suffering so much from the heat that he finally took his family to a motel for relief. I invited him again to the Staff Picnic tomorrow, but I don't know if he'll make it or not...

At the meeting we heard several people speak about they were suffering in the heat. And quite a few had gone to motels or hotels to get cool!

I need to head to bed soon. Thankfully we can sleep in (the Staff Picnic starts at 11:00), but I do need to get up and test (which I only did once today). Interestingly enough, I got a special delivery package today (!!!) of more test strips (a package of 50). Considering I'd talked to the woman just yesterday, I was pretty impressed by that.

The weather is cooler than our 100+ temperature days, but not by much! When someone says it will 'only be 98°,' I have to say 'what do you mean, ONLY 98°?' -- but maybe that's just me! (grin) Tomorrow is supposed to be in the 90's again... (And we had some clouds today, so it was both hot and muggy. Ugh.)

Bedtime!

many waterfalls

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Today was the Staff Picnic at Sue and Dennis' house. (Dennis wasn't able to be there, as he had to work.) We had a good turnout with most of the Staff attending and many bringing sig-os and kids. Robert cooked (fabulous meat!) and was also bartender (Jeff helped bartend). Mark was Robert's 'assistant,' so was teased for being late -- but was great fun, as always. Sue just did so much to make sure everyone had a wonderful time. There was a ton of food and drink (both soft and alcoholic) -- Charold brought one of those amazing cakes for desert.

When Marilyn mistressmarilyn and I were leaving, Sue packed us up a huge bag of food to bring home. She just spoils us to death.

It was hot, but not as bad as it has been recently. Most people went in the pool, while the rest of us sat or lounged around pool side. Great company and great food made for a lovely time.

On the way home we dropped by the office to take stuff back from last night, including the speakers stand that had been taking up the back seat of the car.

My number this morning was 116, which is really good. (In the three days I've been testing, I've had 127, 121 and 116 -- all good numbers.) I got my form in the mail today from my supplies providers. I have to fill it out with the results for two weeks, showing that I'm testing several times a day. That way they'll give me more than the normal once-a-day quantity of testing strips. Obviously I haven't been at this long enough to do that yet, but I will as soon as I have the results to share.

It was hot enough that we were DELIGHTED to get home again. Being in traffic in this heat is a bear. We're trying not to run our air in the car to avoid over-heating, but it's hard to do that.

Marilyn is playing Zuma beside me while I type this. I'm going to play games as soon as I finish. I need to make some more icons, but I wasn't in the mood.

I was looking for something under the sink in my bathroom (that I never did find), so I did a little bit more organizing there. I keep it pretty nice most of the time, so it wasn't much. But that was my work for today, clearly! (heh) I'm totally in the mood to goof of and do nothing really productive.

I do want to work on my Excel for keeping my results, as I'm still not satisfied with it. But whatever...