Good Saturday morning! Thank you for joining me. Come on in for some cold drinks since it’s going to be another warm day today. Can you tell from my blooming Japanese maple?
The weather has been a roller coaster ride this week. It rained hard on Monday which caused my commute to be twice as long. Tuesday was a good day with sunny skies. Wednesday was another rainy day but instead of a wet morning commute, it was a wet afternoon commute. I’m glad I only work three days a week because it means no five-day commute.
If we were having drinks, I would tell you my mom had returned from China on Monday. I was happy at first and couldn’t recollect why I was so looking forward to her being gone. Perhaps, it was because I missed the interaction.
But then I remembered.
That night, after she arrived home, she rummaged through the fridge. I bought kale the day before and I still had some uncooked ground turkey, sliced button mushrooms, and whipping cream in the fridge. She questioned me about it and when I told her, she had that look of disgust on her face.
“If you don’t like it, don’t eat it.” I purchased it with my own cash after all.
The next day, she lectured me about eating too much hot dogs. “What are you talking about?” I asked. “I haven’t eaten a hot dog in a long time.” It turned out, because the ground turkey was wrapped in the shape of a sausage, she thought those were hot dogs. I scratched my head and thought, didn’t I tell her this last night?
If we were having drinks, I would tell you I gained weight. It’s probably because I have been trying to consume all the food I purchased during my mom’s stay in China and apparently, I overestimated on the food I can eat when I’m only eating two meals a day. So I had to break my fast and resume my three-meal diet.
The other reason for my weight gain is probably due to work. I have been at my new job for two weeks and since then, I think I eat more than I work. There’s always so much delicious treats lying around the break room which is directly behind my cubicle and sometimes, I can’t help myself. I have been a little better this week though, I disciplined myself to stick to drinking tea. There are so many different tea to choose from in this office that sometimes I don’t choose, just close my eyes and randomly pick one.
If we were having drinks, I would tell you I am happy with my new job. I have dual monitors, a fast CPU, and two times more workspace than my previous job. Oh and let’s don’t forget to mention, no mean bosses criticizing my work. In fact, my supervisor was quite surprised when I managed to clean up the books and reconcile the accounts in a little over a week. “You’re zipping through this stuff.” I just smiled and said, “Yeah.”
If we were having drinks, I would tell you I am going on another hiking expedition today. This time to Sardine Peak near Snowbasin Ski Resort. It’s a new hike for me, which means I will have lots of pictures to show when I get back. I hope this time will be better than the last.
Therefore, I should get going. I thank you for joining me today and I hope to be back next weekend.