Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ready And Waiting

Plastic pumpkin... check. Candy... check. Now I'm just waiting for the little kiddies to arrive.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Good To Great

My supervisor Sharon bought me this book at the SBHRA annual conference last week. I've heard many great things about this book and I look forward to reading it.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Creepy And Sweet

A mixture of creepy and sweet was the mood in my office today in celebration of Halloween.
Pictures #1-2: One department created a creepy operation room.
Pictures # 3-5: Another department created a sweet environment with the Wizard of Oz.
Picture #6: My friend Kitty made these "hallo-weenies" or "halo-weenies".
Picture #7: A group picture in front of the twister from the Wizard of Oz.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


My coworker Sue made cupcakes for Racel's birthday. Not only am I impressed with Sue's decorating skills but the cupcake was quite delicious too.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dolphins And Ducks

My supervisor Sharon went to the SBHRA annual conference yesterday and brought back some fun goodies.
Picture #1: A dolphin in a Prudential t-shirt. I decided the t-shirt was too big for the dolphin so I ended up throwing it away.
Picture #2: An AFLAC duck pen.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pumpkins And Witches, Oh My

The decorations for Halloween have started to pop up around my office. The fall holiday season has officially begun.

Monday, October 25, 2010

New Moon

This is the view that greeted Ted and me when we left for work this morning.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Cat

Callie looks so peaceful napping on the window sill. A perfect way to spend the afternoon.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Mission Fun

We went to the La Purisima Mission with Carolyn, Vince, and Ilaria this morning. There were lots of animals to see and we brought carrots, apples, and Cheerios to feed them.
Picture #1: The donkeys greeting Ilaria and Carolyn.
Picture #2: Ilaria and Carolyn feeding the donkeys.
Picture #3: Ilaria calling the piggies.
Picture #4: Ilaria and Carolyn feeding the horses.
Picture #5: Ilaria saying goodbye to the animals.

Friday, October 22, 2010


Ted and I watched Brothers this evening. It was an interesting story but the storyline was quite different than what I expected.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Love Yourself Enough To Love Others

I found this old Employee Assistance Program (EAP) flier in the break room of one of my company's remote offices. I am a huge advocate of EAP programs however I find the wording of this flier disturbing. The section about "self-love" is particularly disturbing. Needless to say I immediately removed the flier and threw it away. Of course I took a picture to memorialize it for my blog before throwing it in the garbage can.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Seminar Swag

I attended 401k a seminar today and received a tote bag with lots of goodies including another tote bag. Two more reusable bags I can use when I go grocery shopping. Woo hoo!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's That Time Of Year Again

It's starting to get dark a little earlier in the evenings so I pulled out my reading light Ted bought me a few years ago. It's very useful and allows me to read on the drive home in the evenings.

Monday, October 18, 2010

ASPCA 2011 Calendar

Ted and I made a donation to the ASPCA and we received this 2011 calendar as a thank you gift for our donation.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Ghost Writer

Ted and I watched The Ghost Writer last night. It's a good movie with an interesting twist at the end.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy Birthday, Ted

Happy birthday to Ted.
Happy birthday to Ted.
Happy birthday dear Ted.
Happy birthday to Ted.
Picture #1: A cute tugboat in the Santa Barbara harbor.
Picture #2: Ed and Stacy, the newly engaged couple.
Picture #3: Ted and Beth.
Picture #4: Stacy and Ed.
Picture #5: Boats in the harbor.
Picture #6: Ed and Stacy brought Ted cupcakes for his birthday.
Picture #7: Ted and Beth before digging into yummy cupcakes.

Friday, October 15, 2010


I saw this very cute ad in today's Santa Barbara News Press.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Shiny New Penny

I went to In-N-Out today for lunch and after I paid for my meal I received two pennies in change. They are both brand new shiny pennies with the new design on the back.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Borrowed Books

I also stopped by the library on my day off Monday so now I have lots of new books to read.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New Books

When I was in Santa Barbara yesterday I stopped by Barnes and Noble to use a gift card I've had for a while and I purchased these new books.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Garrett's Restaurant

Even though my office is closed today I had a doctor's appointment at 8:00 in Santa Barbara. Since I had to get up early on my day off I decided to treat myself to breakfast at Garrett's Restaurant after my appointment.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lazy Acres Swag Bag

Lazy Acres handed out phenomenal swag bags at the Heart Walk yesterday. Inside this reusable bag they included great treats like Cabo corn tortilla chips, dark chocolate almond granola cereal, gourmet coffee, buffalo and cranberry beef jerky, bottled water, Burt's Bees milk and honey lotion, and lots more. One of the best swag bags I've ever received.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Santa Barbara Heart Walk

After 3 1/2 months of training my team and I completed the Santa Barbara Heart Walk this morning. It was a beautiful day for a walk.
Picture #1: Members of my Heart Walk team: Beth, Christine, Louise, Donna, Paul, Lynda, Anne, and Clay.
Picture #2: Another picture of my Heart Walk team: back row- Ana, Linda, Paul, Lynda, Donna, Anne. Front row- Christine, Monica, Louise, Beth, Clay.
Picture #3: More Heart Walkers.
Picture #4: Donna and Lynda crossing the finish line.
Pictures #5-6: I nominated my coworker Paul for the American Heart Association Lifetime Achievement award and he won the grand prize!
Picture #7: Paul listening to the band and singling along with "Ring of Fire."

Friday, October 8, 2010

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time

Ted and I watched Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time last night. I guess it's more accurate to say Ted watched the movie and I watched for about 20 minutes before falling asleep.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Burger Bus

My friend Carolyn and I had lunch at the Burger Bus today. Carolyn had a cheeseburger and I had a grilled cheese sandwich and we shared yam fries. The food was so delicious and I can't wait to go back.

*This photo is courtesy of Carolyn's Blackberry.