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Good morning!<br><b>Jill</b> I forgot to ask what you thought of Chilly Cheeks. I am still thinking of doing the Ugly Mudder, but I'm just not sure yet (i know, wrong thread).<br><br>
Must. Get. Coffee.<br><br>
Have a great day!
 

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<b>Becca</b>, sent you a PM.<br>
Hi <b>Scratch</b> <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Have to head out and register DD1 for next year's preschool. This is too darn early to get up for this.
 

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morning peeps. Going to work early so I can get home early, since Heater organized a little meetup with Diablita from the PRT who is in town for a couple nights, and I have to get over to Cambridge after work. Thanks Heater!<br><br>
Just finishing up my cereal...still tasty.<br><br><b>QOD</b> for today if you'll indulge me again: are you doing what you thought you'd be doing 10 years ago? Are you on track to where you hope to be in 10 years?<br><br>
This was prompted by one of the email questionnaires that go around and one of the questions was "where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Most people don't have the forethought on that topic, but it got me wondering if maybe I could think ahead.<br><br>
As for me, well, 10 years ago...I was in pretty much the same place. We hadn't bought our own place yet, but if I'm not mistaken we'd just put in our first offer, I worked in corporate research, had a dog and a cat and a husband. Was sorta happy and sorta bored. Fast forward to today, just refi'ed on our 2nd house, back in corporate research, have lost a dog and a cat, but gained a couple of new ones, and still have the husband (who's seen us through better and worse). Looking ahead...well, I hope my life is as good. I'm so happy to have found a creative outlet, and I hope I'm still involved. I'm so happy to have found you guys, and I hope that continues as well. We will halfway done with this refi mortgage. I don't want to think about certain other aspects looking 10 years ahead: I'll be turning 50. Who knows what will have happened to my mother by then. My 2nd generation of pets will be elderly, if still living. I assuming my grandparents will be gone by then. I worry terribly about my own health and don't know what the next 10 years will bring. But if I continue on my current track...I think I will be happy.<br><br>
Deep thoughts for a Tues morning, I know. Feel free to consider it early morning rambling and just skip it.
 

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uh yeah. Moe. i need for coffee for that...<br>
xoxo though.<br><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I know...I just have to get my question in before I go to work or I don't get it in at all!<br><br>
xoxo back atcha kid.
 

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Hi Gang -<br><br><b>QOD -</b> Moe, funny timing with your question. I was JUST thinking about this because it was 10 years ago this week that I started working at the same law firm that I'm at. And I wouldn't have thought, then, that I would still be here. But I am. At times its the suck, but compared to most lawyers my age, I have it made. Good pay. Good people. Good hours. I've tried looking for different job at diff firm half a dozen times over the past 10 years, but I'm trapped because of the pay and hours I keep now. If I left I would have to work harder, longer hours and I wouldn't make as much, and there would be more B.S. to put up with. So even though 10 years ago I would have been pissed if you told me I'd be at same exact firm, it really isn't such a bad thing. (And I guarantee I'll be here 10 years from now too!).<br><br>
Personally am I where I thought I would be? No. Enough said on that.<br><br>
Happy Tuesday everyone!
 

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Good morning. That's all I got. Busy day today; won't see you guys 'til after lunch at the earliest.<br><br>
6:15 a.m. run<br>
9-5 p.m. work (including leading a training class all morning)<br>
5:30-8 p.m. teach English class<br>
8:50 p.m. volleyball game<br><br>
zzzzzzzzzzzz
 

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Hey all -<br><br>
Deep thoughts - it's as good a way, if not better, to start a Tuesday as anything!<br><br>
Especially: as I sit at my computer, I smell cat pee. Dammit. I can't find the source, but I KNOW it's here somewhere. Our downstairs cat broke into the upstairs while we were at work - it's a guarantee that the upstairs cat will pee on something in response (the whole reason they are kept separated at all times!).<br><br>
Just PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let it not be something on my clothes somewhere.<br><br>
Shit. It was on my pants. Which had been in a pile of freshly cleaned laundry before putting it all away last night. So who knows what else got peed on that's sitting in my drawers with everything else.<br><br>
Ugh.<br><br>
Anyhow, now that that's been taken care of, I have little time left for the <b>QOD</b> before heading off to work. So, lighthearted response - didn't think that cute kitty would be a stress pee-er 10 years later!<br><br>
I'll work on a more thoughtful response later - cause I do like this question!<br><br>
Have a good day all!
 

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um. doode. i am almost finished with my dissertation.<br>
i need 2 new short summary type things and a brief expansion of some points i brought up in my discussion chapter.<br>
we're talking maybe 7 pages tops. we're talking a week or so....tops.<br>
holy cow.
 

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<b>QOD:</b> no.<br><br>
10 years after college, i figured i'd be on a good career path, in a healthy marriage, and in my own home, and have curious, witty, loving children.<br><br>
so far, all i've got of those four things are the great kids.<br><br>
will i have what i want in 10 years?<br>
part of me says that i'm finally taking the steps to get there, so yes.<br>
part of me says that i <i>thought</i> i was taking the steps 10 years ago, and look how that worked out for me...<br><br>
i know i have better people in my life now than i did 10 years ago. i know that the last couple years...and the last 6 or 7 months especially... have really made me realize what i need for my life to be happy. and i now know that i have something to offer a company or a partner...even if i'm not perfect.<br><br>
but while i feel like i'm setting myself up in good position for the future, i'm not really in a good place right now to even see 6 months ahead, let alone 10 years.<br>
so i'll take it a day or a week at a time, and just enjoy the hell out of the people in my life while i'm still here...
 

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Morning all.<br><br>
The only positive thing about this school strike is I got to sleep in a little later than normal. At least there's one bright side. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Last night's popcorn flavor - country cheddar - delicious. Salty, sweet, smokey. I liked it a lot.
 

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Morning.<br><br>
What is with all of the <b>QOD</b>s today that I can't answer! I am certainly not where I expected to be and I am unsure of where I am heading. I would like to make more money at some point though, so maybe in 10 yrs I will finally finish my undergrad degree or marry a sugar daddy.
 

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<b>QOD</b> – Ten years ago, I was living in NJ, and had a 10 month old baby. I was working as an engineer, and had not even started thinking about changing careers into technology. We had been in that house in NJ for 3.5 years, and had completely renovated the upstairs (see my drywall\plaster post from yesterday). If you had told me at that point that I would be living in CT, working in technology support for financial services, I would have though you were nuts.<br><br>
Ten years in the future: I will have two children in college, and a third in HS. I worry more about paying for college than anything else. I hope I am in the same company – we will see whether I am and what role I am in. A lot can change in 10 years. This is the happiest I have been in a job since I graduated in 1990. Now if only I could cut my commute in half.
 

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I'm with all the other sleepy heads. Sitting here drinking my coffee, and being annoyed that I'm not more awake and alert given that I went to bed a little early last night (but not enough so as to muck up my body clock).<br><br><b>QOD-</b> I am definitely not where I thought I would be 10 years ago. I just interviewed for what would be my 1st professional job, as a social worker in a foster care agency. I was overweight, single, and had very little confidence. I think I expected that I would still be a social worker, married with kids, and hopefully thinner (but didn't really expect it).<br><br>
Instead, I changed careers 5 years ago (best decision I ever made), lost the weight, gained a lot of confidence. I certainly never would have predicted that I'd be a runner. Still single/no kids. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> And infinitely happier with myself. I figure that the single-thing will take care of itself in good time as long as I'm the best me that I can be. And if not, at least I'll be enjoying my own company.<br><br>
Anyway, with as many big unpredictable changes that have happened in the past 10 years, I'm not even going to try to guess where I'll be in life 10 years from now.<br><br><b>((((Heater))))</b><br><br><b>Mandy!</b> I'm thrilled that your diss is really and truly almost done! <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif">
 

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Morning<br>
A huge natural gas explosion happened yesterday afternoon outside our office complex. Thankfully no one was hurt. I am hoping DTE Energy gets here soon to turn the natural gas on. It is cold in this office today.<br><br><b>Qod</b> 10 years ago at this time, I was pregnant with DS#2. I was also looking for another job because the company I was working for at that time was a sinking ship. I found the job I currently work at. I never would have thought I would be here for 10 years, but here I am. My health is much much better than it was then. Some of my family members not so much.....<br><br>
The next 10 years will be both boys in college, DS#1 probably getting out of med school (this weeks idea) and the other???? Hopefully I will have figured out what I want to be when I grow up by then. I can feel a change coming, just not sure what it is yet.
 

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<b>QOD</b> no and I don't know (probably not).<br><br>
Groggy, rainy, sleepy Tuesday here. Have a good one.
 
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