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Home from the company meeting, and wondering why I'm feeling so much better. Bah. They fed us really well, and several of the people at my table were nicely toasted. I think next quarter, I'll go visit the bar before the meeting, too.

The company seems to be doing really well financially... I was pleased to see that staffing is number 2 on the list of problems they want to address in 2004. I was even more pleased to hear that the company is talking about opening an office on the east coast soon. I'm really hoping for the Boston area; both because it's logical, and because in 5-6 years, I may be able to transfer there rather than go through the whole job search thing. I'm giving serious thought to staying in the telecom business; obviously not in customer service, but perhaps in the project management or the more technical aspects. I could make a good career out of it, I think.

After eating, and getting away from the office, I felt a lot better.. I had good company as well. I'm not terribly close with any of my coworkers, but the two I was sitting with tonight are some that I like more than others. I was pleased to see, too, that next quarter, I'll be getting my 1 year pin and appreciation award- a $50 gift certificate from Amex. Mmm. Yeah. :9

I came home to find Bren busy in the kitchen making some sort of spinach-cheese casserole for my lunches. Last night he made chicken stir fry for me, and there was a plate of low-carb muffins cooling as well. Sometimes... I have got to be the stupidest person in the world. I have been so wrapped up with the traditional gender roles that the thought that Brendan would cook for me while I'm dieting just.. never occured to me. It's something I have a real problem with, and he's very gently and persistently showing me that he survived quite well before I came along, and is happy to do things for me for a change. I just.. wow. Thank you, angel. I don't deserve you. (As you so tackily agreed tonight)

So.. some of the stress of dieting is easing off. Tomorrow night we have dinner with a friend at one of our favorite brewpubs.. .I doubt seriously that there is going to be anything particularly atkins friendly; unless I eat a salad.. and I'm okay with that. I'm pretty content with things right now; a marked contrast from earlier this afternoon.

Right now, I'm going to use a bit of what's left of my evening to write up some html stoof for AFA, and get some work done. I need to stop complaining about my life and get off my ass and do something about it.


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Jan. 8th, 2004 08:15 pm (UTC)
Just be sure the cooking and cleaning efforts are returned... one sided efforts certainly do get tiresome, and then they become a chore. I'm glad you're sticking with that diet.
Jan. 8th, 2004 09:09 pm (UTC)
I've been really bad about not letting him cook or clean. If I don't do it, I start feeling guilty, as if I'd lazed about and that's why he had to do it. He doesn't mind chipping in, and it boils down to it just being hard for me to step back and relinquish control.

Poor fox. I wonder sometimes how he puts up with me. :P
Jan. 9th, 2004 04:49 am (UTC)
Men who cook rock. :) I usually find that if you can set up a balance, it helps make it seem more fair--in our house it's 'the person who cooks doesn't have to clean the kitchen or do the dishes for that meal.'

As for the brewpub--I usually find those easier than other kinds of restaurants. Get a meat dish and if it comes with chips, potato or fries, ask them if they have a vegetable side you can substitute. :)
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