Saturday, March 06, 2010

Stretches and Exercises You Can Do At Your Desk - Chronic Pain

Experts recommend frequent, mini stretch and exercise breaks, when you're working a desk job. My previous pain management doctors suggested, 5 minute breaks, every 30 minutes to change position.

Now that I've returned to a desk job I've begun stretching and changing of my position during my work schedule and wearing my headset.

Visit Chronic Pain to view some exercises, that you can do. Your back and neck will thank you for it.

Enjoy a Free Cup of Coffee at Dunkin' Donuts

Enjoy a free cup of America's favorite coffee at Dunkin' Donuts.

Come in on any of the remaining Mondays in March and grab a freshly brewed medium hot or iced coffee for free.

Bill Will Allow More Companies Like West Corporation to Use State Training Funds


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Looks like West Corporation is back in the news this week. The state of Nebraska is considering opening up their training funds to companies, like West Corporation. This would also provide others the opportunity to work at home in customer service.

Subway Restaurant Gift Card Giveaway

In honor of Marcus, our teen, getting his first non-family job I thought I would treat him to a week's worth of lunches.

His favorite lunch is a 12-inch Subway Italian B.M.T. which is sliced genoa salami, pepperoni, ham, fresh vegetables and condiments served on Italian Herbs and Cheese bread!

I decided to buy a $25 Subway Gift Card and will also be giving away a $25 Subway Gift Card to one lucky BerryMorin Bits and Tips blogger!

I'm going to keep this entry rules simple, just leave a comment at this post from March 6, 2010 to March 13, 2010. I'll be cutting off the entries at 8 am PST on March 13, 2010, Saturday.

Please keep in mind that if you should win I will need a snail mail address to send your gift card. Oh, and United States entries only please.

Good luck!

Friday, March 05, 2010

California Worker Volunteers for Layoff to Save Colleague's Job - ABC News

California Worker Volunteers for Layoff to Save Colleague's Job - ABC News

This is a great inspirational story regarding letting something go for someone else to gain.

Enjoying the Nero Wolfe A&E Series on DVD

About once a year, Marcus and I will get an overload of Nero Wolfe A&E series.

We just finished watching 'Nero Wolfe TV Series: Second Season' starring Timothy Hutton and Maury Chaykin. The episodes are based on the 'Nero Wolfe' books by Rex Stout. If you're looking for an old fashion who dunn it this DVD series is for you. The writing, acting and direction remind me of a well done performance. Our teenage son boasted, after watching one DVD of the series, several years ago, that he was hooked.

His favorite character is Archie Goodwin, played by Timothy Hutton. Marcus states that he likes Archie because he's smart, knows how to handle the ladies and can handle himself in any physical altercation. He also makes frequent comments of loving the style of dress, language and technology. (remember rotary phones)

Nero Wolfe, played by Maury Chaykin, will have you reaching for your dictionary. But, yeck, that's part of the fun of watching this series.

Runaway health costs are rocking municipal budgets - The Boston Globe

Runaway health costs are rocking municipal budgets - The Boston Globe

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Thursday, March 04, 2010

Things I've Learned Thursday

My favorite nap partner - my hubby

Stop by Chocolate Covered DayDreams to read her list.

I've learned that I can still love and need a nap.

I love email and chat. I spent some time today chatting with a friend from San Diego.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Just Finished Making a Lasagna - Now Onto The Pork Roast

Our living room - of course I've moved things around again!

I actually felt a little energetic after work so I decided to work on some meal ideas.

We got both the lasagna and 2 pork roasts from Angel Food Ministries. First, I popped in a lasagna, which took an hour. Now, I'm working on a Pork Roast.

My hubby greeted me with a "When it's going to be ready?" when he got home this evening.

And I know our teen will be checking out the fridge and oven when walks through the door.

Also, by preparing these two items I won't have to cook much for a couple of days.

Thanks MPM participants for the inspiration and meal idea!

Stressballs - My Two New Friends

When I worked in brick and mortar call centers my employers would pass out stress balls for various promotions and incentives, through out the year. They would definitely get a workout. And I would go through them pretty quickly.

Now, that I have returned to working at home I've been wanting a stress ball. It's a must have for those rough phone calls.

I found this fun website, Office Playground. They have some funny stress balls to help you deal with those rough customers.

My Home Office Space

I thought I would share a few photos of my work area with you. Kudos to the hubby and teen for setting it up for me. Of course, I had to add some family favorite photos and cute stress balls.

Angel Food Ministries March Online Coupon Codes!

Angel Food Ministries is happy to announce the online coupon codes for the month of March!

The new online coupon codes are, "SCHOOL5" which gives 5% off the New After School Box.

The other code for March is "FAM5" which gives 5% off the New 4x4 Family Meal Kits.

Both online coupon codes are good for the first 1000 users!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Menu Plan Monday - March 1, 2010

This Saturday, we picked up our Angel Food Ministries food boxes so our meal plans are based of the contents. Our teen assisted me with the Roast Beef Hash by peeling and cutting potatoes, onions and carrots. It turned out delicious and there's plenty for lunch.

If you're like me, you enter lots of giveaways, contests and drawings but are still surprised when you win. Well, image my excitement when I found I won a 15 inch Dell laptop! What a blessing!

Please say a prayer for all the unemployed Americans who have exhausted their unemployment benefits. I have a special place in my heart for all of them.

Now onto this week's menu plan!

Roast Beef Hash

Pork Roast, Applesauce, Green Beans

Lasagna, Mixed Green Salad

Weekday Cassoulet

Sandwiches and Soup

Sunday, February 28, 2010

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