Saturday, August 6, 2011

One Week Post Pam

The first week has come and gone since Pam’s final day of work. It definitely felt surreal to walk by her empty desk throughout the day.  There is still the sense she is only on vacation, but I'm sure by the end of next week that will be put to rest.  Although her leaving didn't  truly seem official until I noticed on Friday that her name is no longer on the company email address book.  I guess that means it’s really final.  

Pam has mentioned a time or two her battle with exercise..to do or not to do.  Well I just received the following helpful advice and thought I would share it with Pam, and you..this program seems reasonable and I’m sure could be undertaken with little cost.  Obviously the long term benefits would be worth the time and effort required:

EXERCISE FOR PEOPLE OVER 40: Begin with a 5-lb potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer. After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato bags.
Then try 50-lb potato bags and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato bag in each hand .
After you feel confident at that level,  start off by putting a potato in each bag.

This afternoon there will be a birthday get together for my youngest grandson, Max, who will turn 4 years old tomorrow.  Not sure if the weather will co-operate with outdoor activities; a thunderstorm threatens and the humidity levels are rising accordingly.   July was very dry and hot and August is warm as well, although there seems to be more rain in the forecast.  The parched lawns and flowerbeds would welcome a long soothing drink no doubt.

Well Monday will roll around again before long and will be faced with a different perspective for Pam.  Unfortunately she will miss our semi-annual awards celebration this Wednesday.  Its shaping up to be a fun day and I’m sorry she won’t be there to see me be a contestant on our own version of “Family Feud”.  Hopefully there will be some photos to share afterwards.

And now to put the finishing touches on Max’s gift and get ready for the party!

Cheers!
Liz

1 comment:

Pam said...

Oh, they took me off the address list...WellI guess its final.
Loved the exercise program and I will start tomorrow!