Luis and Iris Garcia are ready to retire. There's a new CEO, interim CFO, and a lot of promises that things will only improve - with no layoffs. There was a lot more discussed during our company meeting this morning, but bottom line is there should be no pink slips being passed out.
I know API is a good, strong company so I don't know why this news makes me anxious. Maybe it's just change in general...
*sigh* Life goes on. Time will tell. I love my job, and have no desire to go elsewhere.
Sunrise, 10/19/08. It's coming later and later and I'm seeing the beautiful colors when I venture out in the early morning hours.
The bunny is back, and all grown up. Well, that's if it is the same rabbit I took pictures of earlier this year. Back when it was warmer, sunny, everything was green and growing... :)
The neighbor took his boy out hunting yesterday. Mom must have said "Leave those stinky dirty coats outside!" There they were, hanging from the eaves and blowing in the wind.
Most of the trees have given up their leaves by now. I'm not going to venture out to Holy Hill today. It's a bit chilly outside, and very windy. I'm sure the wind will be a lot worse up there on the hill. It's a good day to stay inside and do laundry and maybe bake a cake. :)
Salmon, rice and Brussels sprouts. Turned out really good!
There was something going on at Holy Hill today. When I drove by, there was a loooong line of traffic both into and out of the place. So I kept on driving. I didn't want to spend Sunday afternoon in gridlocked traffic. If there's still a lot of leaves and color out there next weekend, I'll try it again.
I'm going to try to get out to Holy Hill today to get some more pretty fall colors pictures. We're almost at peak for the colors. Soon the leaves will be gone and the cold air will be upon us... *sigh*
Both pictures are linked to the Picasa gallery with a few more shots.
He has this song's lyrics posted on his Facebook page. Now it's stuck in my head!
Led Zepplin - Goin' to California
Spent my days with a woman unkind, Smoked my stuff and drank all my wine. Made up my mind to make a new start, Going to california with an aching in my heart. Someone told me theres a girl out there With love in her eyes and flowers in her hair. Took my chances on a big jet plane, Never let them tell you that theyre all the same. The sea was red and the sky was grey, Wondered how tomorrow could ever follow today. The mountains and the canyons started to tremble and shake As the children of the sun began to awake. Seems that the wrath of the gods Got a punch on the nose and it started to flow; I think I might be sinking. Throw me a line if I reach it in time Ill meet you up there where the path Runs straight and high. To find a queen without a king; They say she plays guitar and cries and sings. La la la la Ride a white mare in the footsteps of dawn Tryin to find a woman whos never, never, never been born. Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams, Telling myself its not as hard, hard, hard as it seems.
Sheeeesh! After having the BEST record in the league, you'd think the Cubs would at least show up for these division series games. *sigh* So the Chicago Cubs are swept in their NLDS and are out of the running. I'm disappointed to say the least. Sadly, not too surprised. So we go back to being ever-faithful Cubs fans for a team that still does what they have done for years. Lose.
The Brewers managed a win last night. They play again this morning. If they win today, then it's back to Philadelphia. Although I'm not much of a Brewers fan, the team is very popular at work. That's what happens when one lives in the Milwaukee area, I guess.
I think the White Sox are still going at it, too. However, baseball as I know it is over for the season.
It got down to 30 or lower last night! Brrrrrr!!! Yesterday morning I had to find the ice scraper in the trunk of my car, then scrape the ice off the windshield. blah. The lawn is all frosty this morning, even more so than yesterday. I'm just glad I don't have to go to work this morning. I think ice-scraping would have been a much bigger effort today than it was yesterday.
I guess this means we have officially entered the Fall season. Knowing Wisconsin's manic depressive weather though, this will last maybe a week or two before the temperatures turn to freezing and the snow starts to fall. It seems like we go right from winter to summer, then summer to winter with very little spring and fall weather. *sigh* I do like springtime the best. It seems entirely too short though. Maybe time is just flying by because I'm not a kid any more.
Last time I had my camera out, it was warm and sunny. I was taking in some down-time in Madison. Now my days are hectic as I work on this new system and try to keep up with all my other client tasks. And it's freezing outside!
I also got some cute shots of Piko the other day. I think this one's a good shot so I've posted it here.
I'm a system analyst for a software company near Milwaukee. Daughter, Heather is a veterinary technician in Annapolis; son Brian is a student in Colorado after 5 years in the Marines. Four cats, Lilikoi, Punkin, Piko, and Kona. Three birds, Harley and the Nitwits. Harley is a cockatiel and Bella and Guido are parakeets.