Wow--cannot believe I have not posted in over a month! For that I apologize!
Where have I been? Well check out Taz above--he explains my whirlwind of activity lately. Work has been crazy and that is NOT a complaint. It was been wonderful to be so busy after being so bored while laid off. I am thrilled to be busy and jumping! I was hired at a very crucial time at my position as this is the time of year for annual reviews. In addition to that is my company's quarterly board meeting. Those 2 projects within themselves took up 90% of my time for the past month. But in a way, it was good for me to start because it forced met to get caught up very quickly. Another facet of my craziness at work was that we were going to learn a new program to upload board meeting materials digitally. Very interesting concept and once I got the hang of it (thank you William at work!) it was wonderful. But if anyone out there has ever worked on presentation like these you know how it goes. You work on something only to have higher ups change it and then change it back again. I fully expected that to happen so I was prepared.
ANYWAY---I barely had time to eat lunch, let alone blog, even though I had getting that itch to write for a while. And I mean write my stuff, not work on writing slides for presentations. LOL So as of last week the projects were officially done, approved, printed and shipped out. It feels weird not to have those projects looming over my head any more. But no worries--there will be another board meeting next quarter to look forward to. However--this time we all know the new program and I won't be such a newbie!
Let me again reiterate how fortunate I feel to have accepted this position. I feel like fate stepped in when I had the other offer rescinded. Even though I felt awful at the time, I realize in the end that things do happen for a reason. I work with very nice, positive people who work hard at what they do and want to do their best.
So in the midst of all my work I did find time to find a few more favorites to share with you:
|My new Lucky bag|
My new bag. I had been using this adorable bag from Kohls for months. It's gray and I've gotten numerous compliments on it. But it was time to switch our for something new and something better for fall. I had been searching online for a cute new purse. I admit I'm very very picky with purses. I'm not a bag snob, I just know what I like and what I don't like. I had looked online for something that I wanted for months but everything was either too much (I fell in love with a Marc Jacobs bag at Nordies that was $1500) or just wasn't really what I wanted. Enter this lucky bag above. I saw it Macy's a few months ago but balked at the price tag, which was $189. Yes I know that doesn't sound like much to some of you, but I don't buy anything at full price. So I started checking it out online. I found it here but didn't want to pay that price either. So I kept looking, hoping I would find something to replace this bag. I just loved the color and the style! Fate again stepped in to help me. While I was waiting for the threading lady to be done with her client, I stopped into Macy's next door to look around. Saw my bag and asked the lady to scan the price. She said "It's $64 before your coupon." I whipped out my card so fast!! After the Macy's coupon, I paid $50 for it. SCORE!!! It's roomy too for all of my stuff. And the color is gorgeous!
|Hairtrition shampoo from Sally's|
I promise to now blog a bit more regularly since work isn't so crazy!
I also finally got around to using my Annie Sloan paint! The dresser is my test furniture. I put 2 coats on today and will wax later tonite or tomorrow. Full report with pics will be posted here! I will tell you--so far so good! :)
See you soon and HERE WE GO STEELERS! They can't do any worse than last week right! Hope you enjoy your Sunday and your team wins (except for Seattle who plays the Steelers!)