Saturday, June 5, 2010

Life and other updates..

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out. -Anton Chekhov 

I've been so busy lately, even though I've really wanted to take the time to blog, I just haven't been able to stop and do it.

Work for me right now is busy, but also getting ready to wind down.  Since I work at an elementary school, the end and beginning of the school year is always the busiest.  In some ways, things have calmed down for me personally at work, since we got a new secretary, and I am back at my old desk again.  I had mixed feelings about it at first, although it was not something me or my boss had a choice in.  In the end, like everything else in life, it seems to have worked out for the best.  I have more time to work on other projects, and I feel like I am back in the right place, as the receptionist, and getting to interact more again with the parents and kids.  Plus, I have a new co-worker who is easy to work with and makes my job pleasant.  We are a team now, which is something I never had before.

The farmer's market job I had talked about in past posts has unfortunately not panned out so far.  My guess is that the their booth has just not been profitable enough yet to hire someone else to work it.  I know that if it is, she will call me, we definitely had a good connection and she knows I can handle the job.  It's like I try to remember, everything seems to work out in the end.  If I had been called to work at the market every weekend a couple of months ago, I don't think I could have done it with the extra time and stress I was dealing with at work.  It's funny how life works out like that...         

These days, it's taking all my weekend time working on my garden, house-cleaning and hanging out with my daughter.  I am also trying to find time for the occasional girls' night with my besties.  
 A little work shower gift for my boss who is getting married in Hawaii this summer.

Recently 6 of us got together for a movie (Sex & the City) and dinner, and it was nice to just hang out and talk with these "girls" again(I will always consider myself a girl, no matter how old I am!) had been way too long.  I am looking forward to my 6 weeks off for summer, and plan to have a couple girlie get-togethers at my house.  I love to cook for and entertain my girlfriends and I have not been making that a priority for a while.
  My little gift/treat for all my girlfriends for our Sex & the City night.

Women have a way of empowering each other like no one else can, and I consider my time with my girlfriends very uplifting and therapeutic.  I am a strong advocate for "Girl Power" and think woman can do anything we set our minds to.

Next up is a quick trip to San Diego to pick up my college student daughter and a short visit with my beloved sister and nieces.   I am looking forward to seeing all my girls and having my daughter home for summer.

Wishing you a wonderful week and Happy Thoughts,


  1. Your candy bars are gorgeous! Have you thought about expanding that and maybe an Etsy shop for them? I saw some in Vegas that had "altered" wrappers on them and they were charging $15 a bar. Just looked like they had printed out some 1920's graphics and added some silver sprinkles for the wrappers.

  2. Those are such pretty wrappers! I am new to your blog, do you make your own chocolate bars?

  3. What did you think of the movie this time? I thought this one was horrible!


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