Friday, April 18, 2008

Follow Up Friday - The calm after the storm

Oh, what a week it's been. Let's recap, shall we? (By the way, I responded to all comments individually at their respective posts).

In Saturday's Photo Hunt I showed you all a glass sculpture that sits in the middle of the "mall" at Mohegan Sun Casino. Many of you asked if it was a Dale Chihuly piece. Well, I had no idea, but it turns out that in fact, it is. Here's some more information on it, if you're interested. I think I may have found a new favorite artist...his stuff is just amazing.

Sunday I had a bit of a meltdown. Tough as it was that day, I think it was MUCH needed in order for me to "cleanse" the soul and start all over again. Once again, thank you so very much to all of you for your sweet words of encouragement. I don't think any of you will ever know what a bright spot you all are when I'm having "one of those" days.

Fun Monday was the funnest indeed. It seems everyone loved my new "interview" shoes, which I bought to go with my new "interview" suit. I do love them! ;-) Nobody got the "five by five" reference...but I'm not revealing the answer yet...I'll save it for this coming Fun Monday. Anyone out there taking any guesses? I'll give a hint, it's a television show reference.

On Wednesday I decided to change the subject a bit, sick as I was of dwelling on this job loss issue. It turned into a much more inspired post than I had originally planned. Funny how those things happen. Anyway, Frigga wanted the recipe for the Strawberry Passion martini I had at dinner Tuesday night. I wanted to oblige girl, but I can't find the recipe anywhere, and don't remember what was in it. I will tell you, however, that I had it at The Outback Steakhouse and it's their "Featured" drink right now. It's not, however, on their website anywhere.

Oh, I also threw out there on Wednesday that I want to go see NKOTB live on the Today Show on May 16th, and would love if anyone wants to meet up in NYC that day, we could go together, and act like teenage girls. I'm totally not kidding, so any takers?

On Yesterday's Thursday Thirteen I shared some of the photos I took at the New England Aquarium on Saturday, including something rarely seen here...a photo of myself (with the girls). It wasn't on purpose that the reflection of the flash is right above my face...but I was kind of glad for the distraction...hahaha...I've got even more aquarium photos, so I'll share those in the future.

And today I sit here, at work, on my last official day. I will actually be in, sort of "part-time" for the next few weeks, or until I find a job, whichever comes first. They're doing what they can to help me out with some extra cash, and in the meantime I'm going to help them tie up any loose ends I can. It's been really strange cleaning out my office, carrying bags and boxes home. You wouldn't believe the amount of crap one accumulates in five years at a job. Sigh...

Still, as sad as this day could be, I'm in good spirits. The job search is going quite slowly, which is scary, but next week I'll be able to dedicate some serious time to it, so hopefully something will turn up. And the good news is that since I'm on a "forced" vacation next week, I'll be able to catch up on all my favorite blogs.

Tomorrow I'm feeding the poor with my church group, AND helping Shoppaholic move into her new apartment, should be a busy day, but a feel good one too.

Have a great weekend everyone.


Rebecca said...

Outback Steakhouse? Being that I don't eat steak I've never actually been to one. But they serve salad and chicken dishes maybe pasta, right?

As for NY and NKOTB - I totally totally really really really want to go with you!! Unfortunately my checkbook said "NO!" But you'll take pictures and share them, right?

Jill said...

keep looking. you'll find what you need out there. i'm just starting to look for temp work again and am halfway wanting to quit already, but then i found a good one (hoping its more than say a week) so i applied for it today.

Joy T. said...

I love when you do these re-caps of your week. Have a super weekend, it sounds like it will be a nice one for you :o)

kitten said...

Glad that after all your week turned out pretty well. Loved all your pics and good to see the person behind the blog. Good luck on finding a new job.