Monday, September 29, 2014
Not much else going on at Chez Petite. I managed to swim tonight but didn't get a good night's sleep last night. It's that female over fifty night sweat thing that wakes me up and causes all sorts of disruptions in my sleep cycle. I have yet to experience a hot flash so I should consider myself lucky. I am still plagued by the "friend" that no girl likes to have show up... not on a regular basis, but it still happens. Now how did I get on that topic after posting about pizza?
Now I'm off to attend to my overwhelmingly attacked in-box. Someone at work forwarded my resume on to a VP today that has a few openings. If they are not contract (I am ineligible for more contract time), I think I'll probably get noticed. Other than that, the job is slow so I've been doing my best to help out others when and where I can. Hopefully that will help me too!
Sunday, September 28, 2014
The event we went to last night was not torturous. The site was the Pierce Arrow Museum -- which was very interesting. We enjoyed open bar and "heavy hors-doeuvrs." TBG has an assistant that he could not live with out. He is the "ying" to Tommy's "yang." It was so nice to finally meet his wife -- and we hit it off too! While his job can be frustrating, there are a couple of good guys there I really like.
The Oktoberfest thing did not pan out. We stopped to buy a bottle of bubbly to drink but when we got there, it seemed that just neighborhood people were there and no one from work. I thought I spotted the VP but wasn't sure because I 'd never seen him in shorts with a beer in his hand. Well, I've seen him with a beer, but this time it was dark. I think I would have been the only person from work. So we snuck back down the block. Once at home, we had drinks around our fire and were content to leave it at that.
If I was a betting woman, I'd put money on this week being my last one at the contract job. I'm getting an extra assignment but don't think they're going to keep me around just as an opportunity for me to try to find more work at the bank. I have only seen two open positions that interest me and am not going to take something just because it is open. If it lasts to the end of the month, that will be great because it will be three more paychecks. And if one of the openings I expressed interest in come through, that will be a pleasant surprise. But the contracting thing has grown tired for me and I've had many false hopes so I think it's time to forge my own destiny and just be happy for the stuff I learned. If there is one thing I've learned over the years, it's that promises made are often cancelled out if a management change occurs. There's nothing malicious about it and it is nothing to be bitter over. It's just what happens.
As for tomorrow.... pizza is on the horizon. Woooo hoooo!
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Tonight we are going to a cocktail party for hubby's job -- the company is celebrating 150 years. He's in a stable field. My division head is having a party and invited staff. It's a block-club/Oktoberfest sorta thing that we can drop by on our way home. We'd rather do neither but sometimes you gotta schmooze.
Sorry I've missed posting. Now I am off for booze and appetizers!
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
It wasn't any easy night to get motivated to cook because I had to be out with the pup in the gorgeous sunshine and also knew that I had to do some job-search stuff after dinner. I had to update my "Talent Pool" information on the website for my current employer. You'd think they'd know who I am because I contract for them, but nope. That took an hour!
Tomorrow is supposed to be warm and sunny too so I made a swim-date with our buddy "Swim Jim" and told TBG that we were river-bound after work. Woo hoo!
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Before I go feeling too sorry for myself, I also realize that back in the career days when I had a strict "all natural fiber" rule, I did not have as many "fun" wardrobe options. The ensemble I'm planning for work tomorrow is they type of wardrobe choice that makes me happy because it's fun and it's comfortable. I might not be petite, but I refuse to wear a tent. And since it's not a gym day, I plan to wear a combination of fake and real sparkling gems -- crystals, cubic zirconia, diamonds, white topaz and all sorts of glittery pieces. One way to have a happy day is to dress happy. I hope everyone tries that tomorrow!
Monday, September 22, 2014
I did pick up apples for snacking and pie and I hope to have time to bake one this week. A recruiter called me today on a promising position -- so I have a lot on my plate. Literally and figuratively!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tommy also went to his knee doctor and got shots for both knees. He has an appointment with the surgeon in October and they think they want to do his right knee first -- not both. I saw the x-rays and they were ugly.
I know some folks think that the main reason to get married is to have a family. All we ever wanted was a dog and a comfortable life -- and we got it. It makes the years go by fast when your life together is what you want rather than what you're stuck with. OK, finding the nicest guy on earth helps too!