Life keeps moving on, doesn't it? It's a good thing it does, so we don't have too much time to wallow in melancholy and memories. I could have rolled around in this for days, but I'm trying hard to just move on. It was tempting to keep my office set up as is, laptop connected, printer plugged in. But when L and I came home from dinner and I could see that my phone line had been shut down and rerouted to the "replacement" by the company, I figured I wouldn't waste any time dismantling everything.
And it looks so nice and clean! I've cleaned out the file cabinet and everything that's not being sent back is in the trash. Love it. And sad at the same time. *sigh* It'll take a few days to get used to it.
I believe I do have a job in the works. Very hopeful. I was able to discuss the possibility of it today, and it looks promising. I'll keep you posted on that one. If it works out, it will be a good thing for me.
My little Mia had her "real" birthday yesterday. (The party she had in Mesa, AZ was way early so she could have her cousins and everyone over before they moved.) I called her in the morning and she was so excited that it was her special day (again). She told me that her cousin Santana told her that birthdays are not lucky or special days, and I told her that Santana was crazy. That should settle it.
Mia's mom has a very clever friend that can crochet miracles. Just look at the darling birthday headband she made for Mia's Special Day!
I don't know how she figured out how to crochet a cupcake (with sprinkles!) complete with flowers and a butterfly, but she did. She has a shop on Etsy called Tanyas Tangles - you really should check it out. Very clever and cute stuff.
Another pic of the birthday girl strutting her stuff:
She got to have lunch at McDonald's and play in the kidspace area as long as she wanted. Her cousins Lexi and Matthew sent her birthday presents. It was a good day for a very happy birthday girl. You'll notice in both pictures Mia is also wearing a cute necklace. Her mom makes those - MiaMoo Designs. If you visit the website (or her Facebook page!) you can see and buy her latest creations (this one is from the Lollipop Collection) and they're such fun to wear! Katie's friend created her this little sign:
Tomorrow I'm going to spend the day with my friend Judy. She lives in Huntington Beach and we're going to walk the pier, and just have a nice relaxing day. It will feel good to decompress and unwind from this crazy last week of work. Time enough next week to figure out my next move and work out details. Stay tuned - I'm not dead yet.