Wednesday, December 26, 2007
In November I was offered a new job at Juneau Urgent and Family Care as the Clinic Administrator (fancy name for office manager). I started working part time on November 27th in the evenings learning the way the new office works. So while working at Legislative Audit I worked at the new job - man I am so not a a two job kind of gal.
My first full day at the new clinic was December 10th. I miss my old job, but I am sure this is a good move for me.
Friday, November 23, 2007
I missed home and my kids and was looking forward to coming home... UNTIL I spoke to Joe and he told me that it was snowing... at which point Jeri and I seriously thought about heading to visit my Mom in Vegas!
We sat in the sun watching out luggage and the Full Circle Farms boxes being loaded... it was going to get into the mid-60s in Seattle and we were headed home to snow. SIGH.
We had a good breakfast at IHOP (thanks to Mona and MapQuest)! Then off to shop. The outlet opened at 10am and we were there. About 1pm we headed to lunch and had great soup, salad and bread - Anthony's I think was the name of the restaurant. Back to the outlet center and more shopping. Em and I stuck together the whole day... man we laughed. We tried on things we wouldn't ever wear, and some things we thought we wouldn't wear and ending up bringing home cause darn-it it looked good! We bought a lot and had to pack it... our bed was covered!
Em and I headed after dinner to our room to finish our movie and watch another!! I love trips with the girls!
Friday, November 9, 2007
We stood, sat and laughed in line a lot though out the weekend. One thing we talked about was other peoples inability to recognize that 1-there was a line, and 2 - they should go to the end of it. Here is a picture of our first line Em is in her pink coat. Please note that the line starts at room 406 and heads down then wraps back around.
In this next picture we decided that we needed to make a scrapbook page about the things we don't like about Expos... maybe even a Mock-u-mentory if we could get Arlo to help. The women in blue by the door walked up looked at the line and then stood by the door. Sad thing is she did get to go in before everyone else. The other picture is Jeri in that line... big classes.
The classes were great we had fun and took challenges from the instructor as we could. If the instructor said "Most classes only get 3 pages done" we would bust out 10. If the instructor said "We will not have enough time to finish this project" we would finish it. It was a blast... I tried to get pictures of us in each class, along with a picture of the class. The last pict is of a finished project from one of the classes.
After a full day of classes we headed to the Mall to pick up a slip to wear with our fancy dresses to a Fifth Ave Theatre play Into the Woods. At the mall we found out that JCPenny's does not carry slips anymore and most other stores don't either. Em found a new beautiful dress, and we bought cloaks. Then off to dinner and a show:
After the play we headed back to the Hotel (navigating at my best). We decided to hang out in Jeri and Mona's room and have desert delivered at mid-night... what a great end to day two.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
4:40am Pick up from Em meant that I didn't get as much sleep as I would have liked, but the excitement of a trip with the girls was just want I needed after cheer was done. Check in went pretty smooth... after we figured out that the tickets had been reserved using our (Em & I) first names as last names. We found out that the flight was full so our plan of reserving the aisle and window seemed to be backfiring on us. But we figured that we could talk who ever was in the middle into switching. We boarded and we found a husband of another friend in that middle seat!! He was more than willing to NOT be in between us. It was a smooth flight to Seattle and I was still so excited I didn't sleep!
Once in SeaTac we split up, Em & Carol (aka Mom) heading to rent the car and Mona and I to find our bags. Four women - four bags (extras packed - just in case), however only 3 bags came off the plane. Mona's bag got to earn extra miles. We found the car and headed to the find food. Flying makes you hungry... or was it getting up at 4am? I was nominated to be navigator and did a fine job if I say so myself.
After lunch we connected with Jeri and Stephanie and set up to meet at the Hotel. More navigating and no wrong turns. We found the Hotel, got checked in and called Jeri. They were still at the mall... so off we went to find them! (Like we needed an excuse to go to a mall).
The Bellvue Mall is very high class... and to us bargain shoppers a bit spendy. However we did get our hair cut (Em, Carol & I), bought product, and went to Build-a-Bear.
After such a successful trip to the mall we headed to dinner at a FABULOUS restaurant called The Melting Pot. We met up with Em's cousin Chuck and had a blast, we opted for a cheese course and chocolate (we all had a salad too):