Pure bliss......

Woke up late for the first time in a long time and I'm actually okay with it as I probably had the best sleep in weeks......yesterday was an eventful one for me as I actually felt good about myself for the first time in a very, very long time.

M and I had a fantastic time with Parisa and her daughter at the indoor playground and the two of them really wore themselves out......both of us had a good chuckle watching them play and it had been a while since the two little ones had seen each other.  It really did my little guy a lot of good arranging for this playdate and no doubt we'll have to do it again and sooner than later.

By the time we got home the house had that beautiful aroma of my chicken cacciatore coming to life in the slow cooker.  I had prepped everything before we left and set it for six hours to be completed.  Amanda would be over around six and everything was going according to plan....

The three of us had a very enjoyable dinner followed by ice cream (dairy free which is so amazing) and berries and before we knew it, it was time for the little man to hit the sack as he was quite exhausted from the day we had.  Both him and Amanda got along splendidly and told me that my friend was 'very pretty'.....lol...of course I agreed with him.

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Another early morning.....

Up earlier than expected again and after tossing in my bed for what seemed an eternity I decided to get up and get the day started.  A bit chilly outside this morning which made me realize that winter was around the corner (ugh) and soon the ground would be covered in that white stuff....but hopefully not too soon!

I'm a bit miffed as late yesterday afternoon I received an email from both H.R. and the V.P. that we would not be posting an opening to replace Amanda until January.  They figured that we could handle the workload and most likely another way to save money......I just hope in that case they don't slash our budget.  All of a sudden my interview on Tuesday has taken precedent and is at the front of my mind.  Perhaps this is my calling and to move on myself to a new challenge.....

I'm meeting up with a neighbour from my old digs (married life) and her daughter at an indoor playground this afternoon for a couple of hours.  M is very excited to see his old friend (divorce and move has been hard on him) and I can't wait to see her myself!  She was fantastic while I went through my summer of shit dealing with the implosion of my marriage and it's people like her that I'll always appreciate and never forget.

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Here comes the second round.....

Well, I received a phone call this morning that I have moved on to the second round of interviews as mine will be on Tuesday with the V.P. & Director of Sales.  Not bragging, but I'm not surprised as I've been in this business long enough and there was a reason that I was contacted for this position.  As much as I have to 'wow' them, I expect the same in return as this has to be a good fit for myself and their organization.  I'm still on the fence about it but will suck it up and give it my best on Tuesday.  Honestly, if it doesn't pan out I won't lose any sleep over it as I do work for a great organization with fantastic people and a culture that I love.

Just testing the waters to see what else is out there and there's nothing wrong with doing so......wouldn't want any regrets and 'what if's' if I didn't at least check it out. 

Time for my Starbucks break...... ;-)

Friday fun facts about moi.......

19 random FACTS about yourself that may surprise people.

1. Do you make your bed everyday? Yes
2. What's your favorite​ number? 7
3. What is your dream job? Personal trainer, fitness studio owner
4. If you could, would you go back to school? No
5. Can you parallel park? Yes, my dad taught me well.
6. A job you had which people would be shocked that you had? previous entries of mine would reveal it....
7. Do you think aliens are real? Yes.
8. Can you drive a stick shift? No.
9. Guilty pleasure? Cigarettes.....although I'm a light smoker.
10. Tattoos? 12
11. Favorite color? Black, red, purple
12. Things people do that drive you insane? Bad drivers.....get off the road!
13. Phobia/fear? Aging....
14. Favorite childhood game? Hide n seek.
15. Do you talk to yourself? Yes.
16. Do you like doing puzzles? Sometimes
17. Favorite Music? Dance, Electronic....
18. Tea or Coffee? Coffee.....match made in heaven with my guilty pleasure..
19. First thing you remember you wanted to be when you grew up? Lawyer.....always found a way to win an argument with my parents.....lol

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Fantastic day.......

Had a really good day yesterday, in fact, one of the best days I've had since Kevin split with me a while back.  I decided to go 'all black' and with my black faux leather pencil skirt, heels and a turtleneck it was nice to get dressed up and go into work as it felt like it had been an eternity.....hell, even my nails were black from my manicure and about as close as I could get to going goth for Halloween month...

I got there about an hour before Amanda was supposed to show and surprisingly she actually got there about thirty minutes early.  She was happy to see me yet I just got this weird vibe that something was about to happen.....and I was right.

She handed in two week resignation and I was absolutely floored as I didn't see this coming.  'Career change' as she mentioned whereby she would be working with her dad in commercial real estate and eventually taking over his business.  Although I was happy for her, I tried to keep my emotions intact but really didn't succeed when she broke down and we both shed a few tears.  It wasn't an easy decision for her and I was happy for her as I knew she would succeed.....however, I was losing not only a co-worker, but a friend who had been there for me through my shitty divorce.

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