Friday, May 22, 2009

My first week

It has been a great first week at my new job at Lakeshore Learning Materials. I have never felt so welcomed before at a new job!! The picture above was waiting for me and another new employee when we walked in on Monday and has been up all week. Several people have taken me to lunch. We celebrated a birthday with carrot cake that rivaled Publix (I am serious & if you know me at all, you know how I feel about Publix carrot cake!!) Fridays are "snack days" where people alternate as a team to bring in all sorts of goodies to eat. Today one girl brought 4 different quiches that she made herself! Plus, there was doughnuts, mixed fruit, a homemade pasta salad, a homemade casserole (yummy), brownies, etc. THEN...for lunch today there was fried chicken and all the fixin's brought in for everyone for Memorial Day. Yes, this is all in the same day!

One thing I know for sure is that I am going to start working out every day after work. Did I mention how close the office is to me?? 15 minutes!!

I take my first trip in a few weeks to visit a new store opening in....East Cobb!! Yes!! Near Merchant's Walk. How awesome is that? Can you tell I am excited?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day USA

My Mother is the best. She routinely lets me celebrate Mother's Day later in the month (May 31 or should I say 31 mai?) via Fête des Mères (French Mother's Day!!)

Since she is still waiting for my very thoughtful gifts to arrive in the mail in time for Fête des Mères, I thought I would post some pictures of Mothers...

I took this picture of Mother and Grandma
 in our front yard in Marietta, GA in June 1987 when 
Grandma was visiting for my high school gradulation.

I took this picture of Mémère in a cafe in La Samaritaine
when I was vacationing in Paris with Jessica in July 1981.