Monday, July 25, 2011

Long but not forgotten

Where do I even begin? It's been so long since I've put a "pen" to "paper" that I am shocked I even remember how to type. Thanks to Facebook, texting, and emailing for keeping me on my toes with typing skills. I will start with work since that seems to consume a large portion of my life. Last October, I was promoted as manager of Origin at Macy's. It was a huge promotion so I jumped at the offer and landed it. Now I am on a team with 4 others and it's my job to train them to be the best and at meeting our daily, weekly, and monthly sales goals. It's very difficult but I am always up for a challenge. Last month I had the opportunity to meet Jane Lauder, who is the global president of Origins, and Estee Lauder's granddaughter. Being an Estee Lauder company means even more of a challenge for me because everything has to be done to the utmost perfection. Last year we made half a million dollars and this year we hope to be at $600,000. Since we are one of the top stores in the country, sales volume wise, we are on constant show with our vendor partners. I have made some great friends at work, too. Please know that I love you guys. You can make me laugh until I'm crying!!! Now you know that's a friend for life.

My partner, Joe, and I will celebrate 2 years together late next month. They have been some of the happiest 2 years of my life. I can't even begin to say why, but if you have someone to share your love with, you know just what I mean. He and I have made a number of life decisions together, such as quitting drinking alcohol. On that note, it's so nice to get up and not be hungover! On THAT note, I am up every morning by 5:30 to walk the dog. Our favorite thing to do is eat out. We adore trying new places, of which there are so many to choose from, it often takes longer to pick out where we want to go than it takes to eat dinner. One has become an absolute favorite, however, and that is Hello Thai on Devon. It's a delightful little sushi place and we find ourselves there a few nights a week when we are tired from work and have no energy to cook. Ahhh, cooking. Another thing we both adore. Nothing is more satisfying than making a meal from scratch and then sitting down together to enjoy it.

Yes, the dog. Early this spring we went to the Anti Cruelty Society because we decided we wanted a dog. We picked out a chihuahua- dachsund mix. Her name is Pearl. After she was spayed she acquired a major infection and had to go back to the vet for (gasp) a month! She is utterly fine now an has been a delight for us. She is learning sign language and English and is quite the smarty pants!

Now the time has come to bid goodbye. Since I have caught you up on life since my last posting over a year ago, I promise the next ones won't be quite so dry, and probably rather funny.

Cheers, everybody.

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