This past weekend was a nice long one for me since I had Friday and Monday off for vacation. It was just what I needed to refresh my soul.
My mom treated me to a day of shopping since she didn’t get a chance to buy anything for my birthday. I bought three nice dresses and two sweaters, and then I bought a few pieces of jewelry to match. I was drawn to greens, blues and blue-greens as a color scheme this time. Everything fits! Woo hoo!
My mom and I were invited on Sunday to my brother’s place to see his new house and to have a barbecue. I picked the biggest steak and ate it all while my brother resented the fact that he didn’t pick that steak first. Anyway, the house is beautiful. It has a great view of a bit of the Metroparks, and my brother can do some fishing right in his backyard.
When I returned on Tuesday, I had to sit at the front desk while everyone gathered in another area for a staff meeting. When they returned, a bunch of them congratulated me! Why? Because this month is my ten-year work anniversary! Yeehaw! My official first day as a permanent employee was May 30th, but I was acknowledged on Tuesday with a certificate signed by our chairman and CEO, thanking me for 10 years of service, and I was also given a Visa giftcard for 100 bucks! A friend of mine had reached his 5-year anniversary, and he received a giftcard too. We were both grinning like we had received all A’s on our report cards.
After work yesterday, I tried to think of something I could buy with that card. I wanted it to go a long way. Nothing looked good to me at Walmart, so when I went home I checked out Amazon. Jackpot! I bought some MP3 downloads of Ike and Tina Turner songs and then I bought the movies “Predator” and “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir”. I love knowing that I’ve got movies on the way!