Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Schools In

Wow, the summer flew by, I know I say that every year, in fact, the older I get, the faster it seems time is going.  I have been at my new job for almost two months and to be honest, I love it!  Yes, some of the students drive me nuts!  Yes, some of the faculty are challenging! But, really, this was the best move for my sanity, I needed a change to a new department, with new faces, new challenges, and new accomplishments.  And, guess what...

I won Staff Employee of the Year for 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have to say that again, I won Staff Employee of the Year!!!!!!!

I was absolutely thrilled, speechless and humbled.  It was nice to finally be recognized for working so hard the past 5 years to ensure everyone else has a positive experience.

On a completely separate note, I am taking a class in Leadership and would you believe we had 8 chapters to read the first week and this is only for a certificate, the instructor certainly means business!  The reading was in my opinion relatively dull but I managed to get it read and my writings turned in before the deadline... in fact, I really should be working on that now.  Signing off... Have a grand weekend everyone! 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

"Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music."
~ Ronald Reagan

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

"Do not take life too seriously.  You will never get out of it alive."
~ Elbert Hubbard

Saturday, August 3, 2013

One Month

I have been in my new position for a month now.  While I hate to admit that I thought it may have been a mistake taking the job, I am really starting to like it.  I am learning new software, meeting tons of people and so far, I think they like me.  At least, I hope they do, cause I certainly need the income! 

A couple of weeks ago, Doodle and I went on an adventure to...

Goodness, that place is huge!  We wore ourselves out walking around looking at all the stuff they have.  They have stuff you never knew you needed.  While it was an experience and an adventure, I cannot say that I would shop there or have any desire to return. 

That same day, we decided to visit the Dekalb International Farmers Market, we were on the hunt for crawfish for the boil that Doodle was making that night.  When I lived in Atlanta, I spent many a happy weekend wandering the aisles of the Farmers Market marveling at the items from across the globe.  I love this place, the fruit and veggies are so fresh and reasonably priced.  They have spices in bulk at prices that cannot be beat, a great selection of meats, seafood, cheese, a bakery, and lunch line.  I think that Doodle was a bit overwhelmed, to be honest, it is crowded and even more so on a Saturday afternoon.  If you ever visit Atlanta, this is a place not to be missed.