Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Graduation Celebration

Sorry about the glare, but this is my poster.
and this is the cake.
Back in 2016 I went through the LEAN Training offered at work, mostly as a good little nugget to add to my annual performance evaluation. It was a fun class and I learned a lot and then I had to do a work related project. yikes. I had an awesome mentor, Rosalie, who held my hand through the whole process and really, if the truth be told, did all the heavy lifting. She has since left the company, so I guess that means all the glory and honor goes to me now. Our CEO came to the celebration and we had a nice photo op. Just trying to raise my profile a little bit and improve my personal brand!

not really made in Durham

I won a t-shirt!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Crocheting again

Hippie Tote Bag
I suddenly felt the urge to crochet something. I got a 55% off coupon at AC Moore's, so I got a skein of variegated self-striping yarn. It's really pretty. This is an easy pattern. It's just 3 large granny squares, folded on the diagonal and joined together. I'm not sure what I'm going to do for a handle just yet--I'm considering my options. I had a really good month last month at work. There was nurse's week and we had a nice reception with cake. I graduated from the Facilitation Program and we had a party with cake. Then it was Military Family Appreciation month, along with Memorial Day, so the VetNet group had a reception for us vets...more cake. Then, the GlobalNet group did a thing to celebrate Asian and Pacific Islanders. No cake, but we got some spring rolls. Today, there was a celebration for the graduates of the LEAN program. Cake. So, after a whole month of celebrating ME, the rest of the year is going to be kind of dull. Probably just as well. After all this cake I'm in danger of developing diabetes, or at the very least, obesity.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Memorial Day

Marcus, James, David, James
 The kids and the boys came to the house yesterday for a visit. We like to get the cousins together every now and then. James the Elder will be 4 in a couple of weeks and then other James will be 4 a few weeks after that. I'm just reeling. I thought my own children grew up fast--but my grandchildren are speeding through their childhoods. I can't stand it. I am just so very grateful that my kids live fairly close and that I get to see the boys fairly regularly.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Business Cat

Groucho, CatAngels spokescat
My coworker volunteers at Cat Angels cat rescue. Groucho is one of her rescues that she is permanently fostering. He makes frequent public appearances at various fund raising events and has even ridden in a couple of parades. He's been interviewed on TV. So, now he has his own business card.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Cafe Journaling Meet-Up

some of the ladies in my group--hard at play
We alternate our meet-ups between the CH Public Library and any number of local coffee shops. Johnny's is one of the groups' favorites. The management there is so nice and accommodating; they have great food snacks and coffee and homemade ice cream (which I can't have anymore because of this lactose issue...). They have some of the local musicians and artists doing their thing, as well. It's a great escape for me. People who aren't into paper and pens and journaling wouldn't understand at all. All I can say is, I'm so glad I finally found my tribe!