Here’s to New Beginnings

Today is the first day on the new job. I hope I don’t screw up. 😉 It’s going to be a bit strange not to drive to the old company for the first time in a long time. I will have to make a conscious effort NOT to drive to the building.

Friday some of the folks from the office took me to lunch. I got a nice gift from the receptionist. Even my Starbucks in downtown gave me a giant Fort Worth mug as a farewell present. I won’t get to visit my downtown Starbucks every day and I’m going to miss them. They make the BEST vanilla lattes and the manager is a doll. 😥 BUT the mug is great. I’ll be toting it with me tomorrow. Man also gave me one of those new Via mugs with the storage for the new instant Via coffee (which, by the way, is delish). Just in case I get stranded at the new place without coffee.

We had a really nice weekend. Busy, but nice! Saturday the kiddo had a hair cut, which he desperately needed. No soccer game this weekend! But we did have a birthday party that night at a place called Pump It Up. It’s a giant bounce house place. There were a few soccer friends there and the kiddo had a blast. He was worn out by the time we got home, which was nice! Made him go right to sleep.

Went to the grocery store Sunday, which I detest. However, I saved over $10 just by clipping coupons. Yes, I am the coupon lady. But I was proud of myself. And it was well worth take the extra time to clip them and take them along. I’m entirely anal about that lately, too. And the fridge and pantry are STUFFED to the gills. We are officially out of space.

Now that I’m not lunching with Man every day, I have to start thinking about taking my lunch again. I stocked up on a lot of Healthy Choice things at the store. Things I can heat up quickly in the microwave. Soups and frozen dinners and stuff like that.

Man grilled steak and chicken and hot dogs last night, too. You’d think he was cooking for an army, he made so much food. But, wow, it was good. We had a feast. We watched football all day. I downloaded more apps for the iPhone. I love Sundays. 🙂

And the weather was GREAT. It finally stopped raining and Man was able to get the yard mowed. The sky was gorgeous blue yesterday and the temp was in the lower 70s. I love this weather!

I missed the State Fair again this year. Yesterday was the last day. The end of September and early October are just busy on the weekends for us. So it’s hard to get out to the Fair. I’m determined to get to downtown Dallas, though, in the near future. The new opera house just opened and it is lovely. Supposed to be awesome inside. Man said if I get tickets, he’ll go. Madam Butterfly will be here in May 2010, so I might look into tickets to that.

Okay that’s it for me. I’m off to the new job. And hoping all goes well. 🙂

By Michelle

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