Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Chinese New Year's!

Wow, the past two weeks have just FLOWN by! It was SO nice to have two weeks off, but I am back to work and at the new gig this week. So far, so good. I am really happy with the choice that I made and went through orientation yesterday. Still not sure if I am going to have to be in St. Louis next week, but either way it will all work out. From what I understand it is supposed to be 70 there this weekend, and I could use a little warm weather. It looks like my first project is going to be here in St. Paul which is fine, I was hoping for Boston, but maybe being at home and not traveling for my first assignment will be better for me. And my friend who referred me here is there as well so it will be a good way to meet other people. This is a very social company which I just love and it will be nice to make some other friends here in MN. They actually have an office meeting here on Thursday and then a HH afterwards so I am looking forward to that and meeting everyone, so far the people I have met have been very nice. I also actually know one of the other guys here in the office as well. He used to date a girl I worked with at both Target and Wells so that was kind of weird, especially since this is such a small office. My director is having a get together at his house for those of us who are PM's and BA's as well as our spouses, significant others and kids. I thought that was really nice, just a social thing a taco bar, but fun. I think I am really going to like it here, it reminds me so much of the group that I left out East.

Valentine's Day was wonderful and I spent lunch with our family friend whose son is in the hospital, and then I met the boy for the movie Music and Lyrics which was SO SO SO cute, and then I made him dinner. Dinner was salmon, but a recipe from Erin and if you have not tried it, it was WONDERFUL and both the boy and I HIGHLY recommend it! He was very sweet and had some nice presents for me. I am not big into the whole thing, but it was a nice day and he did some nice things for me.

Thursday I bummed around, had lunch with my dad, did some grocery shopping for Saturday and then made dinner for the boy, J and my friend who is here now from CT. It was nice and relaxing and we had a nice fire and watched Scrubs and The Office. It was a nice evening and nice to be able to do something like that while I was off for friends.

Friday the boy and his friend came over, I had spent the day running more errands for Saturday. I made dinner for us and then we went to see Breach. It was a good movie and hard to believe that someone would sacrifice the secrets of our country like that.

Saturday we hit some estate sales but nothing good. Then we went to Costco where we completed the Ta-Da list for the evening. J and I split a membership which was nice and I also learned that they have gas very reasonably as well. I was then able to get home and have a nap before the evenings festivities. It turned out to be a great party and a lot of fun. About 25-30 friends came over and we had a really good time. The night ended with a little disco in the kitchen, go figure, but we had a lot of fun and I am looking forward to planning the next soiree. I love house parties and love attending them as well. I received some great house warming gifts as well. J is right though, and my next event needs to be a girls slumber party with my sister in attendance, so I guess that is next on the docket. I will have to have Chloe over at ETP design something for that.

So nice to get caught up today on my blog and everyone else's, I always feel like I am missing out on something when I don't get to read everyone's!


Libby said...

Looks like a great party! Happy Year of the Pig!

lisagh said...

Wow, that party looks like so much fun. Next time Kimmie and I head south to Minneapolis, I know who to call!

jillskict said...

Oh anytime Lisagh, you know that and you guys would be an EXCELLENT addition!