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My Metals are Almost Complete

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I’ve got gold. I’ve got platinum. And now I have bronze. My metals are almost complete!

My Metals are Almost Complete

Those that know me know that I’m not too into jewelry. I’ll wear the same pair of earrings for months. I had on the same toe ring for almost five years until I started running. And my jewelry box has a mix match of random things from my childhood. Jewelry has always been more about meaning then prestige. I even think jewelry as a gift in the traditional sense is a cop out. Probably because I just don’t get it. Seems like such a waste of money. I’d much rather the husband take me on a vacation then drop funds on a new necklace I’ll wear once or twice a year. The only pieces I do wear consistently are my weddings rings and a claddagh that the husband gave me at our second Christmas. I don’t even wear a watch. Well I didn’t until…. today!

Every year (well most years) the husband takes a peek at the anniversary gift chart and gets me a small gift. For example, our first year (paper) he literally framed a piece of paper. I still have it on my dresser. Ok, that sounds bad when I say it aloud but I thought it was romantically clever. Plus he did give it to me on a tray with breakfast in bed! Now that’s impressive as he can barely wake up before noon.

Anyway, this year is bronze and he got me this AWESOME watch (but in bronze of course)! I have to admit I like it! I’ll suspend my jewelry stance, but just this once. :)

Me? I went with a surprise night out by arranging a babysitter and planning a date. We had dinner at a local Italian Cafe and played putt putt. Toddler-less! Don’t get me wrong I LOVE hanging out with the toddler but spending a little time just the husband and I mid-week was fun. We talked and talked and talked withOUT being interrupted! I can’t remember the last time that happened!

For dinner I splurged but just a little. Had salmon but it was in a cream sauce. It also came with a bit of pasta but I only ate half. Not bad right? well add in the large piece of bread and the clams as an appetizer and it was a bit too much. I was really full. I have no regrets. Plus I ate smart all day (smoothie for breakfast, salad with chicken for lunch and a granola bar in the afternoon) AND I ran 5 miles this morning!

Let’s see…. what else did I have to tell ya? Oh YEAH! The interview. It was AWESOME. For those that didn’t know I applied to an online interactive and media designer position. It was one of those spur of the moment decisions. A friend shot me the job posting as "it sounded like me." She was right, I was intrigued. So I sent in the old resume not really sure I even want a full time job yet but wanting to learn more about the opportunity.

Well little did I know I’d make it to the final three! Today I met the group and took a tour. I was there for over three hours and enjoyed every minute of it. The work they do is fascinating. The people that work there are great. Honestly, I think I would fit right in.

If they offer me the job, I’m not sure what I would do. On one hand I enjoy my crazy schedule now. The toddler and I spend a lot of time together. I keep busy with the sites. I work for myself and that’s a nice place to be. On the other hand I crave a more structured schedule. I miss working on a team and collaborating on projects. I’m tired of worrying about the business side of blogging. I just want to blog without the pressure of making an income.*sigh* I’m doing it again. I’m over thinking. I haven’t even been offered a job yet. I love what I do and I recognize how lucky I am to even have such a decision before me. For now I’m just going with the flow. No sense stressing my self out. Nothing was even offered yet! Of course I’ll keep ya posted. ;~P

Off to bed for me. I’ve been doing a pretty good job of getting more sleep AND curbing the night time snacking. Although right now I’m hungry. I swear when I eat a white carby meal (pasta/bread) the hunger pains are hard to ignore a few hours later. I may have a lite snack before I go.


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    April 29, 2009

    sounds like you had a balanced and blessed day! happy anniversary!


    April 29, 2009


    Marisa (trim the fat)

    April 29, 2009

    Aw, Happy Anniversary! Glad you and hubby had a nice time!

    Good luck on the job front!


    April 29, 2009

    Glad to see you enjoyed your anniversary. You just couldn’t NOT blog though huh? ;) Good luck with the job thing. You’ll figure out the right place to be in the end. It always seems to work out somehow.



    April 29, 2009

    Congrats! Both on the anniversary and the job interview. I hear what you are saying about collaborating, it’s really fun and invigorating. I hope you get an offer! Even though it’s a hard decision it’s nice to get the offer. PS I am totally with you on the jewelry front! But sounds like a really thoughtful gift from the hubby :)


    April 29, 2009

    Happy Anniversary, Roni! Awwww Roni….not into jewelry? I just started a lia sophia jewelry business, and I’m very excited! I LOVE jewelry! Good luck on the job….if that’s what you want! Think of it this way….everything happens for a reason. So if you get offered the job, there might be a reason God wants you there….but if not, He’s got something else in mind for you…..maybe what you’re doing right now!


    April 29, 2009

    Awww – what a thoughtful hubby. Congrats!!


    April 29, 2009

    Happy anniversary! I totally hear you on the hunger after a white carbs meal. If I have a bagel for breakfast, I completely crash two hours later and feel completely terrible. It’s so ironic; it feels more filling at the time, but really it just spikes your blood sugar and sends you on a downward spiral.

    Happy anniversary and good luck with the possible job offer. Down to the top 3, that’s awesome! I totally get wanting a more structured day and collaborating with others. Just wait and see what happens, and then think really deep what you want. You’ll know.

    Keep us posted!


    May 2, 2009

    Bling Bling! Happy belated anniversary!! Very thoughtful of your husband!