I Need a Break


I would say vacation but since there is no money in the vacation pot, a break I will take. I was happily surprised earlier this month when I was picked as a Team Member of the Month. With this little nod to my helpfulness with another department I earned a 3 o’clock Friday. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take advantage of this little perk until today. But it was all for a good cause, so working all the hours I did the past two weeks made me look really forward to taking this and a bit more!

I am also taking the first part of the week off next week to just sit, relax and try to catch up on my sleep. Throw in a couple of doctors appointments and I am sure that the time will fly by quickly but hey, at least it isn’t me having surgery and being cooped up in my apartment.

The event went off with only a minor hitch. Somehow the fire alarm was tripped during the event. No harm, no foul but still, I was mortified and running in three inch heels trying to get everyone to leave the buffet and the bars to get outside. Seriously? They wouldn’t leave. But we raised some decent money and had offers of auction donations for next year! That made me smile.

With the end of the event, packing up everything and then trying with all of my might to get everything home I finally broke down. I was talking to a friend that had met me at my place after to help me carry a few things in/out and to the trash. I started to cry and in true form, all he said was, it’s just in your head Amy. Well, he isn’t the greatest when it comes to emotions and love so I laughed it off until I could come in and cry by myself.

I also decided that after having my hair done up for the event that I would sleep with it like that so I could get one more day out of it. It is beautiful and let’s face it, my hair is very fine so it never looks like I have a lot, but when Heather does this to my hair? It makes me look like I have a lot!

Here it is–

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The Amys smooching on our wonderful coworker J! He is a doll and my lunch buddy. If you need to know about a meat and three in Nashville, he knows all about it.

And this year the decorating went off without a hitch, thanks in no small part to some wonderful coworkers who really stepped up, ignored my anal retentive, control freak ways and helped out. Making me feel like setting up was a breeze. I could not have asked for a better team. Of course, poor Amy is stuck with me again next year! She has already been asked to help me out again and girlfriend was on vacation this week and was there for me anyway.

A few more after we setup, I was going for bright, simple and fun. I hope it comes across in the pictures. And forgive me, these are not edited and I had fun using the angles instead of just boring strait forward camera angles.

Gift Bags
Gift Bags
Balloon arch
Balloon arch
A long view showing off the tables and pictures
A long view showing off the tables and pictures

It was a great evening. The only thing missing? The boy. . .

I am going to relish the time off although on my way home I remembered that I have a report that was should have been completed today, so I will have to pop in and grab my laptop this weekend so I can get it done but oh well. Things happen. The fact that I get to sleep in for five glorious days will make up for it.

And some football will be on the agenda. And a night out with Amy so we can hang, laugh and just be silly. Something that we both need!

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