Saturday, September 29, 2007


Whew! What a roller coaster week this has been, one day there was a possibility that I would be able to keep my job then the next day not. The final outcome is that Friday I said goodbye to my co-workers and shut my office door for the last time. It was sad, I know I had been preparing to do this but I had wanted to do it in my own time not abruptly as it was.

My co-workers gave me a great going away party. Everyone wrote "5 things I will miss about Michelle" it was so touching to see what everyone wrote, lots of funny stuff especially since I'm know for my award winning burps! They gave me a wonderful present for my garden; I adore frogs and it's a perfect gift for me.

Speaking of gifts I came home and had a package in the mail from Phyllis over at Shabby In The City she had a little give away to celebrate her 1 year anniversary blogging. I was late for the party but I managed to get a cute little package with a sweet pillow, some vintage buttons and a Birthday card! It's funny because my birthday is in a few days so I felt like I was getting a birthday present. THANK YOU PHYLLIS! *MWAAAHS!*

Hubby and I did make it to the LCS comedy tour and I must say my sides were hurting from laughing so much. The runner up Lavelle was really funny. They obviously weren't as clean as they were for network television but it was so much fun to see them in person and to laugh for 2 1/2 hours. It was great to relieve the stress of the week.

Now for some more fun! I have been TAGGED! Jennifer over at Pear Street Studios tagged me to play the game of telling you 7 things no one knows. I assume that the "no one" would mean people here in blog land because I am pretty much a open book and I don't really have any secrets, except the time in Vegas.......

1. I am great at impressions I can do Rosie Perez like no body's business. Other's in my repertoire are: President Bush, Christopher Walken, Fran Drescher.
2. I was a competitive bodybuilder and fitness model. I did very well and was this close to becoming a professional.
3. I worked in law enforcement and I can and have taken down a male inmate myself and was nicknamed Xena because of it. I still go by that name.
4. I am a self proclaimed drama queen. I should be on a fainting couch most of the day. I do have a flair for the dramatics, as my mother would say, and always thought I would be an actress. FAME was my favorite movie when I was young, my friends and I used to go to the mall and we couldn't figure out why people didn't break out into song and dance around the fountain with us.
5. I don't believe in killing anything, not even a insect. I can't bear the thought of hurting another living thing. Seems weird to many especially because of #3
6. I don't not like all! No looking below sea level for me. Summer is a nightmare because I love to be barefoot, as long as no one is around. If I needed to be punished, don't give me jail time, make me give someone a pedicure.
7. I still try to hold my breath all the way through tunnels or over bridges.

Now I am supposed to tag 7 people to play, let's see...I will pick:
*Meggie; my fellow PA'er and red hat friend over at Meggie's Stuff
*Alexandra; writer, baker extraordinaire over at Silver Bell Cottage
*Manuela; gardener and toile queen from The Feathered Nest
*Penny; mosaic goddess, lavender lover and all around wonderful gal at Lavender Hill Studio
*Julie; I am just getting to know but she is a beautiful, sweet and wonderfully spiritual woman. She makes her home over at Nunnie's Attic
*Kathy; she has the most wonderful thought provoking posts I look forward to visiting Kathy's Cottage
*Rhonda; my farmhouse friend, after seeing her "Yellow Rose Day" post I knew I was in love ;) Plus she loves Harry Connick Jr. what's not to love? She lives at FarmHouse Style
Now I think I can start visiting all my favorite blogs again, I actually have a week off paid vacation while deciding on two different jobs. Hope everyone has a great weekend.



Penny Carlson said...

Hey Michelle! Ok - you tagged me! I will come up with my list soon....:-)

I am sorry that your are out of work, but I KNOW that this is the great beginning you have been wanting...

P.S. The mosaic license plate is on my webiste now..and I am making them to order tooo. so whenever you are ready :)

Meggie said...

Hey Michelle, your farewell party sounds like fun, but a little sad, I'm sure. BUT, this is your big chance...a little sooner than you wanted, I knoq..a little scary, too, I think. Your frog garden ornament is so perfect for you. I'm going to Maryland tomorrow for a wedding and will work on my list of 7 unknown things when I get home. A bodybuilder!!! I'm so jealous!! I'm lucky to get to the gym twice a week.

Meggie said...

By the way, I meet the nicest people by visiting your blog and your Dessert List. Thanks. I remember holding my breath as a kid when we drove across a bridge.

Kathleen Grace said...

Michelle, I know it is tough to end a job and not know what is going to happen, I will be praying for your situation. It could be a great thing that leads to something so much better! I see you tagged me:>) I will have to give it some thought.

Anonymous said...

What a week for you ~ Now you can dive into doing what you REALLY love. Again, the pic of your cottage is really lovely.

red tin heart said...

Michelle, I am sorry to hear about your job.I believe there is always a reason for everything that happens. Your dream job is probably right around your corner. You have a wonderful site. Loved everything about it. xoxo Nita

the feathered nest said...

Michelle! You were a competitive bodybuilder! My husband and I were so into that whole scene - Rachel McLish, Glady Portugese, Bev Francis etc. We used to go to the Miss Olympia all the time. I never competed but I'm still into lifting weights.

I'm sorry work had to end the way it did but hopefully this is just the beginning of a wonderful new career for you.

Enjoy your week off and thanks for the tag - I'll have to give it some thought :)


Counting Your Blessings said...

My old boss used to say that a job is what we do so that we can have a life. So, now you get to have more life for a while =) Though I never wored in law enforcement, I've been a paralegal for 17 years and have done a lot of investigative work. "Fame" was awesome! was C.H.I.P.S. but that could've just been an Eric Estrada thing =) Blessings... Polly (p.s. that website is but be careful that there aren't any young eyes around)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Closing a door is always difficult, but I can tell by your blog and style that good things are out there for you! I was actually a little excited for you as you start a new adventure in your life.

Artsy said...

I just found your blog. Its very nice and nice to "meet" other artists. Looks like you had a job end. That's a bit unnerving as I have been there too. Doors will open where others close. My last job was boring and dull and although I was so upset when the grant ran out--I ended up at a PBS affiliate and in a job more suitable for my talents. The same will happen for you I'm sure.

Nice to meet you!

FarmHouse Style said...

Hey Michelle! I would love to hear the Fran Drescher impression:) It sounds like your co-workers are going to miss having you around and I'm sure it must be difficult to go leave, especially so quickly.
Thanks for stopping by and offering encouragement, and thanks for the tag. It was fun coming up with the list:)
Take care and enjoy your week off to relax and re-focus.

Ali said...

All the very best with your new direction hon. Take the leap and enjoy the journey. Thanks for your lovely compliments on my blog hon, and your warm congrats too. xoxoxo talk soon and lovely to meet you. Ali ox

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Number 6, YES!!!
I HATE FEET SO MUCH. But I do want to be I listen for the dogs barking and grab something FAST :)
The thought of a pedicure makes me gag!!! To think people pay money to have this done!!!
And how are you today :)?