Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Questions For You!

1) Besides Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel and Ballard Designs...where can I find an upholstered chair to go with my new sofa?

2) NYC readers, where oh where can this Southern gal find someone to monogram my new stockings and some pillow cases?

3) If you work, how much time do you get off for Christmas? Are you using your vacation time? How much vacation time do you get with your job? Random question...I know.

4) Anyone in NYC want to hire me? =) Just a thought.

5) What are you or your kids dressing up as for Halloween tonight? What are your plans?

Hello everyone! I hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween! We had a great weekend this past weekend. My husband surprised me with tickets to Legally Blonde the Musical. It was really cute! He had to work on Saturday, so I met a friend for brunch here. Sunday we both rested and went to mass. Overall it was a low key weekend.

I'm at work today, nothing special going on at the hospital. Very sad. They need a little bit more excitement around here! At my old office we all dressed up and had a Halloween potluck lunch. I miss my old office. I need a new job, this place is so stuffy! I was hired to be an events coordinator and I feel more like an executive assistant. I haven't used my brain since I got here and I've got creative juices bubbling out of my ears!

Tonight, I've signed up in my building to welcome trick-or-treaters from 6pm-7:30pm. I'm really looking forward to seeing all the kids in our building. We had a sign up sheet in one of the elevators and it looks like out of 33 floors of apartments, only about 12 apartments signed up. Kinda disappointing I'm sure to the kids.

I'll also be working on a dessert for our JL meeting tomorrow night. I'm still not sure what I'll be making. Any ideas? Husband is working late again tonight, so we don't have any special Halloween plans. =( Last year I went to Halloween party at a friend's house and we all dressed up our dogs. Daisy was a hula girl. I'll see if I can find some old pictures to post. I hope everyone has a fabulous day!

This weekend is one of my best friend's Stock the Bar party that I'm helping to host. I'm not going to be able to go because it is on Friday night and I can't take off of work in order to get there in time (it's in Alabama). I'm sad I can't be there to celebrate with my friends. Chin up...I'll see them all at the wedding in December.

On the upside I did request two days off this week from my boss. He approved me to have the day after Thanksgiving. My Mom and Dad and my brother and sister are all flying up on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to be with me and my husband. I can't wait to see them all. I miss them so much. I've got to make some great plans for them while they are here. My boss also approved a Friday in December for the above mentioned friends wedding. I will leave NYC on Thursday night so I can make it to her brunch and rehearsal dinner in Baton Rouge, LA. I just got her wedding invitation this week and it was so pretty! I'm looking forward to spending time with my friends! My husband is even going to leave at 1pm on Friday to make it in time for the rehearsal dinner! We booked our tickets last night thanks to skymiles from my Dad. Yeah!

Ok, enough about me. Can't wait to hear back from y'all. Happy Halloween! Eat lots of candy corn!


SarahNash said...

About Vacation time...
I work in Nashville and we get just Dec. 25 off for Christmas, I usually try to take that entire week off because it is so dead around the holidays. Unfortunately, I'm still in the hole vacation wise from my wedding in 2006! We get 12 vacation days a year, but have to get them approved before we use them. Quite a pain.
Hang in there with your job, the right thing for you will come along!

Amelia said...

About desserts... I have some good recipes I would be happy to share. Can you narrow it down a little? Are you wanting something that requires utensils or not? Also, any certain flavor? Fancy?

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Lucky you, I would love to see Legally Blonde. Have you seen, I Love You, Your Perfect, Now Change? If not, go see it, super cute especially for newlyweds. We laughed our a@@ off. Have fun with all your plans!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Oh, did you check out Calico Corners (for upholstered chair)?

Anonymous said...

Try room and board for chairs. they are online and also have a huge store on wooster street between prince and spring.

lisagh said...

Vacation time etc: I get 3 weeks paid vacation as part of my contract. We also get 5, 4-day weekends in the summer (so that amounts to another week off, just not consecutively), and we get off on Dec. 24th at noon and have to be back in the office on January 2nd at 9am.

Add it all up and that's 5 weeks paid time off. Not bad.

Beth said...

Good morning! For my wedding I took all of the groomsmen's shirts to Jonathan Embroidery (256 W 38th St, between 7th & 8th Aves) to get our wedding date put on the front of the shirts. While I was there they were stitching beautiful monogrammed invitations for a Louis Vuitton party. May be worth a quick visit or phone call. I was very pleased with the work they did - they're reasonably priced and it was a quick turnaround.

As for Christmas vacation, we work a half day on Christmas Eve and have off only Christmas Day :-(

Mrs. STL Sarah said...

At my current job I have 17 days of vacation a year, but we only get 1 day off for Christmas- what a rip-off. I had been planning to take that whole week off but with my new job I only get 2 weeks so I probably won't take any time off at all.

magnoliabelle said...

MTV showed Legally Blonde on Broadway about two weeks ago. I thought it was super cute and I've been listening to the soundtrack ever since. I'll second tres poshe preppy on I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change...the soundtrack alone will make you crack up!

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