Saturday, February 25, 2012

Business Trip

Sorry I've been MIA this week. I got some exciting news at work on Monday, and the week kind of spiraled into busy preparation from there. I get to travel for work...wait for LONDON!

If you know me, which is probably the only reason you would be reading this blog, you know that I love to travel, especially when it involves traveling over a major body of water (i.e., international travel). I spent a semester in college living outside of Florence, Italy, and I fell in love with Europe. To be fair, I was in love with the idea of Europe before I signed up for a study abroad program, but spending three months there sealed the deal.

So, basically, this has been a week of counting my many (career-related) blessings - I enjoy my job, I am appreciated by my managers and clients, and I get to spend a week in London doing work that I feel confident in my ability to do.

It's crazy to think that two years ago, I didn't know anything about the field of technical writing. I knew that it existed and figured that people who made a living doing that job spent their time in a cubicle writing instruction manuals for DVD players. Oh, how very wrong I was. I'd love to catch you up on what I actually do if you care to continue the conversation, but for those of you readers drifting off to sleep with boredom, I'll leave you with a picture of the souvenir I've already decided to purchase for myself.
Have a joyful, surprise-filled week! Coming soon, a post about my new painting and fondue-chick flick girls' night.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Valentine's week

I'm a bit behind, but we had a happy Valentine's Day around here. We spent the weekend in San Antonio for the music educators convention and then came home to continue celebrating.
On the 14th, my sweet husband made a delicious dinner (chicken parmesan with pasta and breaded zucchini) and my gift is a trip to a B&B in Fredericksburg this summer! I bought him a card and pink Starbursts because that's what he asked for, and I am nothing if not good at complying with specific requests.
Hope you're surrounded with loves ones this week!