I have been meaning to blog all weekend and have not gotten around to it. Please pardon me, y'all if I haven't gotten around to surfing your blogs, either. I have been remiss this week.
Quick update: I accepted the job I was ambivalent about. I start in a couple of weeks. I'll be working freelance, but without a contract. My goal is to go in, kick some ass, learn some new stuff that I can take with me elsewhere and hopefully - unless this is really the place for me - bow out by graduation time in May and get a gig on another contract. We'll see. I need to learn to play life by ear.
Since it's been a little while since I've reflected on beauty in my life, here are three beautiful moments from the last few days, a la Clare.
1. dinner at my boss' house. AND that even though Honey was called in to work on an emergency, he chose to and managed to join us for dessert toward the end of the night. there were just 6 of us. she fixed lamb and roasted russet potatoes (mmm) as well as a corn soufflet. i had a marvelous time. and the fact that Honey made it just made me all smiley. maybe i'm a dork, but i love showing him off to coworkers.
2. meeting up with an old friend we'd lost touch with at Honey's company's holiday party. Saturday night, Honey's company threw their annual holiday party. if we lived in latin america or certain parts of Europe, I'd give them holiday credit for celebrating on Epiphany (1/6), aka Three Kings' Day, but since we live in the US, I just have to recognize that they're cheap. in any event, one of Honey's coworkers is dating a friend we'd lost touch with who we used to go to church with. it was such a great warm fuzzy to catch up with her. likewise, i got to chew the fat with the fiancee of one of Honey's coworkers and she was really cool, too. anytime you go to a company party of a company which does not employ you and you get to have good conversation with neat people, that is a moment to celebrate.
3. having dinner with VirginiaGal! i always love when we get to hang out, which is not often enough any more. so i cherish it all! (oh, and the great dream i had of her last night which i hope is a harbinger/premonition of good things for her in 2007)