Saturday, May 16, 2009

Friday Favorites - a day late



one: Through the looking glass by NewFashionedWhispers
two: Boston bag from tagodesign
three: staircase to heaven from yvetteinufio
four: dive in by staceywinters

Sorry, a little late on my Friday Favorites post, but I promise, it was for a good reason. Yesterday was the last day at the engineering firm. My morning was swamped with cleaning up my space and making sure all the little bits were in order. Never have I been more happy to leave a place! Although there were a number of exceptions, there was a particular group of women who made my life miserable for the past four months. I began calling them the Toads because of their big mouths and itty bitty world. In any case, they made my exit even more of a relief. So, in celebration I went and had a massage at a favorite spot, saw Angels and Demons with Andrew and then had a small meal of tostadas and enchiladas.

I felt lighter, more buoyant than I have in months. I felt like dancing the whole day! There's so much to look forward to, so much to be excited about. Onward and upward!

Before I head off, I wanted to make sure to mention that Anne from City Sage is holding a number of fantastic give-aways this week (the birthday week)! Go see!

Have a wonderful weekend, lovies!

XOXO,
Jewels

32 comments:

Collins said...

Yvetteinufio has been listed as one of my favorites since I first found Etsy. I love the photographs! Congrats on leaving your job and good for you! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)

Debra said...

J` I'm so happy for you! Too many spend the majority of their lives in a position that is toxic for them. What can I say...some women can be hurtful. Lucky for us, we have these genuine friends in our blog world. Enjoy your weekend, and consider this as a whole new start! Good for you darlin'.

knack said...

fresh starts are so invigorating aren't they?! I'm happy for you.....

As always your picks are fabulous! xo have a great weekend! xo

PS~Erin said...

Congratulations...Onward! I'm excited for you!

Love your picks and how pretty they look showcased together.

erin said...

woot woot! you did it! i knew you could! hope you're still dancing (and lovely picks as per usual). yay!

Caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

yipee! good for you, Jewels! so happy for you. things are much, much better when you can work on something you really like. hope you're having a beautiful weekend!
xoxo

drollgirl said...

congratulations to you and your onward and upward movement!

hope those bitches you left behind are miserable day in and day out. hahahahaha. good riddance!

down and out chic said...

congrats on your last day! cheers for moving forward.

Rachel Follett said...

I am so happy for you! I know exactly how you are feeling. I am sure it feels great! I was recently talking to a woman and she said that she was reading a self help book that told her to only surround yourself with positive people. Not easy when you have to work with them so congrats for getting rid of the negative energy! Have a great weekend!

beth said...

Ugh...I have worked with some toads as well in my day. SO draining. What a nice feeling to wash your hands of it all. Congrats.

Lets reschedule coffee soon to celebrate ! I am checking out a new cupcake place Monday, so I will let you know if that is a good option :) Yummmmmm.

picciolo said...

Hey, I'm glad it was a good day for you, the 'toads' sound very horrible
: )

cindy : quaint said...

like mel gibson said in braveheart, "FREEDOMMMMMMM"! adios toads, who can be seen in the rear view mirror of your life, as they get smaller and smaller and finally disappear. yay for you!

Krissy said...

I am so, so, so, SO happy for you darling! Cheers to you.

Laura Trevey said...

Congrats to you!

love the Boston bag!

TheDecoDetective said...

Congratulations for taking the leap! Must be an absolutely glorious feeling to be free from those "ladies" =P

paula said...

yeah for new beginnings!

tanya said...

ooooh can't wait to check these out...I'm practically drooling with anticipation!!!

Kotori said...

So happy for you - and the fact that you felt so buoyant shows you made the right choice. good for you! xo

Karen said...

Yay, you're outta there! Now an exciting new chapter can officially begin!

Candi said...

Congratulations :)

These are all so pretty! I love the handbag!

Blair said...

oh, love that purse and really anything with floral embellishments:) Hope you had a lovely weekend.

Carlene said...

Wow this is amazing!! Congrats! :) Love!

http://itsheavenly.blogspot.com

Laura B said...

Congratualtions on your new found freedom! And I hope your life can be more your own now. Sounds like you had a fantastic celebration.
Lovely shopping selection too :)

Melissa said...

Love that photo. And Congratulations to you. :)

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

Yay for fresh starts. Bad work situations can make life so miserable. Perhaps the silver lining is that it inspired you to go for your true calling...nursing. Thinking so many good thoughts for you. xo

ambika said...

Such lovely colors!

Miss Aimee said...

oh! Could I please have 2, 3 and 4!!!! wowwy! so pretty

Shimmy Shake said...

Congratulations on your last day of work - sounds like it was a great relief to finish that chapter in your life! Congratulations!!

bronwyn said...

Congratulations!!! The Toads - I love it. I have a few of those where I work too. Perfect name. Keep dancing!

naphtali said...

Oh I'm so glad you 'feel lighter'!!! Been struggling myself, so I'm so happy you mad a change. Here's to the start of "new"! :)

dojski said...

I can imagine the freedom of this day. Most leaving-work stories are so sad, it's refreshing to find yours to be quite positive, liberating.

I think you got the best perspective for this moment. All the best!

dojski said...

By the way, I forgot to mention, there is another term for "toads": DEMENTORS! =)