Sunday, March 1, 2009

Introducing Trixie

I adopted a little Chiwiener named Trixie. Such a cute little peanut. Bridget is a really good big sister. They get along very well, it's a match made in heaven.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Madeleine the Teenager

Today is Madeleine's 13th Birthday. The little girl with the bear backpack who walked with so much purpose and determination. The little baby who would cry when she heard another baby cry. Heidi made a delicious dinner for everyone along with a Carrot Cake.

Happy Birthday, Madeleine! I love you, Aunt Tam

Sunday, August 3, 2008

A Scene from My Life

Sunday morning after making my bed, I went into the kitchen to make coffee. The dogs usually follow me everywhere I go. Especially Rudy. Once the coffee was brewing, I went to find them. Both were snuggled up on the bed. I guess it was too early to get up.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Second Date

Tonight was the second date. Telling even less so I don't jinx it.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

First Date

Tonight I went on a first date and I had really nice time. Not going to say much more for fear of jinxing it.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Time gets away....

How did we arrive at the end of June so quickly? I didn't even finish posting about my New York trip.....

On Friday, June 13, I drove to Southampton to help prepare for Christopher's Memorial 5K. The support from family and friends was amazing. The walk was the morning of June 14th with almost 200 participants. I did the walk in my new high-heeled Crocs. Everyone laughed at me! =)

On Sunday, Marie and I went to Long Beach and walked on the boardwalk. It was an overcast day with bits of rain but it was warm and wonderful just to be by the ocean.

I flew home on Monday in a terrible storm. It was bumpy and rough, and I have never seen such thick, black clouds. Very scary. But it reminded me I need to make a will. If anything happens to me, I know no one will take my dogs aka the ELFs. lol!

The last two weeks have been consumed by work. I was supposed to get news about my job by the end of June but there is still no clarity. With great reluctance, I renewed my apartment lease. I didn't want to stay here but it was easier to stay put for now.

Friday night I had dinner with Tiffany at Carnivale. Woohoo! I love that place. Afterward we met up with Kari (who was visiting from Florida) to celebrate Lili's 35th birthday. I got home at 4:45 am. Wasn't feeling too well the next day - lol!

I saw a guy wearing this t-shirt - loved it, my sentiments exactly:

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Series of Unfortunate Events

I was ready to leave for Manhattan at 11 am, but wanted to let my friends dogs out again. The landscaping crew was here earlier in the morning so to be safe, I went out to make sure the gate was closed. While I was outside, the dogs jumped on the door and locked me out of the house. No key, no phone, nothing. Thankfully it's not winter and thankfully I was not in my pajamas. 3 hours later, I finally got back in the house. (Won't even go into the logistics/shenanigans of how it was done).

I finally made it into Penn Station at 3:30. I took the E train uptown and went to the ABN office on 52nd Street. Most of the trading floor has moved to CT and the remaining crew is moving tomorrow. Two senior Compliance people resigned yesterday including a man who used to be my manager.

I walked down Park Avenue in the 5pm hustle to meet Marie.

We walked to Windfall where we met up with our former Kidder,Peabody colleagues. It was a wonderful turnout and we had a blast! I spread the word I am looking for a job. You never know what could happen.

After our extended happy hour, Kim, Marie and I ate dinner at Mustang Harry's which is just up the block from Mustang Sally's (near Penn Station).

I had a bacon cheeseburger with onion rings. It was delicious. After dinner we had work our way to Penn Station through the crowd of drunken Jimmy Buffet fans who were leaving Madison Square Garden.

Tomorrow I am driving out to Southampton to spend the day with Kendra. The Memorial Walk for her son Christopher is on Saturday morning. We will help assemble the runners packets this afternoon and then go out for dinner. It's another beautiful weather day in NY.