Saturday, September 22, 2007

End of Summer 2007

I'm back in a good place in my life again. It's hard to believe summer 2007 is over. So much has happened since my last post. It was a fun summer filled with lots of activities and events. My boss retired and we took her to dinner at Opera. They have amazing martinis.

I moved to Ravenswood manor and love it. I'm not fully unpacked. I simply have too much stuff. The Francisco brown line station is just around the corner which makes for an easy commute to work.

The dogs are really happy here and love walking around the neighborhood. Bridgie has gained weight and has adjusted well to her new life with Rudy and I. We celebrated her second birthday in July. Chicago Dachshund Lovers held a Luau in July and Bridget loved the bubble machine with pineapple soap. Of course I had to buy a bubble machine for my Luau girl.

The first weekend in September, we drove to Danville, IL to attend the 11th Annual Doxiefest with our Doxie friends. But the weather didn't cooperate and the event was rained out. This is us huddled under the tent. In spite of uncooperating weather, we had alot of fun and look forward to going again next year.

Work has been very busy. ABN Amro Inc sold LaSalle Financial Services to Bank of America. Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland are competing to buy ABN Amro Inc, and our fate will be known soon. I am hoping for a package so I can take time off and reinvent myself. Everything will work out, it always does.