March 17, 2010

Luck of the Irish

(Memorial benches on the boardwalk. I wrote about them here last April.)

I know I've been a bad blog girl. I don't post. I don't visit. I don't even call you on the phone or bake you brownies. I'm not going to attempt to make excuses.

Well, yes I am.

You see, the luck of the Irish has smiled upon me. I got a new job! My one and only New Year's Resolution was to find a new job this year (well, that and lose my bubble butt). The job search turned into a bit of a full-time job in itself.

I found out about new job while I was in Colorado and will be at old job until I start new job on April 5. And in the midst of everything I took on a freelance job last month. So there is a whole lot of job in my life right now. But the good news is, everything's starting to come up roses. Roses and pansies. Because after all the snow (finally) melted last week, the pansies I planted in September started blooming! With new buds and all. I took these pictures on Sunday after the big storm:




It's like they were cryogenically preserved under all that snow or something.

I hope everything is rosy in your neck of the world. Today in NYC the sun is shining and the mercury is climbing. Life is good.

27 comments:

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

So - - - is the JOB in Colorado? Or were you just there when you got it??? Or are you moving??? Or are you COMMUTING???? I'm soooo cornfused.

How are things in your neighborhood? I'm thinking of all those lovely homes that were lost in that fire - - -

sunny said...

Congrats on the new job. I hope you'll have more time to blog once everything settles down.

Beach House Living said...

Congrats on the new job, and freelance job too.

Winter pansies! Ours didn't come back this year so sad.

Victoria said...

congrats on your new job! How exciting! Love the pictures too!

preppyplayer said...

On the up and up girl!
Everything is smelling of roses, I mean pansies!

Sue said...

Congratulations on the new job! You have been missed....I mentioned you and your blog in a post awhile back...You'll have to go hunting to find it but I said nothing but glowing things about you....is your new job becoming a professional "thrifter"...

Joyce said...

Yahoo... I'm glad the luck of the Irish bless your door! Congrats on the job and you bubble butt! Are you able to share about the new job? xo

Purple Flowers said...

Would love to hear about the new job? Does this mean you are selling your shore house to me? :)
I have a feeling you found out about your new job, when you were in CO.
I love those pansies. Mine are coming out slowly. They are one of my favorites! Yours are very pretty.

Tina said...

So happy to hear of your new job and very happy to hear that you are still enjoying Gentlmen Bunny. Thanks my dear for your encouraging comment on my most recent post. It was meant to lift up others in the battle of the bulge and you and so many others comments have blessed my lil socks off. Thanks.
Have a wonderful day,
T

desiree said...

Congrats on the new job! How exciting! I too have been a bad blog girl partly too much work (but I'm not complaining) and being sick. Yuck! But I'm now on the rebound and I know my energy will return any day now...I hope!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

The pansies are beautiful!! The weather is beautiful!! Hopefully, the new job will be beautiful too!
♥, Susan

heidi said...

Can't WAIT to hear all about the new job!
xoh

stacilynfeldman said...

Congratulations - such fantastic news!

fairfieldhouse said...

Congrats on the new job! You can always count on Icicle Pansies to announce winter's end.

Deborah

j.cro said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so excited to hear all the details about the new job and the freelance job. My job is ending soon too and I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

When I get back from my trip and before I start school we'll have a coffee/hang out date. Hopefully the weather will smile upon us bedraggled souls so sick of winter.

xo

Weef! said...

Congrats on the new job!!!!!!! Yay!!! ps. let me know where to send the auction goodies when you have a chance :)

Hope you're doing well-- and Colorado looked amazing!

thefinestkind said...

congrats on the new job laura! that's awesome! and those flowers are great. can't wait until they start popping up here. :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congratulations Laura! I'm so happy for you! How was the skiing?

My son also started a wonderful new job last week and I was in Colorado visiting him! We may have passed planes in the night ..lol! I have a photo of my grandson in my blog post --we all went to the Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade last week! Fun parade!

♥ Pat

simpledaisy said...

Congrats on the new job!! Sounds like your stars are aligning!!
Good luck:)

Courtney said...

congrats on your new job, Laura!! I am so happy for you! I hope it's like a breath of fresh air in your life this year. I did miss you and it was fun to find all your comments on my blog the other day. :-)

Maureen said...

Congratulations! So happy for you!

pve design said...

Oh, lucky you! Please pop over and see my little blossoms - this week.
Wait, are you moving? We have to celebrate the new yob!

Tina said...

Hello there lady,
I've given you a blogger award and you can go to my blog to accept it and feel free to pass it on or just accept it knowing that you are a blogger I enjoy reading.
Have a great day,
t

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I was just stopping by to see what's new with you--so happy to hear about the new job! That's wonderful, Laura! (You don't mean you're moving to Colorado, though, do you?)

I'm so happy for you! :)

please sir said...

Congrats on the new job - how exciting! I can't wait to hear all about it...and glad to see some spring your way.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Sending good thoughts your way Laura!

Linda Lou said...

Congrats on your new job Laura - I miss your postings, but happy for you - its April and the sun is shining!