Friday, July 06, 2012

Busy!

Amazing how quick a year can go!!!  I've been at my job a full year.  I've had a great time!

On vacation hubby and I went to Germany for a wedding....

we visited Rothenburg


Crailsheim

I went on a business trip to....SQUEEEEEE!!!!  London during the Queen's Jubilee



 St. Paul's Cathedral from the Millennium bridge

The London Eye


Am now planning to go back to London for a break with hubby towards the end of the year.

Totally exciting year!!
Hugs!
Marie

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I've Landed!

Woohoo...I've found a new home...I now work for a Japanese Bank in the city. I am very happy...my co-workers are great. I started the 5th of July. The work is interesting. I haven't worked for a bank in a while many things have changed.

I'll post more later...for now enjoy your day!

Thank you all for your support!
Marie

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The hunt continues

So the job hunt continues...I have sent out 100s of resumes to the black hole that is the Internet. So far not a single nibble. I went to a couple of agencies - one raised my hopes (I should have known better) they had the 'perfect' spot for me. It sounded fantastic a well known hotel in times square - newly renovated a Tech Service manager...woohoo...nothing not a call back and no answer to any emails/calls. harrumph... At the suggestion of the mgmt. consulting place I've redone my linkedIn summary and my resume. I've gotten a few emails and calls from agencies, but nothing has come through. So where do I go from here? Do I retrain? ugh...I know how to do tech support and how to be an assistant. Which way do I go now? I make lists of my strengths to see if anything jumps out...lists of what I like to do...I cross reference them to see if there is a job profile hidden in there and so far nothing jumps out. I'll keep searching..if anyone has suggestions send them my way...nope no pole dancing in my future...I am not limber anymore!! LOL


Above a picture of the new Italian style garden at Snug Harbor. The plan there is to plant grapes and perhaps make some wine. Should be nice. I really like this garden. It is very peaceful and not at all crowded.


Little Mimi and her faithful sidekick Lola...I've a farm in the garden - potatoes and squash in the back garden, tomatoes, basil, lettuce, pole beans and zucchini in the front and side gardens. Should be an interesting harvest!



Mimi under the Chinese Snowball. I love this bush it is tremendous. I trim it back every year and it comes back even more beautiful and with tons more flowers.


Looks like the sun is finally out after a solid week of rain. I am going to sit outside and read some.


Have to work on HTML I am enjoying that. I can find and fix my mistakes. I have to see when the javascript class is going to be offered. It is something to do and keep my mind active. The classes are offered just off Canal Street right on Broadway. That area is crazy busy. There are tons of tourists going through chinatown. I love going to the bakeries there and picking up pork buns...yum!! I know there was a real good (and cheap) dumpling place. I have to see if I remember where it was. I love dumplings and noodle soups...so good! Next week I'll head out and spend a day taking pictures. I have to see how the WTC construction is going. There is also an Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Met. That is not to be missed. I wish I had a talent...


Until next time...keep dry!!

Hugs,

Marie

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Color!!?

all... Here is a basket full of color! These are going to turn into a granny square blanket...that is what is in my mind at the moment...I am not super crazy about having to hide 50 million ends..so we'll see what happens. a sample of the motifs I may use for the new blanket..

I can't stray too far from my normal black and white work so here is a quick peek at a project that I've been working on for the past year or so. These are going to turn into a series of 4 art quilts. These are all from my fave park on the island, Snug Harbor. If you are in the NY area and have the opportunity to visit you should! I love the neptune fountain. I saw the Neptune fountain in Madrid and I have to say that it can't hold a candle to the one here. I printed these on fabric. It should turn out pretty cool...am looking forward to starting these.



Am about 2/3rds of the way through a new wrap. I like the flecks of color in the brown. It is very cozy.


Still submitting resumes...no luck as yet. Something will come up.


Tomorrow is my first html/css class. Am looking forward to learning something new. Will post more tomorrow on that!


I took advantage of the gorgeous weather on Monday and Mimi and I planted some potatoes in the back yard, tomatoes and basil in the pots in front. I wish I'd had my camera with me to take a picture of Mimi's face when I dug up some worms!! She is absolutely a city kid!


Keep dry!

Marie

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Monday, April 04, 2011

Am Still Here!

Hi all... couldn't resist posting at least one picture...I thought I'd post my favorite from Madrid...it was after a rain storm...we stuck it out in the market just outside plaza mayor. we came out and looked toward the plaza del sol and saw this rainbow! I feel like this...like I am in a storm and soon a rainbow will appear and everything will be ok.

But anyway...enough of that!! I haven't fallen off the map..I've been teaching myself html/css...woohoo...let's see what kind of mischief I can get into!! Other than that I am working on the garden. Am planning on growing more vegetables this year...am assuming that I won't be employed anytime soon. I am sending out resumes, but am not having any luck. I miss the old days...You'd call up your fave employment agency, they'd have you come in and within a week or two you had a job. It was so much more personal. Now you are sending out resumes and you've no idea who is reading them. You don't hear back...there is no connection. Something will turn up eventually. until then, I'll take classes and make stuff. I am hoping for a sunny day so I can take those durn pictures and post them to etsy. I have to finish drafting the 'angry bunny' character I want to screen print on some tee shirts. The elephants really turned out cute. Mimi wore it last night to bed...she looked adorable.


well back to coding...wish I was in Spain!!!!!

night!

Marie

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Turkeys on Staten Island...






Yep you are seeing turkeys...little Mimi was thrilled! Meema we can start our own farm!! Momma look...Turkeys! Can we keep 'em??


Now I've seen everything!


Happy St. Patrick's Day!!



Marie

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Finishing...

I finally finished a purple vest I started some time ago. It needed something...I didn't know what so I came up with some cute lady bugs just to jazz it up a bit...



Worked on a butterfly for something else that is in my head..


here is a close up of those cute lady bugs...



a bug convention!


I submitted a few more resumes. no luck as yet! Looked through my linkedin profile it looks good...I have a lot of recommendations. Everytime I send out a cover letter I really just want to type in PLEASE HIRE ME you won't regret it!! blah...I've got to come up with something..this just isn't working for me.
The sun finally came out this afternoon and the first daffodil was out! Also saw a robin. Those always cheer me up.
I made a yummy lentil soup for dinner. The secret is to dice some potatoes, parsnips and carrots. Thinly slice some leeks (just the white part - I used only one) and a couple of celery stalks, leaves and all saute the veg in some olive oil until lightly browned and add to the lentils. So good...

Until tomorrow!
Marie

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