Sorry for the long title. I’m sure if I was more thoughtful I could have come up with something shorter, but…
Anyhow, hi! Where do I even start?!
Friday was hard.
I honestly didn’t think I was going to cry, but yeah, I totally did.
When I walked into my office I was greeted with a beautiful pink gift bag from my boss.
Inside was this gorgeous (and huge!) purse:
You may recall my issues with purses over the years, so this was obviously a very thoughtful gift.
The card inside was full of such nice words, which meant I was at work a whole five minutes and started to tear up. Happening.
I have (er had) the best boss ever. Seriously, the very best. That’s what I’m going to miss most.
About an hour into my day, I was called into our break room and greeted by everyone in the office. It’s gotten much smaller over the years, but we are still a tight group.
They got me a beautiful cake with pretty pink frosting, which was so sweet.
Then, they directed me to the biggest gift bag I had ever seen!
I pulled back the tissue paper, and immediately started crying.
They got me a Vitamix, guys.
Not only is it an incredibly thoughtful gift, given by people who have gotten to know me and my healthy habits over the last six years, but it was also a very expensive gift.
Not only that, but there was leftover money that went to a Whole Foods gift card for me.
I was in total disbelief by their generosity. I really liked where I worked and who I worked with, and I know they felt the same.
So that was kind of hard to get though!
After my out processing, we all went to lunch one last time so I could say goodbye.
After lunch, I said goodbye.
Let’s leave it at that.
I let myself listen to the Jose Gonzalez Pandora station for the afternoon, which seems incredibly appropriate on a morose afternoon. I gave myself the freedom to be sad, so I could start to look ahead to the week ahead.
Oh, and can I please tell you how ecstatic I am to use my Vitamix!?
I spent Friday night at dinner with my family! My mom’s birthday was Saturday, so we had an early dinner out. Will had poker night, so I spent some time at my parent’s house afterward.
Saturday was super busy.
I started the morning with a great workout. I also ran into the girl I met several weeks before- the one who shoulder presses 45s like they’re nothing.
Turns out she’s a bikini competitor and pretty darn amazing! I was so honored when she said she wanted to hang out with me! That looks to be in the works next week.
Afterward I came home and made a shake. Then it was time to get busy. We had lots to do to get ready for a beautiful delivery that afternoon!
Our couch finally came in! I was so excited to finally have it here. We had to move some furniture around to prepare for it, and did some more stuff around the house.
Saturday was full of house stuff. Will woke up with a migraine Sunday, which was a bummer. We skipped church so he could rest, and I hit the gym so he could sleep without me clanking stuff around the house.
It was my last workout before my recovery week, so I tried to make it count.
Will was feeling better by afternoon, which made me happy. We filled out some paperwork for my big day, and I also ironed clothes for the week.
What to wear on your first day at your dream company?!
I have no idea. Let’s hope I chose wisely.
So today, my first day at work. I’m nervous and wish you could come with me to keep me calm!
Moving onto meals and posts for the week!
This week we are having:
-Asian peanut noodle salad (recipe coming soon)
Will is crazy about those nachos. I usually just make myself a separate bowl with everything but the steak and chips, and add black beans for some oomph.
As for posts, we will be talking about,
- Why I sometimes eat Thin Mints
-Dropping it like it’s hot (an intro into drop sets)
-A heart that’s full of emptiness
And more! Check in tomorrow, friends, and wish me luck!