Friday, April 24, 2009

Eye Candy Friday -- Cute Baby Animals

Warning: supreme cuteness ahead!

It's finally spring in Vermont. I visited Adam's Farm yesterday with my sister's family (visiting us for the first time at Moose Manor).


A newborn angora goat (literally--born last night)

Baby bunnies

Kids at play

Hungry bottle fed baby

Some jailbird angora kids

And click here for some really cute kids bottle feeding.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Eye Candy Friday -- Vermont Spring

Crocus in the middle of Wilmington, Vermont

Friday, April 10, 2009

Eye Candy Friday -- Spring stream

Behind the Matterhorn Inn, West Dover, Vermont

Well, at least I posted an ECF picture on Friday, instead of what I did earlier this week.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Eye Candy Friday -- Snow in April?

E.T.A. OK, I must admit that I thought today was Friday. I guess the layoff this has affected my sense of time. So go ahead and tease me. Time for me to get a new schedule--and stick to it!

You know, though, this "snow in April" thing is good for a WTF Wednesday...

Driving along Route 344, through Bash Bish Falls State Park.
Snow. At 1,600 feet (yikes!).

On my way to meet JessaLu for dinner... :-)

Monday, April 06, 2009

March comes in like a lion, goes out... with a layoff?

Yeah, I said layoff. Last Tuesday afternoon I was laid off from my job. Position elimination as a part of cost cutting due to declining revenue. It was unexpected, but not entirely so. I knew that the job I was in could be considered something of a luxury (no direct reports, no hard deliverables), and with so many of the big law firms laying off lawyers and dropping print subscriptions to our products, it really was inevitable that they would start making cuts.

So I've spent the last few days cleaning out my office, gathering my belongings, and--absolutely the worst part--saying goodbye to my friends. Actually losing my job has not been that upsetting. Being unemployed, yes, but the actual job itself--something of a relief. Today I'm turning in my laptop and BlackBerry, and saying my final goodbyes.

Tomorrow I head up to Vermont for a week. I've already started my job search and will spend more time on that. I've got my final two paralegal classes going on, so I can concentrate on doing well there. I actually have several different options career-wise, and I'm pretty excited about that. So, there will be no staying in bed for me--too much to do--but I will now have the time to stop and look around and embrace all the blessings I have. And no more crappy meetings!

And there will be blogging! And knitting! And spinning! And dare I say it--even yarn dying!!!

The last few years on the job have been rough. Jim thinks that ultimately this will probably be the best thing that's ever happened to me, and I have to agree. So I'm off to tie up those loose ends. Be back in a few days...