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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Finally ....

Busy ....  I am just glad it's Saturday afternoon and this week is finally over. I am at home now and relaxing. Had to work today but got out at 2:30 which was good. And I am actually off on Monday (Memorial Day), believe it or not. I am usually almost never off on the holidays (well except for Christmas, Thanksgiving & New Year's). Monday will be my scheduled day off for the week since I am working Saturday again next week so I will also get a floating holiday out of the deal. Not so bad. :)

This week was definitely a killer. The week prior to a holiday is usually very busy and on top of that I was way short staffed on the two busiest days. Fun fun. But as always we got through it so it's all good. And now I am home and off for two days. Yay.

As long as the weather cooperates we are thinking about going down to NY tomorrow to take a walk along the riverfront. It's fleet week so we might get to see some cool ships too. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous this week and I didn't get to enjoy it at all with all the work so it would be nice to be outdoors in the fresh air tomorrow.

Not too much else new other than that. Planning possible (?) vacations in my head every day to distract myself from work, looking forward to summer & wishing we lived somewhere with a beach. I am hopelessly behind on my mail once again after doing pretty well for a while. So if you are expecting a letter from me I will do my best to get to it soon! 

Mail update: No mail has gone out. :( Received letters from/still owe replies to: Charles/TN, Lotte/Denmark, Emilia/Finland, Celia/MA, Tizz/Holland, Carmen/Malta, Caroline/Scotland and Becki/KY. 

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Relaxing Sunday & Dublin photos

100_5057 Returned back to the US on Monday and it's been back to the daily grind since then. Work has been busy and hectic, partly from catching up after the vacation, partly from being a tad short staffed and partly from the upcoming holiday (Memorial Day) next week Monday. I am already in need of another vacation. Ha ha. 

I managed to index all of our photos today. There aren't that many since it was a short trip so it was fairly easy.If you are curious just click here. (** edit - updated link to hopefully make it work now **) We definitely had a great time and I would return to Dublin again in a heartbeat. Would love to see more of Ireland, drive around the country and stay at various B&B's. Well, some day. :)

Not too much else new or going on. Tomorrow is another Austrian meet-up at the Wharf Bar in NYC so we will probably go to that. Should be fun. Working 6 days next week because of the holiday so by next weekend I am sure I'll be ready for another relaxing day. :) 

Mail update: Letters went out on Tuesday to: David/IN and Nina/WA. Received letters from/still owe replies to: Emilia/Finland, Celia/MA, Tizz/Holland, Carmen/Malta, Caroline/Scotland and Becki/KY. 

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Friday, May 08, 2009

Hello from Dublin

Dublin-Doors Just a quick post as we are getting ready to go out for dinner in a few minutes. Arrived in Dublin yesterday morning and are really enjoying ourselves so far.

Yesterday we mostly just wandered all around the center of the city, exploring and taking pictures in an effort to shake off the jetlag. :)

Today we went to the National Museum and Gallery which were both really neat. Had lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe. Tonight we will probably check out some of the pubs in the Temple Bar area. It's amazing how many pubs there are in this city. I love Bulmer's cider even though it's called Magner's everywhere else (how odd). The brightly colored doors are really neat too. Tomorrow we are going to see Malahide Castle.

Mail update: Since the last update a letter went out to: Celia/MA. So far a letter is going out to David/IN when we return back to the US. Received letters from/still owe replies to: Nina/WA and Emilia/Finland. 

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Friday, May 01, 2009

Yay for Dublin .... not long now

5 more days. :) I am very excited. :) Still A LOT to do before we are ready to leave (especially at work) but I am excited nonetheless. Maybe it will make my remaining days at work a little easier knowing that I have a fun trip coming up. We are only going for 4 nights but that's ok. Of course I would love to take a longer trip but I doubt that would be a good idea with work. Plus it means we will get to take another short trip sooner. :)

This week actually went by sort of fast which is good. I still have to work today and tomorrow but at least there is an end in sight. Can't believe it's May already. This year is just flying by way too fast.

Mail update: Since the last update letters went out to: Tiffany/OK and Jessica/DE. Letters are going out today to: Sarah/Canada and Tizz/Holland. Received letters from/still owe replies to: Celia/MA, Nina/WA, David/IN and Emilia/Finland. 

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