Ok, so I found myself walking down the hallway at work to pick something up.
I spotted a large crowd of people outside of two conference rooms. What the heck? Was I missing a meeting?
Oh no. It was another sample/prop sale! I said I had been to my last sample sale the other day when I scored those 5 pairs of shoes. I wasn't going to go in to this one, but curiosity got the better of me. I had to see what was in there. I didn't get much. I spent a total of $4. That won't break the bank.
I bought another two pairs of shoes (for $1 a pair!).
They are very cute Mudd brand shoes. I'm not too old to wear Mudd, am I? I think not.
I also bought two pillows. Each was $1. One is a square down-filled pillow, and the other is an oblong suede-ish pillow. It's an ugly shade of pinky-purple. Why should I care? I'm going to use these as pillow forms for a couple of pillow projects I have in the works! Yay me! Now I won't have to go out and spend $10 for a pillow form.
Hopefully I can get these pillow projects done soon so you will be wowed with my talent and endless creativity. :)
Today was a sad day at work. Actually, every day is sad. I'm sad that I was laid off. I'm sad that my friends and coworkers were laid off. I'm sad that there are people I know I'll never see again, even though we always say we'll keep in touch. Today, one of the merchandising teams had a little farewell party for us. Everyone on the "home department" creative team was invited (those being laid off as well as those staying). There was cake, and every single one of us who is leaving got a card signed by all of the buyers. Several people got up on the microphone to say a few things. One girl got up to speak, but was having a difficult time because she was in tears. You know how that goes...once one person starts with the water works, it's like a domino effect. It was a really nice gesture, but it just makes transitioning all the more difficult and bittersweet.
My last day with be either Monday or Tuesday. Most likely Tuesday. I still have a lot of packing to do. I'm not a crying kind of girl, but I know Tuesday will be very hard for me. Just sitting here thinking about it is making me tear up a bit.
I'm also going to miss all of the great sample sales! I've practically furnished our house with items from those sales...curtains, pillows, blankets, dishes, home decor, and also clothes, shoes, purses and jewelry. I'll also miss having a discount to the stores. I think someone said we can keep our discount card for another year. I'll have to check on that (especially since I can use it at Sephora).
On another note, it's bitter cold outside today. Bitter for those of us who live in the south and were wearing shorts and sandals just a week ago. Yikes! I'm going to have to make sure all three dogs are in bed with me tonight. You may not realize, but dogs make very good heating pads. Their little bodies can generate enough heat to start a fire. Seriously. I love it.