Thursday, November 20, 2008

Liar, liar, pants on fire

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.

16 comments:

Carrie said...

Cute shoes NO you are not to old to wear Mudd shoes! I am sorry about your job I know when I had to pack my desk after six years it was very hard. Hang in there!

Domestic Diva....NOT said...

I am jealous of your finds & no way are you too old for MUDD brand, shoes are universal for all ages :)I will be thinking of you on Tuesday...

Jessica said...

LOVE THE SHOES! Sorry you are so sad about the jon situation...

Joanna said...

The shoes are cute! No way are you too old!!

I am sorry to hear about the job.

Cold...Tell me about it, I am freezing as I sit here on the computer and I am thinking of a good cup of hot cocoa!

Sunny said...

So funny you mentioning about the dogs. Mr. calls them our "little space heaters" cause that's exactly what they are! I'm so curious where you work and can get shoes for a dollar a pair. Wow. I'd miss that kinda swaggish thing too. I'm sorry you got laid off. This economy stinks. Can't wait to see your pillows though and know they will be beautimus!

AJ said...

Ummm, I hope you are not too old for Mudd cause I'm older than you are!! You needn't rub that in my face either♥ I have a pair that are almost identical to the ones on the right:)
Sorry to hear about your sad day at work today. I'm a domino crier. I cannot stand to see anyone else cry and almost always join in with them. Not good. I hope you are hanging in there! I'm thinking about ya!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Hang in there sister friend. I'll be thinking of you on Tuesday just hoping and praying for the strength to get through the day.

Genevieve said...

Lurrve the shoes! Uh, I'm 36, I better not be to old. ;)

Candy said...

I'm sure it's really tough for many to see you go. I'll be thinking of you on Tuesday... everything will be ok.

Candy

Shannon said...

Cute shoes! I am still so sorry about your job. We will be thinking and praying for you on Tuesday for sure!

Ally0005 said...

Cute shoes! It's really cold in this part of the South and I don't like it not one bit..
I wish you the best next week and will be thinking of you.

Liz said...

I'm really sorry about your job situation. Please keep us posted, we're all pulling for you.

Valarie said...

I'm sorry about the job. It's an awful time to find yourself without a job right now. And, I remember when I was just working a job freelance and they told me they didn't need me any more (I was kind of doing a 'working interview' thing). I was devastated.
But something came along and now things are where I want them to be.
Hang in there, sadly, these things happen. There is a plan. You just might not realize it yet.

But it does suck not having access to awesome, cheap shoes!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi there!
I heart those shoes! And no way, you can never outgrow Mudd shoes! They have the cutest boots, too! :)
I am glad that you got such great deals! :)

I'm sorry about work being hard with the party and all. I know this is all really difficult, and who wouldn't cry? I know I would. I am still praying for you, and I'm going to keep on praying until you get the most wonderful job! You just never know what is around the bend...

ka1t_lyn said...

The shoes are great, especially the white ones. You aren't too old :) Sad to hear about you job situation, I'll be praying for you that something else comes up very soon.

Our Complete Family said...

Hang in there hun. There is always light at the end of any tunnel for us!
Your shoes are so super cute! And what a great steal at $1 a pair! Wowee!
I am cracking up at your comment to me~ water spots! Yep, I don't worry about them too often, hence why I had to bust out the vinegar to get rid of them!!! ;) See, I'm all about easy and this was so easy I didn't have to scrub a bit!
Hugs~ Less