Sunday, June 18, 2006

Intermezzo

I'm in a pretty nice place in life right now. I seem to be getting a rejuvenating break from the ordinary. I feel well most of the time, thanks in part to improved diet and in part to treatment for my medical condition. I am more interested in going places and doing things, and I am happier.

My family is well, and Mom has recovered nicely from her cataract surgery. She can see from the left eye again, and she has new glasses on the way.

I am finally beginning to feel some degree of confidence about the new job responsibilities I took on 6 months ago. I really like my boss, though it's likely that he will supervise me for just a few more months. The Big Changes coming up toward the end of the year at work will add to my workload, and the supervisory structure for my area will change. Oh well, can't have everything.

I had a nice evening out with the girls last week (hey, Zelda and Mommanator). We had a great time over Southwestern food and ice cream. Well, in my case, almost ice cream. Sugar and fat free. It was pretty awful, and I only had a bite. But I digress.

I went to an all day training on Friday, which provided me with a rare opportunity to feel like a professional. The company was good, since a few of my favorite coworkers attended as well. Breakfast and lunch were provided, and there was a truly marvelous dessert at the end of the day. I only had 2 bites, but it was beyond description. Sensual. Chocolate raspberry mousse on a chocolate cookie crust, with chocolate ganache over the whole. As I said, sensual. A good chocolate dessert, especially one that includes raspberries, is beyond compare. It is BETTER THAN S...well, it's just better than anything.

I had a blast on Saturday night. We went to Scannicchio's in Atlantic City for a sumptuous meal with another couple. The cosmo before dinner was pretty good, too. Then we went on to The Quarter at the Trop, where we did a little barhopping (another cosmo at Cuba Libre, and a Magner's at Ri Ra). We had a designated driver, so all was well.

It was a great night to be at The Quarter, since there were lots of bachelorette parties underway. Nothing wild, just lots of truly beautiful girls wandering around. This kept the guys busy so that we (the ladies) could peek at the masculine eye candy available. Everything went right on Saturday, from getting a table at Scannichio's (when by rights we should not have been seated without a reservation) to getting seats for the ladies at both clubs.

I'm not much of a party girl, and I can get kind of uncomfortable in cities, but on Saturday night, I felt like I owned the place. I think we'll spend more time getting to know AC in the future. I've already bought tickets for a show later this summer. Now for our little secret: we left the city by 9:00. So what if we're earlybirds? We still had a great time, and we plan to go back soon.

I like the rythm of my life right now. A little work, a little play, and some time with friends. There's a lot going on this summer, which gives me hope that this little intermezzo of mine will turn into a complete renaissance.

13 comments:

Virginia Gal said...

What a lovely sentiment - I hope this intermezzo turns into a renaissance as well.

Glad you had a super weekend!

Merci said...

Hope yours was great, as well. I'll stop by your blog for the full report!

MissMagnoliaThunderpussy said...

What was it darling, that Chuckles said, oh yes, "A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants."

Merci said...

Absolutely appropo, Miss Magnolia!

Merci said...

Make that, "apropos." Oops.

Anonymous said...

let the music play on...
Sylvia Feinstein

Merci said...

Syl-
You too???

MissMagnoliaThunderpussy said...

OMG! Darling, are you having financial troubles, did someone re-posess the furnature or did Pax create a scene at one of your parties and soil the sofa ? I stongly suspect it's the latter!

Merci said...

Miss Magnolia-
Actually, I made a scene at Pax's last party involving the sofa, but that's a story for another day...

No, no problems here at the room. Was my page failing to load properly? It looks OK from this end.

Joe Tornatore said...

When you embrace Phillies tickets I'll know the getting is good.

Merci said...

Joe-
Hate to confess that we turned some down last week...

Beth and Elliott said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend!!! You look great, and I haven't seen you smile this much since I met you. So glad to hear you are in a good place. You are quite the inspiration.

Merci said...

Beth and Elliot-
Thanks so much. Your joi de vivre is inspirational to me!