Thursday, January 8, 2009

Inspired to Smile

Well, our pay cut as set in at work, and it's safe to say the results are evident everywhere.

Instead of people going out to lunch like they normally would, you see them eating left overs and Top Ramen in the break room! I usually bring my lunch, so it is nice to have some company in there. I've stretched a chicken bowl from El Pollo Loco for 3 meals now (with a few additions from around the house). Not because I can't afford to buy more food, but its become like a mission, to see how many meals I can make it go. I'm going to try for 4 today. Me against the bowl, round 4...

The point is, it seems like we are all in this together. There really isn't any use in all being depressed, so I'm working on keeping a smile on my face. So far so good. Smiles are contagious after all.

My Dad got a new job and I'm so excited for him. He is such a hard and reliable worker, I knew it was only a matter of time. The fact that he got a job completely made my day. It's not easy out there but he made it happen! Congrats Dad!

Even though we agreed to not do anything for our anniversary, I left my desk on Tuesday and came back to 1 dozen roses and big "Happy Anniversary" balloon. A huge smile crept up on my face as all the women in my office (and it is about 90% women) oohed and ahhed at my flowers. Me, being the worrier that I am saw dollar signs right after the shock wore off. Flowers are pricey after all. But I'm not going fret about that. Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the roses. In this case, literally!

4 comments:

Heather and Spencer said...

Better now that you get roses than at Valentines time! THink of it that way and you will see fewer dollar signs!

Liz Cuillard said...

Good point Heather! I like it, way to look at the positive! :)

Megan said...

I am all about stretching the meals as well - I am impressed!!! Roses make me smile too - what a thoughtful hubbie you have!

Kaye said...

I freak out about the price of flowers too! Scott has received the message loud and clear that I appreciate flowers brought home any day of the week vs Valentine's Day... makes me a happy girl! Congrats on the roses...the Cuillard boys seem to have quite a romantic side to them : )