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December 19th, 2006 at 12:18 pm

What a nice day!

Someone on another team complimented my team, so we all got little balloons on our desks. Nice. I had my annual review this morning...not sparkling, but my boss assured me that I am doing a good job, and told me to keep on doing what I'm doing. No news on a raise yet, but we'll all be finding out soon. I realized that any raise I receive will go straight to inflated medical costs - insurance went up a ton this year.

I'm the new employee trainer again today...not my favorite thing in the world, but I just have to remind myself that next week I won't be at work!

Bittersweet moment last night...I know my massage friend is happy to return to her home country, where she is a doctor, but she's sad about leaving too. She invited us to visit someday. I'd like that.

Trying hard to concentrate on my big savings goal - Mexico 2007. So far, I've got $360 in the account.

We have only spent about $150 on groceries this month, and that will be all we'll spend. That's some sort of record, especially for December! We picked up four very cheap artichokes at Trader Joes, steamed them, and had them for dinner the other night. They were sooooo good. I love artichokes...they will always remind me of Chile. I ate them constantly there. I wish they were cheaper here!

I'm reading the Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (it's a bunch of short stories). She crafts a great story, and is quite skilled, but every single one so far has been depressing! I hope at least one ends well.

We don't have a flake of snow on the ground, but they say a storm is on its way. I heard people on the bus complaining about the lack of snow. I couldn't be more pleased with 45 degrees!

3 Responses to “recognition”

  1. sarah Says:

    I too am planning a trip to Mexico. I'd like to stay in or around Cancun however I am having trouble coming up with a budget. I am thinking 1500 to 2000. Would you be willin to share what your approximate budget is. I'd greatly appreciate it.

  2. paigu Says:

    What a great vacation plan! Some travel books- Lonely Planet comes to mind- offer great insider travel and money-saving tips.

  3. kashi Says:

    Hey Sarah, I'm working on a budget...I'm guesstimating about $1500-$1600 for the week. If we can get cheaper flights, that number will be much lower. If you stay in an all-inclusive resort, you can get pretty good deals in/around Cancun.

    Paigu, I love Lonely Planet! I bought this 'other' travel book for my time in Chile, and my friend's Lonely Planet guide book was so much better! I have Lonely Planet Oregon, and it was a great resource for my trip there a few years ago. Lonely Planet all the way, baby. Wink

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