• Wednesday, November 08, 2006

    { Cup Fever }

    ~ WOO HOO ~
    Well, as always, we had a blast at work for Cup Day! There is an advantage when you are working and people think you aren't! Everyone assumes that all banks are closed on Cup Day, but regional branches aren't. So that usually means a pretty quiet day for us. We always put on a lovely Chicken and Champagne lunch (thanks Ruthy, Shez, Nicole and Helen). It's a great spread and we put in a measley $8 and the bank puts in a bit too. So by lunch things were pretty happy. We had a few different syndicates going and lots of bets on every race as well as 4 Sweeps. Even though I am no longer a teller the tellers included me in their own little syndicate (I love it that they still include me even though I don't technically work with them now, but they say they miss me which is lovely). In the tellers syndicate we all put in $5 each and had various bets in the cup, a couple of Quinellas, Trifectas and Each Way bets and also a couple of Mystery Each Ways and Mystery Trifectas. Anyway WE WON!!!! On one of the mystery trifectas all our horses came in! WOOOOHOOOOO!

    The Trifecta paid $1100, although we only had half a unit on so that made it $550!!!! We were so excited! I don't mind losing on the Cup, it's a great day either way, but to win AND have a great day is, well, just great!!! LOL

    2 more sleeps!!! YAY. Nuff said ;)

    Another layout done last week end. My cousin always says Bronte reminds her of Gretal (I think?) from the Sound of Music. I've never seen it so I don't know, but when I do her hair like this, I think she looks like a Gretal. LOL

    Anyway, background by me and the brushes are from the fabulous Jason Gaynor.

    ~ WORK ~
    Oh man it is so busy at the moment, getting ready for a few special things we have coming up. I really really love my job and am so happy that I made the move, and even though it's busy, I never wish I was somewhere else. Even though I only work with my boss, there are several other great people that work around me and it's always a laugh and a good place to be! How good is that?

    Well I have seen two fabulous movies in the last few weeks, I didn't think the first one could be topped, The Departed, although these movies are poles apart in their stories. Little Miss Sunshine is basically about a dysfunctional family that go on a road trip. Many many cringe worthy moments, with family that we either know or know of. Priceless really. I saw this movie twice in two days, and while I am sure that it won't be the same with everyone that sees it. I laughed so hard I cried, especially in the first half of the movie. The final scene of the movie had me laughing AND sobbing at the same time. At the end of the movie, I walked out, both times, smiling and just generally feeling great. If you are tempted to see it, the part I laughed at the most, was the car horn and starting the car, if you see it you'll know what I mean. Every character was fabulous and brought something unique to the story.... just loved it.

    Edited to add
    I read this a little while ago in a series of books I am re-reading by Diana Gabaldon. This passage is from the first book and has stuck in my head for some reason....

    "But just then, for that fraction of time, it seems as though all things are possible. You can look across the limitations of your own life and see that they are really nothing. In that moment, when time stops, it is as though you know that you could undertake any venture, complete it and come back to yourself to find the world unchanged, and everything just as you left it a moment before, and it's as though..." he hesitated for a moment, carefully choosing his words.
    "As though, knowing that everything is possible, suddenly nothing is necessary."

    Have a great night everyone! :)

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    Anonymous lis said...

    Woo hoo on the win!!!!

    2 sleeps...nuff said ;-)

    November 08, 2006 9:58 pm  
    Blogger Angela said...

    Sounds like you had a fantastic cup day Lee... lol, I"ll have to remember about the regional banks being open ;).
    The layout is stunning :), and Bronte does look like a Gretal there doesn't she?
    Todays the day! Well for you anyway ;)... have fun!

    November 10, 2006 7:37 am  
    Anonymous fazzbech said...

    Well you guys know how to party, and congrats on the win!

    I want to hear all about your conference, so make sure you blog when you get back ok?! Have a fantastic time, as if there's any doubt you won't!

    That's such a cheeky look on Bronte's face, beautiful LO!

    I think it's great that you love your job so much, you're very lucky!

    November 10, 2006 8:23 am  
    Anonymous MiYon said...

    I think I need a job that has chicken and champagne lunches! lol

    November 10, 2006 5:42 pm  

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