My, How Times Change

This has been the craziest timeframe in a loooooong time! Since the pandemic I have been living in Florida but a surprising change of events has me back in DC full-time. My manager was promoted to a Vice President and I was promoted to her job. I had to interview with the Postmaster General and CEO before I was offered the job. It was surreal but I am happy to report I am now Director, Industry Engagement & Outreach for the Postal Service. I am managing 17 people and an almost $10M budget. So crazy, right!!! Enough about work, it is all consuming right now.

By now, I thought I would be sharing our Florida “master” bathroom remodel with you but after a 2 month delay on our glass shower doors I finally canceled the order. Now the hunt begins on a new set of glass shower doors. I said all of that to say, our Florida remodel has come to a screeching halt. With me in DC, there is no “project manager” in Florida to keep Adam on task 😉 I am still shopping for the Florida house and have found a super cute comforter I want to buy. Usually, I am all about duvets but the Florida heat is no place for a duvet. At first, I wanted this comforter from Marimekko:

After more searching, I learned Justina Blakeney (one of my favorite designers) is about to debut a collection for Target so now I am eyeing this comforter:

Being back in the DC area, the shopping is sooooooo much better than Tallahassee, and because of that, I added another girl to the collection. I found her at my new favorite antique store in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of DC. This is Olivia:

Olivia is residing in my guest bedroom at my condo. I don’t think I have shared my guest bedroom with you so today is the perfect time.

Next year is a milestone life event for Adam and I; it is our 20th wedding anniversary. I wanted to do something really special, a once in a lifetime experience so I booked a luxury safari to Africa. We are going to Tanzania and Kenya. I cannot wait! I am beyond excited! This has been a bucket list item for a long time and I finally pulled the trigger. Flights are already booked and the custom safari is partially paid for 🙂 All that is left to do is buy the visas and get the shots (yellow fever and malaria). We are going to the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania and the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Giraffe Center, and Elephant Orphanage in Kenya. I know I have mentioned this in a prior post but I am eyeing a trip to Bali to round out our anniversary celebration. I’ll keep you posted.

1 thought on “My, How Times Change”

  1. You’ll love Africa . One of my fav trips . The people are some of the friendliest I have ever met . The yellow fever vaccine is a doozy FYI


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