Sunday, March 13, 2011

silver linings

Florida was an interesting trip. 

Perfectly sunny and warm, extremely relaxing, slightly decadent. 

Lots of reading on the boat - I have decided that the bow of a boat floating on the ocean 
is one of my top 5 places to be of all time. 

Breathtaking sunsets. 

Waterfront pool and bar. 

 There was just one hitch. 

On my first full day, as I was lounging by the pool with a cocktail in hand I received a call that made me curse the existence of cell phones - certainly not for the first time. The panicked voice on my voice mail belonged to a colleague of mine, who has my job in Rochester - asking if I knew anything about the funding for our jobs, and the four other attorneys across the state holding the same position, being cut as of March 31. 

I didn't. 

I resolved to put it out of my mind as much as humanly possible (since there wasn't much I could do about it in my bathing suit, poolside in Florida with a couple of cucumber gimlets already putting a delightful fuzz around the whole situation). 

And for the most part, I did.

While it was hard being away from Evan's comforting hugs and reassurances after getting the news, I was with great people who saw to it that I was sufficiently spoiled and distracted by fun, and I could not be more grateful for their abundance of generosity. 

All in all, I don't think I would change the fact that I got the bad news while on vacation. I almost think it made me appreciate vacation and everything I have that much more. 

I'm trying hard to sort through my thoughts on the unexpected news and figure out what comes next. I'm pretty confident that there is a silver lining in all this. 

I am freaked out and excited all at once.
I'll be sure to keep you posted along the way...



  1. wish I was there!
    desperately need sunshines where I am!!
    ps: cute pedicure*

  2. lovely pictures, looks like you had fun. sunshine typically makes me jealous, but oddly so do the pictures of the produce! hope everything goes ok with your job!!!

  3. Thanks Nicole and Lenore! It sure was a treat. I tagged along with a friend on her annual visit to her Aunt and Uncle's, and felt totally spoiled rotten.