Friday, December 30, 2016

PERSONAL NEWS #262
Dec 1st, I had my first job interview outside the firm, since learning many of us BSC EA’s were being laid off on January 3rd.

Dec 2nd, had a physical therapy appt regarding my ankle and foot.  Also chat with firm’s HR department and I have an internal interview on Dec 6th for a transitioning position.

Dec 3rd, I joined up with my friend Dennis in attending the WestPoint annual holiday show, which was enjoyable, on a chilly day.  Afterwards we traveled to Sugar Loaf, NY near Warwick and Chester to do some holiday shopping at their wonderful arts and craft shops.  A delicious dinner at Yo-Sushi, followed by shopping at Woodbury Commons.

Dec 4th, after attending to chores and errands, plus decorating my Xmas tree, I got a much needed manicure in my hood.

Dec 6th, had a friend in the firms IT department upgrade my new laptop, plus had a job interview for a position within the firm.

Dec 7th, I had another dental appt at NYU School of Dentistry for the last of the permanent crown “prep work”.

Dec 10th, I joined friends and acquaintances with NYC TGTSNBN for the annual ice skating meetup at Bryant Park in the afternoon.  We had a lot of fun despite the cold weather and crowds of people at the Winter Village booths.

Dec 11th, I had a private yoga class at my apt with Fabrice.  After taking care of many chores and errands, I joined some friends [ie: Wendy, Debbie and Margaret] to see the film “Fantastic Beasts”.  Afterwards we went out to a diner for a meal and catch up on news.

Dec 12th, I had an appt with my foot doctor in the afternoon.  Concern over my ankle and it is not improving with physical therapy.  Have to go back in a week for a Cortisone shot in ankle to help the situation  L

Dec 13th, had an interesting job interview for EA position with REV 21 Media in the morning at a coffee shop on upper Eastside of Manhattan.  Plus, I had an interview over the phone with a digital tech company [ie: Intellect Design] from Jersey City.

Dec 14th, I had an appt with a temp/perm agency at lunch time, and was referred to them from a friend of mine.  The discussion during the appt went very well.

Dec 15th, I had a physical therapy appt regarding my ankle and foot.  In the evening, I attended a BFP forum at The Commons regarding the next four years under Trump and what we as citizens can do to be pro-active.

Dec 17th, after Dana cleaned my apt, I had to take care of many chores and appts.

Dec 18th, I had a private yoga class at my apt with Fabrice.  Afterwards, I had a much needed manicure, and then my dinner party from 3pm to 9:30pm with friends.  We all had a delightful time, enjoyed good food and fun diverse conversations.

Dec 19th, I had an appt with my foot doctor at 9am, for a minor procedure to my ankle.  Then a phone interview at 2pm for an EA position with a bank.  The phone interview went well.

Dec 20th, I had an in-person interview out at Jersey City for a temp position with a large corporation.  The interview went well and I contacted my agency about it.

Dec 21st and 22nd, I have been assigned to the firm’s downtown office, near Wall Street, to cover for a co-worker who is on medical leave.

Dec 22nd, I had a physical therapy appt regarding my ankle and foot after work.

Dec 23rd to 26th, I visited with the parents in upstate NY for the holiday weekend.  Friday evening had to go to ER in VT, as there was blood in my urine, and found out I had UTI.  Received meds and headed back to the parent’s house.  Holiday brunch outing next day with the parents and friends.  On Xmas Day I took the parents out for Chinese dinner.  Rest of the time was spent taking care of things around their house and watching movies or the Food Network.  Traveling back to NYC was unpleasant.

Dec 28th, I had a good second interview with M&T Bank for two possible positions.

Dec 28th to 30th, I have been assigned to the firm’s downtown office, near Wall Street, to cover for a co-worker who is out on medical leave.

Dec 29th, I had lunch with a co-worker at Taste of Tokyo off of William Street.  After work I had a physical therapy appt for my ankle.

Dec 30th, this is my last day with EY and moving on to hopefully greener pastures.

Dec 31st, I had a private yoga class at my apt with Fabrice.

2017 better be a helluva lot better than 2016!!!

Monday, December 19, 2016

 First Official
Snowfall in NYC
Saturday, Dec 17 2016

Xmas Tree
and
Dinner Party Nibblers
for Guests
[Sunday, Dec 18th]

Monday, December 05, 2016

 Holiday Decorations
around my Apartment