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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Safe and Sound

After a week in the cat hospital, Shoes Lebowski is finally home. The whole ordeal ended up costing nearly $2,000. But, it's ok because...I have a new job! After a year of freelancing, I was offered a wonderful position (with salary and benefits!) at an amazing company. I even get my own office -- on the 24th floor of a downtown LA high-rise...

So here's hoping this is the start of a new chapter in my life -- and an entirely new career...For the next few days -- before I start my job on Monday -- I'm enjoying hanging out with Shoes
and relaxing...

Reading Annie Proulx's Bird Cloud is doubly sweet.


Blogger Krissy said...

This is all such wonderful news! I'm so happy things worked out for you, Tina, and dear Shoes as well. xo.

February 2, 2011 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Joanna said...

Double good news! How wonderful that your little kittle is feeling much better. And congrats on the new job! Will you share with us what industry you'll be working in now? A new daunting yet exciting!

February 2, 2011 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger Alicia said...

Great news!! Congratulations on the new job!! I'm glad that Shoes Lebowski is healthy and home!

February 2, 2011 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Tina Tarnoff said...

Congrats, Tina! You deserve it! I'm so happy for you. You are truly an inspiration. And, so thrilled that SL is home and well! xoxo

February 2, 2011 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Penney said...

Tina, I'm so happy to know that Shoes is home and comfy with you.
Also, congtats on the new job!
I so appreciate how important it is to have benefits..
Enjoy time with your furry friend and best of luck!

February 2, 2011 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Mary Jo said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news.

February 2, 2011 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Maggie May said...

2x good news!!!

February 2, 2011 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger Milady Productions said...

Glad your little muse is feeling better:)

February 2, 2011 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Helen Ailsa said...

Congratulations, and how nice to have the kitty home so you can properly celebrate.

February 2, 2011 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Melanie's Randomness said...

Yeah for such wonderful news!!! I'm glad Shoes is home & congrats to you on the new job!!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

February 2, 2011 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

wonderful happy thoughts all around! yay! i'm so glad your adorable kitty is okay, and i'm excited for you and your new job!

February 2, 2011 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Congratulations! Lovely pic of your gorgeous cat. :)xx

February 2, 2011 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger Molly McGonigle said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news and you must be so excited. I can't wait to hear more about your job!

February 2, 2011 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Jen Zahigian said...

Congrats Tina!

February 2, 2011 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

I'm soooo very happy that Shoes is home and doing well!!
And, congratulations on the new job! I love downtown LA! How fun and exciting!!

February 2, 2011 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger DENISE. said...

Congrats -- doubly! Can't wait to hear about your new job. Please don't stop blogging :)

February 2, 2011 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger thequeenofhearts said...

They say good things come in threes :) Congratulations so SO pleased for you x

February 2, 2011 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I'm glad Shoes is okay! And congrats on your job :)

February 2, 2011 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger iva yaneva said...

I'm glad Shoes is okay! My grandma came back from the hospital today as well, so whew! great news today all around :)

Congrats on the new job! That must be so exiting for you! I wish you lots and lots of success but also I wish you to be very happy and satisfied with your new occupation :)

Send a big hug to Shoes from me! :) xo

February 2, 2011 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger Kaitlyn said...

congratulations! how exciting!!

February 2, 2011 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger Giulia said...

Fabulous news, Tina. So relieved for the Dude, too. xoxo

February 2, 2011 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger TheBeautyFile said...

How amazingly wonderful Tina!!!! I'm so happy to hear you're doing well!!!!

February 2, 2011 at 5:47 PM  
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February 2, 2011 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger Shell said...

Congrats on the new job and happy Shoes is on the mend.

February 2, 2011 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger liza said...

All of this is very good news!

February 2, 2011 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger Tonia said...

Fantastic news about the job and Shoes - very happy for both of you!

February 3, 2011 at 12:45 AM  
Blogger Alexandra Steinmetz - Champagne and Chiffon said...

Congrats on the job! I'm in the freelancing boat, so hearing you stuck it out and it paid off gives me hope. I'm glad Shoes is ok! We just adopted an old male cat as well~

February 3, 2011 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Cynthia's Blog said...

Congratulations and I'm so happy your sweet Shoes Lebowski is okay.

February 3, 2011 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger mkendall said...

that is so wonderful! and uplifting to hear since my husband's been out of work for almost 10 months. Hopefully the economy is on its way back up.

February 3, 2011 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Uncle Beefy said...

Glorious news all around!!! YAY! And, thank god for you. I think these two breaks have been well-earned and well-deserved!

I'm wishing you and Shoes a wonderfully relaxing weekend! :)

February 3, 2011 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

Thank you!!! Here's to a new beginning!

February 3, 2011 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger gigi said...

Congratulations on your new job!! And I'm so glad Shoes is home.

February 3, 2011 at 8:32 PM  
OpenID said...

So happy to hear Shoes is home and better. Such a cutie. <3

And congratulations on your new job! :D



February 4, 2011 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

What happy news! Many congratulations to you, Tina! I was out of work for 21 months, up until November, and I know how difficult it can be to cope with. I wish you all the best in your new job, and enjoy spending time with Shoes. How wonderful that your kitty is home and in good health!

February 5, 2011 at 8:08 PM  

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