Syonara on this Friday

As you read this I'm either driving down the highway or already there!  It's been a week of goodbyes and see-ya-laters.  It's been an interesting week, to say the least. Closing up accounts at work. Cleaning out my desk and collecting my things. You  know how in the movies when someone gets fired and they carry their personal belongings out of the office in a box and how they always have a plant? Well, that was me today. The plant part...not the getting fired part! I've never had an office plant before. Haha! I don't really have any "down" time before starting my new job on Monday. But then again, I'm moving back in with my parents, so how much down time do I really need? ;-) Let's recap my week, shall we?

Saturday ~ Marcy and I got together and had dinner at Ping in Shirlington and then we went to Nick's Night Club and line danced with some cowboys! I love this girl and I'm going to miss her!

Sunday ~ I got together with some friends for brunch. Brunch is a very popular thing to do in Washington, D.C. So, I thought what better way to spend my last Sunday, than to do brunch :)  I met up with my friends Alex and Liz at Circa in Clarendon. They have the yummiest french toast. We all go the same thing :) American Bistro Breakfast ~ scrambled eggs, bacon, french toast and instead of home fries we got french fries!

Monday ~ Once a month me and my fellow Service Managers would get together at one of our properties and talk about how work is going, groups that are currently at the hotels, etc. Monday was the last one that I would be a part of. We had lunch at Poste in the D.C. Monaco. Alex and Michael are fantastic and I'm going to miss them!

After work on Monday Marina and I got together for our last manicure date. One of the first things I'll need to do after moving back to Roanoke is finding a nail salon. I need to be ready for when Marina comes to visit! Oh, and that's Marina's hand with the gorgeous ring...not mine, but hopefully one day...heehee!

Tuesday ~ There is a women's group that I attend on a weekly basis and over the last year I have gotten to know some of them so well. These women have meant so much to me and on Tuesday night it really hit me for the first time that I'm leaving. I broke down with lots of tears and they reached out with hugs! After our group met, some of us went out for a bite to eat. We went to a little pizza place called Cafe Pizziaolo. Not only do they have pizza, but they have GELATO! That's what I got - chocolate and birthday cake flavors. Yummy! The gelato was so good that I forgot to take a picture of it!

Wednesday ~ The National Geographic Society office on D.C. has a HUGE dinosaur out front. I just thought it was super cool, so I had to take a picture of it!

Thursday ~ Last night was my official Goodbye Gathering with work. My AGM, Ken, put it together and I really appreciated it. People from both Helix and Donovan House came out to send me off. We went to Mio in D.C. and has some yummy food and drinks. Erin ordered me the best cocktail ever ~ diet coke :) she had the waitress put it in a cocktail glass for me. Loved it!
Kenny couldn't make it to Mio, because he had a hot date, but we got together for lunch at Vapiano.

Top: DonnaMarie & Erin
Middle: Modi & Ken
Bottom: Sara

Left to Right
Leigh, Michael, Me, Alex, Amanda

Frankie & Tabetha

I hope you have an awesome weekend! I'm linking up this post with Lauren Elizabeth and September Farm.

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