I spent a very enjoyable couple of hours today having lunch with my pal Jillian. She sent me an email last week and wondered if I'd want to get together this week, and I said, "You betcha!" It was so great to see her and talk and laugh like we always did at work! While I can honestly say that I don't miss going to work each day, there is no doubt that I miss seeing Jillian and my friends.
She filled me in on all the goings-on at the lab. It sounds like things haven't changed much--of course, it's only been about a month since I left--although apparently they're going to be getting some help and have a few people hired. Jillian and I always talked a lot about politics, and we did that today, too! Of course, we talked about stuff going on in our lives, and got caught up on everything. She's just such a sweetie!
After that, I picked up a couple of things at Target and then the grocery store, and when I got home, I carted out the recycling bins. I managed to get it all out there in 3 trips--I just can't believe how much we put out for recycling now and how little for actual garbage.
It's way too chilly today for mid-May! I was so chilled this morning that I was kind of shaky. I opened up the windows for a while, and the furnace came on! (The windows are now closed.)
Speaking of friends, I turned on "Oprah" about halfway through, and it's a reunion of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show!" How many of you watched that? Oh, I just loved it. Oprah's staff actually recreated the WJM newsroom and Mary's apartment! I even watched the spinoffs, like "Rhoda" and "Phyllis." What a fun reminder of a landmark show. I throw my hat into the air for them all!
I don't think I mentioned it here, but on May 16th I ordered the next 2 books for our book club through Better World Books. I got them today! That's some fast service!