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29 July 2006 @ 09:24 pm
I have a lot of things to write about, but I can't seem to find the right words...  
I've been here - well, not here, exactly... I haven't really logged on to LJ in a while... And though I've been on the internet, I haven't really had the energy or the motivation to do anything constructive these days. I'm not sure what it is... Part of me thinks that all the recent problems at work have been affecting me more than I'm letting on. And I'm not one to take work problems home at all, but lately, some of the issues from work have been following me home. :P

The good news is that I finally uploaded the re-design of Misty's site. :) AND I've been making progress with the re-design for Julie's site as well. :) If there's anything I am motivated about it's working on my sites (and tweaking my MySpace page and LJ user info) -- I know, I really need to get my priorities in order. :P I've also been spending an inordinate amount of time on the internet looking up old reviews of "It's My Party" and information about Randal Kleiser and Harry Stein (the two in which the story was based...) And I'm not sure what it is about that movie, but I can't seem to shake my addiction for it...

In other, happier and less obsessive news, yesterday was Mark's birthday! :) He always teases me because I'm a half a year older than he is so I love July 28th - because it's the day that he has to stop making "old" jokes at my expense. :) We went to Alan Wong's for dinner last night and had the best time!! The food was wonderful and the service was great - it was an all around great evening. We loved our meals, but the highlight had to be the "chocolate sampler" dessert that they brought out for his birthday, complete with a candle and singing waiters. :) Mark really enjoyed himself. :)

Mark had the garlic ahi and I had the kalbi shortribs... it was SO yummy!! :D

The "Chocolate Sampler" - Warm Chocolate Crepe, Chocolate Crunch Bars, Mudslide Ice Cream Sandwich, Chocolate “Souffle”, Chocolate Decadence, Chocolate Macadamia Nut Toffee Bar - it was SO delicious!! :)

They even wrote a Happy Birthday message to Mark in chocolate on the plate! :D

Mark really enjoyed the dinner and the dessert, but especially loved the chocolate souffle in the tiny teacup. :)

Yesterday was also the last day for one of my co-workers. :( It was really sad to see her go because we've all grown rather close the last 2 and a half years and she really got us through a lot during our awful conversion... We had a big lunch to wish her well and say goodbye. And we all stood around when it was time to leave for the day... No one really wanted to go because no one really wanted to say goodbye to her. We're really going to miss her a lot! :(

The entire back office family. :) We're going to miss Leslie! :(

Tomorrow Mark & I are meeting the in-laws for brunch at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. It should be a nice end to the weekend and a good way to unwind before another stressful week at work... I hope you're all doing well. I feel a little disconnected from everyone recently (through no one's fault but my own, of course!) and I apoligize for being so distant this past week. Lots of things are happening at work and I find that I really haven't been myself at all lately... :P
Current Mood: indescribableindescribable
ilenebook on July 30th, 2006 07:50 am (UTC)
Happy birthday Mark!
I do not know how you stay so thin lady.
You are so cute.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on July 30th, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)
I will certainly pass along your birthday wishes to Mark. :) And Ilene, you're too sweet!! :) But, I know I really have to lose all the weight I've been gaining with birthday celebrations recently!! *HUGS*
Kayleakaylea on July 30th, 2006 09:39 am (UTC)
Oops! been so busy trying to recover from my traveling that I didn't say happy bday to Mark! Looks like you guys had a great time though and an awesome dinner. :) Thank you for sharing pictures. :)

Sheri: Mark & Sheri 1999shutterbug93 on July 30th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your birthday wishes for Mark! :) I'll definitely pass them along to him! :)
_tropicalheart on July 30th, 2006 03:01 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you and Mark had a nice timee, Sheri! :) I like how they wrote him a Happy Birthday message with chocolate! That's cute! :)
Sheri: Mark & Sheri 1999shutterbug93 on July 30th, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Kristen!! And thanks for the birthday message in MySpace that you left for him!! That was so sweet! *HUGS*
Sabine: Mickisabine10 on July 30th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)
First of all, happy belated birthday to Mark. I wish him all the best!

Thanks for sharing the photos. I'm glad that you both had a nice time. And the "Chocolate Sampler" does not only look good, I'm sure it also was delicious. :)

I'm sorry to hear that still so much is going on at work that some issues even followed you home. To me, such things can affect you very much and the try to chase them away does not really work then. I hope things get better! And, should you ever need somebody to talk to I'll be there.

Hope you both will have a nice time with the in-laws. Please take care of yourself, Sheri. Much *love* and big *hugs* to you!
Sheri: Mark & Sheri 1999shutterbug93 on July 30th, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for your birthday wishes for Mark, Sabine!! I will definitely pass them along to him! :D

The chocolate sampler was VERY delicious - one of the best desserts I've had tasted in a long time!!

Thank you so much for your concern about my work situation... It's been going on for a while now and maybe one day I'll be able to speak about it in a locked post. You are a wonderful friend and I thank you for always being there for me through everything, Sabine!

Much love and big *HUGS* to you, too!! :)
Care: bear hugs by karmastyxcareleswhisper on July 30th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
Happy belated birthday to Mark!!! It looks like you two had a wonderful dinner. :)

I'm sorry you're having to deal w/so much stress from work. I really hope it starts to get easier for you. *BIGHUGS*

I really like what you've done with Misty and Julie's pages. Very pretty. I love the purple you used for Julie's page.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on July 30th, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Carrie!! I will pass along your sweet birthday wishes to Mark. :D I've missed you!!

Thank you SO MUCH for always being so supportive of my work situation and my web designs!! Miss you and love you! *HUGS*
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Sheri: Mark & Sheri 1999shutterbug93 on August 3rd, 2006 07:42 am (UTC)
Awwww, thank you so much for your comment, Angela!! :) I've missed you around LJ! :( Mark's birthday was really nice, we had a very nice time! :) Thanks for taking a look at the websites!! :D Big *HUGS* to you!
karen: carolee carmellowakedistracted on July 31st, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday to Mark! Those pictures are soo cute...and that chocolate dessert sounds delicious! :)

Sheri: Mark & Sheri 1999shutterbug93 on August 3rd, 2006 07:44 am (UTC)
Thanks SO MUCH, Karen!! :D The chocolate dessert was just wonderful, I wish it was a little bigger than just a sampler platter. :D
I'm so cool too bad I'm a loser: (the office) dawn & timaudienceawaits on July 31st, 2006 01:57 am (UTC)
You guys are SO cute! Happy Birthday to Mark!

No worries about not being around much! We all have times when we're really busy or just don't get the time to be on LJ much. But I always love when you post and comment, so you're definitely missed - but don't feel bad about anything! There is no need to apologize. ♥
Sheri: Familyshutterbug93 on August 3rd, 2006 07:45 am (UTC)
Thanks SO much, Gill for your birthday wishes for Mark and your comment! :) I have been trying so hard to get over here to post, but everything's been so depressing lately that I didn't want to keep posting such downers... Thanks so much for understanding!
bigrivermusicalbigrivermusical on August 2nd, 2006 05:52 am (UTC)
Happy Belated Birthday, Mark!

And guess what? My hubby's birthday is also on July 28th! and he is also younger than me!!!!

We celebrated his birthday in San Diego, which was fun but it was hot and humid, it reminded me of Hawaii too :)))
Sheri: Mark & Sheri 1999shutterbug93 on August 3rd, 2006 07:46 am (UTC)
WOW - your hubby's birthday is the same day?? Imagine that!! Hope you guys had a nice trip to San Diego!! See any good shows whie you were there? ;)