Thursday, February 18, 2010

Easter Preview from the Beach

Hi Gang! I'm down in Myrtle Beach speaking for the SC School Board Association and how great it is!! I arrived late last night to find chocolate covered strawberries, Hershey's Kisses, Oreos, and Godiva liqueurs in my room. (I didn't even try the liqueurs - the last thing I need to do is drink the night before a speech. Since I never do, I'd probably feel awful in the am. Nice - a hungover speaker. Yikes!) AND my room was a suite on the 20th floor with a spectacular ocean view. It just doesn't get any better than this! (I better rock the house when I speak for them in about two hours.)

I do love my job - and you can love your work too. You know the secret? Find something that makes the best use of what you do best. Chances are you enjoy doing whatever that is - we like to do things that make the most of our strengths. Don't know what that is? Read Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham. Your biggest barrier is going to be you - you'll think you can't do it. You'll come up with every excuse in the book - I'm too old, there's too much competition, the economy's bad, blah, blah, blah. I'm sitting here looking at the ocean telling you you can. But not if you don't try. Not if you don't work hard. Not if you give up. The real work is on you.

Okay - quick chocolate update. I have soooo been scoping out the Easter candy - and I have found chocolate covered Peeps (both milk and dark) - they will be reviewed soon. My Sorbet Sistah Tracy (aka Sassy) hooked me up with my first Reese's Egg of the season - thanks, Sassy!! Damn I love those things!! Oh - my Sorbet Sistah name is Sporty (no surprise, huh?). I need to get a new pic of all the Sistahs. We've been getting slack on our dessert eating.

I'm hoping I see more creativity than I have so far in this year's Easter candy. Dove has some egg shaped peanut butter Promises. Russell Stover has their usual crap - sorry, I'm just sooooo disappointed in them! I'm hoping Palmer will come through with something really festive. It's early in the game, my friends! Please let me know if you see anything new and exciting. I guess I should say eggsciting. Ugh. The pun is the work of the Devil.

Off to earn my strawberries!!


Kris, in New England said...

Cadbury Cream Eggs - I love them. They are icky sticky gooey sweet and I don't care.

I'm in that space right now - not really happy with the work I'm doing and not sure what I want to do next. I struggle with motivation every damn day right now.

I need to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.

Oh yeah and a suite, with an ocean view, and chocolate-covered strawberries? There is a word for what that makes you...

Diane said...

You go girl!!! Enjoy your time at the beach.

Jessica said...

I work with DOVE Chocolate and we love getting ready for Easter! The Chocolate Eggs are delicious! Have you tried the Milk Chocolate with Peanut Butter Promises? They are available at any mass food or drugstore.

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Denise Ryan said...

Ha, ha! Kris - I'm so with you on the cream eggs!! YUM!! I do hate where you are with your work - ugh! We gotta work on that!!

Denise Ryan said...

Thanks, Diane!!!

Denise Ryan said...

Jessica, I have the eggs in the que! Can't wait to review them!