I am wrapping up my last day in Denver today. I am a chronic over-scheduler, and this trip was no different. On top of spending all day training managers on my job duties for 3 full days, I found time to visit family and friends, enjoy some fabulous restaurants, and even squeeze in a couple of workouts.
I arrived around lunchtime on Tuesday and promptly demanded I be taken on a journey to the original Chipotle restaurant by the Denver University campus. My co-workers are super nice to indulge this wish-list item for me and we had a great time. Oh, and it was SNOWING here on Tuesday!
My triumphant quest to eat at the original Chipotle!
Later that night, my Uncle Fred and gorgeous cousin Stephie drove out here from Boulder to take me out to dinner. We went to a great restaurant called the Cherry Creek Grill and enjoyed an amazing meal and some delicious wine. It was great to catch up on their exciting lives… they’ve both been traveling and Steph is about to graduate college!
On Wednesday morning, I woke up early so I could squeeze in a workout at the hotel gym. I got through my weights routine just fine and was happy that the gym was well stocked. I had breakfast at Panera and then got right to work at the MegaPath building right next door. My friend Kelsey met me for lunch at Garbanzo (kind of like a Chipotle but with falafel) and we had the nicest time chatting together. We’ve been friends for many years, but we’ve never had one on one time before. I loved spending time with her! After work, I went to Happy Hour with a coworker and then my my lovely Aunt Anne and Uncle Gordon from Aurora came to take me out to dinner at Piatti! I had such a nice time with them. They are wonderful people from my extended family and I love visiting with them.
I woke up and hit the gym for a cardio workout this morning and am now back in the office, blogging while I watch my boss try to suffer through my old job duties. Haha. Sorry, boss! Next up is lunch with friends, and then I will sneak out of here early to visit my other cousins in Denver before hitting the airport for my 7pm flight. This was a whirlwind trip for sure, but I am so glad I got the chance to do it!
Oh, and in lunchbox news, my mom proudly texted me that she packed my kids sugar, junkfood, and pizza lunchables for school lunch today. She said she wished she could see the teacher’s reactions at this lunchbox makeover. Here is the candy she put in my Girlie’s lunchbox:
Circus Peanuts! Really, Mom????
Am I annoyed by the lunchables? Sure. Probably more so than the candy because the plastic waste really bugs me. But hey, if I’m away and my Mom is taking care of them and wants to spoil them with junk, so be it. Once in a while they can shake things up a bit. What’s funny is I bet the lunchbox comes home with more leftovers than when I pack them fresh fruits and veggies. I can’t wait to hear what my Girlie tells me about this tomorrow!
I am so looking forward to being home with my kids again, though tomorrow will be a trying day. I’ll be arriving home very late (3am!) and then up early with the kiddos, who are out of school tomorrow, wrapping up my last day at MegaPath, and then attending a family event later that night. When will I ever get some rest???? Probably never! I do this to myself.
Have you changed jobs recently? Any tips for getting off to a good start? I am very excited but also very nervous for my new adventure!