Sunday, April 6, 2008

A Good Week

This past week was a good week.

1. I was supposed to get a 5% raise on my check. But somehow personnel in HQ messed up and only gave me a 3% raise. I emailed my personnel specialist and she realized the error. My personnel specialist isn't someone who does things in a timely manner, but within the hour my supervisor gets an email to approve my Range change and raise. I thought it was going to be the other 2%, but it was for another 5%, for a total of 8%! I haven't topped out at my range yet and this will get me there quicker. I think it was another boo-boo but my boss already signed and approved my new pay and HQ better not take it back!!

2. A co-worker and I went to lunch at Martha Green's. I had a pulled pork sandwich with sweet potatoes fries. It was so good that I want to make pulled pork sandwiches. I'm on the hunt for a good recipe.

3. Saturday we went to LA. Little Tokyo had the Cherry Blossom Festival. The weather was nice and we had so much fun. We had lunch at a ramen house. It looked like a dive but I have heard good things about it. We probably waited about an hour but it was worth it.

Bertie likes ramen too!

There was also these guys who did some amazing origami. One guy made a bunny out of dollar bill. Another guy made a Koi fish also out a dollar. Check out the detail, down to the scales on the koi and the placement of the eyes on both the bunny and koi.



Then we walked to Olvera Street and and looked around there. After that we walked to Philippes and had a French Dip Sandwich.
I can't believe the price of gas at one station that was across the street from Philippes! People were even pumping gas there!


There weren't any Cherry Blossom trees in Los Angeles, but 3 years ago my sister and I paid a visit to Japan and were fortunate to see the Cherry Blossoms in bloom. So I thought I would make a Cherry Blossom card.

Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Cherry Blossom card

And I thought I would make a card for that awesome bowl of ramen!

The Japanese writing on the card is a stamp and it says 'Konnichiwa' which means hello.

I hope eveyone had a great week and weekend like I did!!

Ja mate ne!


StarDesignsbyJules said...

Naomi! What an amazing week you had! I love it! Plus you are such a good blogger, I need to learn from you! Those cards are fantastic. You amaze me everytime you make a new card. In all seriousness,you are my crafty inspiration gal!
P.S. Ramen noodles are the BEST!!

Wendy said...

Congrats on your awesome pay increase!! I'm sure it was well deserved and probably WAY overdue. Hmmm....I think that deserves a trip to your LSS :) I love Phillipe's! Next time you go, you gotta get a slice of their chocolate cream pie, it's great!