Friday, January 25, 2008

Job change

This is the last time I am making a job change- at least for several years (hopefully!).

My last day at Maxim will be February 1st. I will be off the week of February 4th, and start with Capital City Nurses on February 11th.

This is the company that my Mom worked for when she and Dad got divorced. Her lifelong friend, Sue Rodgers, owns it, and Sue’s son Brian is now running a lot of the operations. I’ll be a manager that will work in the Baltimore office (in White Marsh), 3 days a week and in the Columbia office (by Princeton Sports) 2 days a week. They do private duty nursing and have contracts with the VA in Baltimore and the Office on Aging.

It was a very hard decision to leave Maxim, but I think that CCN will be a better fit for me in the long run. Eventually I should be able to be in the Columbia office 2 ½ or 3 days a week, and will be a Regional Manager as we hire coordinators in both the WM and Columbia offices. They will open more offices as well, and I may be able to help train new employees and get the new offices up and running.

I’m very excited for my new venture. This is a company where the “big bosses” know me. My direct supervisor (another Maureen – I’m taking that as a very good sign!) knows Mom, and I know I will feel comfortable there. I think it’s a great opportunity, and will offer the flexibility that I know I’ll need as Kyra gets older and enters (gasp!) middle school, etc.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


My friend Tina turns 40 (tomorrow!!), so a bunch of us headed out for the ultimate Girls Night Out! We all boarded the Sovereign of the Seas on Jan 11 and headed for Nassau! We docked Saturday the 11th in Nassau and went to the Strawmarket. I got some deals....nothing for me, just for Kelly and Kyra.

On the Sunday, we went to CocoCay, an island owned by Royal Caribbean. It was so beautiful. We ate, had a water balloon fight, sunned ourselves, searched for shells and ate some more.

We docked in FL on Monday the 14th, and all headed to the Orlando airport for HOME!!!!

All of us on Beth and Karen's balcony- what a great room with outside space!
From the left: Christine McGrath (son Justin went to the Young School w/Kyra), Beth Slomine (daughter Rachel also from TYS), Karen (Beth's college roommate- HIL-AR-IOUS!!), Tina Sommers- the birthday girl and Kyra's best friend Maddie's Mom, Sonya- Tina's best friend, and ME :)

The GIRLS on our first night out- we played "Name That Tune"- LOTS of fun. The champange, WOOWOO shooters and vodka drinks finally caught up with Christine and me at dinner. We crashed around 10:30!

View as we pulled into Nassau, Bahamas, on Sat. Jan 12.

Tina and I on the "formal" night- Saturday, after SEVERAL vodka drinks and more WOOWOO shooters and Lemon Drop shots. That was a fun night!!

View from the island CocoCay- the ship was beautiful!!