The first week of work at my new job went pretty well. At the end of the first day I was exhausted – after nine months of working from home, I had forgotten how much energy it takes to leave the house & work for eight hours. Although I love what I’m doing, I have some concerns about whether it will be a long term position for me. But I’m very hopeful!
Sunday, December 31st
Another week, another hat! I think my model is a cutie patootie.
I went to a New Year’s Eve party! I played ping pong for the first time in FOREVER. My parents were great ping pong players (well, I’m sure my dad still is), so we played a good bit while I was growing up.
Monday, January 1st
I took a tumble in the living room & this was my view. I am so graceful. (I was a bit sore the next day, but no lasting injuries.)
Tuesday, January 2nd
My first day of work! It was a wee bit chilly.
About 10 minutes after I took that picture I realized that my tire was flat. I called Dr. M & he came & rescued me – sent me on to work in his car while he changed my tire. In 9 degree temps. I wasn’t even late! He is my knight in shining Carhartt!
Wednesday, January 3rd
The critters around here are appropriately fuzzy.
Thursday, January 4th
Throwback Thursday: 1989’s big hair.
Friday, January 5th
No picture. What. The. Heck.
Saturday, January 6th
I wanted to wash the lamb butter dish, but it had butter in it, so I improvised. #mcgyver
Last year’s Christmas socks. Even though I posted this on Instagram, no one has brought me any yarn yet. Sad.
I have a lot of anxiety about the future right now. It will take a while to feel really in control at my new job. Our financial situation is potentially tenuous (we're fine right now). I have a mammogram scheduled for next week (I don’t expect any issues, but I’ll feel anxious until it’s over). I’m also feeling really angry about how my life was upended. I think I need to download that app that makes you breathe. Or dive into a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food. Either one.
What do you do when you’re stressed?