Things to buy for work:
It's freaking cold there! (Damn the skirts!) The office is in a refurbished old building - it's really lovely, wide planked scrubbed wood floors, lots of windows that show off all the old buildings around and views of the harbor. The company that owns it likes both strong Scandinavian influences and Feng Shui (you know what I mean? Clean, open lines with purpose?) and unfortunately, that will be lovely in the summer but holy cow the building doesn't heat up until noon.
My first day was fine - thanks for all the good wishes!
The next month is going to be BUSY - this job will be two or three days a week, my old job has asked me to come back one day a week, (short term - for a month*) and somewhere I need to squeeze the manse in there too. This could quickly de-evolve into a case of 'I''m here, it must be Monday!'
Not that I'm not up to the challenge. Actually, today? Picking the kids up, after not having them all day plus talking to adults? Made me happier to see them and more relaxed about sitting on the floor playing when we should have been eating supper, etc. **
I think I make an awesome part-time Mom, and I don't think I do the stay-at-home all the time gig very well at all.
Hats off to those of you who do.
After almost two years of trying, I can say now without guilt that my kids do better with a loving caring babysitter a few days a week then we all do together forever.
Anyhoo! First day was great! Tomorrow, my old job! New stresses, friendly faces!
And how was YOUR day today??
*And CW? Hi, girl! I WILL be grilling you on the status of the DOH and the request to hire me. Because the great big world of working? SUCKS when you have a job that you love and do well and can't get a permanent job with. Just sayin'.
**Cass said tonight at supper TWICE "You're not tired, Mommy!' and when I told him I was tired, actually, he said ' But you aren't telling me to be quiet!' Poor kid. What have I been doing?
I told him I was just happy to see him, which made him smile and got me a pizza smeary kiss.