The first Monday of my new schedule was yesterday. Hooray! Hooray for .8 fte! The corresponding decrease in income may not elicit such a glad and gleeful response, but we'll wait and see.
So, what did I do with my glorious first Monday? First, and this is important, I got up early and escorted my partner to her new job. Her new job with BENEFITS! What a relief! I have been providing the benefits for years and since I am going to part time they will cost a lot more for dependents. So, she needed to get a job with her own benefits and she did. Whew!
But, you may be wondering, why did I escort her to her new job? She's a big girl, not a child going to kindergarten. The thing of it is, now she has to take public transportation. She has only taken the bus or light rail when I insisted that we use it to go downtown during a heavily attended event. She has a small town girl's fear of many 'big city' things. I know, I know, Portland is hardly a big city! But, she is from a distant, rural suburb (or even exurb) and has simply had no experience. Plus, her family! Good god, what a bunch of yokels! When she was explaining that she would be taking the train in to work, they all suggested that she get a new can of mace or pepper spray. I laughed out loud at them. On purpose. I reminded them that I had been taking the bus and train from my neighborhood for over 20 years and had never had an 'incident'. Is there crime in Portland? Of course. Of course there is, but we hardly qualify as a crime hotspot. Can crime happen anywhere? Of course it can, but statistically speaking, it's pretty safe here. So, she made it work and she made it home from work. Good. That's one hurdle down.
The rest of the day went like this:
1. Read some blogs.
2. Look at FB.
3. Have lunch.
4. Actually do stuff!
I wanted to rearrange my sewing room. It's actually my project room, but since I have the sewing table out, that's what I am calling it. I needed to move a double bed mattress and box spring out of that room and into the box room. That meant that I first needed to rearrange the box room so that there was space to store the bed. It was a bit of a jigsaw puzzle getting things to fit, but I managed it. I really need to pull everything out of the box room, sort it all, and create some sensible storage solutions. But, not this week.
I got that done, and then found the perfect fabric to make a tablet cover for T's new toy. It turned out so well! I'm pleased with it. All I need now is a velcro fastener and it's done. Let me see if I can post a picture.
Today, though, is Tuesday. I'm still at home. Not because I'm having fun doing stuff but because I'm sick. Dammit! I've had a run of sinus trouble, due to the wildly shifting barometric pressures I'm sure. Now it's gone into my chest and I have a deep, phlegmy cough. And still the sinus junk. Gross. I woke up with a pounding headache and a racking cough and thought that I would not subject my coworkers to that. So here's me today:
Yikes! Why am I showing you this?!?!? Actually, it doesn't show the mountain of used tissue, the cup of hot water with lemon and honey, or the blanket pulled up high.
Oh, hey! I got new glasses!
Ok, I'd better stop. I'm obviously just blathering on at this point...