one week down...

Whew, what a week.
After heading out last weekend for a girls get away. Complete with wine tasting, and bachelor-ette party fun, (one of my good friends is getting married in two weeks) I started my new job.

that we did...

My first week of (hopefully) many at the new job, I am happy to say, went really well. And all though my vacation to Limboland this summer was starting to get comfortable,  I am liking where I have landed.
I am diving right and and getting my feet, ankles and entire head into this new work, already digging through an entire county's dataset and picking up where someone left off, trying to make sense of their data and data organization is no easy task. It is strange to have new information to consume, new data to sort through and understand, but it is great to have a team of people who actually 'get' what it is you are doing, as well as to bounce ideas, problems and questions off of when needed. The team I am a part of seems really great so far and I think it will be a good fit for me.

240:365, commuter

The commute is the hardest part, as I knew it would be. An hour one way is a long haul. But the landscape in the early morning has me wanting to pull off the road and snap photo after photo... Maybe I will get brave enough and do that one day- I need to learn the road better first and spot out a good turn out point. It is a bit of a wild ride - 70 mph in some spots and 50 in others. I have been listening to podcasts and am hoping to get to the library for some books on tape to make the hour pass more quickly. Any good podcast suggestions out there??

241:365, bikers

Everyone on the home front seems to be adapting pretty well so far. Daddy-O has surprised me with his morning help and I think he is secretly really proud of his Super Dad-ness as of late. Getting the kids off to daycare and then picking them up and getting dinner started is no small feat, but he is doing great. I love that I have Wednesdays off- that helps to break up things, gives me time to soak in the kids and maybe get the house organized, errands run and veg out if time allows. I am still finding time to snap a photo every day, but I am hopelessly behind on the processing of them all. I am giving myself slack on that part since I just don't know how to squeeze it all in quite yet.

I told myself I wouldn't do this on my blog, but I do need to apologize to any of you who have left comments and I haven't gotten back to- I am completely cut off from personal email and the like at my new job (as it should be, really) and by the time I get everything settled in at home, I want nothing more than to fall into bed. BUT, know that I appreciate all your well wishes. I really, really do! So thank you for taking the time to comment and wish me well on my new adventure.


  1. Looks like you've got some awesome new adventures going on in life -- and I can't believe how big the kiddos are getting.

    Love and hugs, mama.

  2. Tiffany Findley6.9.11

    This is such a feel good post! So glad things are working out :)

  3. Here are my favorite podcasts:

    Slate Cultural Gabfest and their Political Gabfest (so I can seem hip and have some knowledge of what the heck is going on in the world)

    Doubleknit, Yarns from the Plain, and Stash and Burn for knitting podcasts.

    The New Yorker's Fiction and Political Scene podcasts

    Radiolab (awesome science)

    The Moth (short stories)

    I'd love to hear what you listen to. I can always use a new suggestions for the slow times at work, when I'm doing data entry type stuff.

  4. @kirstenThank you so much Kirsten! sending you much love and peace.

  5. @Tiffany Findley They always do have a way of working out, me thinks. thank you.

  6. @Aniooh! such good ones, thanks for the tips. I have been into Joy the Baker's pod cast (homefries.com), Spilled Milk, and This American Life. I also like KEXP's random assortment of podcasts for music.


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