I like holidays

I’ve made it through one week at work, and I am liking it quite a bit. Today is my first “school holiday” – so I get to be at home all day! Yay! Of course, it’ll make the rest of the week interesting, I’m sure, but that’s fine. I need to learn the crazy weeks as well as the normal ones. For the most part, I think I’m doing okay. We’ll see, though, when I get to a point where I’m doing more completely on my own.

I did discover that I already know someone else who works here! She’s in a different department, at a different building, but I do have to interact with her from time to time. How do I know her? Well — she was my Girl Scout troop leader back in the late 80’s!! That makes me giggle. I had sent her an email on Wednesday, and not even a minute after I hit send, my phone rings.

Her: Is C—- your maiden name?
Me: Yup.
Her: You were one of my Girl Scouts!
Me: Yup! I thought it was you when I sent the email!!

This amuses me like crazy. We chatted for a few minutes, catching up, etc. She’s supposed to drop by my building at some point to say hey.

I’m going through stuff today, organizing and cleaning. I am looking through the things I had at my desk at Comp, trying to decide on what I want to take up to my new job. One of the first things I did, while there, was set the background for my monitor. (I used this pic from my trip to Vancouver.) I’ve already got a few photos and post cards selected, as well as the painting that Emily made for me. I think I might take a few magnets up as well — I have 3 filing cabinets, so that’s plenty of space for magnets! I think I want to get more magnets, from the various places I’ve visited before. I’ll hit google later, looking for some, I think. I already have a few from Toronto and California. Next, I need to decide on what kind of “trinkety” knick-knacks I want to decorate with. Oh the decisions to be made! 😉 But, yes. I do feel comfortable enough there already to start decorating my desk and making it “homey”.

Home from the first day!

I think today went pretty well. It’ll take a bit of time for me to get up to par with the other gals on how quick I do my work, but that’s to be expected.

I met a bunch of new people today, and unfortunately can’t remember all their names on the first day. One of the people I wanted to mention is one of the people that I’ve forgotten her name. So, for the purpose of this post, I’ll just call her “Janet”. 😉 “Janet” works in a different department than me. I’d met her this morning on a tour of the building. She popped by later this afternoon, and stopped at the cubicle next to mine to talk to Dorothy. She peaked around the corner at me, and then the following conversation about me took place:

“Janet”: Oh good! You guys haven’t scared her off yet!
Dorothy: She’s not allowed to leave. Ever. We’re keeping her working here forever!!!!

Hee! They like me!! 😀

Here we go!

Today is the first day of the new job. I’m half surprised I’m actually awake. I mean, I need to be, and it’s a good thing I am — I just have been having a big problem with sleeping and with getting up. My cat is glaring at me from across the room, upset that I’m actually up and planning on going somewhere. She’s gotten used to me being home all day.

I’m all nervous this morning. My mind is racing, absolutely positive that there’s a million things I should be doing .. and yet I can’t think of a single one. Well, except for the obvious one of getting dressed. And that one I’m heading off to do in @ five minutes. I don’t want to get dressed too early, then be sitting around in my nice new pretty clothes, and look all wrinkled when I get there. :[

One of the (many) nice things about this job is how freaking close to the house it is. When I worked at Comp, it was a 15 mile one-way drive (30 miles daily round trip). To this new job? It’s a 7 mile round trip each day. Only 3.5 miles one way. That’s just wonderful – especially in case the gas prices decide to go super evil again. 😉

But. Okay, yup. My 5 minutes are up, so now it’s time to go finish getting ready. Wish me luck!