Well, I survived my first week at my new job. It wasn’t so bad and I think I did OK. I have basically been left to my own devices a lot and still don’t have a clear idea of what I’m supposed to be doing or, rather, how I should go about doing it, but I am hoping to get some more direction and instruction as time goes on. I knew it would be an autonomous role (which I liked) but I thought I would be given some procedures or directives to follow. At the moment I am just wading through a backlog of work that has been piling up – but, as I don’t know exactly how to go about things, I am just shuffling paper around for most of the day, trying to make sense of things. My neck pain has been terrible (always made worse with stress) and I had a bit of a meltdown on Thursday evening – just trying to cope with everything AND be in chronic pain AND cope with relationship problems AND feel like I’ve gotten myself into a bad situation again. Anyway, week one over and done with. The people are very nice and friendly, I can make myself cups of tea whenever I feel the need (salvation!) and I have worked out the best route to travel to and fro (still takes me up to an hour to get to work but it’s ok and not too stressful). Now I just have to figure out how to do my job! 🙂
On a sadder note, we had to say Goodbye to our beloved tabby cat, Bronte, on Monday night. She had gone down hill rapidly this year and despite us desperately wanting her to reach the grand old age of 20 in November, we had to make the decision to let her go. I was with her at her birth and will love her forever. I hope Heaven has a sunny spot for her somewhere – she will be greatly missed and left a great big pawprint on all of our hearts.
Hubby and I went to a fancy dress party last night. It had a Time Travel theme. I have to admit, I really hate parties. I am not good at them and I don’t enjoy them at all. Most of my hubby’s friends are much younger than I am and so I always feel out of place and like an old fuddy-duddy. I hate the super loud music (God, I am a fuddy-duddy!) and I’m not good at small talk with strangers and I can just feel myself projecting a “Hello – I am very dull” vibe. Anyway, it was ok. I went as The TARDIS from Doctor Who. Well, an approximation of it anyway! I hadn’t had time in the week to get together an outfit to wear so two hours before the party I started making things…
TARDIS POLICE BOX HAT/HEADPIECE
TARDIS POLICE BOX JACKET (didn’t want to pin anything to my dress…)
So, not the world’s best costume but hey, I only had a couple of hours… At least people knew what I was. Poor hubby went as Rufus, from “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” but no one knew who he was. I think they were all too young – some of them wouldn’t even have been born when the movie came out. But I thought he looked awesome anyway. My outfit wasn’t completely authentic or even correct (in terms of some of the wording on the hat and jacket) but I didn’t care. I’m just happy I managed to put something together and that people didn’t keep asking me who I was supposed to be. Luckily there was quite a few “Doctors” in the house so I fitted in well!
Today we got up an 1.30 In the Afternoon!!!! Disgusting! I hate wasting the weekends but we were obviously both tired and needed the sleep. Now I don’t have time to do any crafting as there is housework to do and errands to run.
Just a short post today – if I get anything made or have something ground-breaking to write about, I will let you know! Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend, wherever you are in space or time 🙂