13 September 2014

7 Quick Takes: Working for the Weekend

I'm alive! (Always a good thing to celebrate, right?) I started my full-time big-girl job (career?) last week and have gotten into a bit of a groove with it. Still a lot to learn, but we at least have our daily family schedule working with few hiccups.

Cora is absolutely LOVING daycare! This child is very social, so I never had any worries about her. We both went to drop her off on the first day last week, and she just marched right up to the breakfast table, pulled out a chair, and sat right down. Hardly looked back at either of us. Her teacher said it would be okay to call them to check in that first day, and that most parents do. B and I looked at each other and both said, "Yeah, we probably won't."

We didn't.

First day of school picture? Yeah, I took one.
That's her "daycare bear." She still does not know how to name things.

And here's my first day of work selfie, in my car because I got there a bit too early:

And my building:
I'm in the top floor of the building on the left.
The smaller building on the right is a long-standing novelty shop/Fort Wayne institution called Stoner's.

This downtown-working thing is . . . quite interesting. We had a bomb threat in the building the other day and had to evacuate. There was a gas leak evacuation last week that I somehow just missed having to deal with. My parking is about a block away. Fine for now, but we have really long and snowy winters here, so I will have to wear boots and tights and bundles, and then change and look presentable once I get in the building. Can't wait. (Except that I can.)

The good news is that I work 8-5 and most of my co-workers are 8:30-5:30, giving me a full half-hour to shake the snow off. But then if I want to go out for lunch? Suit up again and hike it around town to get some food. This is probably why Waiter on the Way is so successful around here, now that I think about it.

Okay, enough about work. My brain is too mushy to think of anything else halfway-interesting to say, so please enjoy this silly song about pants:

I got nothin'. If I think too hard about this, I'll never hit the Publish button.

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  1. The most interesting thing that happenned to me in a work building was they did some renovations in the building and the first time they put the heat on all this smoke came out of the vents so they had to call 911. Another job I had was in the same building as a bank so it was always weird on bank holidays when we weren't off and the bank employees were.

    Glad Cora adjusted to daycare well. And your doing good at your new job!

    That Waiter on the Water thing is awesome...they even deliver things like Auntie Anne's...that would not be good for me..I have totally gone to the mall just for a pretzel LOL

  2. It sounds like work is going really well! (How awesome to work on the top floor! It sounds really important.) :) I'm so glad that Cora is loving day care - that is a huge blessing. (She is getting so big!) It sounds like things are off to a pretty awesome start. I'm sure you'll get a snow routine down once winter hits. Everyone else will be in the same boat as well . . .

  3. So glad that work is going well and that Cora (or Dora? ;)) is loving daycare! :)