Saturday, September 13, 2008

Working It

I haven't been here so often because I'm actually working at work. There are things to do, and I feel motivated to do them. This is a huge relief. The job is going really well. Everyone is so nice. Every time I e-mail someone, they return my message saying, "First, let me welcome you to [this place I work]." I've been assigned a buddy to take me to coffee and lunch (on the company). I had a one-on-one with my boss and he asked how I was doing. When I ran down my projects, he said, "That's great, but I was really wondering how you were settling in. Do you need anything?" So, wow, there's been some culture shock.

When I come home, I read your blogs (okay, so I sneak a few in during the day) and then stitch! I'm stitching again. How happy. I've been working on Curly Q Ewe. (Click for the before.)

This weekend, I hope to clean the house--no more cleaning crew, at least temporarily--finish sewing the bags for my in-laws, and bake some things with the bushel of apples that have piled up from our CSA fruit box (no half shares there).

This week's fruit minus two plums and two nectarines that I ate before I thought to take a photo. Um, I might have eaten a couple of apples too. Those apple-looking things in the front are Asian pears, and I don't like them any better than regular pears, which is to say, not at all. Still, I am eating a lot of fruit and veg in an effort to keep up!

Oh, and don't forget to tell me if you're in the area.

8 comments:

Barbara said...

Yum to the fruit. :) And wow to the culture shock at work. I'd feel like I'd stepped into an alternate universe for sure if I encountered anything like that.

karenv said...

Glad the job is going well and that everyone is so friendly.

Kathryn said...

Congratulations on the job being just what you needed and wanted!

Too bad we are too far away to take those Asian pears off your hands. We sometimes have dinners of pears (Bosc or Asian), grapes, cheese, and GOOD bread. And if not that, then Pear and Almond Tart. But you have plenty of apples to make tasty treats.

Kendra said...

The people at the new job sound really nice. I'm sure it's nice to be seen as an actual human instead of numbers/products/work completed.

Anonymous said...

I'm really happy for you about your new job - and the stitching.

dd

Annemarie said...

What? Working at work? There's a novelty. I'm glad you're enjoying it, though. And very happy to hear you're stitching again. Love the new start!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Sounds like the new job is going well, I am pleased for you. Curly Q is looking great, such a cute design.

Michelle said...

So glad the job is going well! Also glad you are getting the stitching in now too. I'm still struggling with getting the stitching time in...although I try to stitch my little fingers off on the weekends.