Monday, March 5, 2007
Well, I'm still a few hours away from starting my new job, and already it feels like it's going to be a bit of an adjustment... when will I be able to post to my blog? When can I read other people's blogs and comment on them? When can I take photos for my blog? (And yes, my life is all about my blog. At least it has been for a while now. And I'll admit: I liked it like that!)
It wouldn't be so bad if it was just the one job. My non-profit gig is only part-time (15 hours per week-- they can't afford to stay open any longer than that), so that would still leave plenty of time for blogging. Alas, given that I can't exactly afford to work less than half the hours of a full-time job, I've taken on a second job as well. When it rains, it pours... I can't believe I was offered two jobs in less than 24 hours, after being on the job hunt for what felt like forever. Wow. But anyway, this second job means that I will be working a dreadful 10 hours a day on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Is that allowed? It feels pretty crazy, but I'm game for it (at least for a little while...) I'll just have to recruit my four other selves and I'll be fine.
I had hoped to have a laid back weekend to ring in my return to paid employment, but yesterday I found myself caught in a 6 hour flurry of button-making in preparation for International Women's Day. I've never had the pleasure of acquainting myself with a button machine before, and I must say, even though my hand is blistered today from all of the button pressing I was doing, the repetitive movements and the nearly instant reward of a hand-crafted pin appealed to the six-year-old part of me that used to think heaven was a little something like that. Buttons and blisters. Perfection.
Anyway, the socks are done now (and look so fabulous! I'll post photos of them... whenever I can figure out a new and improved blogging schedule). And for the people who were wondering about my trip to Calgary: I'm still trying to weasel my way in for the weekend of the 17th, but it promises to be more frantic a schedule than I would have liked. We'll see!