Friday, June 28, 2013

The Same, Yet Different

I have a new job!

Sort of.

It's the same job, but at a different location and on different days. One big bonus is that Hubby and I now have weekends off together for the first time since the late 1990's! That's how we managed that last-minute getaway for our anniversary. I found out about my new schedule on Monday, had my last day at my old job on Tuesday, started my new job on Wednesday, and ended up with an unplanned weekend off. The first of many. Woo hoo!

It's surprising how different everything feels in my new job. Different, and tiring. Though it's the same work, I'm finding that it requires a lot more thought at the new location. I have to pause every time I answer the phone and remember that I'm not longer at "West Branch". Yesterday, my whole morning was thrown off-kilter when I was asked for a hole-punch and I didn't know where to find it. OK, it wasn't just the hole-punch, but that was the first raindrop in what became a virtual storm of questions I didn't have the answers for. Exhausting.

The upside is that I'm learning a lot, and it looks like I'm going to have the opportunity to learn much more. I'm sure I'll find that exciting when I'm not so stinking tired!

In the mean time, things here at Elusive Onions may be a bit topsy-turvy and higgledy-piggledy as I adjust to my new schedule and my new location. I hope you'll stick around while I adapt. I have so much I want to share with you. After I've had a nap. 


  1. Yeaaaayyyy you! Congrats on your new position! Hope it is lucrative as well as weekend-liberating. We haven't had a whole weekend off in a couple of decades, but we have our time off together, so it's okay.
    Did you catch the BBC history of the various Doctors Who over the decades? Saturday night? Got myself a nice cache of recorded Whovian marathon material. Though of you ... hope you get/got to see it.

  2. Thanks Jan! Having two days off together is liberating. And effective. We've accomplished more this weekend than we have in months. There's all kinds of "two day" jobs we've been putting off, because we haven't had two days off to do them. It feels sooooo good to cross those things off the list. Overwhelming when the list has been lengthening over time, but good.

    We didn't see the Doctor Who history, but now we know to look for it. Thanks for the heads up!


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