Well I made it and I'm ready for more. Well, after a good night's sleep first.
I'm working in the tallest building in this photo, and the view out my window is what you see here — the river. I really like everything a lot so far — the people, the office, the job, the pay.
My first day went very well. This morning I signed a bunch of papers acknowledging policies, etc., got my official key card which gets me in and out of the office, ladies room, and parking garage. Then I had another tour and a re-introduction to co-workers. Next, it was a one-on-one with an IT guy for an overview of the firm's email, file management, and various other internal systems. That went fast, since it's pretty easy stuff for a computer geek like me. ;-) I'm definitely upgrading my cell or buying an iPad with one of my first paychecks. I want to read blogs during my lunch break. lol
Speaking of lunch … I didn't have to worry about forgetting it since I was taken out to a nice restaurant a few blocks away. (I had yummy mushroom quiche and mixed greens salad). The lunch I brought today will be waiting in the office fridge for me tomorrow. Hopefully, no one works late and gets hungry. But if for some reason it disappears, there's a nice little cafe on the second floor of the building and a big newsstand in the lobby. (Both great for rainy days!)
I made it home from work in less than 30 minutes and after giving the pups a big hello, I raced upstairs to get rid of the pantyhose and closed-toe shoes. I can't remember the last time I wore PH *all day.* I haven't decided if I'm wearing any tomorrow. The other females in the office are both bare-legged and hosed. Ha ha, not quite what I meant. It's not that the PH were uncomfortable, they are just a huge PITA on restroom trips. (TMI?)
After changing, going through email, and calling my mom, I went out to Stein Mart and promptly spent $300. OMG. I am NOT keeping everything, especially since none of it is bottom pieces. But I did get some necklaces and shoes along with some other cute stuff. Maybe I'll have enough energy for a photo shoot tomorrow night.
I just spent an hour trying on new and old stuff to come up with SOMETHING to wear tomorrow. During the process, I decided that tomorrow night I need to spend time in the sewing room ripping apart and taking in some too-big skirts. Even if I can only do one a night, that will still put me ahead.
At this point (11:15 PM), I'm dragging. I went to bed on time last night and then just laid there wide-awake for 90 minutes. Arghhh. My mind would not shut down. While I technically got the absolute minimum amount of sleep I need to function, I know that's not going to be enough tonight. But I don't think I'll have a problem dozing off right away.
And with that, I bid you Good Night!