Monday, April 26, 2010

First Day Back to Work

Well I survived....although it is hard being a working mama and having to go back when Lainey is only 6.5 weeks old it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be! I think it is cause I was starting to feel like I was stuck in the movie Groundhogs Day while at home because of the constant nursing!

There are LOTS of changes at work good and bad which is going to help me stay busy and keep my mind off the fact I am away as well. The bad is that my bestest office mate/great friend is no longer there. She made some poor choices and it kills me she put her job in jeopardy but even more so I took it rather personal! Now I know that is silly as it had absolutely nothing to do with me whatsoever but the fact that she put her job at risk and is now no longer working with me kills me! We had a blast I mean a BLAST together almost every day and we had so many inside jokes etc....Going back to the huge office we shared was a shock straight away....but then I got pulled to talk to my immediate boss.

I found out due to the circumstances they wanted all of us non-state workers in the cubicles as opposed to the offices now (which is actually how it was supposed to be from the get go, we had just lucked out until this point). To be honest it didn't bother me that much since now I wouldn't have to be in that huge office alone or worse yet end up with someone who I didn't connect with! I promptly moved all my stuff into the cubby and started decorating (FUN!).

Another change is another worker is leaving as of Wednesday! For her it is good news though as she is transferring to the other side of the state where she will be close to family which is great for her! We had a going away potluck for her today which was yummy and soooo not diet friendly :)

My immediate boss was super cool to me and told me all day how happy she was I was back and told me to just make sure I am working as much as possible as she would hate for there to be anything they could hold against me (I am in a position where the state basically has the choice every fall to not keep me!). So yeah makes me a bit paranoid but also will keep me on my toes and keep me busy! Although I have to say if they did lay me off I could sit home with baby and collect unemployment for a year or two which wouldn't be awful ;) LOL I am only half kidding on this haha.

The landlord popped over tonight and asked what color we wanted outside of house to be painted! So excited as right now it is an awful butterscotch baby poop type color that is all chipping off! I had no idea though and just said something earthy and natural....

I plan to take on our bathroom soon which will mean taking down wallpaper (looks scary underneath as all I can see is a dark bright blue!) and then prob sanding and priming before painting. No idea for color but leaning towards a soft yellow or just an earthy sand type color. It is a small room so do not want anything too dark in there. Also don't want to have to worry about getting a new shower curtain as I still like the one we have which is just a blue, yellow, and sand type color wavy stripes.

Lainey crying hard in her sleep awwwwwwwwwww must go


  1. We were talking about 1st bdays at work so I did som searching. Saw this and thought of you.

  2. Oh yes Jenn one of my friends shared the link to that stuff on my facebook page and you better bet that it will be Lainey's 1st birthday decor haha ;) poor kid is gonna hate owls!