07 February 2008


Today was my last day in the office at my now old job. I'm working from home tomorrow, as I do every Friday, but I think tomorrow will be more about "working" and less about the real thing. In fact, I'm thinking I'll go see Juno.

It was a nice last day. I brought the twins in to make the rounds in the morning, then was treated to a nice, long lunch. I actually had a few things to finish up in the afternoon, plus a desk to pack and goodbyes to say. It didn't feel all that emotional, but it was draining in its own way.

Then I got to daycare to discover the Crabbiest Ri-Man on the Planet. We're still transitioning from two naps to one—we have been for months—and today was a one-napper that was too short. The poor little man cried about. Every. Single. Thing. That happened between pickup and bedtime. It was really exhausting for me—I can only imagine what it was like for him. I held my shit together, but barely, and by the time the kids were in bed, my goose was pretty much cooked.

But I did some filing and bill-paying and eventually I ate my dinner. I made this awesome potato-leek soup last night—so yummy and so easy.

My life, it's so exciting. You must be riveted by this compelling content!

I'll leave you with this: I know I still owe the Internets pictures of the tattoo. I keep having "reasons" not to take and post them. I haven't shaved in weeks. I can't find my camera. I want to take the pictures in daylight to avoid using the flash. Blah blah blah. Here's the real reason: getting the tattoo was an intense emotional experience for me, and I don't feel like I can post pictures without writing about it. But I don't know how to write about it. I have yet to adequately explain it when talking to someone, so I don't know how to describe it in writing. I'll try, I really will, but I'm not sure when I'll be ready.


Amy said...

We'll be here when you are ready to share the tattoo and story. Not to worry.

Curious how you like WW. I believe you are doing it again now. I have about 20 (ok, 30 lbs) I should lose and my problem is I do not know how to eat basically. Would you recommend WW to someone like me?

Karen said...

Good luck with the new job. I spent this week transitioning to a new office and new position with in the the same company. So far it was the best decision I made in a long time.

Regarding the tattoo - don't feel pressured by us. You will share when you are ready. Sometimes sharing stuff with the "interweb world" is theraputic and sometimes it is invasive. Eventually the right words will come.

Snickollet said...


Yes, I would certainly recommend WW to someone who wants to learn basic healthy eating habits. WW taught me a lot about portion sizes, making healthy choices, and quick, tasty meals. I was really good this past fall/beginning of winter with doing WW again and lost about 10 pounds, but I've been "off the wagon" since the holidays and still have about 5 lbs. to go.

Good luck!

Vacant Uterus said...

Take your time with the tattoo story, sweets. We'll be here when you're ready.

Cass said...

I have two requests:
Please share the Potato Leek Soup recipe that was so easy - that sounds delicious. If you go to see Juno today will you let me know if you cry...I want to see it but I need to know before going to a movie if I'm going to cry.

Thanks and congratulations on your next few work-free days!

This & That said...

Nothing like a little "career exfoliation" very refreshing!

I just started WW this week - online - so far I love it, learning the most important thing is portion and content of the foods/fancy drinks we consume.

Poor Little Riley - I clearly remember with my boys a warm bath and extra snuggle eased them into the nightly sleep hopefully resulting in a happier boy the next day. A bath certainly cures a lot, for me too! :-)

Anonymous said...

Goodness, it's so rough when kids are in that state of exhausted crankiness, and don't have enough experience to understand why they feel so awful and just can't deal with it. Dealing with it without a partner, and plus another child, has got to be incredibly draining! Hope you had a nice glass of wine to go with your soup, and that today is much better.


winecat said...

Happy last day at work. Happy new job.

Don't make yourself post about the tattoo until you are ready. We'll be here waiting when it's time.

Amy said...

Thanks :)

I may just have to try it. I don't think I eat too much, I think I just don't know what to eat and when! Being taught would benefit not only me but the family I would think.

Thanks for your response and hoping you have a great weekend.


babybound said...

Take your time. We're not going anywhere. You will know what to say when you're ready. :-)

Angela said...

I hope you got to see Juno, it was amazing, funny, witty and Ellen Page is perfectly brilliant. Poor you and Riley, that is so tough, the transition from two to one nap, glad you both survived.
Hope your transition to your new office goes really smoothly.

Julia said...

You know, I sometimes do better writing than talking. If it would help, maybe start a draft somewhere and keep writing and editing, when you feel like it, little by little. And when you are ready, you are ready. We can wait.