Okay – I know I’m about 3 weeks late with my New Year post, but we’ve had some things going on around here. 🙂
I do have a few updates for you on Calypso, but I’ll tell you that in another post. Also in another post I’ll tell you about how I’ve taken up knitting, and I just finished my first project!!
But first, the bigger news is that I have a new job! : D
Some of you may know that it’s been a very long time coming. But I’m very happy and excited to be where I am now. I’m working now with a very large corporation that is extremely different from my previous position with a non-profit.
My position is a Communications Specialist, focusing mostly on internal communications and events. After one month, I love the company, and I really like the people I work with. And, bonus, they have an on-site gym! It’s great to just take the elevator down to the basement to get in a good workout every day (okay, 3-4 times per week). 🙂
The only downside to this new job is location. The hours are slightly longer already, and the commute, especially getting home, is a little rough. It typically takes me a minimum of an hour to get home, on a very good day, but more often it’s closer to 90 minutes.
Because of this, J has really stepped up at home in helping out with dinner every night so we aren’t eating at 8:00 every night. The first couple weeks we just bought a bunch of pre-marinated pork tenderloins, chicken, rice and pasta packets, etc, to make things really easy. Now I’ve starting planning meals that really only require 2 nights of cooking for him, with leftovers the rest of the week. And I try to find things that are very simple and fairly quick to make. I know he’s not completely comfortable as a cook, but he’s doing great!
Though the commute is a bit rough now, we are making plans to move, hopefully in the spring. We’re trying to find a place fairly central to both of our workplaces, giving us both a nice, easy 20-25 minute commute. We’re looking forward to when that day arrives. 🙂
But, for now, it’s nice just going to a job that I enjoy. Even though I have to get up about an hour earlier than I used to, it’s still easier to get up every morning knowing that I’m going somewhere that I actually like to be. I can deal with the commute for a few months for that.
I’m pretty excited for this year. Though we do have Calypso’s illness to contend with, I think we’re going to have a lot of good things happen for us in 2013!