Garden Gnomes, Socks and Long Days
Wow! Today was one of those days that totally reaffirmed the fact that I'm making the right decision by leaving my job. I'm not one of those people that takes anything lightly. I often agonize over things as simple as what to eat, so when it came time for me to say "Yep, it's time to quit. Time to stay home and be a Mommy and nothing else for a little while." I lost a lot of sleep over it. Still do, to be honest.
Today Dr. G. had me officially sign my resignation paperwork. I never thought that something like that would be so hard or seem so final. It's scary. I mean, I've done the math- I know we can live without my salary. I know that it's going to benefit Jonas in huge ways- but it's still a little unnerving to know that after the 30th I'm not going to have any demands on me- nowhere to be at 6:30 in the morning. You'd think I'd enjoy the idea of less stress, right?
The day itself was rough, too. Bad clients, long hours, grumpy co-workers. Or maybe I was the grumpy one- and to top it off, the drawer was $20 short. Interesting coincidence on my closing night when I'm getting ready to leave, eh?
On the bright side- at our monthly staff meetings we always do a drawing. One of the drug companies provides two folks a month with a $50 gift certificate to the store of thier choice. I won this month. So, as my parting gift, I'll finally be getting myself a new pair of shoes- courtesy of Merial. Thank you very much! I've been wearing the same shoes since I was pregnant with J. I just hate shelling out big bucks for shoes. So it'll be nice to indulge myself at someone else's expense.
Ok, so onto other stuff.
Jonas has really enjoyed helping me in the yard. Every afternoon when we get home we take time to water the new plants and pull the weeds around them. It's not a lot of work or anything, but Jonas finds it to be a lot of fun. Wil has also taken the spreader thing out of the shed in preparation of scattering some grass seed to fill in all the dead patches from the drought. Here are some really cute pictures of J pushing the spreader with Puppy- his favorite stuffed animal.
It was really cute watching him try to figure out how to carry puppy AND push the spreader at the same time.
And in another strange turn of events- Jonas actually ate vegetables willingly yesterday! Zucchini and tomatoes that I was cutting up to go in a pasta salad.
And finally- the socks. I haven't been able to get a whole lot done on them because I've been so busy, but here's what I've got so far- one row short of three repeats. I think they look great. Maybe this weekend I can actually get more than twenty minutes of free time, eh?
But for now, it's J's bedtime, and we've got an early morning ahead of us, so I think I might just crash along with him.