Happy Friday! Let’s all breathe a collective sigh of relief for the fact that another work week is coming to an end. Last time we got together I told you that I was done with pumpkin coffee, and that still holds true. This time I’ll have a plain latte … or a maple one, if they have that where we’re going. Have you ever had a maple latte? They’ve got to be the best-kept secret of New England foodstuffs.
My week started with a huge high note when my husband got home Sunday morning after a long work trip. Unfortunately he had to dive right into studying when he got home but it’s good to have him back. Our dog, fickle as always, quickly declared me second fiddle when L walked through the door.
From there the highs were a bit more superficial: I had a really great hair day on Monday. (I told you!) My hair is too long right now but I’m not sure what I want to do with it yet so I’ve been wearing lots of side braids. Any suggestions for thick, moderately curly hair? On Tuesday we did the most boring thing that I’ve put on this space yet: we closed one of L’s bachelor credit cards. Because we got married in our late 20s our finances were already established individually and we hadn’t done much to combine and simplify them yet. So there you go. It was a very adult kind of high note. Tuesday was also a really good work day for me because I was given several quick assignments that I was able to power through and feel very accomplished when I closed up shop at the end of the day.
Other, non-linear events throughout the week included finalizing our Thanksgiving plans, making a perfect pumpkin pie and a sushi-filled lunch date during our workweek. That last one is a rarity – we’re hardly ever able to meet up during the day but we were free at the same time and sushi sounded like an excellent way to spend our time together. Lastly a personal high for the week involved taking lots of career-related action. It took a bit of bravery on my part to step out of my comfort zone, but I’m so glad that I did!
And friend – you know I find vague blogging extremely tiring so let’s just move on to the low of my week: my job. I’m just not happy with it. Have you ever been in a space that where the work was okay, the people were fine, and yet it didn’t work because the job just didn’t fit? That’s me. Right now. Because of (L’s) grad school I feel like I can only leave it for something better. I’m in between a rock and a hard place here. Launching careers, man. Not. Easy.
But before we switch roles and I hear all about your day, I want to end on a positive because once a sorority girl, always a sorority girl. :) We have a visitor this weekend and I’m so excited to see her! The prodigal friend is returning after a long absence.
Your turn! Tell me what has been going on with you lately. Read any good books? I’ve just finished my current book and I’m looking for suggestions.