Monday, June 09, 2008

moving on up-ish & random drivel

I got the good news on Friday that I was offered a job downtown. The surprise phone call led to tears of happiness and another phone call to let Mike know about the good news. It felt grand to hear someone say how proud they were of me, over and over again.

It will be nice to have a regular cash flow (rather then subsidizing one with my shifts at the pool) and to feel like I can contribute. Additionally, I had the chance today to contribute to my wardrobe as I had one pair of slacks, one pencil skirt and maybe 2 blouses. Today was a big day as I made my very first purchase at Banana Republic. Some people have wardrobes that are entirely composed of high-end brand names. On the other hand, I have approximately 5 concert tees and many second hand shirts but no fancy schmancy digs that I can wear to work. I don't think I could get away with my 2 kitties playing with a grenade shirt at work.

The day did not go off without a hitch, however. It seems that the same problem that I face over and over again with shoe shopping has resurfaced whilst I was shopping for business trousers: I couldn't find any that fit! Having small feet is one thing but this.... sigh.

*subject change*

It's been raining heavily all day which didn't help my mood after I found out that a girl I went to high school with passed away over the weekend. I always feel doubly down when things like this happen. The obvious feeling of grief soon turns into an overwhelming awareness of helplessness. There is literally nothing that I can do. So I sat down, on my little couch and listened to some music to center myself. Tea, music and my kitties.

"Anything worth heaven is never easy
and the pain is only a sign.
If you can just push through and
make it out of bed well then,
everything will be fine"
-'Grandma' by Craig Cardiff

1 comment:

Alissa said...

Congratulations on the job!! Looks like many new beginnings are unfolding at once. Tea is my quiet place too. :)