The week is over, and I’ve had time to finally sit and process everything. Things of note:
- Blogging. I have a lot less time to do things – like update my blog. It turns out that being employed full-time is a giant time eater. Who knew? My plans for this upcoming week are to work out a way of integrating my blogging with my working.
- Exercising. During March I logged a lot of hours of exercise time … and this month I’m definitely falling short. With Moira’s new busier schedule, my job, and our general lack of “couple time” on weekdays I’m finding it harder to want to squeeze in time to work out. This week I hope to use my “before work time” to get in some exercise at least three times. With luck, I may have a new habit of working out when the gym opens at 5.30 in the morning, rather than risking it all on whether I feel up for the gym in the evening.
- Crafting. Strangely, I did find time to knit this week. Go figure.
My job is going to be all sorts of chaotically wonderful things: busy, slow, challenging, frustrating, scary and exciting. Already I can tell that the new team at work is going to work well together – and that, all by itself, makes for a big smile every day.
Last week also brought the news that the firm that laid me off in January had another round of lay-offs … this time managing to let people go even less elegantly than they did me. On Monday, a meeting was held to let the Asheville office know that people had been let go in South Carolina, and in Hendersonville. The woman who was let go in Hendersonville is a close friend, so people immediately started asking me how she was doing. When I finally got in touch with her, I found out that she didn’t know that she’d be laid off! Indeed, she wasn’t told until Tuesday mid-morning. In addition, people in Charlotte found out that a bunch of folks were being let go on Wednesday … at the meeting on Monday. How unproductive the office must have been while folks waited out the days between being told on Monday and being let go on Wednesday. Amusingly, the firm seems to have also let go of their “PEOPLE Count!” slogan in favor of the less hypocritical “Positively UNIQUE!” Rumors already swirl that another round of lay-offs will come in May. And again I shake my head at the completely lack of managerial compentence that would lead to hiring “full steam ahead” through November, 2008 when the lay-offs first began.