The alarm officially went off at 5AM, but my eyes were open by 430. I waited until 520 to swing my legs over the side of the bed, slip on the fleece pants, click on the coffee maker and let the dogs out. A quick cup of coffee, and a super fast shower (well, fast for me, so it was under 25 minutes), and a brush of the teeth. I put on my cute little trouser pants, my pale green sweater, and my brown boots (the heeled kind, not the snow kind, as we all now know I don't own those kind). I topped it off with some straightened hair and a black wool overcoat, tossed a few Go Lean bars in a my bag, opened the front door, and let it click softly behind me, as not to arouse Devin and Patrick. I walked to the car, and took off, not waiting for it to warm up because it was actually over 20 degrees this morning.
Today, I started my real life adult job.
Well, technically, I started last Friday, but today I actually had to show up today, go through benefits orientation (I have health insurance! dental! vision! life! and a pension!) and then some other paperwork. I even told them that I needed my days off to go to IM AZ, and they said yes! And they pay me to take off! Utter craziness. So much for one day. Ahh, to be a working girl.
Wait, not that kind of working girl, I mean the one that gets paid...I mean legitimately...I mean - whatever, you get it.
There are still some loose ends with this whole thing, but I now work for the state, so I guess they should be tied up probably about...well, let's see...well, hopefully by the time that pension (!) kicks in. I still need to be assigned an office, which I am hoping is the region office right down the street. I need a list of my required meetings (because that is now mostly what I will be doing is going to meetings), my phone and my computer. I guess when you work for the state, things move at a slightly different pace than what I am used to, so patience (not my strong point) must be engaged.
So I got home about 1PM (again, I work for the state - haha), and I am off to meet Larry at the pool and then a short spin. I indulged in some movie theatre popcorn and Twizzlers last night and then a piece of ice cream cake for Patrick's birthday, so I got some 'splaining to do. Bring on the laps!