I know it’s been awhile
I know it’s been awhile

I know it’s been awhile

but I’m finally starting to feel like I know what I’m doing at work. People here are basically letting me do stuff. Training is virtually over. I am settling into a routine, and after work next week? Instead of a crazy decapitated chicken, I can go back to being a crazy crack-smoking gazelle. Much better.

I have a notebook at home where I write down all the things I need to blog about. However, since I’m not at home, I don’t remember any of them.

I had a recent foray into selling on eBay. I didn’t make tons o’ money, but I did rake in about $70, I think. Some of which I promptly spent on a new wedding ring (which yes, I got off eBay for much less than $70) and a charm bracelet. My old wedding ring (which is all of 18 months old) doesn’t fit. I haven’t worn it for months because it falls right off. I have it on a chain that I sometimes wear around my neck, but that’s not quite the same. It can’t be resized because it is a) tension-set and b) titanium. So, I ordered myself a silver claddagh ring (which cost $15 WITH shipping) in a size 5. A full size smaller than my 18 month old ring. And I think maybe a) I should’ve gotten a 4.5 or b) it’s a good thing it was only $15 – I think my fingers could get smaller.

The charm bracelet is primarily to host the silver charm I got for finishing my half marathon. It was technically a necklace pendant, but the chain was so cheap it broke in just a day, and a charm bracelet is fun. I had one, years ago, but I don’t know where it is, and also – it wasn’t silver, which is my metal of choice. So, I got myself a charm bracelet and a couple of charms – a little runner chick and a stilleto. I will be on the lookout for a martini charm, a book charm, a feather quill charm, a little pirate charm, and possibly, if it exists, a charm of someone falling down.

ETA: I think I should have just bought this:

It’s nice to feel both confident & challenged at work. Not to mention appreciated.

Hopefully, if I can pull it together, tomorrow there will be shoes.


  1. I heart ebay and seriously can’t believe you found a wedding ring for $15.

    I have this large chunky wooden ring that I occasionally wear (when I’m going for the hippie chic look) and the other day my nephew (4) asked if it was my wedding ring. Ha! The Cub would be in big trouble if he tried to give me a hippie ring for the big day.

    Went to CrazyWeights yesterday. It had been 3 weeks. She KILLED me. Killed. But I can’t wait to go back for more tomorrow! Join?

    Glad worklife is settling down. Mine too, for a second anyway!

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