Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wow am I beat!

After sitting home for so long going to work was both wonderful and tiring. I was not used to thinking or doing things all day long without little breaks.
In fact I got no breaks just a lunch. I sat outside and looked at the pretty green hills and felt so out of it it wasn't even funny.
Last night I couldn't sleep. I lay there tossing and turning and just plain old not sleeping. It was a mixture of excitement and nervousness I guess.
I did learn my dog has some kind of insomnia herself. Walk walk walk...actually it was more like click click click on the wood floor at strange times during the night.
Also around three or so my cat decided to have a purr fest in my hair which of course made me wonder how the heck many times she has done that while I lay there sleeping. Full on head inside my hair and paws on both side of my head purring full steam ahead. It was actually kind of cute lol.
I started out the day with the office manager who showed me where all the pieces of the pie I would have my fingers in were. At around 11:30 she turned me over to the boss for some calls regarding open purchase orders. Lunch was around 12:15 for a half a hour of zoning completely out.
I was happy to learn that I will get paid weekly. It is so much easier to save and pay things that way.
I have to admit about 2:30 I was trying really hard to stay perky. All the perk had left my body. My body was dragging by 4:30 when it was time to go home.
I am looking forward to a full nights sleep. Hopefully tonight I will sleep. I may just take a damn sleeping pill and force the issue.
So my hours are 8 to 4:30 which means no commuting with the honey. Which in one way makes me happy because I get that time to myself to prepare for the day but on the other hand the savings in gas money would have been really nice.
Everyone there is really nice. They have a great bit of fun with each other. But let me tell you something right now. There is a lot of work done also. I expect to work my ass off. A lot.
There are about 4 main people in the office.
Me the project administrator
Tim the estimator
Mike the boss
Dave the Project manager
Terri the office manager.
And there is some other random person I haven't met yet who works every other week and commutes from Oregon!!
I did get to do a take off on a set of blueprints that I am 100% sure was a test. A test the boss expected me to fail. Without saying that of course but it was pretty damn obvious. When I handed him the completed set of prints with all the pretty tabs he hadn't asked for and the highlighted areas and quantities I swear to you his eyeballs sparkled and you could see how freaking excited he was to have someone who knew her shit.
*pats self on back gently so she doesn't get a big head.
I just was happy that what he asked me to do was easy. YAY ME!
So now all I want to do is crawl into my bed. And sleep. And do it all over again tomorrow.


  1. So glad for you! Sounds like a great day! other than the tiredness of course. Sleep well tonight.

    YAY FOR YOU!!!

  2. I was thinking about you yesterday and wondering how your first day back at work went! I am glad it went so well. I remember starting back at work, I was damn tired too. I could barely stay awake when I got home at the end of the day! I'm so happy for you!

  3. YAY! So happy the first day went well. And it won't be long before you adjust to being at work all day long again. Congrats!