Wrestling season is done. Cookie season picks up steam. Work becomes easier. A visit shows me what my life was. Celebrating the way forward.
We had our first weeks without wrestling season. It was kind of nice to be able to just go home after work and not have to arrange a pickup. It has also been nice to be able to get up on Saturdays when I choose instead of having to wake up and run someone to a meet. It was sad that the season ended with an injury. Number One son severely strained a muscle in his upper back at the last meet. We might still do one more meet, but that is up in the air. Overall, it was a good season, a successful introduction to High School level athletics.
Our weekends are not fully our own yet of course. We have a lot of cookies to sell if Number One daughter is to make her goal. Which means an average of 10 hours of cookie booths every weekend the next 3 weeks. Plus time spent after school. And an almost daily reconciliation of cookie counts and money collected. It really is like a small time business. Kim will probably wonder what to do with her time once this all finishes up.
My work is becoming much smoother and easier. I am continuing to build an extensive arsenal of conversation items. The weeks are really flying by. I do not have the feeling at midweek that cannot only be Wednesday, that is replaced by the feeling of ‘wow it is Wednesday already!’ I was even told this week by one caller that they cannot believe I have only been there a couple of months.
Last week I took some bags of cookies by my former place of work. I was struck by how different the atmosphere between the two was. The old place is like a mausoleum, quiet, almost dark, and sparsely populated. Compared to my current workplace which is loud, bright, and packed. I can tell you that I am much happier in the new location.
These last 2 weeks have been nice as we have begun to transition to life at my new job, without wrestling and a gradual weather change. I am definitely happier now.