Monday, November 11, 2019

Things Are Happening!

Is it too late to say that 2019 is finally beginning to start for me?  Or, at least, restart after the sheer awfulness of April - October.  It has been a long time coming, but I have some happy news for a change.

Here's a couple of hints:
  • I bought pants
  • I'm setting an alarm
I know you must be thinking pants?  Doesn't she own any pants?  Well not really.  Nothing more than old jeans, because when you don't work, you don't need a lot of clothes.  I can safely say that I've spent more money on running/workout clothing than on my regular wardrobe over the last five years.  But I needed pants, and I think the universe was with me because I walked into TJ Maxx recently, pulled a handful of pants to try on, and every single pair fit.  WHAT THE WHAT?  That never happens!  And the bonus is that I chose ankle length for all of them which means that they fit my vertically-challenged body so well that nothing needs hemming.  Usually the short or petite length pants are a little too long on me, so this was a miracle.

And after setting my alarm to wake up and exercise early in the morning for a decade, and then not, I'm back to setting it.  But not for running - it's because I'm going back to work!  Well, a little.  Just 15 hours a week, which is enough to get me back on a schedule, but not so much that I won't get to go to my afternoon group workouts, or go to Dallas for a three-day weekend.

I wasn't looking for a job, but a couple of months ago I began thinking that I needed to get some semblance of order back in my life, and without starting my days with running, I didn't have any sense of urgency to get things done. To be fair to myself, I wasn't exactly feeling good.  Understatement much?  Anyway, as I was winding down my PT appointments before surgery, Amanda asked me if I'd be interested in working for her part-time.  She's had her solo practice for three years now and was ready to hire some help so she can stop doing everything (seriously, I don't know how she's done it, along with having a family life).  We worked together about 15 years ago and always had a good rapport, so when she offered me the job, I happily accepted.  Besides, after going to PT every week for over four months, I was thinking that I'd miss being there, and now I won't, because I'll still be there!

I'll be learning some new-to-me things like medical records and insurance preauthorizations, and I'm sure I will have many days where I feel like Ralph Wiggum:

But hopefully I'll advance to the next stage before too long:

So that's the first bit of my news - pants and a job.  There's more but I'll save that for another post.

20 comments:

  1. Congrats! It has to feel good to be getting back on track! Part time is nice.

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  2. Congrats on your new job! I think it will help you mentally a lot! It will be nice to get out of the house on the regular, and have something to think about other than your health issues, house etc. I am happy for you!

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    1. Thanks, Susan - you nailed it on the head, too. :)

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  3. Congratulations! I'm sure you will be a great help to Amanda, plus a change of routine never hurts. Extra bonus for finding pants with no need for alterations! Us shorties have to celebrate those rare moments LOL

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  4. Wow! That is great news, Shelley! I think you're really going to love working there. Congratulations!

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  5. Wow, that sounds like a great job! And 15 hours a week sounds perfect! Also, finding pants that don't need hemming is such a wonderful feeling!

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    1. It's really nice to buy pants and be able to wear them right away...I know you know this, LOL.

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  6. Congrats on the new job!! That'll be fun for you!

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  7. Score on both the pants AND the job! Sounds like that job will fit into your life so well right now, Shelley, and you'll have a reason to wear real clothes and talk to someone besides Paco and Henry all day - definitely sounds like a win. Congrats!

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    1. Oh man, I didn't think about how much Paco and Henry will miss me chatting to them! ;)

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  8. Yay!! You’ll get the hang of it quickly I’m sure!

    When you said job I was excited for you but also thinking, take care of your back Shelley...but then I grinned when I saw where you would be working....she isn’t going to let you do anything that you are not ready for yet!!! Yay! Win win!!!

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  9. Congratulations on yet another step on your way back to "normal"!! And again...you're inspiring me to make some changes, too. Not the alarm clock variety, but a job isn't a bad thing to have :) Your "voice" sounds positive. It's good to hear.

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  10. Congrats on the job. It's just enough hours to feel like your doing something, but still have lots of time for YOU.

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  11. Hi sweety, still read your posts but hardly ever comment anymore.
    Congrats on your new job, sounds like interesting and fun. Good for you for doing this.
    xoxo

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  12. This is great! A PT office is the perfect place for your to work! Congrats!
    I hope you are feeling better physically to be away from home that long.

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  13. First, I am amazed all the pants fit and the length was right! AMAZING!

    And congrats on the new job. I bet you are going to learn some interesting things!!!

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