Wednesday, November 13, 2019

WWU - I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

Yesterday I had my first day of work, then zipped home and changed for my workout with Jared, then zipped to the doctor to see about my face.  It was a long first day and I'm surprised I made it through everything - remember, I haven't been doing anything for ages now.  I took a first day of work selfie:
I am wearing two colors of foundation here because I haven't bought any in ages and I didn't think either of the two that I had were exactly right.  Also I need to put on a little more eye shadow.  But my lipstick matched my cowl so I had that going for me.

Naturally, the first day in forever that I had to go outside happened to be below freezing with a north wind - the wind chill was 19 degrees!  At least I had reason to pop on my favorite handknitted cowl...and I ended up wearing it all day at work because I actually don't really own any cold weather clothes that you'd wear in a work environment.

Work was great and I didn't feel overwhelmed - yes there's a lot to learn but the medical record program Amanda uses has a great set of tutorials so that helped a lot.  She had a beautiful bouquet of flowers waiting to welcome me, and she'd also stocked the mini fridge with my favorite flavor of Spindrift seltzer (grapefruit, in case you're wondering).

Afterward, I changed into workout clothes and had another private session with Jared.  We did a little bit of cardio, which was good - previously we'd only been doing strength training because of my oh-so-delicate back.  I suspect I will be a little sore tomorrow but that's the process with getting back into the swing of things.

Since quite a few of you commented that I might be having skin issues of either eczema or rosacea, and my skin hasn't improved on its own, I went to my doctor yesterday.  She said something seemed amiss but wanted me to see a dermatologist to get a better diagnosis.  I lucked into an appointment this morning, so hey, I'll be late for my second day of work!  Sheesh. 

Finally home for the day for good, I had a package waiting on my front porch from my mom, containing a cozy loungewear outfit.  I couldn't wait to put it on but first I had to get it warmed up because it was so cold from being outside all day.  A little while on the heated mattress pad did the trick:
Love the color!  Also, looking a little less fresh-faced than I was in the morning...oh, the life of a working woman!

15 comments:

  1. Looks like you made it just fine on your first day, and look at that, back to wearing make up again! Sounds like it was a very full first day. Your cowl is so pretty, and such a good color on you. That was so nice your mom sending you a package of lounge wear which, you can wear when you get back home from work.

    What is your work schedule going to be like? 3 days, of 5 hours each?

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    1. Thanks - I still love that cowl and the color so much!

      Yes, I'll be working 3 five hour days, unless something comes up...luckily the schedule is amenable to change.

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  2. Yay for going back to work! As much as I love to hate on work, getting out of the house and using my brain keeps me sane. Plus it is fun to put on real clothes...

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    1. Between not working for so long and then spending 7 months in t-shirts and shorts while laying on the couch, this whole "outfit" thing is a novelty to me, LOL!

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  3. You look beautiful in your selfie and accomplished in your end of day photo. Go Shelley! (P.S. welcome to "I've been at work all day, it's cold and dark when I get home some I'm putting on pajamas aka loungewear").

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    1. Thanks! And yes, that loungewear could not have come at a better time!!

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  4. Wow, what a day!!! But it looks like you got through it okay. And the loungewear at the end was just perfect i'll bet!

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  5. Look at you go!! Enjoy the ability to do the things, Shelley!

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  6. Good job on surviving your first day!! I'm going to need to hear more about this loungewear outfit. I've been looking for something that is a step above the sweatshirt-and-joggers I normally wear when I get home from work. :)

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    1. My mom got the outfit from Costco! Very jelly as we don't have one anywhere near us - I'd drop Sam's Club in a hot minute and join Costco if we did.

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  7. "You're going to make it after allllll" and fling a beret in the air in the middle of University Drive! I hope you enjoyed it and your pencils all stay sharpened. L.o.v.e. the cowl.

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    1. AWWW, MTM!! Love her, and heck yes, that beret flinging signifies success, doesn't it?

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  8. That is SUCH a good idea to heat you the clothes!

    What a crazy busy day! It's so great you are feeling well enough to handle that now. I hope the derm helps you out with your skin!

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