so hard to relax

Posted on Friday 29 September 2006

sense :: taste // Pure Green Teas’Tea

So my “first day” didn’t really happen-I got a voicemail after my exit interview at my last place saying that the whole “slide in under the benefits cutoff” thing wasn’t going to happen by coming in a day before the end of the month, but that they’d take care of me anyway. But since the only reason they were going to have me come in today was for the benefits stuff, they said to go ahead and take a three day weekend on them. Very nice, so I slept in good and late today. But even so, it was incredibly difficult to relax during my day off knowing that Monday now would be the beginning of a whole new world.

The only question I have after leaving my old company now is what the heck I’m going to do with all the old tshirts and gear they gave me. A lot of it I’m going to keep and continue using (bags and such) but I never wore the shirts and such when I worked there, I think I might bag them all up and take them back to the company, I offered to, and given that some of my colleagues there aren’t getting the shirts they should be getting, maybe it’ll serve as a prod for our gear-handlers to get on that. Besides, I’m not going to wear them. Maybe after I clean out the storage room.

Or I could burn them all in effigy, but I don’t dislike the company. If I had some schwag for the government agency for whom we had the contract, I’d probably burn that instead. Oddly, my corporate email and network accounts are closed, but not my contractor accounts. Ah well.

I returned my future boss’s voicemail and he apologized, but told me that he had everything from a shiny new Dell laptop (hopefully with a non exploding battery inside) to a new Blackberry and a nice clean cube all waiting for me. I really can’t wait-they’ll all be my new leashes, but it’ll be the first time I’ll actually have a desk that I’ll be working from for the majority of the time, instead of having to up and run around at the drop of a hat. It’ll definitely be different in every way, not just the work I’ll be doing.

Today was a trip to TGI Friday’s for a celebratory late lunch after sleeping in, and subsequent grocery shopping with Raevyn.

Settling back in after a night out, we finally have a little time to relax before heading to bed-tomorrow we’ll be headed downtown to visit the National Zoo in something of a weekend three-year anniversary celebration. The 26th was our actual three-year anniversary, but we decided to wait until the weekend to celebrate; so we’ve already packed lunches for tomorrow. It’s amazing, three years, and it still feels like yesterday, except not-we’ve been through so much together in the past three years, from driving to and fro two hours each way every weekend for a long time, then living in a roach-infested apartment for six months, and now living together here-all the ups and downs, and I couldn’t imagine a more wonderful partner to share it all with, now and in the future.

Speaking of which, we really need a more recent photo of us:


This one was taken over two years ago, when I was living in a group house with friends, before I moved out on my own, and definitely before Raevyn and I moved in together. Still, it’s a nice picture.

5 Comments for 'so hard to relax'

    September 30, 2006 | 9:50 pm

    Well, giving you a Blackberry and a three day weekend is a great start . . .

    I’ve seen that pic many times now, but it always makes me smile.

    September 30, 2006 | 10:00 pm

    ::grin:: Yeah, we really need some more recent pictures of each other, or both of us, at least.

    Agreed, I can’t really complain about the three day weekend, can I? 🙂 How are you hanging in there this weekend, milady?

    October 2, 2006 | 11:22 am

    Wow, Was it really less than two years ago that we were making hours-long trips every weekend? I treasured that time, especiallyt he long conversations in a darkened car on empty highways, but I’m glad we don’t have to forsake sleep and everything else like that anymore.

    I’m so glad that I’m with you. No matter where we are, I’m so happy to have you by my side!

    Love you!

    (And yes, we SERIOUSLY need a new picture of us. Mister Camerashy. ^_~)

    October 2, 2006 | 8:12 pm

    It was less than two years ago, driving up to four hours a weekend or more just going to and fro, talking for hours on end driving in the pitch black night….I remember it fondly, but I have to say that I very much enjoy the sleep I’ve been getting in exchange for not having to drive those distances anymore. ^^

    I love you too! Happy Anniversary!

    October 3, 2006 | 4:19 pm

    *grins* Exactly. I loved our long conersations and the atmosphere on the roads in the inky night by I am SO GLAD you are actually rested these days.

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