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Good bye, job

So, as of 5 PM yesterday, I am now officially unemployed.  My own doing, and I'm glad I did it.  I know it was the right choice.  I loved the people there, but the job was only getting more and more stressful. 

I spent a lot of time yesterday saying good bye to everyone.  Got lots of hugs and lots of presents, and plenty of joking "how dare you"s from folks.  The thing is?  I wasn't there that long.  I started back in July of 07, but it took me until February of 08 (with a few-months-break in between there) to become an official employee.  But I've made more friends there than I ever have any place else I've ever worked.  I'll miss seeing them every day, and talking to them.  It made the day quite bittersweet.

Ended up having a plant, a balloon, and three bags to take home (one my usual bag I carry with me every day, but still...).  Luckily I'd made plans with [info]turtle_avenger last night, so she picked me up, and we went to Red Robin's for supper, then went to see a girlyflick, "The Ugly Truth." :D  I spent a lot of time covering my face in embarrassment for the characters, but it was fun and light and a perfect way to end the day.

Now I just have to remind myself to do my own work every day.  I have a number of long-neglected chores to get to, and two big fics to write, not to mention the usual D_Ds and plotting for my Nano this year...Maybe even a Merlin fic or two.  So I will still be busy, but easier to get to--I think. :)  I'm going to force myself to get out of the house at least every other day, just for my own health, because I tend to be disinclined to move, which is very not good for me... :P

Bought myself a new pasta maker--for cooking in the microwave.  Haven't tested it yet, but here's hoping.  Helps that I'll only be making it for myself.  Means that there won't be a lot of boilover to deal with. Wish me luck!

Also--saw HBP a week ago Friday.  Still getting my thoughts together about it.  I'll be seeing it again Monday, so I'll probably post a proper review then. :)

Comments

Jul. 25th, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
Aaaah! It was today! Wheee! *throws spaghetti* (in honour of the new pasta cooker) OMG! It's so good to have you back! Fandom fun with Elf!!! *smooches madly*

Of course you made friends at your job, and of course they'd miss you. Think of us who don't even live on the same bloody continent! We'd miss you too, quite a bit, if you left. *kisses*
Jul. 25th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
Yes! :D *smooches back*

Still hve tons of plans, but now they are *fun* plans, and I get to actually be on when my favorite people are actually online! :D

*snuggles against* So...how are you?
Jul. 25th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
My neighbours are noisy and my stomach hurts, but my new laptop works like a dream (*loves on XP Pro!*) so everything's fine. And I've managed to do a bit of sorting and throwing stuff out today, so I'm good.
Jul. 25th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
Sounds like it's been a busy day. I hope your stomach will get better. *snugs*
Jul. 25th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
Ah, it will. Nothing serious.
Jul. 25th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear it. :)
Jul. 25th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Congratulations, hon.

I have to agree with [info]snapelike here: Of course they'll miss you. I hope you can stay in touch with some of them - and I'm very glad they gave you a proper send-off :-) You deserve it.
Jul. 25th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks, hon. :) *snugs*
Jul. 26th, 2009 12:47 am (UTC)
Congrats on gaining your freedom. I had this week off. I didn't know on Monday that I was not supposed to report for work. I stayed at the DFR and trained my replacement.
I wish I could go see HBP with you.
Jul. 26th, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
*Snugs* I do, too. How are you doing?
Jul. 26th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
I'm surviving. DH just left for Pennsic. It's been crazy getting him ready to go. [info]fledermaushund updated her journal this week. I posted a few photos of the pets over there. :)
Jul. 26th, 2009 04:22 am (UTC)
Congrats! Enjoy your freedom and your pasta!!!
Jul. 26th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
I quite intend to. :D
Jul. 26th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
They may take your freedom, but they'll never take your boiled wheat products?
Jul. 26th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
LOL!
Jul. 28th, 2009 01:56 am (UTC)
Congratulations. *hugs*

I don't have my thoughts together enough to post about HBP either.
Jul. 28th, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
*snugs*
Thanks.

I went again today. Thoughts posted just a bit ago. I'd love to hear your reactions to what I posted.