So Monday will be a fresh chapter in the Book of Pam … the new job starts. Am meeting the New Boss at 8AM, so will make tonight’s post short and sweet. Must get my body clock re-tuned to this new schedule. And while I didn’t have a winning ticket for the Mega Millions this weekend, I do feel like I won the lottery in snagging this job. Wish me luck as I start this new journey.
Probably won’t be doing Haiku Monday for a while until I get the lay of the land and my head around this big change. The old place had a great send-off for me on Tuesday. Was talked into a reception and some recognition, which went very well. Truly lots of great people at this office. And most are totally supportive of this decision. Although, I will admit to being surprised by the reactions of some folks. Hmmmm. That’s another thing to get my head around. Meanwhile, my replacement has been chosen and she starts on Monday also. I definitely started a ball rolling in the people shuffle, which usually doesn’t happen mid-term and definitely not during session. But the timing can’t be helped. It is what it is. Have spent over 12 years arranging my life for session. And opportunities like this don’t come along every day. A handful of people at the old place asked me to keep my eyes and ears open for them also … lots of folks in our position feeling some uncertainty. I did as much preaching about a few things as I could before I left … not sure it will help some of our long-time people, but if I had someone listening, I was saying it. Not that I expect anyone in blog world to know what I mean, but a few who read this and work there will understand. But a few friends said goodbye with tears in their eyes and I will miss seeing those friends regularly.
Lewis and Sterling are stalking some birds on the porch. I hope no nest is built because these two might go insane. Literally.
We watched the new version of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I was underwhelmed by it. Maybe it was better in the theater. The story was changed around a little too much for my liking. I love Daniel Craig, but man, does that guy mumble. Speak up! Original, with subtitles, much better. We also watched Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Two words of advice for anyone considering renting it: Don’t Bother. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
Cheers everyone, sorry I haven’t been around much lately. Busy busy busy. And busy. I promise to get settled soon and report back in when I can. Happy April.