Well, my friends, I start my new job next week. On Tuesday, to be precise. Monday will be taken up with CPR and First Aid class at the local chapter of the Red Cross. ( Required for the job.) I'm a little nervous but also pretty excited. I lie awake at night and think about the job; my eating habits have been majorly affected- I have no appetite. I'll be glad when this newness all wears off and things settle into a routine. The first few days will be sort of a "getting to know you" type of thing, so we probably won't be doing a whole lot of actual work.
In preparation for starting, I went shopping the other day at a local second hand bookstore (what JOY!); my mission was JUST to look for children's books and I bought several, including a Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle book, which I was especially deLIGHTed to find. I also spent a lot of time at the library...in the children's section! What a hoot! I hadn't spent so much time in a children's section since I was a child. And the weird thing was, I recognized some of the books! I mean- not just generic old favorites like Charlotte's Web but actual particular, somewhat obscure books that I had checked out when we lived in McDonough in the early 90's. We went to this library ( which was in a different building then, but contained many of the same books) and I was 12 and 13 years old at the time; but because it's in a different location now, I had forgotten that it is essentially the same library. It was so neat!
As I was checking out a small pile of books, I noticed a sign at the desk that said, "Unattended children will be given an espresso and a free puppy." It made me smile.