First days are always sort of interesting. But they are also very not interesting at the same time. All in all, I would say it was a good first day. I was shown around the computer network – lots of documents and files. I was scheduled for a few meetings coming up.
We talked about music and rock bands and old people and lots of other stuff. We walked around to a few of the buildings and I was shown some of the storage areas holding stashes of things we’d use in a disaster. I met the Chairman of the board… who is in a band and loves music – nice to have something in common with a big wig! The guy I am replacing is in the same band… it’s a few doctors who like to jam. They play around the winter Texan parks, they play benefit galas, and other gigs.
Mostly I spent my day reading and figuring out what I need to read and learn and where to find the standards for healthcare facilities and what organizations, state & federal, that set those standards.
I have sooo much to learn. But I will learn it. In fact, that’s what makes this career so wonderful. There is never a time when I don’t have something to learn. There is never a time when I can say I don’t have anything to do. Because even when there is no disaster or imminent storm pressing down on the coast, there is hazard/risk analysis, plans to write, data to gather, research to do… training and instruction and all sorts of things.
Figuring out our morning routine at home was pretty easy. And it’s something that needed to be figured out. You see, our water heater is about 10 gallons I think. So for us both to shower in the mornings before work took some planning. I shower first while Coach is cooking/eating his breakfast. By the time he’s done with that, the water heater has refilled. It was important information… I can’t be sending him off to work after a cold, uncomfortable shower. That just wouldn’t be right at all… bless his heart.
We watched the pilot for The Americans. I think that’s going to be a pretty good show. I haven’t watched the 2nd episode yet… it’s sitting on the DVR waiting for us. I suspect the show will create a whole new clan of conspiracy theorists though.
It’s hard getting back into this groove of a working woman. I had just really settled in to being home. That whole struggle with finding my purpose and feeling guilty was subsiding…
I’m a bit tired this morning but I know that once I take my vitamins and meds I will kick into gear.
I bet this weekend I will spend a large amount of time on the couch relaxing, recovering and preparing for the next week.
I bought a loom thingy to make hats with. I finished the first one and I am amazed at how good it turned out! I made the first one blue & white (school colors)
The next one will be camo.
It’s time to put my face on.
I haven’t worn make-up hardly at all over the past 7 months… my skin is rebelling.