back to school! er, I mean back to work!!!

The move, the transition from living/working in Chicago to New York City is complete…all that is left is being handed my new ID badge at orientation tomorrow morning! It’s become apparent during the “on-boarding” process that I actually accepted this position back in May-May 8th to be exact- I saw the offer letter last week.

No one can say this was a lightening fast, flash decision, in fact it almost didn’t happen at several junctures for many different reasons but every time I felt it was the best thing to do at that particular moment-given the complicated circumstances.

I suppose the “correctness” of any major life changing event is understanding how you got “there”~whatever, wherever “there” is. As I sit here, at this moment in time, on the eve of starting a new job I feel pretty good about the whole thing. Basically, my old job had become untenable-I am still working on a lawsuit against (not the hospital) the lawyer who missed the deadline to sue the hospital, my old boss left and was replaced by a very naive, pollyanna director who would have driven me crazy. On this end I have been welcomed into a very stable, organized department at a verrrrry posh hospital (#1 in NYC).

Of course there are trade-offs-in this case: my garden, my boyfriend, my cat.

Too soon to know how it will all play out but I am hopeful!!!

I just remembered

Actually besides my work woes lots of weird things going on here.

I have no gas for my stove at the moment. When I bought this house last year there were three meters…I soon realized the gas company has charging me more for the “service” on two of the meters than for the actual gas being used! 10 months ago I began my quest to have the two meters removed. Ha! Easy you say???

Oh, no…I had to find out the BTUs of each appliance and send that info to the gas company so the could approve my request to have the meters removed. Then after hearing nothing for weeks I got an email last Thursday saying they would remove the meters on Monday.

Thaaaaaaanks!! That’s a whole lotta notice without any mention of what they are going to charge me. Yesterday, two days after the gas company removed the meters and only the meters (not the big rusty pipes) a nice heating guy came by to give me a quote for reconnecting the stoves and removing the big ugly rusted pipes….*reminder to self-sit down before I open bills from the gas company or quotes from the gas repairman.

Another interesting little event was this morning when I was half asleep standing in front of my dresser getting dressed….

I glanced down and YIKES! dead bird!! without my glasses I thought nah, can’t be. Bent down and really focused…yes, it was- right in between my bra and a pair of shorts on the floor…a little but very dead bird.

CLEOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

I guess this might be where I could mention the $100 ticket for turning right on red…complete with 3 photos and an offer of a view of the video…?

Unfortunately I don’t have any pics of these although I can get a pic of the gas pipes if anyone needs it to complete the story~

I do have a pic for this last little story. I took off Wednesday morning to wait for the gas man. The later I arrive at work the higher I end up in the parking garage. 11am almost guarantees the 6th floor, the roof. But….I spied a space on the 1st level. On closer inspection it was apparent that only one car could squeeze into that space.

And that is how little Verde ended up here. Perfectly between the lines and mocking her big fat ostentatious neighbors.

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cleo is not amused

i went to the organic pet store and picked out a few different cans of wet food i thought she might like. she needs to lose some weight and it couldn’t be closer but so far she is being her usual tempramental feline self.

she’s no pumpkin lover

get it? BFF~~best feline friend!

i think it’s like trying to wean somebody off fast food-luckily she had some prawns this weekend

i, on the other hand had a delicious dinner of chicken with arrabbiata sauce and tortellini…yummy! and leftovers for my lunch tomorrow~~~