Yesterday I had my last meeting with Dr. Flaky. It was sad, but satisfying in a way, to have a good ending. I presented her with my handbook that I had made for her new assistant, and she was thrilled with it. I was pretty proud of it myself. We went over a few outstanding issues and I gave her my final bill. Then she gave me a card, which was so nice and unexpected, and what was inside was REALLY unexpected – $300!!! Boy oh boy was that nice of her. Between that and my final bill, I was able to deposit over a thousand bucks into the bank. That sure made me happy. Dr. Flaky and I hugged and had a tearful goodbye.
I got to meet the new assistant and I went over the handbook with her and all of the basic tasks of the job. I think she will do a good job for Dr. Flaky. Not as good as me, but pretty good :).
Then I went home and I felt kind of lost with nothing to do. I may get over my ambivalence about starting the new job pretty fast!
I used some of the $300 (a little less than half) to order some new clothes that I can wear at the new job. It’s been a few years since I bought clothes, and I really need them! I am excited to have some new pieces. I ordered from a plus-size catalog, size 18!! It is hard to believe that I am a size 18, but that’s where I’m at right now. I think as long as I stay away from the pot, I won’t get any bigger, but I sure would like to shrink a bit. This will require some exercise, which requires a willingness I haven’t had up to now. Maybe all this free time . . .
I have a few errands to run today and then I’ll probably email the recruiter to ask her when in the hell I’m starting my new job. What’s up with your week? Hope it’s a good one! Peach out, BPOF!