Job is going great. I’m 3 days into working solo, having gone solo 2 days earlier than expected. The biggest hiccup so far was that the movie I was supposed to show for the matinee was no longer available, and knowing I wasn’t allowed to purchase movie viewings (corporate restriction due to group viewing fees), I had to call in supervisor judgement. They ended up telling me to pick from a few similar choices.
Easy enough fix.
The hardest part has been the daily driving, and a friend of mine kindly offered a night in their guest bed. I wasn’t sure if it would actually help, being just one night, but it really did. I literally got an hour of decompression before bed, and 90min extra of sleep. It was quite wonderful. I’m grateful.
My son is mad at me. He’s not seen me in 3 days, really almost 4. So he just told me “go away mom” when all I wanted was a hug & kiss. So I did.
I watched him walk over to dad at the campfire, and I found a picnic table. Tonight is the group hay-rides at Aldredge Orchards, a great place off 152hwy, north of Kansas City. Anyway, by the time I drove up from work I missed the hayrides. Then to be rebuffed by my child, I am just ready to go. I do have another work day tomorrow. Yet, I know my son will eventually get over being mad at me, and I also know that he really just wants my attention. So in a weird way I appreciated that moment.
Nathan just acknowledged all of that exchanged, so we’re heading out. Have a good evening everyone.