Friday, April 24, 2009

My First Week Back in Corporate America (After a 2 Year Absence....)

First of all, can I just say how frikkin TIRED I am???!!!!

OH-MY-GOSH..... I arrive home after battling the Atlanta traffic and fall asleep on the couch for 30 minutes before I can DEAL with my REAL job (Mom, Wife and Domestic Goddess).

But, really, I am SOOO thankful to be employed.... SOOO thankful!

And corporate America has remained unchanged (yes, you can smile, or smirk, or snicker....) There are still cubicles, still crazy HR rules, still office politics, etc.

But really, all in all, the first week went well. I will undoubtedly miss the Time Freedom I had when I had my own little business, and of course, being at home.

And, of COURSE, I am missing YOU, my blogger buddies! Missing my daily dose of all your bloggi-dociousness!

I'll try to get caught up on your blogs on the weekend, but right now, I'm going to have a glass of wine and snuggle with Hubster!


Busy Bee Suz said...

I have been thinking about you all week and hoping it was all going well. I DO imagine you are wiped out my friend. Ughhh..I could not imagine going back to the day to day grind. Is Ron cooking dinner or you? Perhaps you can make a few meals over the weekend, so you will have less worries on your way home during the week. I wish I was there....I could help a girl out, you know open the wine for you and all.
Take care.
Enjoy your weekend!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so thankful that you are back in the work force. I hope it serves you well : ). Blog world isn't the same without you : )!

karengberger said...

Congratulations! I'm glad that it went well, and hope you have a great weekend snuggling with your family. Hugs to you.

ChiTown Girl said...

I'm glad your first week went so well. Enjoy the wine and the snuggles!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I'm just so happy for you!!!! In a bad economy, you must have gotten the perfect job for you... NOW---get some rest this weekend--and have fun with your family!!!!


Pumpkin Delight said...

I'm glad your week went well. Are you able to share what it is that you are doing in corporate America?

There are office politics EVERYWHERE I think. It's human nature.

Sally's World said...

toasting you now!!!have a lovely quiet evening!

Laurie Brandriet Keller said...

Hi Sweet Heart ... congratulations on your new job, paycheck, benefits, etc. You have a great attitude about it all and being grateful is a good thing. You'll be fine. They are fortunate to have you : )

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

I told Ron I DEFINITELY need either a "sister wife" or a "concubine" who can do the cleaning and cooking while I'm at work. Hopefully he's busily at work finding one (preferably, very homely.... but very sweet and industrious...) :-)

Rebeckah, Karen, ChiTown Betsy and Laurie,
Thank you my sweet friends! I appreciate your kind words and encouragement! :-)

I've returned to the "oh-so-glamouse" world of Commercial Insurance Brokerage. (I know you're jealous... but try to control yourself.) :-)
It is what I did for MANY years before I became self employed. And, I have found, it is MUCH like riding a bike. You never really forget it!

Thank you for the trans-Atlantic toast! I feel so special! :-)

Kay said...

I'm sure you *are* exhausted. I can't imagine how hard it is to work outside the home AAAAAND do everything else. Hope you get your groove soon.. and get plenty of fun in on the weekends! :-D

Blessings each day said...

Sorry you're so is rough, just four years ago I was on call 24/7, but how wonderful that you can make a difference out there by your positive and christian outlook. We need more like you!

blessings for rest and joy,


KingdomWriter said...

Oh well done on your first week girl! It's a big step going back to the corporate world. Hope you get some needed r&r and hubby spoils you rotten! Sending a virtual massage from NZ

Michele said...

I am really pleased that all is going so nicely with your job!!
You deserve it! Enjoy your little bit of time of!

D'Arcy said...

You'll be amazing!!! ?And I always find that watching episodes of the Office help!

Good Luck!!

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

Blogistan misses you too! Maybe you can sneak in some posts about all the hilarity at your new job? Do you have a Michael Scott? An Oscar the gay guy? Jim the handsome single office dude? Pray tell!

3 Peas in a Pod said...

So glad you made it through the first week. I can't imagine how tired you are. I cracked up when you said you had to take a nap before you dealt with your "real job". Real job, that's for sure. At least you get a paycheck, vacation days and sick days with this job!

Glad to know nothing has changed with corporate America.

Hope you enjoyed your wine and snuggle.

Much love from NJ,

Gustav said...

Congratualtions on surviving your first week in the corporate jungle.

Maybe you can change the the look and feel of the office with your happy vibes.