Friday, January 20, 2012

Settling In

Settling in to this new job has not been as easy as I thought it might be. It could be that the holidays were upon us at the time. That doesn't really make for calm, peaceful transitioning. More like, YIKES! But I really cannot get over the feeling that I need to be somewhere, or that time is short, I gotta go, I need to get back to my desk. Although I have truly embraced not being tied to my phone at all times for emails, messages and what have you. I often even forget to bring my phone with me. I never lost sight or knowledge of where my 'smart' phone was. Now that I have a dumb phone, I really couldn't care less.

And I think I figured out this smart phone thing. I totally understand why it is called a smart phone. I had a brand spanking new iPhone 4GS, for about 2 weeks. And it was so easy to navigate, so intuitive, nicely organized, etc. When you wanted to make a call, you used the button labeled call. Now my phone has a button called send. What? No, I want to call. Where is the call button? Really, I feel so dumb using my dumb phone. When I get call waiting I hit the OK button. Nope, that is the wrong one. My other phone literally asked, would you like to answer this other call? So easy. Not so much now. Okay, tangent over.

So, back to this transition thing. Strange. I have more time and yet I feel like I am not really getting anything done. And that there is my problem. My new job is to be a Mom. A full time Mom. And that means spending time with the Bug. It really doesn't mean working on the computer, trying to coupon like an Extreme Couponer (have you seen these women? wow!), designing a new garden layout, figuring out how to make Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day, or how to compost for the backyard. Although I have actually been doing those things. Cool, huh? Oh, all except the computer. Haven't had much time for that. So it is the mind shift that I think is the hardest. But I am getting there. And really enjoying my time.

Hopefully more to come. When I can get the computer time figured out.

PS - yesterday I was running to the grocery store and the man was home to be with the bug. She got so upset that I was leaving. "But momma, you are supposed to be a Home Mommy now." So cute. But I did persevere and got that 15 minutes of alone time.  

PSS - and I have been working on some things. More sharing to come.

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