It's been a good day even if it is Friday the 13th. Actually, 13 has always been a good number for me. Several of the people at my new job pool their money to play the Texas lottery twice a week. Needless to say, I joined in 'cuz I would shoot myself if they won and I didn't participate!
Tomorrow I run the office alone from 8-12. Since that's overtime it's like working a half-day and getting paid for a full day. Lord knows I can use the money since my new salary is low. I am catching on to the people and the routines. Actually, the transition hasn't been nearly as stressful as I anticipated. With most job changes it takes a full month before you feel like you even have a clue about what you're doing.
Papa Bear is doing great, and his job is a tiring one that keeps him jumping all day. Living only a quarter mile from where he works now, he is able to come home and relax during lunch. It helps. On Saturdays' he works from 9-3. When he gets off we'll go out to eat and maybe to a movie or something. Saturday is our official "date night". :-)
I was very relieved to find out today that my attorney succeeded at getting the bankruptcy video conference relocated to Hobbs. I had complained loud and long about us all (including him) needing to drive the extra 100 miles to Roswell just to spend 20 minutes in front of a camera and tv talking with the judge in Albuquerque. He was able to get it set up at the college in Hobbs, which means I only have to drive 100 miles instead of 200. Hallelujah! It's also nice for the ex, since he will be coming in from work early that morning and has to go to work again that evening. I called him tonight to tell him about the change. He was grumpy. I definitely don't miss dealing with that on a daily basis. I so hope I won't have to deal with him in the bankruptcy for the next 4 1/2 years. His girlfriend/fiancee is much nicer and friendlier. As Papa Bear said after meeting her, "She deserves better", and she does. Living with him isn't easy.
Now I'm going to shut down and watch a little tv with Papa Bear and Emily. She is most happy when she is snuggled up in his lap or next to him on the sofa. We just couldn't have gotten a better cat. She is so affectionate and well-behaved! I will take pictures to post once I find my camera and we get settled in here.
I can't help but reflect daily on all the blessings in my life lately - wonderful man, adorable cat, good job, pretty home, and above all... a warm, loving relationship and home environment. It is PEACEFUL! We communicate, we laugh, we enjoy each other's company. Now if we could just get the wall outlet repaired so the range works, and the ant invasion under control, life will be really great! Hey, nothing is ever perfect, but I can handle these minor annoyances with grace. Living as I have in other chapters of my life, I deeply appreciate what I have!