Wednesday, May 27, 2009

just like riding a bike

getting back in the game was easier than i thought it would be.

and lucky for me, there's a coffee bean just across the street from my new office! score! but, true to our downsizing/saving vow, i'm restricting myself to a once-a-week treat. CBTL's stuff is so much more delicious than starbucks, so i'm pretty excited. see, it's the little things.

when i pulled in, i was amused/impressed at the car parked next to me.



of course, my little 4-hour-a-day gig won't get me a bentley, but it's cool to park next to one. heh. for the price of one of those things, i could have more than half a dozen pri-yes..es (pluralizing that is a little tricky).

the job itself is cake. i almost feel like a thief accepting the pay for what i'm doing. of course, it's a new office and everything is new and not quite set up, so i'm not exactly stepping into a well-oiled machine or anything, but i like it that way. i can set things up and get it all organized my way, without having to redo anything. sweet!

look, swanky potty:



i would be lying if i said i didn't miss the bean every nanosecond i was gone, though. as soon as my four hours was over, i was speeding home (not caring that i was killing my super duper average mpg) and walked in the door just as MIL was picking her up from a nice 2-hour long nap. excellent! it was an easy morning for them both, and now she was ready to play with me. so when MIL left, i packed her up and we went to the park.



i think that the few hours i'm separated from her only makes me appreciate our time together more. so this part-time-work idea looks like it's going to be a good thing...for a while, anyway.

i forgot to share a few fun pics from over the weekend. after an hour of playing at the park, we went to barnes & noble to look at books. her favorite these days is the very hungry caterpillar, and she was entranced by this giant version of it:



it's almost bigger than she is, yes?

while perusing other books, she found a stuffed caterpillar that went with her favorite story.



when she was over the books, we trotted over to the DVD/CD section, and she listened to some music.



and this is totally unrelated, but i think it's funny - the grizzly cafe, which is where we go for dinner out up in wrightwood, is half-cafe, half gift shop. the shop is crammed full of all sorts of knick-knacky shit. you know the kind of stuff i'm talking about. and while we waited for a table, the bean decided to go check things out. do you love the hat?



okay, that's all i got.

10 comments:

  1. Very cute.

    Mr. Monkey's boss has a couple Bentleys. We saw him at the auto show. We took photos. He considered buying the cars.

    Different lives.

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  2. The last picture is too cute. Four hours go by so quickly. Think of it as a practice for you before the Bean heads off to pre-school :)

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  3. Happy First Day on the New Job! I think I need to get one of those once I have my baby :(

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  4. Thumbs up for a swanky potty and CBTL. You've got to try the NSA vanilla tea lattes when you feel like being healthy (or not!)

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  5. Hooray for work!
    I'd have to work 3 lifetimes to afford a Bentley.

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  6. Glad the job is a breeze so far! Also, I'm more impressed by the bathroom than with the Bentley. =) Love the pics of the Bean, as always!

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  7. cbtl-yum.
    caterpillar-my favorite from childhood.
    bean in headphones with small paul on-too cool for school.

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  8. I'm glad the job is good so far! it will be even nicer when it's payday. ;)

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  9. I am absolutely addicted to CBTL's honeydew tea latte.

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  10. Bentleys are so swanky. <3

    Love the bean's hair all pulled back like that. It's really cute and I'm sure cool for summer.

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