I've been in my new job for a couple of weeks now. I'm finally all set up with a new desk and computer and all. I decided I didn't want to share the office with Mike, so we set up the desk in the living room. So here is where I am now spending my days.
We like the way the desk looks in the living room - it's making our house look a little more filled in and lived in. Many times, though, I sit in the front room where I can look out the window and watch the bunnies and squirrels play. In fact, I've had some really good conversations with Frank, the squirrel who lives in our bush.
Mike usually works at home until lunchtime, so we've been eating lunches together, and we've even eaten outside on nice days. This is good for Mike, who since the store has opened has been skipping lunch, bad boy. I've also been able to cook dinner most days. Gasp! I had taken a year-long hiatus from cooking and it feels good to be back. Hopefully I'll get back into my skinny jeans soon. (But not those skinny jeans that are tight on your calves. Those are vile.)
Then we've also taken walks over lunch on most days. I'm excited for how healthy we'll become. In our neighborhood, nearly every walk is a hike because it's steep. On Thursday, we walked at Ute Valley Park, a huge nearby park. (See that pink quarry on the lefthand side of the photo? That's over where we live. Ute Valley has a beautiful view.)
One change in my life is that I'm now oddly social. Before, I would come home from work tired and eager to stay home alone all night and all weekend. Now I'm suddenly social Sally. Yesterday I offered my husband to drive to Sterling for the weekend (where his parents are from, but he had meetings). Then we drove last minute to Denver to watch a movie we'd already seen with my parents. Now today I'm eager to go to both church and a night worship service. It's like a whole new social me. Exciting.
All this to say, I'm still loving working from home and enjoying life.