Thursday, March 15, 2012

The week in which I went back to work for a few days and it was awesome but also kind of sad

This week was kind of a curveball.  When I quit my full time job back in July, I asked to be part of a temp pool they use for secretaries on an on-call basis.  Monday night I got called to work this week!  It took some shuffling around to get it to work out (thanks Kim and Suzi!!!) but Tuesday morning I was back at the office. 

The best part about working this week is I got to spend time in downtown Salt Lake.  I loooove the city.  I'm definitely a city girl at heart.

So today was a particularly fine spring day and I spent my lunch hour walking around the city (also to walk off my Red Iguana enchiladas...mmm...).  A huge new development area (City Creek) is opening next week with amazing shopping and restaurants and I can not wait!  Salt Lake was pretty much dying for something like this.  Ok, maybe I was pretty much dying for something like this.

I walked a few blocks to get my ring cleaned and admired the in-progress windows of H&M, Nordstrom, Macy's and Forever 21.  I'm giddy with retail infatuation!

It was so much fun to be back at work, spend time in the city, see old friends and be part of a professional environment again.  I also kind of miss those paychecks...  But it was really hard to leave Avery every morning and by the time I got home at night, I had very little time with her before she was off to bed and I had more work to do (I still work from home too).  I also do not miss commuting.  Blech!  I witnessed 2 freeway accidents (minor ones), got caught in major construction traffic, and developed killer shin muscles in my right leg from all the stop and go driving.  So I guess what I'm saying is, I'm glad I got to work away from home this week but I'm really glad I don't do it every day.

And I'm glad this girl had a good time, even if it was without me!


It Started With a Wink said...

Man, we had to move before all that Downtown Rising stuff finished! Jelous!

Kate Dunstan said...

What temp pool agency? Is it with the church?