Back to Work

2/28/2012

It's 11pm, so I am just sneaking in with a little post for Tuesday. Today was a loooong day, but it was a good one!

I survived my first day back at work! I am only working one day per week, Tuesdays, until my maternity leave is over at the end of May. It was a little strange waking up to an alarm at 6:15, and immediately getting dressed and ready to leave the house. Even if the Littlest Linden is up early, we typically don't have anywhere we need to be early in the mornings, so we laze around in our pj's. Not today. I was on the bus by 7:45, and at the office just past 8. It was good to be back, and good to see all of my co-workers. There is something very relaxing in being able to drink a cup of coffee and read your emails without a baby in the background. But I did miss him, a lot. Lunch was kind of sad - me eating alone at my desk and thinking that we had never spent a lunch apart... but apparently he ate more than he's ever eaten at his grandparents, so clearly he was ok to eat without me! The kid weighs 17lbs, and somehow he ate THREE containers of yogurt today!!

I didn't get home from work until after 5pm, and that makes me really sad for the upcoming months. One day a week is fine, but I can't imagine only getting to spend a couple hours a day with him, once I go back to work full time. I will basically see him at breakfast and dinner, and then get to put him to bed. I'm sure it will be ok once we get used to it, but for now it all just seems a little sad.

Our night wasn't over as Tyler and I had our first stained glass class this evening! I had no idea what to expect, I wasn't even clear on what stained glass is, exactly. The instructor was really nice, and so passionate about what he does. I love seeing people who are clearly doing a job they love, and who get to share their joy with others. It was fun to try something new with Tyler, and hopefully we will bring home some nice pieces of art in 6 weeks. If not 'nice', at least they will be 'interesting', and we will have some good memories of how we made them. Or maybe we will be amazing stained glass artists one day, and create things like this: (ha! We are NOT artistic people...)

image from Apartment Therapy 

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