Wednesday, April 7, 2010

10 ways you can tell I am a successful working woman

(you and me, Mary - two of a kind)

I've been working full time for six weeks now. Six whole weeks. Eight hours a day. In an office.

Are you impressed?

Believe me, after 10 years of working at home, six weeks of full-time work is an amazing feat. But I've got it down now. No biggie. I'm a pro.

Here's how you can tell:

1. I wake up every morning at 5:45, even without my alarm clock.

2. I can pack a lunch, put on makeup, and drive to the office all at the same time.

3. I have a briefcase.

4. Ok, a laptop bag. But it's leather.

5. Even though I never bring it to work.

6. I frequently throw my hat in the air while singing "I'm gonna make it after allllllll."

7. Of course, if you understand that, you are old like me. Which makes it even more amazing that I am working full-time, when I really should be sitting on my front porch rocking my grandbabies.

8. I sometimes wake up at night thinking about projects and deadlines.

9. I also wake up at night for absolutely no good reason.

10. I often end up quite tired at 5:45 in the morning, which became quite clear to me the other morning when I finished my shower (fortunately I was not driving at the time) and realized that I heard water running, which could have been a really bad sign of something like a leak, but turned out to be only the sink which I left running after brushing my teeth and which in about thirty seconds would have been running over onto the floor.

No worries.

I turned off the sink faucet, got dressed, went to work, brought home the bacon, and fried it up in a pan.

I am woman. Hear me snore.



Rae said...

Congratulations on becoming Mary Tyler Moore. I always loved that show. This is certainly a big change for you, but I bet that paycheck makes those sleepy mornings worth the loss of sleep.

The Retired One said...

You GO girl!!

Fran said...

The GORGEOUS thing about getting up at 5.45 in the week is that, on Saturdays and Sundays, even though you probably still wake at that time, you can turn over, smile, and go BACK TO SLEEP.

Lesley said...

Rae: Thanks! I always wanted to be like Mary. Though most days I'm probably more like her crabby friend Rhoda. lol

Retired One: I'm trying, I'm trying.

Fran: Ahhhh, very true. Thanks for reminding me of the bright side.

PCDee said...

That is fantastic!

Lily Robinson said...

You're gonna make it after all...

It seems like it's been longer than six weeks. I'm amazed. I get tired rocking my grandbabies on the porch.

Bruce Coltin said...

So, are your new work-friends better than your old cyber-friends? Tell me the truth. I can take it.


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