The new job is going well. The people there are very nice indeed and I am completely capable with the work. My only problem so far has been the snow hampering my travel to and from the office. It might not sound like a significant problem but on my first week there I missed out an entire day of work because I physically couldn’t get to the office. My guilt was unbelievable. I actually sat on the couch in full garb – coat, scarf, gloves, etc. for quite some time wondering if I should brave another trip out to the train station. Honestly, the walk I had to the train station that morning, coupled with the chaos of no one knowing when the next train would arrive (and none being forthcoming) really tired me out. I was glad to get home for a nap but couldn’t relax enough because I was fretting that I might get fired!
They all seem to have a decent sense of humour and, while the snow has been a terrible burden, at least we’re all in the same boat. I’m not expecting to get fired.
I still hear from the gang at the Court Service. I got a message begging me to come back from a friend who said that her desk was “covered” in the stuff I used to do. I miss the lively atmosphere and the people and the fact that the days used to go by so quickly – but I’m still being told that the work here will pick up quickly. I hope so!
In other news, our chats with Maia are just wonderful. She seems very open and has a great sense of humour. I’m really enjoying getting to know her. Conversely, I am trying not to reveal too much of myself just yet as I don’t want her to think I’m preaching at her or something – “Well, in my day, I used to do this or that…” No. At the moment I’m asking her questions about her life and I think she’s enjoying answering. She is only 16, has a boyfriend (who I have managed to frighten, I’m told) and will probably go into child care after finishing school. The first few days we chatted with her everyday but we didn’t last night. I know she has other obligations in her life, so I’m grateful for the time that she does make for us. I’m hoping to organise a trip to her home town in March (which is near to her birthday) so that we can finally meet. We’re already talking about meeting in terms of “when” and not “if” anymore – so planning a trip would give us both something nice to look forward to.
Finally, and despite horrible weather conditions, my period hasn’t been too bad again this month. Oh sure, I’m taking Mefenamic Acid and paracetamol but the tablets totally kill the pain and I’m easily able to cope with everything else that us women have to do everyday. Do you think I’ll need another operation to clear me out again? I expect being ever being totally clear of endometriosis is just wishful thinking, but I can dream!