14 August 2011

Gearing Up

As you know, my last week was filled with meeting friends and catching up.

This coming week is equally filled with "stuff" to do.  Tomorrow, I'm actually waiting for the DIRECTV person to come.  I got tired of losing a satellite signal every time the wind blows hard or the sky even LOOKS like it MIGHT rain, so I called today.  They actually had appointments available for tomorrow, so I'll be here either knitting or reading while I wait.

Tuesday, my friend Rachel and I are going work clothes shopping.  We have a plan!  I have gone through my work pants and have sorted them into "definitely don't fit," "don't fit well, but I might be able to make them work until I have actually started working and can afford to buy more clothes," and "definitely fit" piles.  The problem, though, was that my "definitely fit" pants are black, navy blue, grey, and grey.  Great colours for mixing and matching my tops, but I don't want my new co-workers to think I'm wearing the same pair of pants to work every day.

So, Rachel will come here, she'll help me decide which pile the "maybe I can make them work" pants go in, we'll look at the tops I have, and then we'll go shopping.  Since I'm an AWFUL clothes shopper, I'm also treating her to lunch.  It's the least I can do for what I'll be putting her through.

I have an appointment in the city on Thursday.

Then, next week, my friend Ria will be here visiting Felix Monday and Tuesday, and Thursday I'll be helping out a friend in the suburbs.  And that's my last week of unemployment!

In the meantime, here's what I've been doing to gear up for work:
  • adjusting my sleep schedule so I'm going to bed earlier/waking up earlier
  • getting my work clothes in order
  • doing laundry (see bullet point #2)
I've been out of work now for just over a year and a half, so tell me -- what am I forgetting?

1 comment:

  1. I used to worry that people would notice that I was wearing the same pants every day. But then I realized that since I didn't notice other people's pants, they probably didn't notice mine. You're probably okay. :-)