Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Job: Week One

This was me last night--out for the count
It's a good thing my first week on the job was only four days because I am seriously pooped.  I went to bed at 11:30 last night and didn't crawl back out until 8:30 this morning--even the cat seemed to understand and let me sleep in.  So many names to remember!  So much learning!  So many slightly different policies!

So far this week, I walked to work three days out of four (I had a meeting one day and needed my car), and I love it!  Even though these have been some of the coldest days we've had recently and my first night of work I got home feeling completely frozen, I am still totally pumped.  It actually takes me a bit longer to get to work walking than it did driving, but who cares!  The walk wakes me up and makes me feel good for the rest of the day.

In the interest of full bloggy disclosure, after that super cold walk home, I promptly ordered this coat:

Old Navy, 60% off, and I do not currently have any hardcore outside winter gear, because I really don't spend much time outside.  So I figure, even if I don't wear it that often, it's still probably a good thing to have.  Of course, today it's 55 degrees, but still.

Expenses this week include:
That coat (if I keep it--that remains to be seen)
Dinner last night--I insisted we go to a place near new job that I had been to in the past and liked, but then completely forgot about.  It was excellent and not too pricey, then we came home and watched Roadhouse.
It's a classic of 80's cinema!
That's it!  My first day of work, I took myself out to lunch at a place where I had a giftcard, and I packed my lunch the rest of the time.  Double bonus--New job is having a cell phone drive for a battered women's shelter, so I even got to unload a couple I had had chilling out in a drawer for years.  De-cluttering for a cause!

This week my biggest goal is to get that bike fixed--I just dread dealing with hipsters who work in bike repair and have been putting it off.  I assume they'll be assholes, but they're probably lovely--I'll let you know.

As far as my yearning to join a gym, the warmer weather helped alleviate that a little, though I did fill out a form asking the YCMA to contact me to show me around and assess my fitness (I do love assessment).  I also bought a rowing machine!  I've been wanting to try one for a long time since they're so good for a full-body workout, and I happened to find one on craigslist for $25!  I tried it for the first time this morning and I already feel fitter (by that I mean that my arms are sore).

How did you do with your spending this week?


  1. I wish I could walk to work!

    My spending was ok, not the greatest.

  2. How far is your walk to work? I used to walk exactly 2 miles from train station to work and I LOVED it. So much better than a cup of coffee to wake you up in the morning and get the blood pumping.

  3. Exactly two miles! That's the magic distance, it seems.