Saturday Morning Post

Teaching an old dog new tricks?


Teaching an old dog new tricks?

by abbiegrrl

Today was my first day at a new job. I've never done anything like this, and it feels like just what I need right now. It's not a Human Services job, at all. It's not caring for people, it's not an emotionally taxing position, and it's fairly physically demanding. I'm working in the Lwn & Garden department of a place about 10 minutes from my home. 

I have been thinking and saying for a WHILE, now, that I want to get in shape, and although I have been pretty good about doing the yoga, it's not likely to get me "in shape", the way I'd like. 

During the interview, I was asked if I'd ever worked in a nursery before, and I admitted that I knew nothing about plants. I didn't mention that I've always had a "black thumb", but did say that I'd like to learn about plants.  So they hired me! 

So, today I was outside about 85% of the time, and lifting plants and bags of mulch for just about the entire time. I knew after the first hour that I was going to get a workout. After work, I was pretty tired, and as soon as I got home, I took some Aleve and did some stretches. I fully expect to be a ball of tight, sore muscles by (this) morning.  

I am grateful today, that I have a job, after about a month of looking. I am grateful to have a super supportive husband, who made blueberry pancakes and sausage for dinner tonight, while I got a nap. Earlier this week, I went to a meeting about services for my son, which went really well. Unlike previous years, things don't have to be dire before getting help for our kids. Used to be like when you call the Police to report being harassed or threatened (Hopefully this has changed, too?), and they would not do anything until DAMAGE had been done: the school/social services/counseling places would say that if your kid wasn't flunking out of class, or getting into fights, or otherwise doing terribly, they couldn't do anything. I am pleased to say that at least in this case,  the Powers That Be are willing to be proactive to help my boy.

So, this week has been filled with good things. God's timing is always perfect. 

I am grateful for my recovery. I am so blessed I wouldn't even know where to begin, making a list. 

How has your week been? Have you gotten out of your comfort zone lately? I'd love to hear about it! Tell me about your week in the comments below!

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