I have finished out my first week of work. While I am a bit sore and tired, It was a very good week. I love the sense of accomplishment I have after each work day, and that I am earning my own money.
On my morning commutes to work, it still kinda weirds me out how many people are out and about that early in the morning. That is one thing about having lived in a small town that has never left me, the whole being used to no night life and the town rolling up the sidewalks by 8 or 9 pm.
On my way home from work, later on in the mornings, once it is fully daylight, the clusters of tents where the homeless have set up and are living (especially near the freeway) is a glaring eye sore.
I start working my second location in a little over a week. I am going to be very busy until Christmas, and honestly I am very ok with that.
I have slowly been working my current pair of socks. I have still been working on the first sock that I have had to reknit it.
Yesterday was my first day at my new job. I started at 6:00 am, which meant I had to be up by 4:15 am. I was awake a bit before 4, so I got up and started getting ready.
I was off at a 11:00. The 5 hour shift went by super fast.
I am doing what I did last year, at a different location.
My day didn’t end with work, I came home, did a load of laundry, made some easy artisan bread and lentils. I was exhausted at the end of the day.
It was a good day, beings that I am doing the same job I did last year, It is a bit easier jumping it back in to it since I have a good idea of what is going on.
This week is a bit slower which is nice. It is giving me time to get adjusted to my schedule. I am also able to get some more knitting done.
These first couple weeks, while I figure out my schedule and get adjusted, I am laying low on my days off and planning my adventures for a bit later in the month as well as into November. There are several things I want to go do and see.
The Weather is cooling down, the days are getting shorter and I am finally going back to work, at least for the holidays.
I am very ready to be back to work.
There were a few adventures I wanted to go on here in Portland last spring that just didn’t work out. I am planning on making them happen in the next few months, when I have a day off or free afternoon.
While I don’t want to stay in Portland any longer than I have to, there are things I want to do here before I am able to leave. I have so many ideas for blog posts, Instagram pics, and more. I am ready to be back out on adventures now that it is cooling off. While I have several things on my bucketlist for the adventures I want to go on and share with you all, I would love some additional ideas of places that you all would like to see me go and write about! So leave me a comment on this post with what Portland sights you would like me to go to!
I am working on reknitting the sock I had started over the weekend.
Fall is in full swing, and today was the first real stormy day, we got over half an inch of rain. I love cold, rainy days.
Today I finished up the pair of Opal Heather socks I have been working on for far to long.
I had been working on both the Opal Heather pair and the Finnley Heather pair of socks at the same time.
I have been making an effort to get as many pairs of socks done as I can before next summer. I want to have as many pairs of socks to get washed and blocked next summer as I can.
I still haven’t heard back on that tentative job offer, so I will be following up in the morning.
I am so ready for this fall and winter. I am working on ideas for things to do and adventures, for content for you all. Life can be boring, and there is a lot that I want to see and do, and share it with you all.
Now that the weather has cooled off I finally have the energy that summer took away from me.
Of the Portland sights and points of interests that there are, if there is anything you all would like to see me go visit and post about, leave me a comment below.
I never updated you all on my interview. It was really quick. A little too quick.
I walked away with a tentative offer, so I am still waiting for anything official.
Friday I finished up one of the pairs of socks I have had been working on.
I got them washed and blocked yesterday, since it was a warm day.
Now that work is on the horizon, I am trying to get as much knitting as I can done before I go back to working nights. I love working nights, doing stock crew is physical and hard work. Doing it at night, in the cooler part of the day, is the best.
I had stepped out on the back deck a couple minutes ago to grab what I had hanging out on the line, that I hadn’t wanted to put through the clothes dryer earlier. Beings that today was our 31st day at or above 90 degrees this year, it was plenty warm enough earlier to hang a few things out. Well, anyway, when I had stepped outside it seriously reminded me of how the nights smelled, felt and to s slight degree what it sounded like. It was quiet there for a minute without much in the way of city noise, and you could hear the crickets. It just vaguely reminded me of being at summer camp as a kid.
I have an interview later so I have been trying to keep my mind off of that. I am not super stressed or anxious, but you never know.
At least it is in the morning so I can get it done and go about the rest of my day.
The cool off has begun, the days and nights are starting to be cooler (for the most part), the days are getting shorter (sunset is now before 7:45 pm), the light looks different, the air is starting to smell different, some of the leaves are starting to turn. While we are still having a few hot days here in early September, we are officially in early fall here!
Over the weekend, I went out to one of the farm stores on Sauvie Island with my parents to pick up some beets and whatever else looked good.
Over the weekend, we did some cooking and I made pumpkin pies. One regular and one dairy free. This is my dairy free pie:
My mom and I canned pickled beets yesterday;
And today I did some gardening. I also saw a perfect spider web.
We have so many tomatoes now.
I am so ready for autumn to really be here in full force.