Today is the last day of my first pay period at my new old job. In case you missed my (protected) post from last week, I finally left my contractor position and got my direct appointment with the government. It’s been a long time coming. I am still working in the same office with the same people on the same projects, only my “official” employer has changed. Working for the state had some perks I wasn’t previously aware of, but overall I am thankful that this job limbo is finally over.
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My “balcony garden” is pathetic this year. The only plant I’ve managed to keep alive is my (third) basil plant. My tomato plants didn’t even make it to bearing any fruits (which is probably because our balcony inconveniently underwent some construction) and it basically ‘killed’ my gardening efforts. Oh well. Thank goodness for the Farmers Market!
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One year ago today, I was in Germany celebrating my niece’s first day of school. I never blogged much about my time in Germany last year (I guess, I didn’t get around to it), but it was a much needed time to unplug and spend time with family. I can’t believe it’s been a year. Greta’s going to be 7 in October. Stop growing up so fast!