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So I start work on Monday.  I'm not all that nervous, at… 
10th-Mar-2012 03:37 pm
Alan Rickman
So I start work on Monday.  I'm not all that nervous, at least not yet anyway.

I have put off shopping for new work clothes until this weekend, when the Hubs got paid, to avoid using credit cards.  Unfortunately, I have yet to make it out of the house.

See, my mom got sick Monday evening.  She usually watches my nephew while my sister is at work and her husband is at school.  Since she couldn't watch him, the only other option for my sister was me, since her husband's parents were out of town.

I agreed because although I don't really like dealing with kids, I like to help people out when they need me.  And I won't have the chance to once this job starts.

I watched him on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Not a big deal.  But the previous week, my sister and nephew were sick.  They are fine now, and I didn't think twice about it.

Thursday came around, and I was really, really sick.  I don't get sick expect for once every couple of years.  Luckily, this was the same bug that my mom and step-dad had, too.  We think it came from my sister and nephew, which isn't a problem, everyone gets sick.  My mom told me that it would only last about 12 hours, but to take it easy for the next couple of days so I will be better when I start work.

So when I was supposed to be shopping yesterday, I was laying in bed, watching tv and playing with my new PhotoShop (a-whole-nother story, can't get anything to look right!), trying to drink plenty of fluids and eat a little.  And today, when I'm supposed to be shopping and celebrating my anniversary, I am still laying in bed, reading Sherlock fanfiction.

Speaking of Sherlock, I have recently watched the BBC version, and oh my goodness!  Finally, after nagging the Hubs to watch it with me, he gave in.  We ended up watching the first season in one night.  And the second season about three days later.  And my husband is not one to watch tv frequently, and will never watch something twice, but he asked me last night to rewatch the series!  Yay!  And he also said that if he were gay, he would go after Sherlock, and I can't disagree with him there.

So the plan for tomorrow, and it has to happen, whether I am feeling up to it or not, is to go shopping.  I need some clothes, and possibly more makeup.  My mother-in-law, who works at the same company, called and told me that the week I start is jeans week, and she has already paid for me to wear jeans, but I feel like I need to dress up for the first day.

Also, I need to go through my makeup, and make sure I can still remember how to apply it and make it look good.  So that mean that some youtube videos may be in order.  Perhaps, I may just bring all my make up (the whole 12 pieces that I have) into my room today and work on that this afternoon.

I highly doubt any of this makes sense, because I feel that my brain is still not quite working right just yet.  I apologize for that, but wanted to give you all an update on everything since I haven't been around much lately.
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10th-Mar-2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
It IS best to do a dress rehearsal, especially if you are not used to wearing makeup. Go lightly at first; you can always add more. It's easier to add than subtract. The most important elements are mascara and lipstick. That's pretty much the bare minimum to look polished. I wish I could be there to do your makeup -- I love doing stuff like that!

I agree that your first day you should forego the jeans, even though it's jeans week. Trousers would be a good alternative, then you can finish out the week in jeans, if you like. But the first day, you want to make a good impression. It's better to overdress a bit than to underdress and risk looking like a slob.

anyway, good luck shopping (let us know what you get!) and on the first day!
11th-Mar-2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
I really wish you were here to help with my makeup. I am pretty crappy at it. Somehow, the whole 'girly' gene missed me. The only girly thing about me is that I like pink, purses and shoes. That's it.

But I managed to do it, and Britt said it looked good. And I did it again today, and my mom said it looked good, too. And she isn't one to hold back her opinions. So if I get her approval, then I must be doing something right.

I don't know the first thing about lipstick, but I did pick up a few colors of lip stain. I thought that they might last a little longer and have less chance of rubbing off or getting on my teeth. So far they don't last the 10 hours they say they will, but they will last until lunch and I can reapply after I eat.
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