Monday, February 1, 2010

New Job

Today, Dr. A embarks on a new career. Starting today, I am a Full Time Mom. Last Friday was the last day at the lab. I tucked the cells into the -80 freezer, tidied the boxes of plasmids and primers, double checked the labeling on the patient slides, and turned in my ID badge and key.

Today, the first time as a Domestic Engineer, I have such tasks as getting 3 bids for fixing the sewer line, looking up life insurance quotes, locating and sorting the newborn clothes, starting a new blog, scheduling a much-needed haircut, and entertaining a 2 year old. Erin will still go to pre-school 4 days a week, but Mondays will be Mommy and Girl time.

The contract on this position is expected to run 2 years, by which time Baby Girl 2 will be in preschool. There were myriad reasons leading to the opening of this role, and I hope to do it justice. I am open to all suggestions, hints, tips, and ideas for how to be successful.

10 comments:

Amber said...

You're getting bids on fixing the sewer NOW??? Seriously though, you're going to do great! What an exciting adventure; can't wait to hear more!

Sara said...

Welcome to the ranks. I wish I was still local so we could do mom's happy hours and playdates.

Christie said...

Congratulations! And good luck! You're going to do splendidly.

John Judy said...

I think you'll do just fine. My advice would be to dive in to the deep end and enjoy it.

JandC said...

From one domestic engineer to another....take John Judy's advice.....you'll love it (most days!!!).

Annie Powell, not yet PhD said...

Good luck, Ashleigh! I am sure you will see complete and perfect success in this new role, as you have everything else in your life so far!! Can't wait to read about it!

MissMVK said...

You're going to love it!

Shannon said...

I think that you are going to be a wonderful Domestic Engineer. My advice would be to embrace every minute of it.

Kathleen said...

good luck!

Zozopdx said...

I love being home with Anneke more than I've loved any other job. and on bad days I remind myself that every single job has them. congrats on this brave and exciting step! and Suze Orman has some good suggestions for life insurance quotes. actually, email Dave. he did the research on all of that for us.