Weekend Coffee Share; I’m A Happy Girl!

Welcome to my weekend coffee share where we share what’s happening in our lives with old friends and new! What’s been happening in your neck of the woods?

Welcome to my coffee share, can I get you a cup of coffee or tea? It’s been getting pretty cold at night for our area, which is a nice reprieve from the super warm days we had heading into November. I think a nice hot cup of coffee will go nice with the cookies I just made. They are chocolate peanut butter chip cookies! They are delicious, I know you will enjoy them as they are warm from the oven!

I will be honest, as I have all these thoughts running through my head and I am trying to get my thoughts organized so that I can share how this last week went for me at my new job. I think I will just write as the words ramble out and hopefully this visit with me will all make sense. It was an intense week as I had to shake out all the thoughts in my head of my old job and concentrate on my new job. Thankfully, these jobs are really similar and are actually both Veterinary Laboratories and they both use the same exact instruments to run the animal blood work. The biggest difference is the new job has a new computer system (they use to both use the same computer laboratory system, so the switch would have been even easier). But I take good notes and picked it up quickly. There is still more to learn but I am off to a good start! I am a happy girl!

As I sit and think about this last week I will tell you that switching shifts was a bit more difficult than I anticipated. It felt like I had jet lag at the beginning of the week which makes sense because I switched from working night shift to day shift. I worked Saturday night shift, slept Sunday night and was at work last Monday morning at 10am. By Tuesday I was exhausted and I thought it was Thursday, but by Thursday I was feeling much better and was not that tired any more. I am thankful the switch over went well and actually it was probably better I had to train 10am – 6:30pm for the first week. Now I am staying up later in the evening to start my new hours 2pm – 10:30pm this next week. 😀

As I head into this next week I realized I can walk every morning. I had trouble walking every day working night shift because I often was too tired or I got home from work too late to fit it in on the days I worked. This is a super happy discovery as I head into this next week. I actually was a bit sore on my walk this morning because I have been able to get out there and exercise. Its all in the plan to get in shape! I’m so happy I can get out and walk more often and I can ride on trail more often too! Win, Win!

I guess my thoughts are coming out pen to paper okay. But I wanted to write this yesterday and almost didn’t get my coffee share completed. I know I just have to give myself some time to get organized or feel like I have some control over my schedule. I feel like I was at a training class last week, and so as I head into this week I need to find my footing with my new hours and figure out what I will accomplish at work each week. I am going to be taking care of all the maintenance on the instruments and I have been told to just do it however I want. I love that autonomy, and I love how they trust I will get it all done each week.

How is your coffee or tea? Need a refill? I am glad I baked so many cookies as there is lots here to eat. They are rich and so tasty, a few is all I can eat at one sitting.

I so appreciate all the support I have in my life. All of you fellow bloggers, I so appreciate all your wonderful comments and support. I thank you for reminding me to take my time and breathe through all these crazy changes I have made the last few months. I am telling myself to be kind to myself and that training at the new job takes time. I think I have been able to demonstrate to everyone at my new job that I do know what I am doing. I also want to thank my friends and my family for all their wonderful support, such kind words all coming my way with all the love in the world. I am humbled and grateful for you all. THANK YOU, ALL OF YOU!!

I will end with Dublin and Wolfie, the brothers who are just so beautiful and so photogenic. Such personalities! Thank you for visiting my coffee share. There is something cathartic about writing about my week with all the thoughts ruminating in my head. I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Happy, Grateful, day shift working cowgirl!

~Diana ❤

10 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share; I’m A Happy Girl!

  1. It sounds like your new schedule will work out really well Diana and it may help to go easy on the exercise while your body is getting used to your new shift pattern. The cookies look delicious and Dublin and Woolfie look so adorable! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead and please give Zack and Chloe a big pat from us all 🤗💖🐎

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    1. I think you may be right about the exercise and not diving in too much since my body is acclimating to say many changes! I didn’t really think about that, as I move my sleeping yet again to later in the night! Thank you so much for your kind comments, and yes! I’ll give Chloe and Zack a pat and a kiss for you all! ❤️🐴🤠

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  2. Hi Diana,and I always enjoy your coffee shares. This is the first time, I think, that you’ve shared what you do for work. Why am I not surprised that you’re into animal care sciences. . . ? This is such a perfect match for you and must be quite a blessing. Speaking of work, today is a work day for me so I need to get back to it. but I wanted at least to stop by and say Hi before digging in.
    TTY soon I hope.

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    1. Hi Gary!
      Yes, I’m taking care of all kinds of animals but only their blood running on chemistry instruments. I’ll have to write a blog all about it and will include some photos too! It’s great work, and I know I’m helping make the world a better place for all our furry friends!! ❤️ Thanks for stopping by before getting back to work! 🤠

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  3. We get a few crows around but not that many at once, i’ve seen the movie I know what they can do.”the birds” lol. Its so great that you are settling into your new job so well & they are pretty chillax. Ha ha now I know why babies grow up so fast, its so the cats can use the bassinet they are very good at owning things. Beautiful ponies you should crochet there names & hang it on their stall doors that would be so cute. Have a magical rest of the week my friend.

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    1. Sometimes the amount of birds that gather in the trees makes me think of that movie! Haha! Cats are great at owning things, So true! That’s a great idea with the names on their stalls, but they do have wooden placks with their names carved in it above their stalls. I’ll have to take a photo of that! Lol 🤠. I hope you have a wonderful week too! I’ll take the magical week as I’m sure I’ll do fine, but this is the first week in my new hours. So need to figure out how I’ll plan the maintenance on the instruments in the evenings! Still feels strange being at a different work place! 🙂

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  4. horses be like hello, new stalls who dis lol
    glad to hear that everything is settling in new stalls, new shifts… and the murder of crows what do they talk about? something shiny to steal I suppose.
    ~B

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    1. Hahaha, they do like shiny objects! And as I walked they sure had a conversation going with each other, wonder what all those crows talk about? Hey, that’s my branch! 😂

      My poor ponies, moving them all over the place and losing out on some nice big stalls that I use to have. Darn it all! But it’s all good, and an outside stall will open up eventually. I worry more about Zack because his barn stall is rather small. It heats up easily when it’s warm too, since less ventilation. Chloe’s barn stall attached out the back is a run, so lots more room. Have a great week!! Thanks for visiting! 🤠🐴❤️

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