i now have two days of my new position at work under my belt. i realize it's entirely too early to make any grand, sweeping STATEMENTS or DECLARATIONS, but i can tell you this: so far it's going really well.
there are a few reasons for this, one of them being that the new group of people i work with are honestly nice. there's one woman doing my "on-boarding," which is just the way they describe training. she's gone over some of the new tools i'll be using (hello microsoft one note!), and the very basics of what i'll be doing. i spent all day with her yesterday, and a big chunk of today with her, but i also had some alone time practice. when i have questions, there's two or three people willing and happy to help, every time. my new boss checks in often, but doesn't hover. (i miss my old boss, i have to say. she really is the sweetest woman on earth, and without her i don't think i would have been so prepared and motivated to apply for this job.) i have a bit of that old-fashioned deer-in-the-headlights feeling often, but i feel good about what i'm bringing to the job. i've mentioned this before, but this new position puts me in contact with a billion other departments, and it is truly fascinating to see the behind the scene stuff.
and! i finished this blanket for my nephew calvin. it's not a real quilt, more of a panel and a quilted backside. even then, i didn't quilt the whole thing. my machine really isn't big enough to do much quilting (the fabric and batting gets all smooshed under the "arm" of my machine), and i'm not very good at that part. the piecing, the putting it all together, i'm good at, but i can only master free-form quilting, and more than anything with calvin's quilt i just wanted to stabilize the batting.