Wednesday, October 22, 2008

First Frost

It's hard to believe that I took these photos of my garden just last Thursday. We had our first real frost over the weekend, and now everything except the snapdragons are gone.

I'm enjoying a quiet day. No one here except me, the dog, and the cat.

I'm in the process of preparing to head back to work part-time next week. Mixed emotions on that. I'm not good with empty time. I love to read, play the piano, crochet, and make jewelry, but that protestant work ethic keeps me from enjoying it as much as I should. And it will be nice to bring in some extra money - especially with the economy doing what it's doing - or isn't.

I am interested in my work - architecture, but with it comes a lot of anxiety for me. We'll see if working Andrea = happy Andrea or just crazy Andrea. I worry about how it will affect our homelife balance - we lead a pretty calm and organized life, which I love.

My mom stayed home when we were young and was never really fulfilled after we all left the house, since we were her job. I learned by watching that, and don't want to be left wondering what to do with myself when my daughter heads off to college.

So, at any rate, I've decided to jump in and see how it all works out. It should be an interesting experiment!


SewMuchDetail said...

Beautiful photos. Good luck on your new Job, how exciting and I bet once you get settled in, you will really enjoy being out! Thank you for visiting my blog too!

nuvonova said...

Love those pink petally ones and good luck with the job!

Andrea said...

Thanks, sewmuch and nuvonova!

heidi said...

Best of luck with the new job!

Sadly, I think all jobs involve anxiety; all of MY jobs certainly have.

Great flower pics! Zinnias, nasturtiums and snap dragons are my absolute favorites.

Andrea said...

Thanks, Heidi!