Workin' 9 to 5

Over the past six or so months, I have felt a readiness for change growing inside of me.  I thought that perhaps a move, a change of scenery, would fulfill that desire, so I began to look at real estate with the idea of downsizing.  A fresh start, a move away from the house we've lived in for 22 years.  Memories of a year and a half ago can be overwhelming at times. I know that, "wherever you go, there you are," but there are so many triggers in this house reminding me that our Bret is gone.  Bret, Bret; I never want to cease saying his name out loud to remind myself and others of his presence in spirit.  As far as moving, John isn't ready to make such a major change, which I totally understand, so that idea has been put to rest for the time being.

So, as much as I enjoy my free time working on various creative projects, playing tennis, taking care of our home with three dogs (two plus a grand dog who lives with us part time!) and a cat, gardening, cooking, and so on, I decided to look for a job.  Maybe this was the change I longed for.  A month ago I interviewed for a Sales Consultant position in the Robert Allen showroom at the Washington Design Center.  I was offered the position and started last week!  I now take the metro to DC for a, 9-5, Monday through Friday job!  Robert Allen is a well known fabric company with showrooms throughout major cities in the country.  My job is to assist interior designers who utilize the showroom just as I did when I worked at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles so many years ago. I will miss the friends I am used to seeing on a regular basis but I am very excited about this new venture!  

Here are a few photos I snapped this morning...