In case you didn't notice, I was away - again. I don't think it's fair to even call my blogging "sporadic" at this point. It's just plain nowhere-to-be-seen! For way too long, I was stuck in the cabin-life-rut which really weighed heavily on me, say, from November to late January. Then we moved, and my Blogger passwords stopped working. It ended up being a problem with my overly-enthusiastic internet security, but for a while there I was convinced that I'd never see No Signposts again. Anyway, here I am, alive and well! I've missed you!
It's been moving madness in our neck of the woods for weeks and weeks now - cardboard boxes everywhere, not enough furniture, no curtains, stuff everywhere, just general craziness. But we're home, and that's a big deal for us and the kitties. We are all well.
A couple of weeks ago I started a new job. I saw an ad in the paper about a month ago, and I decided to give it a shot, being absolutely convinced that there was no way they'd hire me... and two weeks later, there I was, sitting in my new office, working from 8 to 4. As you might imagine, it's all been quite a change - from our old life in New York, from the no-running-water-life in the cabins. It all happened so fast.
My new line of work has forced me to move heavily away from my sweatpants-and-thermal-gear-only cabin wardrobe that I sported for months on end. My new work environment doesn't require corporate gear, but jeans are pretty much out of the question. It's taken me a fair amount of time and energy to get back to dressing... well... not like a lumberjack. To be honest, I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing half of the time!
But it's fun. It's fun to get dressed in the mornings now - when I get out of bed to a warm, comfortable home rather than to a drafty shack. I've had plenty of energy to think about what to wear or what would look office appropriate but still me. I stick out like a sore thumb at my workplace, though - almost all of my co-workers are much, much older and they dress in a very... conservative fashion. But they are nice people, and they don't seem to mind me mixing florals, paisley and pinstripes.
So that's what's going on in my end. The sun rises so much earlier now than it did in the endless night that is the Finnish winter.
We got plenty of snow last night and it's bloody freezing, but spring is around the corner. It must be, right?