The first day at the new job that is, which is a good thing because then I can still write this blog ‘n stuff for all you fans of my writing.
Ha! See how I made that about you and not me?
Seriously though – I survived. I even had to drop the “gluten free bomb” right away because my simple “No thank you” to the offer of grabbing a bagel in the kitchen was becoming insisted upon. So I did it. I played my “Get out of Gluten Free” card. Which lead to a whole new conversation about being gluten-free.
Then I met the office “Foodie”, who was asking me about my cooking and baking habits and telling me how they were in charge of the grill during office grill-out sessions. My inability to eat gluten came up and was met with a look of practically telling someone I had a dog die (or… you know, some other relative).
So, confession time: I do not crave breadstuffs like I did before going gluten-free.
I used to wake up in the morning craving a multi-grain English muffin or toast slathered with peanut butter to start my day. Out to dinner and there was a bread basket? I’d descend upon that like a vulture on a road-killed deer. Muffins or donuts at the office? Get out of my way!
Now, with only the occasional passing of wistfulness as I pass by, and therefore smell if the breeze is blowing my way, Krispy Kreme donuts on my way into work I don’t think about breadstuffs at all. I don’t include desserts in that mix however because I like my desserts and I DO feel a bit crestfallen when I see a lovely dessert that I can’t have…. cause you know. Delicious, forbidden gluten.
So yeah. I had the gluten talk.
I was also informed by the person who will be my cohort that “[they] are a bit food-obsessed around [there]”. Mental note made to make every effort to resist the temptation that is the giant jars of peanut M&Ms and the basket of mixed chocolate bars…. and the supply of soda in the fridge. Additional mental note made to be sure that I get in my workouts and drink a LOT of water during the day.
I won’t be talking much about this new job other than in general terms due to the somewhat sensitive nature of what they do with children.
Yeah – I have a job where children are the focus. Me, the person that doesn’t want kids. Well, the good thing is – I really won’t be interacting with said children. I don’t dislike kids, I just didn’t interact well with them even when I was a kid.
But anyway! Day number two is on tap. More learning the ropes. More meeting people.
I got this.
And…. It’s Mr. Muse’s Birthday – he’s finally as old as I am! For the next nine and a half months.