Monday, March 7, 2011


I started my first day at the new job - and so far so good. I have my own little office, which is nice for a change. And I have HUGE window. I'm going to get some plants. I love plants but I have very few at home because a) I'm a notorious plant killer and b) even when I managed to NOT kill the plants, someone thinks they are his own personal buffet."Who? Me?!?"

Yes, you Rocky.

So far, the only downside to the job is the commute. An hour and a half... one way.

It'd be shorter (about 45 min), but it's the QEW through Halton and Mississauga, so the traffic load is pretty heavy during rush hour. (Though the new HOV commuter lane has made a difference)

I don't mind it too much. I have my music, and I'm pretty mellow in traffic (one of the reasons I do most of the weekend driving instead of Dave). I actually quite enjoy driving, even if it's sometimes stop-and-go. When I first started driving, sometimes I'd continue on to my grandparents after work because I just wasn't done driving. (They lived another 22 kilometres past my house).

When I started my job search, I knew I had to go to the Greater Toronto Area to get the compensation I was looking for (there is very little marketing work around here, and what there is doesn't pay well) but I was hoping to get a job where I could take the train, so I could spend those 3 hours KNITTING! Alas, it was not to be and I'm driving.... for a few months at least. So begins the new apartment hunt!

In knitting news, Bitterroot is still blocking. I'll get some decent photos of it this weekend, and give you all the knitty-gritty details then.

I plan to start my second Stray Cat sock this week and hopefully finish it by the weekend. Man I really wish I could knit and drive.....


Monika said...

Boy, that's a long time in the car, with just the steering wheel in your hands! I hope you'll find a new place soon!

Knatolee said...

Congrats on the new job, and hope your commuting issues improve with a new apartment. And your cat is adorable. Love that photo!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

That is a long commute! It'll be especially bad when it rains or snows.

Hopefully you can find an apartment that allows you to take the train or shorten your commute dramatically. I drive against traffic, otherwise my commute would be brutal as well.

And maybe have a knit night once a week? On those nights you'd be heading home in lighter traffic!

Knitting Linguist said...

I'm glad to hear that the start of the new job is going well! (Windows, ahhh...) I hope the drive also continues to feel peaceful, and that the apartment hunt goes quickly and smoothly :)

Anonymous said... can't tell me that the sweet kitty under the covers would eat up your plants! ;-)

Congrats on the new job!

Delusional Knitter said...

I think we all wish we could knit and drive! I agree with that!!

Delusional Knitter said...

I think we all wish we could knit and drive! I agree with that!!