Work is going well. I like it so far. It's challenging because I have to stop and think about every single step and wonder if I'm doing it right. My coworkers are nice for the most part. I saw a couple of them who were insensitive when talking about a different coworker who is going through a really difficult situation. I don't think it was insensitivity actually, it seems more like they lacked empathy. It was disappointing to see, but now I know not to confide in those two coworkers. There were 13 of us hired, 12 women and 1 guy. Almost none of the women actually need to work, most of them just want something to do. Must be nice to not have to work! Training ended Friday so we're on our own from this point forward.
I realized I haven't given a Chico update lately. He's doing well. He's put on weight from the steroids. He was eating a lot for awhile there, which the vet said to expect. He's slowed down now though which is good, he's not eating me out of house and home anymore. The biggest change I've noticed in him is that he doesn't cuddle with me as much anymore. He used to love to have me hold him close and he'd put his head on my shoulder while he napped and snored loudly. He used to crawl under the covers at night and curl up next to me. We do still cuddle, just not as much and for not as long.
Shiver is good too. He's adjusted to my going back to work much quicker than I expected him to. He's an anxious chi and any changes to his life upset him. While he isn't happy that I have to leave him every morning, he doesn't cry or make me feel guilty about leaving him.
Yesterday Kathy G blogged about a website where you can create your very own virtual snowflake. It sounded like something I needed to try, so off I went. It's easy and only takes a few seconds. Here's mine. I actually made several different flakes, these one were my favorites. It's fun to make them very detailed or even hardly detailed at all.