I haven't blogged in a little while, trying to get set into life with Paul in Washington, letting Chloe and Paul's dog Banjo meet without any blood being shed, and learning that whole husbands-are-a-lot-smellier-than-you-anticipated thing.
I've also been getting used to my job, which is just as amazing as I was anticipating. First off, working for Nordstrom is wonderful. Not only do I get a discount (which is one of those benefits that I didn't really think about until I got it; everybody in my family is getting a gift from Nordstrom for Christmas), my lab--the People Lab--is baller. I work with the most fun people in all of the company, we always have chocolate and other snacks on hand, and we have a beautiful view.
I work in the Russell Investments Center in downtown Seattle, a 42-story building that is all of 2 blocks away from Pike Place Market. I ate lunch twice in Pike Place last week (once with the team, once just 'cuz). I take the light rail from our place (which is south of Seattle) into the city every morning, and it's nice to have dedicated reading-for-fun time (since I didn't get that in my old job).
Life is good, y'all. Here's what my office looks like:
My desk is the one closest to me taking the photo on the left of this picture. Pretty cool, right? Here's another photo from a little farther away to show our common area:
I mean, we don't have Floors USA floor or anything, but it's got a good view of downtown Seattle!
The lab's space is new (we got it the Friday before I started!), which means we're all learning how to use the space together. It's so nice, plus it's open and welcoming to anybody who walks by (did I mention we always have chocolate on hand?!). Seriously, y'all, I am so thankful to get to work here.
That's it for the update regarding my new workplace; more updates on husband-stuff later this week! Marriage is a lot more fun when you get to live with the person you married, so I'm excited to tell you stories (hint: there's a lot of laughter). Plus I'm trying to get back into a blogging rhythm!