Yesterday was my first day back to work. I got up early and started getting ready before Abigail woke up. We did okay getting our stuff together and getting out of here on time. I took Abby to Holly's and chatted with Holly for a short time before leaving for work. I didn't cry - which I am very proud of myself for.
I had a short meeting with my boss at the administrative office before heading to my store. I arrived at my store at about 10:30. I wandered around in a daze for a little while, trying to figure out where to start. I decided to meet with each employee in my office for a "state of the union" type conversation - to find out what had been going on since I left, and if there were any personnel issues I needed to know about.
I was also able to pump my breast milk twice - but I didn't get nearly as much as I should've, because the line to my pump had a hole in it. I think I might have that fixed, now, and today I should be able to be more productive.
Around 2:30, I was in my office with my assistant manager, and Megan walked in with a bouquet of yellow flowers from Mike and Abigail. They were so beautiful. There were roses and sunflowers and lillies. It is such a happy-looking bouquet! I will post a picture of them tonight.
My boss had asked me, during our morning meeting, to work on customer service at my store. By the end of the day, I had decided to do a contest at my store that would encourage better customer service, while maybe providing some fun competition, too. I am actually a little excited about the contest - I think it will be fun!
I stayed for my entire shift. I didn't leave the store until 6:00. I was so tired when I got home, and my feet hurt (I wore a bad pair of shoes). As soon as I walked through the door, Mike handed Abby to me, and I held her all evening. She nursed on me most of the evening, but we did get a little time to play and coo at each other. I really missed her yesterday!
All in all, it was a pretty good day. I didn't talk to any customers, though, so it wasn't really an accurate representation of what's in store for me. And, it was an early shift - which isn't really normal either. Today and tomorrow are both long days for me - I am working open to close. These are the days I dread.
So, I am going to start getting ready for work now. I am telling myself to take this one day at a time - it's the only way I think I can do this without feeling really overwhelmed. Here we go...Day 2...
Wish me luck!
Good luck Babe! Hang in there, we'll figure out a way to get you a different job. I love you and wish you didn't have to go back to work.
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