New Everything

Last episode featured an explosion of all things life-related, mostly the devastating end to the Shipwreck Tavern.

Now, a year after that doomed plan was set in motion, life has (mostly) settled back to normal. I went back to work at WM in August, and survived yet another set of holidays living with my in-laws (I love ’em, but there’s only so much we can see of one another). Just before the New Year, the beverage head position opened up rather suddenly, and I found myself with a raise, a shopping cart full of paperwork, and a slew of new responsibilities. Yay?

Yes. It’s been hectic and crazy and the ordering program doesn’t really do what it’s supposed to do, but we’re getting there. Paperwork’s been trimmed and organized, and almost everything has a home. So on that front, life is good.

The husband has himself a new and exciting job, as well! He’d gone through a couple of bars once we got back to Virginia, and picked up a Fri-Sat-Sun bartender gig last month that has damn near doubled our income (go team booze!) all on its own. As of this past Monday though, he’s also teaching occasional Scotch tasting and other alcohol-related classes in the DC metro area. It’s awesome, he’s getting paid to teach people how cool booze is, and he doesn’t have to put up with crazy customers! They are paying him (just a couple of classes right now, but the company’s repeat customer rate jumped at the end of his first class) to do what he loves to do already: talk about why the art of distilling is so incredible.

Who knows, we may even get him blogging about it on his own site!

I think the incredibly beautiful weather today has bolstered my mood. The creativity is flowing, and I feel like this spring is going to be fabulous (and yarn filled). So many projects!


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