Coffee. That's what I needed. Coffee. Not a shower, not yoga, but coffee. With real sugar and real cream. Maybe some vanilla.
6:00 a.m., thirty minutes later than I intended to get up originally, but it was just so damn early. Too early. I should be up by now, up and excited. After all today is my first day on the job down at Park Federal Bank. I had agreed to be in by 7:00 a.m. at the request of my new boss, Grant Knowles. Why had I agreed? I couldn't afford not to, or so I thought.
After 9 years as "His" wife I was just really entering the workforce. Sure I've worked outside of the home before as a cashier and later some light accounting, but nothing I could say was a career. That said, I was more than a little shocked to be offered a position as an Internal Auditor at the bank. Truly a mystery!
"OK", to no one but myself, "Get up Christie, now!" I got up - it really wouldn't do to be late on the very first day.