The new job has started. The old job has ended.
This is really just a placeholder for a post to come, as I adjust to this new schedule and new type of workday. It hasn't been easy but it hasn't been awful.
I'm the first to leave the house now, about an hour earlier than I did at the old job. I walked into Bird's room this morning as it was getting light outside and her room was brightening. Sweaty and still mostly asleep, she opened one eye and then both, sat up in a pink, bed-headed mess, and stared at my face for a minute.
She said, "I don't like you."