Sunday, October 30, 2011

Back to work!!

Well, I didn't think it would take this long!

I have spent the last two years working at home as a part-time correspondent, covering Box Elder County.  It was a good time to be at home:  during that time I also got married again, moved and experienced a whole myriad of other adventures.

I love working at home.  Who wouldn't love sacking out on the couch in front of Rachael Ray or Kathy Lee and Hoda, with a laptop, a pile of notes and a telephone?  Even better....... taking that laptop outside on the patio and basking in the warmth of the sun while writing about some dry meeting the night before?

However, I always did miss being in the newsroom. And realistically, I am much more productive without my friends Rachael, Kathy & Hoda. So with that, and a few other events in my life, I have returned to the newsroom and I love it.

I returned to the Herald Journal in Logan, where I am working as a Cops & Courts reporter. I love that beat because I find the courtroom absolutely fascinating.  And, I get to work with familiar, friendly faces again, like Lt. Lee Perry with UHP.  He is a good egg and it is always fun to talk to him -- much like working with an old friend. There are also many new people to meet and establish good working relationships with, and I am looking forward to that.

It was a busy week this week that started off with a couple of major stories, a major sinus infection and a couple other maladies.  However, I am feeling much better now and I am looking forward to week two.  Now that I am starting to feel settled in, my head doesn't hurt so badly and with the happy anticipation of better sleep -- this  next week can only be amazing.

But for now...... I am going to enjoy the rest of my weekend.