Thanks for all of the supportive comments re: work - it's going to be tough, but it will be good for me to learn new stuff - I just have trouble being yanked out of my comfort zone like that.
And Carrie K? You made me blush, you minx!
Have just returned from clothes shopping at ChadstonetheFasionCapital. Which was both good and bad. We got there as soon as it opened, and we bought winter clothes. I got a purple velvet jacket/pants suit, a military-style black vest which I luuuuurve, a pair of jeans, a purple shirt (hmm... I'm starting to detect a trend here.....) and a basic black tshirt. This was the good stuff. The bad part was the UTTER CRAP they apparently expect larger-sized knitting goddesses to wear. One store in particular seems to think that sizing goes from wildly trendy size 10 clothing to size XXXXXLLLL flowered mumus with not a lot in between. Sigh. However, clothing was bought and therefore doesn't need to be bought again for a while. And I awarded myself a doughtnut bonus at the end. Heh. I was VERY good and didn't even go into Borders. But I looked at it longingly as we walked past. I'm sure it understands.
Good thing for the day: Doughnut.....
Bad thing for the day: Forgetting to moderate my language in crowded shopping centres. Oops.