It has been a while since I posted an entry in my blog and lots has been happening so I thought I had better post an update!
I started my new job about 4wks ago now and I am settling in nicely I think! I am really enjoying working there and the partners are great to work for and the staff all seem lovely!I have picked up things fairly quickly but there is still more for me to learn. The partner who was training me has been away for a few weeks so the rest of my training is on hold for a bit.
Melbourne cup day was fabulous. Every year they have a Melbourne cup lunch at around 12.30 and then we have champagne and chicken and then watch the Melbourne cup. After that we went back to work but one of the partners invited us to the pub so quite a few of us left work and went to the pub instead! 😉
Yesterday we had the annual golf day. It is a social event between the staff and clients. The clients get to play a round of golf with some of the partners and staff and the rest of the staff run the sausage sizzle, novelty holes and wine and cheese hole! 😉 It was a really fun day where clients and staff alike had drinks and a fun time! 😉 There was slushie machine going or should I see sloshie (vodka cocktails were to be had) and I was at the wine and cheese hole handing out wine, beer, and keeping the cheese platters topped up.
It really was a lot of fun and I am really looking forward to next years! 😉
It is hard being away from the kids all day, I really miss them but it makes the time we do have together all that more precious. I am enjoying being around adults again tho.
Kyan is settling into his new kindy really well and Jaz is getting there. There are still many mornings she gets really upset and does not want to go but ends up having a great day. I suspect it might be because she loves her Pre-prep so much that being anywhere else is not quite as stimulating for her. It is so heartbreaking to see her getting so worked up in the mornings but I am discovering getting her to focus on the good points rather than the bad helps. She seems to worry alot about ‘making friends’ even tho she already has a few there! She may take after her father and be a bit of a worrier! So we are working on helping her concentrate more on positive things and less on negative. It seems to make a difference a lot of the time but sometimes there is just nothing you can do. She just freaks out until you get there. Once I am gone she seems to settle ok tho.
At least it is only a couple more months till she starts Prep. Hopefully she will settle in there much better with some of her Pre-prep friends going to the same school.
It is rather full on being a working Mum and we are still trying to get our routine sorted out. It doesn’t help that we have been away for several weekends and it makes it tough to get stuff done. I would really like to have a cleaner a couple of hours a week to do some of the household duties or even an ironing lady would be a great help, especially when Dean is still working long hours. It is really hard getting everything done that needs doing, but Dean is dead set against the idea. Another thing that has been hard is that I am still anemic making me tired all the time, on top of getting used to working full time etc. I have to go back to the doc next week and I suspect I will end up having some more tests done.
With all these extra stressors, something has had to give and I have had to make the difficult decision to sell Clikchic Designs. I have put my heart and soul into that website, and as much as I hate to see it go, at this point it is also a relief as I just have too much on my plate. Thankfully I was able to sell it to one of our team members, Kirsty and we made the announcement and did the main handover today. I will still be around to help her learn the ropes a bit more and will be staying on the team as a designer. I can’t give that up as I enjoy it too much! And it is something i can do when I have the time, instead of having to do it every spare moment i can find. Kirsty loves the site as much as I do and I know she will do an amazing job as the new owner!
I used the money to buy myself a new laptop. At least I was able to put the money towards something that I can use to continue my hobby with! 😉 When we go to visit my parents at the coast now, and they are watching football or cricket or something equally boring on the telly, I can still sit with them and scrap to my hearts content, joining in on the festivities but not being bored with the entertainment! LOL
One fabulous thing about my new job is that they shut for two weeks over Christmas.. so that means I am guaranteed a holiday every Christmas! YEAH! This christmas we are having our first real holiday more than a few days in several years and it is going to be HEAVEN to enjoy ourselves over Christmas! AND I can take my fabulous new laptop with me! He he
Anyway, I had best get some jobs done..we have had lots of changes around here but slowly but surely we are settling into it all. Dean has certainly stopped stressing quite as much about money.. now if I can only get him to work a bit less!