Saturday, 15 January 2011

My first week

Saturday, 15 January 2011
Well it's been a week of ups and downs really. Going back to work wasn't the horrible experience people seem to think it would be - I adore my children but I also am comfortable with leaving them at a nursery as I know they get loads more stimulation and fun than they get at home. Thankfully Connor has been as easy as his sister was when it comes to integrating into a new routine and he's been happy and settled at nursery (although he is ridiculously happy to see me at pick up time which helps a lot!)

I've been in my current job for nine and a half years plus it's a part time role so I'm only in the office 5 hrs a day so it's a comfortable environment to slip back into and I'm not going to be overly tired as I'm not working too long hours as well as being a Mum.

On the other hand things have changed in the last 10 months, people have moved on, there are new faces and, most importantly for me, a new team has been integrated into our department and I am going to become part of them. This means a new boss (who will report to my current boss but I'm not the one being demoted, my new boss is to a more supervisor role). To be honest it's not a surprise and it will possibly end up being good for me as I am being offered the opportunity to move my role into a project / account management one whilst still keeping some techie involvment. For those that don't know I build web sites and work with SharePoint but whilst I am techie I am not a code hound so this will be perfect for me. Also, I work for the NHS which is in a constant state of flux and one never knows exactly when one might be looking for work so Project Management skills will definitely be an enhancement to my CV.

We've had to do some serious work on our budget this week as things just didn't add up. We knew money was going to be tight but our problem is the unexpected expenses - this week the TV stopped working which was money we hadn't planned for. So, trimming everywhere we can was called for and unfortunately one very hard decision we had to make was to rehome the guinea pigs. We've had them for two years so it was not an easy decision but they cost us the equivalent amount as Lia's ballet and swimming lessons so if it comes to a choice of one or the other then unfortunately for the small furry ones they come second. I've put some feelers out to various places but I imagine it'll take a while before we manage to rehome them.

I have enjoyed my week though, mainly because the routine worked as smoothly as I hoped so life shouldn't be too stressful with running around. Yesterday morning I had to fit a blood test in before work and we managed without anyone being late.

Also I've managed to do quite a bit of stitching and reading this week so that's another success. If I could only get motivated to get the sewing machine out life would be perfect!

2 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Glad you hear everything went smoothly for you in your first week back.

Pointed Stitcher said...

I'm glad things are going well for you

 

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