Friday, May 16, 2008

Returning to work...

My blogging has been few and far between lately which I'm not happy about. I'm feeling the need for a bit of a break at the moment as there seems to be so many things going on.

The Mother's Day Stall was a huge success and I'm now concentrating on a slightly smaller project, being Chloe's 8th birthday party next Friday night. And for the first time in Birthday Party History in our household, I am not going to do it all myself...I am hiring some entertainers to do it ALL for me. We're having a Pajama Party with twelve little girls, so I've hired a couple of teenage girls who will run the show. Then we're having pizzas for dinner, followed by birthday cake. I think this is going to be the easiest party ever!!!

Also, I had a call a few weeks ago from a company I used to work for before I had the kids, asking me if I was interested in coming back to work part hours, two days a week (whatever days I choose), good money...ummm....yeah, I'll take the job!!! They are a large Insurance Broking firm and I'm starting with them next week. I have to say, I'm VERY nervous. My main concern is for the kids (I think that's what they call 'Mother Guilt'!!!). I don't want them to be negatively impacted by this in any way. And I'm pretty sure they won't be, as things will remain constant for them. I will still drop them to school on both work mornings and pick them up one day. Then Glenn will pick them up the other day so that I can work until 5pm. They are very excited about daddy picking them up one day a week (BUT I don't think they're as excited about daddy preparing dinner for them!!!).

I need some time for me to settle into this new routine, so things on the blogging front will be quiet for a little while.


Cathy said...

good luck with working - I am the routine will soon be easy to work with.

ingrid said...

Good luck with the big leap back into the workforce. I am sure the kids will be fine :-)

Erna said...

wow that a big thing but so nice! Have a lovely time!! The kids will adapt easily I think...It will be harder for you!

zoesquid said...

Best wishes for going back into the workforce. Ive been working 3 days a week for the past 2 years now and loving it. Be kind to yourself, Im sure the kids will be fine!

Digital Kitchen Scale said...

Isn't it the worst trying to go back to work. The worst part about going on vacation is coming back to it! I hate it.

Anonymous said...

Hey Ainslie,
I just thought I'd see how you, Glen and the banshees are going with the holidays almost here... We're coming up to Perth on Wednesday (from the farm) and will be heading back home on Friday. Thank goodness for the end of term.
The new banshee has been keeping behaved - sleeping about 7 straight hours at night. No complaints from me! Amelia and Grace have been keeping reasonably well behaved, but are still a little "terrible 3ish".
Hope the new job has been going well...sounds like the lunch today at Coco's was great! Very Jealous!
Chat sometime soon.