I know I have not posted as much as a normally do…but my life has been in flux, change, settling?
I blogged about my work saga so by now you know I was basically asked to leave. I have always said I have lived a charmed life, and this was one more time I could see exactly how charmed. A friend sent me a message about a possible job. I looked at it and I had applied for it previously and nothing came of it, because I was missing one of the key skills they required. Even if I believed it was something I could easily learn, they did not even consider me. Anyway, I sent my CV for the third time as my friend suggested…I was called for an interview and the next day I was offered the job. I accepted and let my old place know. I think they were very relieved.
I managed to leave the old place graciously, I think. I never burn bridges and I hope that they still have respect for me. My leave taking was very friendly and happy and I was glad that it could be so.
I unofficially started at the new place last week, in order to gain the missing software skills. I offered to start the week early to save myself stress, when I officially start Monday. The office is pretty much the type I am used to. The directors seem strict but fair (the way I like it). The people are young and seem friendly enough. However, I just do not feel like making any work friends at the moment. I know I sound nasty now, but I just feel like I want to keep things separate this time. Also, I know the wife of the one guy really well and I just do not want to mix work and social life right now. Maybe when I have been there longer and I know everyone a little better.
I do not know if I have stepped on any toes in my new position…one guy was already asked to move desks so that I may have a more private and larger space. I am not big on office hierarchy, and some offices are. Maybe they are just being nice. However, after the last place, I am going to tread a bit more carefully, you never know how quickly something good can sour.
Honeybear’s birthday party turned out really well and was fun for everyone. Cat (at juggling act) talked about a sweetie bar, and it was a huge hit at the birthday party. The biscuit party packs went down well with school and the home party too. The masks did not turn out great but the capes were a huge success.
I ended up serving a proper lunch (all the adults were close friends). None of the kids were interested in lunch but the adults seemed to enjoy it. The platters seemed like a good idea, but lunch just seemed easier to hubby and I.
Hubby was a star and built a kiddies table and benches for the kids. I was so impressed that he managed it amongst all his very long work hours. I love him so much. He knew how much I wanted this party (because this was for me more than HB)…and he really made every attempt to make sure I got what I wanted.
Hubby may be getting a transfer closer to home with slightly shorter working hours. It looks like the answer we need, however, all is still maybe at the moment.
My shy baby… I have been stressing about his shyness…these last few weeks and the party made me realise there is nothing to worry about. Reserved and cautious may be better than shy. He just needs time to assess a situation before jumping in.
My world seems to be righting itself and all I can say…thank you!