The last few weeks….and I cannot wait for them to be over. I remember how hard I worked this time last year. It was the heatwave, and I had five weeks, every day of solid site inspections. It was tough, but I did it.
This year is equally as tough, not physically, but emotionally. The bosses seem to have gone slightly mad this year, and it seems to be worsening as we get closer to the end of the year. This year has taught me a lot about the kind of person that I am. I am not good at dealing with the emotional nature of other people. I am happier when everyone is on even keel, without their emotions spilling all over the place. I just do not want to know about it.
Makes me insensitive? My emotions are always on a tight rein. I generally save my spilling out when I am in private, or with hubby. He is the only one, actually. Even he does not see it all….I tend to keep it to myself….and this is why all the emotional stress that spills out in the office is making me so uncomfortable.
I just feel that this is an office environment, and that we need to deal with this stuff outside the office, not over and onto everyone else. It feels like a volcano has erupted all over us and we have to grin and bear it while we are being covered with ash, lava and falling rock.
Well, it is learning experience, and I hope that I discover some tools to help me deal with it.
I had a chat with Honeybear’s teacher yesterday morning about his progress, and she was very confident that he is managing fine and there is no need to keep him back a year. She said that after the shaky start to the year, he has found his spot and is able to keep up and has achieved the milestones required of him. She also complimented hubby and I on the home tutoring. She says it is evident in his class work, that we have been working with him at home (it is good to know we are all managing to get it right).
On a sad note for my little one…his bestie is leaving the school. The teacher wanted to mention it to me because she said the two are so attached, he is sure to miss her. He is very protective over this girl, the teacher said to us. I was never one for besties, so it was nice to see my little one managing where I had failed. I am sure he will build other lasting relationships, as the kids will grow together. They are only five!
Our kitchen revamp is almost done and I cannot wait to go cook something with my new stove. We have been planning this revamp for a year, and it is lovely to see it finally coming together.
Back to grind stone!