Monday, January 11, 2010


Oh my its been busy, busy around here.

I've spent the last week interviewing for new jobs, getting Richard settled into his new working from home arrangement (he is still doing his job in Sydney from Perth) and getting Liam settled into his new nursery/childcare.

I've been a tad stressed. Liam is in nursery four days a week from 7am to 3.30pm and Richard does the 'school run' as he calls it in the afternoon. Mum takes care of Liam on Tuesday. I hate dropping Liam off each morning, I have spent every morning in tears. I feel so guilty, its an awful feeling, but I am going back to work so things will be easier in the next couple of years for us all.

By some amazing stroke of luck I landed myself a recruitment role with one of the big mining companies in Perth for 3 months. I've been told it could go permanent if I work hard, so its head down and bum up as I really want us to buy a house by the end of September.

We have been living with my parents for the past month but tomorrow we are putting in an application for this property which is just around the corner from Liam's centre. Its brand new and low maintenance and would be fine for the next 6 months.

I had such a brilliant weekend with my boys. We went to the beach on Saturday afternoon and found a gorgeous little place for breakfast this morning which is ultra kid friendly, which we love of course! Liam has been in a fantastic mood all weekend. Today I had to go shopping for new work clothes. I need to lose weight though, so once things settle down I'm back into walking and swimming again.

How was your weekend? I'd love to hear about it...


Chantelle {fat mum slim} said...

This is great Jo. And Liam is going to love to socialisation of kindy, so please don't worry about him. He'd thrive being with you, or being in care. He is loved. He knows that!

I hope this job goes full time for you. It all sounds lovely and very promising. xx

life and the memoirs said...

Hi Joanna,
I worked the weekend :( So my 'weekend' begins today. Nothing much planned for a very hot, hot day in the city of Melbourne. 43 degrees is the forecast! I'm aiming to keep 2 kids home on school holidays entertained and 'calm' while couped up indoors. It's days like these I wish we had a pool or lived near the beach.
Good luck with the job!

April said...

Jo, that is a lovely house, and so very convenient being around the corner from Liam's care facility. I am sure he will be fine there.

Best of luck with the job!!!

Chelle, Nick and Raya said...

What a great start to the year Jo. Good luck with the job. It will get easier with Liam I am sure and he will make lots of little friends which will be great for him.