I've been a stay-at-home mum since I was 7 months pregnant with the little man which makes it nearly 6 years. In February of this year, the little man started primary school, and it was not long before this that I started to have intense visions.
Visions of what I would do with all that extra time...lunching with the ladies...day trips to all those places the rest of the family don't appreciate, like flower shows...the Dandenongs, shopping trips to the city, taking myself to the morning movie shows, baking, maybe a couple of short courses...you get the picture.
But then something happened. I was volunteered by someone to help a company on a project. It all sounded ideal. I could work from home, was provided with all the necessary tools to do the job at home, could work my own hours, and earn a good wage. And if I didn't want to work on a particular day, then I wouldn't have to. As long as the job was getting done it didn't matter when it was getting done. So I would have to re-jig all those visions...I could still get out a couple of times a week.
Unfortunately it didn't all work out as planned. Oh, I'm still doing the job. Just not at home. There were some connection problems to start with so it just became easier for me to go to the office and work there. Since I was also testing new software, it was easier & handier to be able to liaise with the software dept then and there. And that's basically where I've been since the beginning of February...why there hasn't been anything happening on this here blog since then.
I do have loads to write about, but for now I won't be here as often as I'd like to be. I'm still trying to get myself into a routine so that not all the home chores are done on the weekend. Despite the job itself, I still only work school hours (currently 9.30am - 3pm) so those few extra hours after school is time enough to get the little jobs done.
This also means my visions have changed. I'm now thinking bigger house...new car...overseas holidays...breast reduction surgery...you know, all the important stuff ;-)
So this is where the apology comes in. I'm sorry for being away so long...I know someone out there checks in everyday (hi Tania!) and must be wondering where the hell I've been. Thank you for sticking around...I love you all!