So it is the end of week 2 here and so far I am behind again (but really are we surprised?). I am currently starting the week 2 stuff and feeling OK about it all surprisingly. I am less stressed this semester than I was the whole of last semester so I will take that as a win. Continue reading
Well the great news is that things have calmed down again. The kids are back in school for the last term of the year, my semester is marching on which is as it should be. Our wider family is ticking along. All is pretty much right with my world. Continue reading
So the last update that I did was months ago, lots of things have changed in that time some of it great, some of it interesting, some of it not so good. But mostly it’s just life. Continue reading
I can’t remember if I wrote about the last time Tinman came for a visit with the kids? I have no idea actually. But as per usual he was his normal charming self. Continue reading
So I have decided that either interviewing has gotten allot harder in the last 7 years or I was just REALLY lucky in the past! Continue reading
Yeah I am not going to believe that I titled this that way in 3 months either. Or more likely I am going to look back and laugh!
I have just had a birthday, my 34th which I think makes this my 35th year on the planet. it was really lovely. It is my second since Tinman left. I received some lovely gifts including the gift that I gave myself which is a macbook air (my iMac finally bit the dust so really it was a necessity but calling it a gift makes it seem sweeter). But from family I received some really thoughtful and precious gifts, some of them were entirely unexpected which was lovely. Continue reading
We officially have a new normal. I can’t believe it has taken this long for me to feel “normal”.
I can’t say that I have dated much as a single mum. The first time I became a single mum I pretty much lived as a hermit, I met my first boyfriend at work and then about a year after that finished I met Tinman again at a funeral of a mutual friend. This time around I have been a bit more proactive but not by much. I have signed up to a couple of dating sites (I actually signed up to the first one the same night he walked out, in an attempt to reassure myself that there were decent men out there…. I am almost entirely sure that was a mistake!) and have had some interest thrown my way but I have just found that throughout this first year I am just not interested, or rather no-one has had me interested enough to get past the first date. Continue reading
It is amazing how much change a year can make. Have you ever really looked at it? You notice a year pass when you have small kids because they change so much from one year to the next, they go from being a newborn to a toddler in a year (give or take). That’s huge. But once you get to be an adult years pass one much like the previous, your wrinkles get a little deeper, your hair a little more grey (unless of course you are like me and dye it religiously). Rarely does a single year make such a huge impact in your life. I mean it takes years to do the major things, buy a house, build a career, get a degree, save for a big holiday (or is that just a me thing?) A little over a year ago my whole world imploded.