Friday, September 23, 2011

Things I Know From This Week...

  • Photoshop Elements does everything I need from Photoshop, and when Kellie from The Good, the Bad and The Unnecessary sent me her unused Mac version of Photoshop Elements 9, she made my day! What a generous spirit!
  • Just when I'm beginning to think I've found a way to live with and keep my ADHD under control, I'm told I'd taken a key to open a storeroom at the school this morning so people could drop of clothes for school fair clothes stall and then I didn't show up at the pre-arranged time. I feel like such an idiot after the long phone conversation I had about this yesterday afternoon...
  • The house is a lot quieter when even just one child is away on camp for a couple of days. Three children seems like nothing compared to four - I know I also felt this way about two children when I had three...
  • Melbourne weather puts me on a rollercoaster ride of emotional highs and lows... I really wouldn't get bored if every day was sunny, 25 degrees and slightly breezy. No, I wouldn't!
  • The Grumpy Old Man has been offered a job after two years, five months, and three weeks of unemployment. We don't know what his wage will be or how many hours he will have, but just the fact he's been offered a job is AMAZING! It has done his confidence no end of good. We've been tentatively assured full time, or very near full time, work. We may even be able to start saving instead of living hand to mouth and being partially support by mother-in-law!
  • Blogging from my iPad in my comfy chair in the loungeroom rocks!
  • I seem to be struggling to blog, and to read and comment on everyone else's bloghop and linkup posts in a timely fashion this week, sorry!
  • I keep coming back to add more things I know...

Linking up with Yay For Home for Things I know!

8 comments:

Chantel said...

Congratulations to GOM - very exciting and I bet a relief. Love Love Love the photo!! Have a great weekend xx

Eloise said...

I completely understand what you mean about 3 children being so much easier (and quieter) than 4. It does make a difference! Thats great news about the job offer - good things are happening xxx

Anonymous said...

Good news on the job! Hope the weather outlook is sunshine for the weekend x
PS. iPads definitely rock :)

tahlia @ the parenting files said...

yes, this melbourne weather is a rollarcoaster ride... so annoying!!! great news on the job. Everyone must be feeling really great :) have a lovely weekend x

Sif said...

Thanks so much for your comments everyone!

The GOM has a physical scheduled for Monday and then it's full steam ahead into the job. We're all very excited!

I am also eating humble pie because I really wasn't sure that this was the right career move for him - mainly because it's not something I would choose to do myself - but apparently he has a bit of a gift for working with the elderly and a lot of compassion for them. I'm learning all about a different side of him after almost 15 years of being together!

Nic said...

Congratulations on the job offer ! awesome :-)

Sarah said...

Congratulations to the GOM on the Job offer Sif :)... i'm so pleased to hear this.

onwards an upwards :D

Jayne said...

Congratulations GOM! This is fantastic news for you all :D

All these linkies are becoming so popular - it's difficult to keep up with so many great posts!

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