How do you get going again after pregnancy?
They have to issue to all though don't they, as cannot be seen to 'cherry pick' but there will be some that are just waiting for this opportunity and will go voluntarily. Horrible place to be though ... hubby has been through this three times I think in the last three years!!! Ironically, now they've done most of their clearing out and it's unlikely in the near future, I think he'd actually accept it if offered now.
My current mantra which I have stuck on the fridge is "sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering and doubting. Have faith that things will work out, maybe not how you planned but just how it's meant to be" perhaps you need this on your fridge!!
Have now eaten large bowl of fresh stir-fried vegetables and noodles cooked with fresh ginger and garlic (lots of), lime juice, sunflower and pumpkin seeds - yum yum - feel healthier already!!
if you are hungry, does that not mean you should eat?! Especially if your son is devouring all your bodyfat stores!!! I'd be raiding the cereal cupboard if I'd eaten at 5.30pm ...
CC I love your mantra!! Boo to redundancies CM although does the fact that so many are in scope lessen the chances of you being effected?
I totally need to get a slow cooker for next winter - you ladies have convinced me!!
Big day - 5 hours driving, meeting on the way and then a potentially really really tough meeting (needed my big girl pants on for sure!) went far better than I could have hoped for! Just what I needed after a frustrating week. Matilda was apparently very sad at bedtime though which makes me sad. Leaving super early tomorrow to make sure I can pick her up from daycare tomorrow. Not sure how next weeks big trip away will go though. I'm away for 5 nights!!! It's the only trip like this in the year and it's the tradeoff for all the flexibility I usually get but am dreading it! Mum is coming up from Thur til Sunday thankfully. So much to organise though!
Glad hubby and I aren't the only ones who mean to try and spend more time on our relationship but fail!! The intention is there but life just gets in the way. WOrk ends up taking priority which is wrong but it pays the bills sadly!! Will try harder - I like the going back to bed idea!! Hubby would love that!
thanks for your thoughts all. the fact there are 700 in scope and they need to save 10% just means more people will go, so i think the odds of being selected are still the same. i had horrid stress dreams about it all last night
anyway this morning i have been stood down from a large piece of work i was supposed to be doing as they haven't got the budget for it. normally i would panic about being under-utilised but since they have already done the scorings and utilisation analysis for this round of redundancies, i'm thinking 's0d it'! the sun is shining and for the first time in about 3 weeks, i feel like i might ACTUALLY be able to try a r*n. don't suppose it will be anything special however
i am also sorting out my will at the moment. after discussions with FA yesterday, i do need to do it. it's not hard as i don't have much, but i do need to do it, and strangely it is making me feel better. i don't have a next of kin which is a bit sad really. obviously can't use my parents; N is still married to someone else ; not right to use my exH! i have asked my good friend to act as emotional executor on behalf of the kids and my cousin to do the 'family' bit. my FA will do the financial bit. it is all a bit surreal and does make me feel a little disenfranchised. however, at least my will is straightforward. every single penny goes to the kids ultimately. T gets some each year to help towards bringing the kids up in lieu of the contribution i normally make.
oh and i have started discussions about xmas with him. not going well. kids are with me this year as they were with him last year. he says that's fine but would like them at his on xmas day in the afternoon. errr..... NO! that would cause SOOOO many meltdowns. imagine dragging them away from their toys here to take them over there for 2 hours for more toys and then drag them away from those toys to bring them back here. i suggested we do what we did last year - i went to his for a couple of hours last year, so he could come here. he said 'no'; i said 'no' to his suggestion. and eventually he capitulated. it's not that i don't want him to have access on xmas day because that would be unfair - and i also want to be able to have access to them on xmas day when it's his turn. it's just that the kids are going to be sooo overwhelmed as it is and i do hate all the hype over xmas and the way it affects the kids.
Good to hear you stood your ground re Xmas CM and glad you were feeling well enough to attempt a run too. Will-making, we don't have them but have been nagging hubby we really ought to sort something out. Our two don't have godparents either as never did the baptising thing, despite having religous beliefs.
Sorry for those who have been rejected from London and actually did want to do it ... but there really are so many other fabulous races out there - road or trail. I enjoyed Shakespeare Marathon as was very family-friendly, nice scenery, a little undulating (but I like that), only down-side for some is that it's two laps but that doesn't bother me. Otherwise you could try a trail one like the Neolithic Marathon - obviously NOT a PB course, but nice scenery. Sure others have suggestions.
Kinsey - hope you are surviving flying solo.
Run for me this morning, was meant to be a long run of about 15 miles but to say my head was in the wrong place was an understatement. Late to bed last night, then S had me up at 1am screaming the place down (she does that whatever the level of discomfort!) about pains in her leg which seemed to have disappeared now but she was NOT happy. Back to bed eventually and then at 4.30am I was WIDE awake ... sigh. Just stressed I think. Anyway ... thought I'd just head off into the hills, oh boy did I find bog, more bog, heather, more bog and not a lot of path ... the first 4.5 miles took me over an hour!!!! Topped two hills with cairns on though and managed to run all the way back to start as I got onto decent path then. So 8 miles but it was FUN and kind of blew the gripes away a bit.
Hoggle - that's tough, I guess just have to grit your teeth cos the rest of the job flexibility does sound wonderful.
Right need to be out of here in half an hour so best be off
just found out infant school caretaker from J and E's school was found hanging today in the boiler cupboard at school. i feel sick to the core. i lived opposite him for nearly 2 years and saw him just about every day. he was always very funny around the kids. spoke to him on monday because the playgrounds were flooded and we had a laugh about it keeping him busy. feel so so sad and shocked.
the only thing i can think is that the junior and infants schools are going to merge and possibly he has been told he might lose his job? god knows. anyway it is shocking, and i feel so sorry for the teachers and for the kids because he was so popular.
actually camlo - hadn't thought about that. no idea who it should go to if the kids died too... i don't have a next of kin! come on then girls - who wants to be my next of kin in the event of me and my kids dying together. what's it worth?
camlo - oh dear re desk. surely you just work at home then? we have to book hot desks whenever we go anywhere as i don't have a desk in any office.
well CM at risk of seeming shallow..... ME, ME, ME..... or you could nominate a charity close to your heart? If I die then hubby (and later the 2 kids) would get it all and eldest would get nowt. When I wrote my will first time i was almost in tears! You think it wont happen but.... a colleague of mine died on Saturday from cancer at 33yrs.
camlo - suddenly i do feel old and vulnerable. and the realisation that i don't have a next of kin is stressing me too.
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