The kids are having a fantastic time today! Playing snowball fights, building snowmen and building the most fantastic snowball!!! Its brilliant to see them having fun! They cheered so loud this morning when the radio announced their school closed!! yay!!! I decided not to walk to work, its very slippery out there. My car cannot move anyway as I the battery is dead. One slip and my back would put me out of work for months so its not worth risking it.
Our heating is playing up!!! I just hope it doesnt go wrong now! We have a log fire burning though but not many logs left! OOOOOH I will stay in bed if it gets too cold!
My work situation at the moment is that I hate, absolutely hate working full time! I hate not being there for the kids. I know they are older now and don't need me so much, but I miss picking Joe up and his lovely little smile as he runs towards my car. He is only 13! A so-called friend of mine asked me the other day how I was doing at work. Remember Shelley with the Merc!! Hmmm well why I talk to her I dont know! She asked me how I was getting on and I said that I didnt like being full time and she couldnt understand why when I explained about the kids etc. (remember she has no kids and does not want kids). Her reply was 'Welcome to the real world!'. I was not happy, I felt hurt in fact! She does not have a clue! Still I won't be putting myself out to be friends with her again. That comment was hurtful.
I did hear from my old boss at Crowhurst Park last week. She said would I be interested in coming back there for 20 hours a week, It would be Monday mornings, Tuesday afternoons, Friday mornings and Sunday ten til four. I was a bit worried about doing Sundays but I was always used to working on a Saturday before. And, it will be so much better than working where I am!!! Crowhurst is a beautiful place to work and is a lovely job!!!! So I have agreed and I feel so much better now. I have just got to wait for it to be ok'd with the higher bosses there.
John and I have a hotel booked for next weekend. My boys are going away with their Dad so I have booked a hotel for the Saturday night at Stratford-upon-Avon. Im so excited!!!! We can see where Shakespeare lived and we can visit Warwick Castle. It will be very romantic, I cant wait!! Check out the link - it looks gorgeous!!!
My boys Dad has been mucking about with maintenance again. Really infuriating! He is behind with payments by two months now. He just went on holiday to Egypt and before he went he said that he had paid me but of course while he was gone I realised he had been lying! It is so annoying as I rely on getting the money and when it does not come in it really mucks up my finances big time - not only that the boys need things and their Dad is supposed to provide for them. The worse thing is that he promised Sam that he would pay for his guitar lessons and I have ended up paying for them as he said he cant afford to pay it yet! Great! So without maintenance I have had to subsidise his promise too! I have now applied for attachement of earnings and put an enforcement upon him for payment. Dont like having to do it but needs must!
I hope you are all keeping warm in this cold weather xxxxxxxxxx