Monday, 2 February 2009

Snow Monday

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

11 comments:

Delores Getmeslippers said...

I am looking for my welly boots, I have two friends here needing to make a snowman. I hate your merc friend. Hope you get your money from your ex, what a pain in the bum he must be.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I hope you enjoy the snow. We've had so much of it that no one enjoys it anymore. Much to much for me. Your weekend sounds lovely. I hope your boys enjoy the visit with their dad and that he wakes up to his responsibilities. Good Luck with the job. 'On Ya'-ma

Jeannette said...

Our boys were excited to, both Nathan and Daniel and the four legged ones. Still snowing hard here. Warwick Castle is fantastic, been there twice and also the whole of Stratford is a lovely place but I hope the weather is much better for you before then.

lunarossa said...

Hi Laine, I'm sorry for you about the job situation. Can't you try to get back part time? I understand you perfectly. That's why I work from home. It's hard and it's long hours, but I can look after my kids. I thought you got shot of that woman with the marc long time ago! Don't get yourself get hurd by a cow like that! Sorry I'm pretty blunt! Hope you'll have a fantastic time in Stratford. Lovely place. Look after yourself. Ciao. Antonella

Kirsty Wingfield said...

Hey Laine,
So I hear the snow is worse down south... boo I love snow days! But hate slipping over. Oh I can't believe your boys are young teenagers! :O And they both play guitar! ROCK ON!
:)

Well I am doing my essay atm for uni you no the big one! So I'll get a t-shirt to as soon as possible. Facebook your address too me with your top size and colour of the t-shirt. What would you like on your t-shirt? I'll post up a few more drawings and you can choose from them. * The majority has been for the Tooth Bush Man*
As for price hmm call it an even 12 squid? x
Glad to hear your ok, hope the job issue works out. Maybe shift work would be more suited to you? xxxxxx

mortonlake said...

woman with merc?dump.ex who wont pay?sue.job.?good luck hun.kids.?gorgeous.snow?KEEP IT lol had very little here and its now turned to rain.take care,love mort x

Melissa said...

its good to see a post from u again

Rose said...

we are finally coming out of deep freeze and snow. We had 3 days off last month from school. Trust me being a mom is work and you are in the real world. blah to your clueless friend!

Aileen said...

Hi! Lainey
Thanks for your kind comment, I commented last night on yours but 'lost it'...
Lucky you going to Stratford, but hope it warms up a bit.
I have been several times,but we stayed in Henley- in- Arden.
I also went to The Teddy Bear Museum(as I'm a Teddy collector)
It was owned by a 'young' Gyles Brandreth and his Wife....
Aileen...X

mtrib2 said...

I hope your part-time job is available to you, as full-time seems to be too much pressure. I could not get up today, as now at 56 my hip pain is so bad I could not move. I have scheduled an appointment for Mon. to see my regular doctor, to refer me to a specialist. Last year it was my lumbar stenosis that was the most painfull. Before that 2 knee replacements. I rolled down the highway at 70 m.p.h. in 1971 from a hit and run motorcycle wreck. I think it caused my hip problem now. I would much rather be working and going to a job instead of staying home and taking medication. I am glad your son is taking guitar lessons. I took guitar lessons, but I am a graphic artist, not a musician. mark

madcobug said...

I would think if a man could affort a trip like that he can pay some for his children. They come first. Enjoy your night Sat. night. Helen