Chapter 54: Late Blogtober!

It’s been a while so I figured, hey it’s Blogtober so why not start posting again?

I don’t really remember too much of what I talked about over the last few posts so I’m just going to do a massive update.

So, I finally managed to finish my 40 hours of teacher training for becoming a driving instructor. I’m now at the point of looking for a car and insurance and then I can start teaching which in excited and nervous about.

My son turned 1 and has developed one hell of a cheeky attitude. He loves to steal our seats if we get up, rushing over, laughing and climbing up until he’s sitting where we sat. He also has a thing for butting my wife/his mum? He very rarely bites anyone else, just her.

My daughter is back at school through all this current madness but, she is being safe and careful. Every day I get home she shows me a book slowly filling up with stickers she has earned at school. It’s adorable.

My wife’s fibromyalgia has gotten worse but, the stress at the moment is high for us all. Usually, as soon as I get home, I take the kids so she can rest and work on her crafting business.

That’s the update for now!

Until next time!

Chapter 50-51: Halloween!

First off before I start my story, turns out since I made Chapter 10, I’ve had my chapter numbers wrong. I posted 2 chapter 10s, so in correcting that as it bugs me.

Today was Halloween! In case anyone out there missed it. I got home from picking up sweets/candy only to find out my daughter had fallen asleep. After trying to wake her she just wasn’t having any of it, so like a good parent, we left her there.

Skip an hour (about 6 pm now) and she finally wakes up and we rush around to get her dressed in a Cinderella costume with unicorn flashing shoes, she didn’t want to be anything scary. And then we set off into the night.

Parents and children walking around were incredibly friendly and kept commenting on how cute my daughter was in her costume and how they loved her shoes, which really made her happy and even more excited. To the point where she was opening letterboxes to peer into homes to look for people/candy.

She thoroughly enjoyed herself and felt so proud at gaining a bucket full of sweets, I wish I’d aken a photo of her in her costume for this blog.

Chapter 41: Time Off of Work.

My wife has something called Fibromyalgia, I think I’ve mentioned it before but I don’t remember now annoyingly.

For those not bothering to click the link, it’s… So, remember the most intense pain you have ever felt, maybe a fractured bone, or even giving birth. Well, that’s what Fibromyalgia sufferers feel constantly on a daily basis. My wife largely gets the pain in her legs and back, although she has had the pain pretty much all over her body.

Anyway, I’ve been taking a lot of time off of work to help out where I can at home. Even something little like taking my daughter to school helps ease some of the stress off of my wife. We are worried about me possibly losing my job but at the same time, would I want to work for a company that would force me to choose?

My family comes first, always, but does that include financial reassurance?

Chapter 34: Working

Today? Today is my birthday! 32 years old! Anyway, let’s move on.

I’ve been at my new job for 3 days now (had to work today). Let’s discuss the job as vaguely as I can, I’m working in a similar job that I previously had. The hours are longer (10 hours a day, 5 days a week) but the money is better. The people are incredibly nice and welcoming, random people come up and ask how I’m finding it or just general chit chatting.

But, it’s hard not to compare it to my old job. And unfortunately, they aren’t the same. I miss the people I spent 10+ years together with. I miss the sense of closeness to bosses, how many bosses shake their employee’s hands every morning and evening when you leave? I get it, I’m just whining about a time in my life I won’t get back. And yes I know that things like that will occur at a new place, everything takes time blah blah.

There’s also the time I’m missing with my family now, I’m no longer able to take my daughter to school because of the early start time. It’s so early that I can’t even wake her up to get ready like I used to. I miss spending that time with her, I loved walking her to school and running around after her. Now? I get about an hour and a half with her when I get home, then its off to bed for her.

I’m hoping things improve or…? Another job? Getting used to it all? I guess I’ll just see what happens.