Mornings keep happening with reassuring regularity, don't they?!
The YFG is making good progress, although she has a big bruise around her tummy button where one of the wounds is. She's been having a lie in most mornings and then getting up and watching a little tv, before doing her school work. The maths has been completed, the history is half way there, and the geography was on the table last night, looking at the impact of the growth of mobile phone technology on the population of China.....
I am definitely having another wobble about the job, which is a disappointment as I thought I had got into the swing of it. I am still concentrating hard on being grateful for the opportunity but actually, some of the time, I can hear the FH telling me that life is too short to be bogged down like this, and that I do not "need" the money that badly. Since I started the job in September, if I give notice before the same time in March, I have to lose two week's wages in respect of the time I was paid whilst I was being trained, according to the contract, so I will be sticking it out until March, unless they sack me first! With the two week's notice I have to give, I could be out of it in ten weeks. That gives me some comfort, knowing that if I don't get better at it, and get back into managing it, instead of dreading it, there are a limited number of days left that I have to do! At the moment, I feel that it is affecting my health, as I find myself clenching my teeth a lot, and feeling jittery.....not good.
UJ will be here today, a comforting and solid presence in our lives. He's going to help me clean out the chooks this afternoon, since I need a helping hand to hold up the lid of one of the chook houses whilst I shovel the you-know-what! He enjoys his afternoons sitting by the wood burner once he has done a little work in the shed, chopping the wood for the kindling for me - he has definitely earned a rest after being out there, working up a sweat over the saw each week as he has been doing. I wouldn't be able to do it without chopping off a finger or two, I'm afraid, so I am glad of his help!
Well, off now to let out the chooks in the rain, and see if they are going to be in the mood to start laying some eggs again soon - the YFG had me making chocolate brownie for her the other night, so if that is going to be on her recuperation menu, I need more eggs!!
Happy Birthday Steph!
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