another working week has begun

I dont like this time of year.  It was dark by 9pm last night.  It was dark at 7.30am and the summer holidays seem like a very distant memory.  Kids are back into there routine and so should I be.  Its cold, wet and thoroughly miserable weather wise.  My feet were killing me in work all day.  OMg, a sign of age when you consider going for foot comfort rather than style.  Okay a 4" wedge is perhaps a little excessive but how come I can wear them all day in my house but at work after 10mins I’m in pain.  The only difference in work is they have carpet.  Gggrr, I hate carpeted floors.  Nothing wrong with wooden flooring is there??
 
I think I got a migraine coming on.  I had a glass of wine with  dinner and now my head is beginning to throb.  I’m going to put this thing off before the aura kicks in.  Weird how my head begins to ache first and then the aura kicks in.  I think I need a holiday away from my children.  I would miss them and perhaps learn to appreciate there funny little ways and I would have some peace and quiet to myself.  Until the day I drive myself to meldown that will remain on my wishlist.
 
Business as usual tomorrow.  Just for today I’m  having lingering looks back to my child-free life.  Goodness I still know people of my age who remain child-free!!!   If only I had appreciated those days when I was living them ha.  Now I’m just a Mum with room for improvement and potential on the top shelf.  Go figure this life shit eh..
 
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no, no, no.

  Its Sunday morning,  I’ve been up since 6.30am and now its quiet.  Sunday is not my favourite day.  School washing was done on Friday.  It seemed a good idea to just leave the ironing.  Yeh, right.  Good one Jacq..
 
Busy week next week.  I’m goint to a bump and grind class next week.  I am smirking,  Its either going to be filled with oldies demanding a Pat Boone cd  (I have no idea btw) or youngsters who’s boom boom cd is no better than those of the 90’s.  Fun, fun, fun eh??  Work will be just the same as ever.  Filled with women who have nothing better to do than bitch about either the stock or each other.  Its like leaving my home and moving into a nursery for the over 40’s.  I swear my kids have more maturity than those I’m working with.  At least the ones I work with dont cry.  That may come later..
 
Well its 8am.  Kids are still quiet so I might as well get my ironing done.  I think we may have rain so I’m going to ignore the washing
 
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Calpol is required

Yesterday turned into a day from hell.  Youngest developed a temp and a banging headache.  He started being sick shortly afterwards.  No panic, I got Calpol right?  Ok I was right but I only had 6+.  Could oldest just keep an eye on him?  If I must he replies.  Well I guess I could just risk giving him an overdose just to keep the oldest happy but I’m funny.  I think they put ages on things for a reason.  On explaining this I got the teenage look that makes my hand itch.  At over 6′ my son is too big and should be too mature to require a smack.  Long story short the correct age range medicine is bought and youngest falls asleep.
 
Other’s drip home with various symptoms ranging from banging headaches to rasping coughs.  School is back and the germs have returned.  It doesnt matter that I had plans for a fun Friday.  Doesnt matter that my 3 bottles of wine are chilling in the fridge and it really doesnt matter that my hair had been dyed so it was looking fabulous.  Ah my kids need there soothing so Friday night is spent holding smallests hand and telling him he will be feeling better in no time.  Okay, not quite quick enough to save my Friday night but the wine will keep.  My hair will still be fab next week and kids will get better, soon I hope.  Its great having a huge bed.  I ended up with youngest son on one side getting his hand held and youngest daughter on the other, snoring happily.  Dont think I slept at all last night.
 
My alarm went off at 7.30am.  Goodness I havent missed getting up for work on a Saturday.  Working on a Saturday I did miss and it was fabuous being back.  The Saturday has a different feel and they are all more relaxed and funny.  I did end up going to the pub for lunch but no, I did not drink lol.  After work I had a laptop to clean.  I hate laptops given out my educational establishments.  The administrator makes what should be an easy job of cleaning, dumping and defragmenting a pain that takes way to long.  Ayway another thing ticked offthe list of things requiring attention.
 
Anyway,.  I  have a Saturday night to enjoy.  I’ve been slightly irked by the change in Stats.  I just get used to figuring them out and now Windows Live seem to have removed referring addresses.  Either that or everyone is a nobody who has hit on my space over 50 times today.  When I get to boiling point I will close this space to all but my own contacts.  If for no reason oher than saving my sanity.
 
Hope all known and unkown are having an awesome weekend.  I’m off to have mine!!!
 
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Did someone mention the weekend??

Not in my world.  We have the Friday morning blues.  Kids up way to early and they are now getting tired instead of ready for school.  The dreaded cough that travels around every kid within a one mile radius began on Monday so only one left to get it is me.  I’m bad mooded for no reason other than I am.  The kids are way to loud and I dont know why the noise in annoying me this morning.  It just is.
 
Friday just isn’t the same as it used to be.  Its just a passport to an even earlier start on a Saturday,.
 
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Code speak I dont get

Okay the afternoon team leader came in to have a talk this morning.  It appears a member of the Saturday shift thinks they seen someone taking money out the till and putting it down there front.  She was told this in confidence.  I did ask who told her and who the other member of staff was.  I was told she couldn’t tell me.  I also asked if she was going to talk to Donna the team leader on a Saturday and I got the same answer; no.  So I now have a dilema.  Do I tell Donna what I know or not.  Do I approach the regional manager and point out that unless all team leaders are furnished with the same staffing info then how do we really know who we can trust.  Perhaps if the afternoon shift leader wants to keep that kind of information private she should change her job title to Manager.  I could find another job where when all is equal thats exactly what one gets.  This happened whilst I was on holiday so this is the first time I had heard it.  I’m a bit flumaxed.  I used to work on a Saturday and I’m not sure who would telephone the afternoon shift leader when there is a team leader always present that makes no sense to me.  I’m seriously irked by the whole thing.
 
I’m also irked that my mobile is getting texted when I’m not on shift.  I work my hours and I leave.  There is nothing that cant wait until I am back to work.  That will have to stop.  I wonder why people do that.  I must appear to have oodles of spare time to answer trivial questions.  Its not like I have children who require attention or a house to run is it.
 
Im off.  I had a great day until she turned up lol..
 
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Great fun

School has been back just over a week and already one of my kids is throwing a sickie.  I’m not sure whether he’s just being vague with his symptoms or whether he’s at it to get a day off.  One of my sons classmates is off with a bug so I am giving the benefit of the doubt.  Other kids where none to happy about going whilst Jack gets his duvet on a sofa but thats called life.  I am totally stressed every morning.  The pressure of getting them all into there uniforms, finding the right boxers for the right son and I’m not even going to there socks is a nightmare.  The girls have it well organised so maybe its a boy thing.  Having the 2 youngerst so close in age was silly.  Do I notice the difference between 5-6 and 6-7, no.  There disgusted faces tell me.  I had sussed the socks.  Grey, black and blue.  Should be easy.  Yeh well that only works when you can find all 3 colours.  This morning the 2 youngest went with black and thats not even their colours.  Oh dear.  Work is looking rather appealing this morning.
 
I’m off to see what the regional manager changed.  She was due in after I left.  Funny how that happens.  Never around when I am lol..
 
Have a great day.
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I dont take sugar

I take a heaped teaspoon of coffee (ok, decaf) & semi skimmed milk.  I haven’t taken sugar for over 20yrs so I’m kinda annoyed that sugar has been added to my coffee canister.  Why?  I would ask but no one would answer.  I went to work this morning, came home and apart from trips to the garden for washing I’m not going outside and neither are my kids.  Its just safer to stay home for all of us.  I was caught this morning dancing down my road by the neighbour I had words with.  O and I did feel like a prize noodle but I did admit I was only playing.
 
Wish I had the same enthusiasm for work but I dont.  Something is wrong when I think my time would be better spent sitting here than being at work but thats how I’m feeling, still. I’m off to start thinking about dinner an sorting out yet more washing.
 
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jacqui