You sure this is year of the Ram? Feels like year of the DESTROY ALL THE THINGS!

Hello everyone!

It has been a long time since I have posted anything worth noting, hasn’t it?

How has your 2015 been for you so far? I know we’re really only on full week two but it’s been a whirlwind here for me. Not only has it been bitterly cold (Thanks Manitoba!) it’s also been full of challenges and new adventures.

Barely two weeks into my new fancy-sounding job I had to take a day off work to sort out childcare issues. It had been a long-standing issue with my (now former) day home but the last straw was being notified barely two days before the start of the work week in the new year that she would be closed an extra FOUR DAYS. This was a huge issue for us. Unlike a lot of people that live in our town we don’t have oodles of family bored and chomping at the bit to watch our kids. My in-laws both work full time and they live about 45 minutes away. My sister-in-law lives in another COUNTRY so we can’t just pick up the phone and say “Heeeeeey…..whatcha doin’? Wanna watch the monsters today?” I ended up finding a new day home for the kids which they started this week. So far so good except both kids seem to be coming down with colds. I’m currently on probation at work so I don’t get any benefits until March/April at the earliest. This means if I don’t work I don’t get paid.

I also work two jobs. Monday and Wednesday evenings I still teach ESL and I also have a class on Saturday that I teach. My husband is going to College in September so I need to make sure I can keep the family afloat while he’s off increasing his intellectual toolkit and expanding his horizons. That’s not to mention my current job is a contract that runs out in December of 2015. Yeesh. I can’t win, can I? It’s a bit tough. Moving here was supposed to present us with all these opportunities when in reality it’s been one defeat after another.

I try to look on the bright side though. We now live in a smaller town. It’s more cozy and friendly here than where we were. We were able to buy our first home which was something we might never have been able to do if we stayed in Alberta. My husband can explore his educational options at a fraction of the price we would have paid for the same course in Alberta. Family is much much closer than they were before and they do try to help out as much as they can. Except my sister-in-law. She hides in England 😛 Although I’m sure if she were in the same COUNTRY she would do what she could.

Now that I’m getting settled into my new office at work I can allot some time to make an update like I was doing before…..oooooh probably almost 2 years ago.

I also got THE MOST AWESOME filing cabinet from Mum and Dad for Christmas! This means the home office is coming along nicely and I should be able to do some serious work on TAK and get that ready to be exposed to the eyes of the world! Exciting, right?

Until then you’ll have to be satisfied with the related-but-not-really-related shorts that I’ve been posted.

Happy reading!

Posted by Sarah Jayne

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