Saturday, September 19, 2009
A few random thoughts on Saturday afternoon!
I finished up at my job yesterday afternoon! After nearly 10 years of working for The Salvation Army I am both a bit apprehensive and excited about the new opportunity that is coming my way soon! The major downside is that I won't get paid for nearly a month now, so I have to be careful not to go completely overboard in the next couple of weeks and spend all my termination pay. I am getting a haircut, and I am getting new glasses. Other than that I am going to try not to spend too much more once I have paid for my heating to be fixed and air conditioning to be put into the house.
Because I was leaving I got two beautiful bunches of flowers that I will try to take photos of tomorrow, and some Borders vouchers! These people know me so well! In honour of leaving I also was taken to lunch three times, plus had a morning tea and an afternoon tea, which was really nice, and then went out for dinner last night as well with a group of friends. The second bunch of flowers came from one of the sites so that was really lovely of them!
We actually had the lunch and presentation and everything on Thursday so yesterday was a bit of an anti climax in the end, especially seeing as I wasn't really saying goodbye because I am going to a 30th birthday party tonight for one of them, so will see everyone then!
Now I have two weeks off. Originally it was only going to be one week off, but my new boss rang me during the week and said I could take another week as well. That actually worked out really well for me because the ex had rung and asked if my son could go and visit him, and we have had some issues in the past, so we are going to Adelaide next weekend for a few days. We will drive over and fly back, but at least if there are any problems this time, then I will be right there. Sometimes I wonder if I try too hard to do the right thing in relation to this situation with the ex, but at the end of the day it has to be the right thing for the boy as well!
Changing subjects completely now...I went to the new library in my area today, and I have to say, it was a thing of beauty. Thousands of brand new books just begging to be picked up and taken home all with that new library smell. Of course, seeing as I already have so many items out, I can't really borrow anything at the moment, or at least that was what I was thinking! Then I had a brain wave. I can borrow items on my son's library card. I am not sure that I am not setting myself a dangerous precedent, but I was controlled and only borrowed a couple of items, one of which was an audio book to listen to on the drive over to Adelaide. That's okay right?
I was a bit worried about not being able to fit much BBAW stuff in for the last few days, and it turned out to be that way. It's been a busy, busy week. Hopefully things will calm down a bit in the next couple of days and I will be back to normal blogging wise. I do have plans to do a giveaway of some handmade bookmarks, and my intentions were to do it as part of BBAW but I will probably try to do it in the next couple of weeks instead.
Finally I just want to say congratulations to Book Binge for winning the BBAW Award for Best Romance blog. This is a thoroughly deserved win. This is one of my must read Romance blogs, and I can't tell you how many recommendations I have had from them! Congratulations Holly, Rowena and Casee!