Friday, 2 September 2011

Postwoman K

This will be me in a few weeks time:

Minus the cat, I hope (I'm allergic).

Yes - I got the job!!!! Just got to wait for all the police checks etc to go through, then I will get my starting date :D
I'm so happy and relieved about this, I cant believe I've managed to get a job (and one that I want!) so quickly. I'm also really pleased I didn't get the supermarket job now - the postie one is much better money, and a definite shift pattern (I've heard that the supermarket are pressuring people to take on lots of extra hours). And with A settling in to school life so well, the pessimist that I am keeps questioning - surely it cant be this easy?? 3 months ago we were quite happily plodding along with our HE life, I had an awareness that I needed to get more money coming in and was struggling to work out how to do that with A at home all the time, but things were ok. Now things are soooooo different. Its all a bit mad really.

There are some strange and puzzling things about school. Like the coat thing. Apparently "nobody wears a coat to school". Apparently, this would be the height of uncoolness. Even when its pissing with rain. I've had to bite my tongue a bit on this, after all - if she wants to sit in damp clothes all day I suppose thats her business. My, those classrooms must smell nice on rainy days!
I'm just picturing her in the depths of winter, trudging through the snow, shivering and turning blue, because: WEARING A COAT IS JUST NOT COOL MUM!!!!!!
She's off to a writing workshop today - part of our town's book and arts festival, she won her place by writing a cinquain. Only one pupil from each class got a place, so she did really well. She gets the morning off school and will spend the time with professional writer Kenneth Steven. Cant wait to hear how she got on.
And then tonight, in another part of the festival, she will be reading out some of her own pieces, along with others from her writing group. The group she's in is only small, but it grew out of a much larger adults writing group, so they are all giving an evening of readings for the festival.

This weekend will be spent packing and organising for our holiday, then on Monday we are off to Italy!! I'm so excited :-) I will bore you to death with photos when we get back ;-)


affectionforfitness said...

Hi K! Congratulations on your job! You'll do great!

Even if it is preposterous, kids must be in style at school. Your daughter is right on this one. If no other kids are wearing coats in the rain, they all have to be wet and chilly to fit in.

Have fun in Italy! I'll love seeing the photos.

:-) Marion

Home Edutainer said...

Congrats on the job! Well done, you :o)And it's great to hear A is settling into school life too.

I also question the 'no coats' - you can clearly see they're freezing in winter, especially when they've tucked their hands up their sweater sleeves.

I heard some lady the other day (a rainy day) asking a youngster I think she knew, "where's your coat?" He looked at her like she was crazy, followed by a lol.

Just makes me feel cold seeing coatless young people in winter - think I will have to wear two this year!

Anyway, well done again, mate and big smiles for A, too xx

K said...


No photos I'm afraid Marion :-( all will be explained in my next post!

Thanks R :-)

I managed to persuade A to take an umbrella with her this morning as it was pouring with rain. Progress! Clearly umbrellas aren't as uncool as coats ;-)