Saturday, April 28, 2012

5QF - Aug 28

I survived my first week back to work!

Monday I was given about an hour and a half of training and then I was on my own. The work is pretty straightforward and there is enough to keep me busy. The two people I work with seem to be very nice and we've had a few laughs. As far as everyone else... well, it's common for people to ignore a temp but you'd think I had the plague or something. It doesn't bother me. I do my job and go home.

Want to see my desk?

I love that I'm by the window. I'm one of those people that needs a lot of light.

I was originally told that this job was a two week assignment, and if they wanted to extend it, there would be a raise involved and could possibly go full time. The woman I report to thinks it will go a little longer than two weeks but can't say how much longer. I'm not worried. I'll do my best every day and if they keep me longer, they keep me longer. If they don't need my services anymore, I'll move on to another company. That's the key to temp work - don't take it personally.

I'm amazed at how supportive everyone has been about me returning to work. Well, everyone except for a certain anonymous commenter who left a hurtful, judgemental and very ignorant message on my blog on Monday. Apparently "good mothers" stay home with their children. Hello... it's 2012.. time to leave the dark ages, lady!


You may (or may not) be impressed to know that I've been wearing make-up every day. Oh yes, I have. And heels. Julie and I went shopping last weekend and she helped me pick out a few new things for my new job with my gift cards from Christmas. I felt pretty swanky this week.

Did I just say "swanky"?

Last night Ian had a magic show across the city, so he and the children picked me up after work and we headed out. Afterwards, we drove around looking at huge houses on the Bridle Path, otherwise known as Millionaire's Row. OH MY GOSH were these houses huge. The kids' reactions were priceless.
Simple, sweet fun together.

Lots of work to do today and I'm already a day behind so... let's get started on Mama M's Five Question Friday blog hop! Yippee!  

1. Do you make your kids finish all the food on their plates?

It depends. I expect them to eat their dinner, but if they're full I won't push them. The last thing I want to do is create eating disorders in my children.

I don't often withhold dessert because they didn't finish their dinner. Sometimes you just get tired of eating what you're eating and you've had enough, and something sweet rounds things out nicely. I don't like it when someone tells my children to eat all their dinner or they won't get dessert. Yes, they will.

2. Do you give an allowance?

Yes we do, but not for things like making their beds or taking out the garbage. Those things are part of being a family. But, you want to watch your younger sibling so I can take care of something, or match up socks or help with an extra project around the house? You betcha.

3. Do you actually park your car in the garage?


4. What is one food you will NEVER cook?

Liver. It is nasty and smelly and I will NEVER cook it in my house OR make my children eat it.  I think serving liver to children should be considered child abuse. I'm sure someone will comment and tell me the nutritional value of liver but I don't care.


I still remember the ONE time I ate it and I will never, ever, EVER forget it's nastiness.


5. Do you have anything exciting planned for the summer?

Nothing set in stone, but I'd like to do some camping and maybe go to Canada's Wonderland. We'll see.

Ok that's it! I have to get going on my mile-long chore list.

Have a great weekend!

Head on over to Mama M's blog My Little Life to join in on the fun!


  1. GOOD mothers do what their family needs and whatever she can to support her husband, children and home! She has obviously never read Prov 31!! And GOOD mothers support other good mothers who are doing their very best for their family - especially when she is sacrificing her own desires. This commenter obviously does not know you or read your blog enough to know that YOU are a good, beautiful, faithful mama! I pray that you are able to just let these comments roll off your back....and then block her! Love you sistah!!

  2. I adore you, Bree. Thank you so much for this.

    Have a beautiful day!

  3. SO glad you survived your first week....and EVEN thrived with all the swank!

    The way I see liver is this: the liver's function in our body is to filter toxins and fat, right? Why the heck would I eat a filter full of that stuff?!?!? None for me, thanks.