Sunday, July 09, 2006

Back to Work, Not sure how it happened but it did

Holy Macaroni! I went back to work. I am not sure why but for some reason I totally blocked the fact that I was supposed to return to work full time on July 4th. I was so sick over the weekend with the weirdest symptoms. Badbadbad headache and sore throat, fevers plus vomitting for good measure, not a lot of vomitting, then again there wasn't a lot of eating going on either, except Tuesday I was feeling a bit better so I ate a whole watermelon, should replace some electrolytes.I could barely lift my head and now almost a week later my husband has some of it accompanied by red eye, nasal drip and a dry, persistant cough. Anyway I suddenly get a call on Tuesday afternoon enquiring why I am not at work, being refreshed with my trainer. Goodness it NEVER occured to me that yes I had promised weeks ago that I would indeed be there. I spoke with my doctors about it and was advised to put it off or do a gradual return. I just never implemented it. How insane is that? In my mind it was all set up. Anyway I was carrying around that doctor's note for quite some time but now have seemed to have misplaced it. What a scatterbrain. I shouldn't be allowed out. Weekend passes only. Needless to say I had to make quick childcare arrangements and get my butt over to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon. Not a lot has changed in EmergXray in the last 16 months. My bosses forgave me, thank goodness. The staff has changed. There are a lot of new faces! I like my new boss Maureen and we have worked harmoniously in the past. She is very real. She has demention and is very understanding. I have seen her reach out to others and not be afraid to do the same when she needs to. There are tons of students and fattening snacks about. The work is relatively the same. Three days back and I feel like I've never left. I do miss my family though. The hours are late and seem long even when it's busy. I actually had to fill my tank this week. It cost me sixty dollars and I drive a sedan. Fortunately was able to find free parking two out of three days. I still can't believe I am back there. The baby seems irritable with me and just wants boob all the time. Poor daddy is the bedtime general and the cook and the washer and exhausted too. It is hard to get to sleep right away when I get home. Luckily I can get home by midnight. Good-bye life, hello work.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

My Preschool Graduate...

I don't think he knew whether to laugh or cry at breakfast the day of his graduation from Somewhere to Grow. He will miss his school, his teachers and his classmates except the one who bit him. Marvin seemed to have a sudden burst of energy as he ended up jumping off the stage instead of continuing to the stairwell. Then he proceeded to rip up his hat as he sat below with his cohorts and he made a lot of dog noises. Boys will be boys. I hope he grows up to be a man. He is officially signed up for kindergarten now too, assuming we don't move in the meantime. The school is right near our house and it is nice and small. He explored the library while I was filling out the appropriate forms. He immediately introduced himself to the librarian and told her pretty much his life story. He is really missing his preschool buddies but is still looking forward to kindergarten. Marvin was wondering if he will get weekends and holidays off from school in the coming year. I can't really remember entering school but I do remember being in kindergarten and learning words and letters and even some classmates. It will be exciting to gather the school supplies! Wasn't it always? Happy Canada Day! We enjoyed a BIG church picnic. My favorite part was the game where the adults had balloons tied to their ankles and then had to pop each others until only one person had a balloon left. It was fun to watch the kids take cups of water to their Dad's who had empty water bottles behind their backs. Luckily Marvin declined on the candy, no more cavities for this little boy, a good time had by all. Yummy kimuchi.