Did I tell you I have a job this year? I can’t remember! Any way, I have a job for this year. I will be teaching 3 days per week at a town a little over an hour from here. Quite excited about having a job (income is always a good thing) but also a little nervous about starting at a new school. Previously I had taught at a school in western Sydney, and although the behaviour of the children was “unsatisfactory” (read disgusting) at times, I could handle them pretty well, and I knew all the kids (which makes behaviour management so much easier).
Anyhoo… after 13 years at the one place (with time out for babies) I am ready for a change, but changes are still hard, and lets be honest, we have had a few changes lately! I am also ready to have a face to face conversation with some one other than my children, the in laws, or the Country Boy.
Speaking of the Country Boy, he is also in the process of organising some work. He is hoping to pick up 2 days a week of work. So far he has had several offers, but none have really suited (too far to travel, not on a suitable day). In someways it seems silly to be turning them down, but we moved here to have a better lifestyle, and travelling an hour and a half on winding dirt roads, is not a better lifestyle. He is currently talking to someone about 20 minutes away, so hopefully it pans out soon.
I have got Hannah all sorted out for school. I did the mammoth job of labeling everything on Friday. It was as if we had started Kindergarten again – summer uniform, sports uniform, jumpers, bag, lunch box etc. It turns cold here much earlier than our old home, so I have got her winter things as well. We had a huge fashion parade and were shown ever possible uniform combination.
Still have to enroll Meg for preschool, but will do that this week.
So far our time on the farm, has seemed like a bit of a holiday. Lots of picking fruit, cooking, and relaxing. Now we are about to hit real life and see if living in the country really works.