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Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I dressed up yesterday.
I carefully applied makeup.
I did my hair.
I added some matching jewelry to finish off the look.
Then I went to work.
Other than my brain functioning overtime as it learned to operate in "work" mode again it truly felt like it has not been a year since I was last there.  My fingers and mind remembered and everything came quite naturally.  Mind you I came home with a headache....

The paid year off that my wonderful country allots for maternity leave was great.  I absolutely love being a stay-at-home mom and doing all the domestic tasks that go along with that job.  Alas, that year has come to an end and so have the bi-weekly cheques from the government and we kind of need the money. 
Me being at work part-time will be a good "break" for all of us.  With Sierra turning napless and winter forcing us to stay indoors I've been leaning a little more towards the stir-crazy state of mind.  The nature of her personality does not afford me the luxury of taking up many fun crafts or hobies to occupy my days. I have to keep busy other ways and they often have to involve her.  There are days where boredom sets in pretty heavily, not so much from nothing to do but from the mundane-ness of what we do.   With me working Sierra will get her stimulation from someone else and I will get some time away from my kids.  A friend with kids near my kids age will babysit on Mondays all day.  I will also be working Thursday evenings and every other Saturday and then Trevor will take over his Dad duties.
I am thankful that I don't have to work full-time, that I have great childcare and a job I like going to.


Tammie said...

i lost you half way through this post because I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU GET ONE YEAR PAID LEAVE FROM WORK.

here you get nothing other than a guarantee that the company you work for has to keep a position for you. granted, it may not be the position you had or want, but you'll have a job.

ok, i just went back and read the rest of your post. sierra sounds very much like lucy. lucy needs constant stimulation and it wears me out. its gotten a bit better now that shes in school, but thats only for 2 1/2 hours and believe me, those 2 1/2 hours ZIP by.

Carla said...

Yeah, 1 year paid leave is pretty awesome. There are restrictions (only those who work are eligible) and limits but still, we don't complain!