Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all - 2010 already! We have had a lovely time over the last couple of days at the family shack and welcomed in the new year with some local fireworks. I don't have any new year resolutions as such, just to eat less & exercise more really.

This year has seen many changes in our lives, my husband was working in NSW, then started a new job in VIC. As he had been living and working away from home for 18mths, we decided to pack up and move with him to VIC. After only 3 weeks in the job, the main contractor (who employed him), lost the contract and Andrew was out of a job. Luckily we hadn't packed up our house or moved at that stage, but it was a huge shock! So we were together as a family again, but with no income, things started looking a bit grim.

He was offered a job here in Hobart a couple of months later, only to have the company change their mind a week later - very unprofessional! So since May of 2009 we have had no steady income and mortgage and other bills still to pay. I think the longer you are unemployed the harder it gets to find a job. He has put so many applications in, has had some interviews but also many "thanks but no thanks" emails. We are holding our breathe and hoping the phone rings on Monday, as he had 2 job interviews just before Christmas and are feeling positive that at least one will be offered to him.

So 2009 couldn't come to an end fast enough, as far as I was concerned. I am sure that 2010 will see things return to normal and open new doors for both of us.

On a more positive note: - We came back from the shack yesterday evening and I have been busy today shopping for school supplies (already!) and restocking the pantry. Tonight we are all going to the Moscow Circus which is in town, and it will be the first time that the kids have been to the circus - very exciting!

Tomorrow we have a morning tea birthday party for a friends daughter's 2nd birthday, and I am about to start sewing her birthday present - nothing like starting things at the 11th hour.

Anyway, life goes on and there are always things to keep you occupied.

I trust everyone had a safe and happy new year and I wish you all a prosperous and fulfilling 2010.

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