Saturday, January 10, 2009

Its the Weekend!!!!

Two days off work, fantastic!!! The first week back at work after Christmas is awful, a couple of things have made this one worse. A colleague at work was involved in a 5 vehicle pile up on the way home from work on Wednesday afternoon and is now fighting for her life in a hospital in London. A very upsetting business for all concerned made worse by the fact that her colleagues had to deal with the accident. The accident was not her fault she was sitting in stationary traffic when an Arctic hit the traffic, not realising it had stopped, wrong place, wrong time.
Other sad news, a friend I have made through blogging, Travis, has had a terrible time of things this week. On a positive note, he and his family are unharmed but after an electrical fault they have lost their home to a fire which totally destroyed it. They have insurance but I can't imagine what they are going through and how awful it must be to lose everything. As he has said his boys have been very good, but have been really upset by small things like the loss of their hot wheels cars. Over time they will be able to built things back up, it really could have been so much worse.
Dad is doing well, he has been to physio, he can get out of bed virtually on his own and is making good progress, we will pop in to see him later on.

I have decided that I don't like working full time and that I will return to my part time hours as soon as I can, I liked having the two extra days off a month, it made a real difference. Now I am having to do my shopping with everyone else on a Saturday which is not nice!!!!

Tonight we are going to a 'Ruby Revels' party at Panshanger School. We have been associated with this school since Laura started there 20 years ago. Tonight is the 40th anniversary so they are having a party and a display of the school through the years. We are going with some friends we have known for the past 15 or so years who have had children in the same classes as ours. I am really looking forward to seeing the displays and seeing people I've not seen in a few years !

Hope you all have a good weekend.

7 comments:

karen said...

Glad to hear dad is doing well.

Sorry to hear about your work colleague - hope she makes a full recovery.

Poor Travis and family - how terrible for them.

Jennifer Jilks said...

It has been an emotional week of events for you!

My daughter just went back to work after maternity leave. Josephine is one year old now.

Mom, Caitlin, is working 4 days a week, and car pooling. It has been stressful, having to be at the day care provider for 5 p.m., but she is managing and has the option of going to regular part-time once her extra vacation time is used up. She just might!

There are pros and cons to part-time for women.
Pro: doing those endless chores that seem to be in our hands. As well, of course, of time with baby.
Con: financial impact on you for the long term.

I am on a reduced pension, having started work late caring for children and retired early when caring for failing parents. That said, I wouldn't have done it differently, but it does have an impact.
Best wishes!

Kim Marie said...

Life really is a roller coaster isn't it?! Here's to things looking up again :) Be well and take care of you!
Kim Marie

Travis Erwin said...

Thanks for all you have done for me and my family in this tough time. The support of all my friends the world over has been a blessing and made it much easier to cope.

Louise Forsyth said...

How awful for Travis and your work collegue. Made me sad to read all this sad stuff.
But I am glad your Dad is getting better and that you are going to have a great time at the party!

Louise Forsyth said...

How awful for Travis and your work collegue. Made me sad to read all this sad stuff.
But I am glad your Dad is getting better and that you are going to have a great time at the party!

Jen said...

Oh dear Lyzzy, how awful!! For both your colleague and friend. I will remember them in my prayers. Glad dad is doing well though. Hugs!