Well, this week has been a BIGGIE because I … resigned from my job.
Here’s the email my boss sent explaining why (because she’s so good at it):
It’s with a heavy heart that I wanted to let you know that Alana will be finishing up at iVillage at the end of the year to spend more time with her family. Which, if she were a politician, would be code for “has become embroiled in an unfortunate sex scandal and was photographed leaving a bathhouse’ but in this case is actually true.With her two girls at school, the demands of editing iv as it’s grown, have out-paced the hours Alana can be in the office and after much thought and discussion between her and I, we’ve come to the conclusion that there’s just no way to make the two match up.It’s no accident that her blog is called House Goes Home and the consolation for me is that she’ll have more time to write on the blog she’s managed to build and maintain while she’s been here and which I’ve always absolutely loved reading.We’ve been so extraordinarily lucky to have Alana working with us for this year – it’s been a big sacrifice to be away from her kids – and she has been absolutely instrumental in growing iv to where it is now. We literally could not have done it without her.
Everything else is a bit of an anti-climax after that, but I’ll go through the motions anyway …
>> My sister spent the week asking if she could keep my dog after having him while we were away at Dubbo Zoo (despite all the widdling he did throughout her house). She was quite taken with him. Bless her. Read about his adventures here.
>> I blogged about stumbling upon yum cha in Rylstone of all places, as we were en route to Dubbo. Read what happened here.
>> Life took an uncharacteristically outdoorsy turn when I camped overnight at Dubbo Zoo (after cycling around it twice during the day). Read how I went here.
>> And I revealed my awesome discovery of Animals on Bikes – a 120km sculpture drive – on our way back to Sydney. Read more here.
As for iVillage (sob!)
There was fun stuff …
There was unusual stuff …
There was my personal RSI stuff …
>> Ever wondered what Kurt Cobain would look like if he were still alive today? Click here for the fascinating answer >>http://bit.ly/1e0E3qr
>> 11 Martha Stewart food fails that will make you feel sooooo much better about your kitchen skills >> http://bit.ly/1dWe2bA
>> Time for your daily dose of cute: Blind dog cuddles brother, totally melts the internet. Click here to see the pic >>http://bit.ly/17K8baF
>> His wife had an affair, he took revenge. The most awesome move EVER or totally out of line? >> http://bit.ly/19EYm8g
>> Health alert: Could you have email apnoea? (Ah! Now I understand my problem!!!) >>http://bit.ly/HYSsbT