After six months of stay-at-home motherhood and a separation, House is leaving home again for the workplace. I signed a new employment contract yesterday.
I’ll also be leaving my actual home (forever) in 5 weeks. We’re scheduled to settle the sale of the house on August 1 and I have no idea where I’ll go after that.
Rental prices around my neck of the woods are astronomical. It would be cheaper for me to get a massive mortgage … if there was anything to buy …
But back to the job. I’ll keep the details sketchy for now (ah, the suspense!) but it’s a three-day-a-week gig in the city. At this stage I’m working Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
I’m pretty excited about getting back into a workplace. Hanging out at home has been fun, but being a single mum can be a bit lonely. Selling the house kept me busy for a while, mothering the two kids keeps me on my toes, but there’s been a little too much thumb twiddling for my liking.
I’m mad keen to have co-workers again. Not to mention the buzz of getting stuck into a new challenge.
I’ve also decided to give Husband the kids overnight on Wednesdays so I can go out after work. Currently I’ve been restricted to child-free Sunday and Monday nights … not the most social of days.
A bonus side benefit of the new custody arrangement is I’ll only suffer the torture of getting them ready for school two days a week. Score!
But I will miss their gorgeous little faces in the morning.
I’ll give you all the juicy details on the job next week. But wish me luck in the meantime.
Song of the day: The Pretenders “Back on the chain gang”