Thursday, April 29, 2021


I quit my job this week. Effective immediately. I use to love my job, until I was micro managed and bullied. It was not an easy decision, but it was the best decision. I have been going  through the motions and have been waiting to feel regretful, but that wave hasn’t come yet and I don’t think it will. Under the current circumstances of that particular place of employment, it is not a place to progress. It is quite toxic.

After 17 years there, my Mum resigned too. 

The scary part is wondering what to do next. It has to work with Hubs because I’ve spent the last few years missing out on time with her because of work. We pretty much woke up, went to school and work, came home, spent an hour together before it was time to go to bed. 

I have a few things up my sleeve. I’m expecting issue with that work place for not giving 4 weeks notice as my contract said, but that hasn’t come yet.

I have more to look forward to now that I’m not a robot for that place. I’m just not sure what exactly I’m looking forward to yet.

I am scared, but I am relieved.

Monday, April 5, 2021

The growing child ...
Hard to believe she’ll be 11 this year.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Because of him

Looking for a Easter lesson on YouTube for kids today, I found this. TJ in particular is too young to read and probably understand the message ... but you aren’t.
So I share it. 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

A post!

I'm disgusted in myself because it's been another month without a post. There have been a few emails of concern and a couple of messages and texts from people prodding me to update, but life got in the way.

So we missed blogging about our birthdays. It was uneventful, but expensive especially for a 4 year old boy who wanted to play games at the Flip-Out arcade instead of actually flipping out. I didn't get any photos of him doing that, but I have receipts of a $70 spend on a shooting game that he only ever won 3 tickets from at a time. I won more defeating PacMan twice.
Work has not been kind .. but in an unpredictable world right now, it’s hard to find anything here that doesn’t involve apples. I’ve told myself to stick it out, if for anything, for the senior boys this year who were new entrants when I first started. I’ve seen them through all their high school years and this is their last. It’s the only insentive I have to stay. I want to see them graduate. Then it will be time to reconsider.
All is well in Ruralville.
I will not let another month go by again.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Feb 2021

It’s been a month since I last posted anything. Time is not my friend lately, especially now work has started again. My week day is basically wake up - work - home - eat - sleep. 

I cherish the weekends.

A photo update. I’ve been crap in that area too. I need to motivate myself to carry my actual camera around with me. The iPhone is fantastic, but some shots are just better taken with the real deal ... which none of the following photos are.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Summer holidays so far
One more week of holidays.
Dreading the return to work. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

A few days away

Love my house. Love just being at home, but Hubs has been dying to come to Whakaoriori for a get away. We bought Nan and the boys with us. We’ve only been here a few hours and I already feel a little recharged. It’s nice to just be in the middle of nowhere sometimes.