Thursday, December 13, 2012

November into December

Much has happened over the last month. I've been quite busy but that's no excuse for neglecting you, my blog, again. I am not sure if I should return to where I've left off... voting... hmm... to be honest, I was not happy with how the vote turned out. I know that I am in the minority but I don't like the direction our country is headed fiscally. I hope things turn around, but I am not that hopeful. I do hope you all don't think I am crazy political. I am not. But that's my two cents on that.

Now November was a busy mix of sadness and change. The sadness was due to the effects of Superstorm Sandy. My extended family and friends had no power for two weeks. And while I was able to offer some comfort to a few, family circumstances hindered any more help. It's too complex to get into and probably I should not anyway. But I felt such sadness seeing images of parts of my home state of New Jersey decimated and parts of New York, as well. My niece's 5th birthday party had to be postponed due to the power outages. It was just a stressful time.

But there were some good things. My sister-in-law hosted Thanksgiving after getting her power back and I had a wonderful time with my husband's side of the family. Little Man adores spending time with his cousins. And he played so nicely with them. It's such a difference from his first Thanksgiving, at 3 months of age, when I was so worried about his head shape (before he got his first DOC Band) and he slept most of the day in my Baby K'tan carrier. Now he is 3 and is so big and talking up a storm—just one year after being in Early Intervention for a speech delay!

Also, I had several interviews for a marketing position. Now I've never worked in marketing and was apprehensive but I gave it my best shot. The Managing Director of the company must have seen something in me, because ... I got a job offer on Black Friday! It's interesting... I found out I was pregnant on Black Friday and now I got a job. Next year I have to play the lottery on that day.

So about the job... it's not for the marketing position I interviewed for. I think my new boss decided to change gears after interviewing me, as I was not really a great fit for that position. So I was hired to be the Executive Assistant for the company. I started on December 3rd and I am doing a lot of different tasks so far. It's interesting work and it's a good step in the right direction for our future.

Now getting that job did prompt some other changes. Little Man is now in daycare full-time. He's doing really well and seems to have adjusted instantly. He even naps again. I miss him immensely, but I do like the time away from him. I'm still adjusting myself, to the new schedule and commuting and coordinating drop-offs and pick-ups. But I'm getting there.

Otherwise, things are going well. My kiddo has a ton of new toys to play with and I'll give a Chanukah update (with photos) in a few days. I really am looking forward to 2012 ending and hoping that 2013 is a better year.  As long as the Mayans were wrong.