You’ve got to admit it’s getting better

NS December 23rd, 2009

My sister is here visiting and we’ve been busy catching up, going out, preparing for Christmas and just spending time together as a family, hence the silence for the past week. But I wanted to do a quick update for everyone who commented and emailed after my last post, which ended on a pretty miserable note. The Noble Husband went into work the day after I wrote about him losing his contract and was called into a meeting with his boss. It looks like they will be able to keep him on at their offices after Christmas, even though in a different capacity and without overtime. So while his job is secure at the moment, if he can’t squeeze a bit of extra money out of them he will be on a bit less pay then he was before. Still, it’s not as doom and gloom as we originally thought and is a pretty big relief, considering the stark alternative.

Posting will continue to be sporadic and light until after the New Year as not only is my sister here visiting until the 6th and TNH is off work until the 4th, but I’m also working on launching another website, the details of which I will share as soon as it’s all been ironed out and finished up. In the meantime, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and peace and joy this holiday season.

I’d also like to thank you all for reading and commenting on my scribblings in this teeny little corner of the blogosphere;  interacting with you and getting feedback on my writing, not to mention the incredible ‘real life’ support I’ve received, is one of the real bright spots in my life and something I truly cherish. Your readership, along with being listed as a top parenting blog in both the Tots 100 Index and by media communications company Cision in the last few months, has really bolstered my confidence that maybe I really can do this writing malarkey for a living, which is pretty much my lifelong dream. So from the bottom of my newly-Santified heart, I thank you.

Now stop reading this and go be festive and merry! Drink and eat too much, laugh ’til your sides hurt and your pelvic floor feels like it might give, and file away in your heart’s memory this time spent with your loved ones and the looks of contentment and joy on their faces. See you in 2010!

14 Responses to “You’ve got to admit it’s getting better”

  1. TheMadHouse says:

    I am so realeaved that things are not as dark as they seemed. Good Luck

  2. the bad aunt says:

    Great news about TNH job. Maybe even with no overtime pay, things will be alright. If he is working locally with less hours away, maybe you can get the same things you used to have to pay the extra money for. Maybe he can help more with the housework, or take the kids out while you crank up the tunes and clean the house in solitude! And maybe with him having more time at home, you can leave the kids with him and go to a cafe and write. Not to mention, just having more bonding time and shared responsibilities.
    He is good on computers, so maybe he can do some freelance computer training. Surely there is still a market out there for those who just want to learn some basics and are willing to pay. Maybe he can teach people to set up websites, create videos,etc.
    It will work out just fine.
    Have a wonderful Christmas and a bright New Year.
    Hugs and kisses to all of you!!!

  3. SandyCalico says:

    That is better news for TNH. Merry Christmas to you too x

  4. So glad things are looking up. Here’s to a brand new year and all the opportunities it will bring! Have a fabulous Christmas. Much love xxx

  5. April says:

    really glad to hear you’ve been able to relax and are enjoying the holidays!!! if you need any optimizing advice for your new website let me know as its what dh does for a living xx

  6. april says:

    you too, and very happy things are not as bad :) may you have joy and peace.

  7. Iota says:

    Happy Christmas!

  8. Amy says:

    So glad that things are looking up a bit, A. Have a fantastic New Year…!

  9. Great, I’m glad things are looking up. The new website sounds intriguing..

  10. If you cannot write for a living then absolutely no-one can. Go do it girl, you have a rare talent.

  11. The comment of the year has to be laugh until your pelvic floor is about to give way !

  12. clareybabble says:

    Glad things are looking up! Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year x

  13. I don’t know how to say this without seeming like a weird jerk, but, I’d really just like to give you a happy hug and ask you over for coffee :) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

  14. Charlotte says:

    So, so, so glad to hear that things are looking up and that TNH still has work. I’m sure it’s been wonderful having your sister with you for Christmas – as an expat, I also find a bit of family really helps. Hope 2010 brings you your dreams and let me say, I am really looking forward to that website.

    Big hugs, your friend Charlotte