Hello lovelies, hope today has rewarded you with happiness…..and some sunshine.
Just a little update on my job, I am cleaning the house and having a coffee so thought I would pop on here and say hello……..
I am really enjoying my new job as a receptionist, the people I work with are a cheery lot and as I sit out the front I can hear them nattering away and laughing, such a change from the other job. They, one by one, pop out and ask me if I am ok, not too lonely etc. They have a radio playing too so I listen to music all day which is also nice. I am finding the work interesting and not too hard, challenging but not over the top that I cannot figure it out. One of the young men rang in the other day and of course I answered the phone and he told me I sounded really good on the phone….I feel very comfortable there and feel as if I have been there for a long time. I started last Friday and we went out for lunch (Thai) which was very nice. They have an hour for lunch but I am only taking half as I need to leave an hour early one day (for my other part-time job) so the pay stays the same.
I am meant to work Mon & Thurs but this last week I worked Monday all day, Wednesday half day, all day Thursday and half Friday as the other girl is looking after her hubby who had an operation last week. I am a bit tired today…..a good tired tho.
I went shopping late yesterday and bought a few work clothes and a pair of shoes, as I am out front and greet people I need to look nice without wearing a suit. (I am wearing clothes and shoes that are so old they almost came out of the Ark) Bought a couple of dresses a top and three cardis and the shoes, and the best thing, everything I bought was ultra cheap on sale. I will take pics when they are dry and ironed. Gosh I actually wake up and feel happy to go to work, pleasant change.
I am feeling for a friend of mine, she doesn’t live in this state (county?) and she is doing it really tough, she is not well medically, hasn’t got a job as they sacked her because she asked for less hours to cope with her illness, her gas and electricity are being cut off, her car taken from her and her phone just got cut off and she can’t afford to buy food. It makes me so sad for her, she is a good kind hearted girl and will do anything for you, she is a single mum too. In this world of riches we should not have this sort of situation, but because of greed and the materialist world we live in and the stupid ancient government rules it happens all too often. I do get on my soap box about single mums who have to bring up children, run a house, work and pay bills etc just like a man but get paid less, it is so unjust, I get quite angry about it. I am very lucky that I have this job now because I can still live in this house. If it wasn’t for this job I would be living in my car within a year (I kid you not) I do pray that something changes in this world so that people do not have to live life in misery because they cannot afford a home to live in, pay their bills and put food on the table.
I have started a ripple blanket which I am enjoying at the moment (photo soon) and have started reading Miss Read books again, Nicki got me back into reading them, such quaint English writing, I take the book into the lunch room and read whilst I eat lunch (I am the only one in there so I’m not being a snob)
Ok, coffee is finished, cd is finished (love Enigma) so back to it, I am having dinner with a friend tonight we haven’t caught up in months, will be good to have a chat with her.