Monday, May 14, 2012

Did I say routine...

... I meant "total ad-hoc having to be flexible and doing what I'm called to do". which is fine, the really great thing about having a part time job and a lovely boss is that I'm excited to go to work and hang out with the children as many days a week as needed.

I did a couple of bedtime shifts last week, and totally learned my lesson about not going up to rooms where there are children making noise, unless it's distress. Cue an extra 30 minutes of bed time soothing and escape before actual sleep. So, now I know, older children sleep better when left alone (in my current role).

I'm working 2-4 days a week depending on the work the mum does and most of those days there is nursery, so I find myself helping out with house work. I really love it. All the parts of the job, especially trips to the park and painting time!

We haven't heard anything from the Embassy regarding THE interview, though we should get the letter in the coming two weeks. I'll let you know when I know.

Those of you who have been reading for a while will know that John Mayer is my favourite singer/songwriter. His new album is out in a matter of days, and having been given an iPod for Christmas and iTunes vouchers, it's already ordered. I am toying with the idea of going to the store or amazon and actually buying the cd as well, the artwork  is stunning and it's tempting. I might just wait a year and find it in a random shop in the states.

The great thing about Mayer is that he has a diversity to his music, not just one sound. So having heard three tracks from this album already, Robert and I are enjoying the difference in the tracks. "Shadow Days" is more commercial, radio friendly song which makes me very happy. "Queen of California" is much more southern rock (so I'm told) and Robert says that that is much better than anything he wrote for Battle Studies. And here is where we disagree... I loved Battle Studies! So we might have found an album we can listen to together, without skipping the tracks (like we did with Battle Studies).

So that's us right now. We rang Roberts Mom for Mothers Day in the States yesterday. Mothers Day in the UK is earlier in the year, so now I have 2 dates to remember. We also got to see baby Aqua Fisher this week. My brother and his girlfriend invited us to join them for their 20 week scan, as we won't be around to meet the newborn. Awesome privilege, and crazy the technology that we have to see a baby before it's born. Everyone is happy, everyone is enjoying life.