Dearest blog, life has been eventful…

Dearest blog and blogging pals,

this summer, life has been, to say the least, very eventful! I first drifted away from the interwebs and snailmail around June when the weather got nice and people from work started taking their vacations. I picked up lots of hours, made lots of extra money, we celebrated fathers day and my moms birthday, and then I got tired. Very tired. Like nap-every-chance-you-get tired. I had a pretty good idea something was up, but it was still a wonderful surprise to find out that our efforts to grow our little family had been successful quicker than I ever would have expected!

That’s right! I’m going to be a mommy! ๐Ÿ™‚ It took me all of my first trimester and even into the second to finally start requiring less nap time. Thank goodness! Nothing gets done if you nap straight after work, right before supper, and then hit the sack at 8pm!! Nothing I tell you!!

Despite my constant need for sleep, we managed to get in a few fun summer activities like a trip to Peggys cove and several trips to the beach where I fell back into childhood and spent hours giggling in the water and hunting for hermit crabs. In fact, I’m pretty sure I developed a small obsession for those creatures!!

(my internet is being horrible so I’ll just upload photos at a later date ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

As all began to settle, August rolled around and I received a phone call from works head office. Yep, never a good sign. Sure enough, the phone call was to inform me that the store I work at was one of the lucky ones to be chosen to shut down. Delightful. In 60 days, all 15 of us would lose our jobs, plus all suppliers, maintenance, reps, outside merchandisers would be losing a store on their routes. GRUMBLES!! That 60th day has yet to arrive, but the atmosphere has turned reckless at work. Everyone is nervous, jobs are hard to come by in such a small town. Should I give up severance if I get a good offer? Should I retire? Should I justย pick up and move? Who’s gonna hire a pregnant lady?ย Yep,that last question was mine! Oddly enough though, will some of my dopey charm I somehow was the first to land myself a new part time job..and straight across from my current job to boot!

Things were a little stressful up until then though, and I juggled between sad( to lose a job I loved) an bitter ( to have the job I love taken away from me) ( and my discount:P ). With baby on the way it was a tiny bit nerve wracking as well to suddenly be told ” HEY! Guess what! In 3 months you’ll be jobless, k?” ( They were much kinder and more professional than that, obviously!). I was extremely difficult to get my act together and even apply for a job, even when asked to hand in a resume it took me 3 days to do it -.- ย New jobs are exciting, scary, but exciting…except when you had no intentions of getting a new job up until yours was taken away. Then the search is much less fun. Much less exciting, and even though I am happy, relieved to be starting my new job tomorrow, and a little excited to be starting my new job tomorrow, my enthusiasm is really not where it should be! Here’s hoping that I get over that and smarten the frig up before I get in trouble before even starting!!

So there you have it, my summer in a nutshell ๐Ÿ™‚ Lot’s of changes on the horizon! I am excited to start a new job( and honestly think it will be much easier to enjoy when job 1 is finally closed and the dragged out process of seeing it slowly dwindle is done with), I’m excited to watch my belly grow, to watch our nursery come together, excited to find out if we are expecting a little boy or a little girl, excited to see our family in November, for the baby shower and for all the good things that are to come, really!!

Sorry about being away so long, but life got eventful, now, if you’ll excuse me, I must go shop for cloth diapers ๐Ÿ˜€


6 thoughts on “Dearest blog, life has been eventful…

  1. Tinne Raeymaekers says:

    Hi Shannon!

    Almost a year ago now (ugh) I wrote I’d like a pen-friend to correspond in French with on Geek girls…. You replied to that message, but I never got a notification, and kind of left the whole website hanging on the side. I am still looking for a pen-friend though, and although you have a big change in your family life, congrats!, I am kind of hoping you are still interested in writing (half French, Flemish, English)?

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