Did you know Tesco are currently selling Orla Kiely bags for £4? I read about it over at Whoops-A-Daisy but didn’t think I’d be able to get my hands on one (they are only available at selected stores), thus I was very excited to see them in my local branch a couple of weeks ago. In fact, it was all I could do to restrain myself from grabbing unsuspecting fellow customers by the collar and frog marching them down the aisle shouting ‘Look! Look!!’. Did I mention before that I like bags?
Of course that was when I had £4 to spare. Remember the other day I said I only had £2.95 in my wallet? It’s gone. I bought a loaf of bread (it should have come out of the food budget but it wasn’t worth getting my debit card out over) and a couple of packets of BOGOF biscuits on my first day back in the office. I even raided my 20p piggy bank earlier so I could go out for tea and teacakes with one of my mum chums. I might need to take some money out of one of our accounts as I’m pretty sure that I don’t have enough petrol to last until pay day and I need to get to work. I’ve got two weeks to wait and just the contents of my piggy bank (probably about £2 now) to see me through. Interesting times ahead!
And, yes, I am back at work. It is weird. I caught sight of myself in a mirror, fully ‘made-up’, straightened hair, suit, heels, polished nails and proper jewellery and thought…who the bloody hell are you?! Baby is currently getting up at around 5.30am. I need to be up by 6.30am to get us both ready for the day and out the door by 8am (I’ll probably get quicker as I do it more often). I had my first day working from ‘home’ (actually not working from my home but that of my parents) today. It is going to take a couple of weeks before it all settles down and we get a decent routine on the go. I didn’t manage to get finished up until 2pm and then felt all twitchy and restless because I was still in work mode and had that feeling you get when you think you ought to be doing something but can’t tell what it is. Hence I called up a mum chum and ventured out on the aformentioned tea/teacake run just to try and draw a line in my head between work time and non-work time. It’s all a bit fuzzy at the moment but I am sure it will fall into place soon enough. As for having to leave Baby behind to go to the office…gah. I hate it. Nothing to do with work or colleagues or the job. I just hate not being with her. My strategy for dealing with it is to get my head down and work like a lunatic so I don’t have chance to think about it.
And that’s it for now. No working tomorrow but no money either! I lie. There’s probably about 16p change left in my wallet. How much does a Wham bar cost these days?