It has been way too long since I have blogged and it's been too long since I've worked on any PhDs either.
Things have become insanely busy here of late and it's just fabulous. Unfortunately, it hasn't left much time for creativity.
My son has started work experience at an aircraft repairs shop in Pokolbin. It is such an incredible opportunity and honour for him to be there. He has wanted to work with aircraft since he was three years old. Although it is almost an hours drive away, we still manage to get there each week.
His work experience is not at all like the work experience we did when I was at school. In my day, we did two weeks placement, every working day of those two weeks and that was that! it's main purpose was for us to get a taste of what the profession is really like that we wanted to work in. Connor's work experience is one day a week for 12 - 24 months. Of course it has several variables including whether he actually enjoys it, whether the owner/manager enjoys having him around, whether Connor has work to do, whether it turns out to be what he expected etc, etc.
We are now entering week 4 and he is as happy as ever to be attending.
We leave home on the Tuesday night, drive to Bellbird where we stay then Wednesday, Connor goes off to work at 7am, chauffeur driven by his Uncle and is then delivered back to me around 5.30pm.
I decided to do something constructive while he was at work and applied to a voluntary position as in-house seamstress at The Retirement Village. I am pleased to say, my application was approved, I passed my criminal check and I am heading into week three.
Last week, Connor had an opportunity to meet one of his idols, Matt Hall. I was so excited to be taking him in to meet Matt, but I think I was more excited than Connor was. He was a very nice man, a true gentleman and spent a huge amount of time talking to Connor, encouraging him and telling him that he can achieve anything he wants.
Here's Connor (on the right) with Matt.
Then there is the driving Connor to school every day that he is not at work experience and although it should only be a 40 minute drive each way, it has developed into a 2.5 hour round trip. It's exhausting and incredibly hard on the hip pocket.
There has just been so, so much going on here. I don't now what else I have to fill you in on.
My sister is expecting her third child, a little boy and the little cherub has been in a rush to get here. She started having contractions eight weeks ago and she still has another six weeks to carry him full term. She has been placed on medication to stop the contractions but it has only slowed them. With all of this happening, I try to get over there to help her out with the other two munchkins any possible opportunity I get. Which, to be honest, doesn't seem like much.
Oh, of course, I can't forget to tell you that I have met a wonderful man. We have been seeing each other for some time now and I am just completely and totally in love with him. He is such a sweetheart and now that I have been seeing him, I understand why I didn't work out with anyone else. We have such an incredible connection, like nothing I have ever experienced before. He is just beautiful. Not only does he care for me and love me, he absolutley adores me as well and I him.
He calls me his gorgeous girl, his princess, his baby, his love.
Yep, I've completely and totally fallen for him.
He is a couple of years younger than me and works as a psychologist.
Well, that's the round up of what I'm up to of late. As you can understand, there hasn't been much creativity happening, but please stay tuned. It won't be the end. I have been stockpiling yarn and fabrics to get some stock made and posted very soon and I try to work on my PhDs when time permits.
I hope you are all as happy and feeling as fabulous as I am right now!