So long time no blog. Seriously, geez! I think my efforts to spend less time online have resulted in me becoming a totally stereotypical blogger who starts off every post by saying “Sorry it’s been so long!”. Or I think maybe I just don’t have enough of an attention span to commit to blogging. I’m pretty excellent at Twittering constantly (the ADD sufferer’s solution to blogging?) so you can always stay in touch with all the happenings in my life that way, I guess.
So the big news in my life is that I’m pregnant. Yup, there’s a baby in my belly. Baby Steve Buscemi (as we like to call him) should make his grand entrance into our lives around July 11th. We’re getting pretty excited to meet him (yes, it’s a boy). We decided to call him Baby Steve Buscemi (whilst in the womb) because I’m pretty afraid to have an ugly baby and this way I figure there’s no way in hell he can be as ugly as Steve Buscemi. My pregnancy is going pretty well or so they tell me. I spent the first 4 months getting well acquainted with the various toilets in my life, puking pretty constantly, so I’m glad that part’s over. I feel pretty good right now but I’m told that won’t last too too long. Yay? I am really looking forward to meeting this little guy and also, I won’t lie, I really look forward to being on maternity leave.
The other big news in my life is that I’m losing my job. Isn’t that just super timing? A bunch of people looking after budget in my branch apparently screwed up big time and we went totally broke, so they needed to let go of 35 of us – and it ended up that us poor saps in regional offices were hit the hardest. I was offered the opportunity to retain employment, but it meant I had to move back to Ottawa, so I turned it down. I’m not out of work immediately or anything, I’m lucky enough to be really well protected by my collective agreement (yay, unions!), so I have really great support and will still continue to be paid for the foreseeable future, I just need to focus on finding a new job somewhere in the government here in Fredericton. What really sucks is that I really liked my job and I think I worked really hard at it, so it hurts to be told all of a sudden that it’s being cut, just like that. Needless to say that I’m pretty pissed off and disgruntled by everything lately because of this situation. And, let’s not forget, super sad.
So there you have it – my great news/terrible news update!