Yes, it's true, I've put in my first 40 hour work week in about 4 years and I'm still here to tell all about it. We've got a great daycare provider for Keenan, we've got a great car (still in the works but soon to be a done deal), I've got a great job but I'm soooo glad to have the next two days off! I'm going thru a really intensive 8 week training program and I'm seriously being put thru the paces. This job is quite a new setting for me and it is exceptionally fast paced. I like it though, the staff are great and company is organized in a near obsessive compulsive manner.
The first day I left Keenan at daycare I was fine. But day 2 was a different story. I cried on the way to work. I really miss being with my boy 24/7 but it is also really great to have some time to myself and have meaningfull adult conversations during daylight hours. On my first day at work I went shoe shopping on my break. What a treat! I even tried on shoes. AND they fit! So nice to do that kind of stuff without a whinging toddler pulling at my skirts.
Now our next big step is finding a place to live. We're checking out a house in the Westboro area on Thursday. It would be really nice to not have to worry about disturbing neighbours above or below us. We're hoping for a move out date around Jan 1. It's been really great staying here with my sister but I'm really looking forward to having a place to call ours again.
It finally feels like we're making our way back here in Canada. Even though we both still call Japan home and we miss it terribly I think we're starting to feel better about coming back. Ottawa is a really great city and it's so good to be close to family again.