The World of Jem


What’s going on in the world of Jem lately? Let’s see…

  • I’ve been back at work 3 weeks now. It’s not as bad as I thought it would be. That’s not to say I wouldn’t rather be at home with Isabel, but I am actually enjoying parts of it. I know! Knock me down with a feather! I even get to drink my tea hot and piss in peace. Wish I’d not spent so long stressing about it and enjoyed the last few weeks with Isabel. Of course, this may all change come January when she starts nursery (at the minute my mum is sitting her).
  • Talking of Isabel… she’s now just shy of 13 months old. First molar is breaking through the gum. She’s regularly taking wobbly steps on her own now, although I don’t call it walking so much as stumbling.
  • I’m still taking driving lessons. I’m on # 13 or 14, I think. I’m quite good (naturally) :D I have a few weak spots; I don’t mirror-signal-manoeuvre so much as signal-manoeuvre-oops…mirror! Still, I hope it won’t be long now before I can think about taking my test.
  • When I’m not at work, I’m… well, at work. Working little projects for friends to boost the bank balance pre-Christmas. This is not as easy as I thought it would be, with a littlie bombing around the place. Working from home is more playing/burping/feeding from home.
  • My OU module has taken a back seat, which is worrying because I really can’t afford to waste £200+ by failing. The end of module report is due in a week and I’ve not even read the course materials properly, let alone started writing. I’ve been making it up as I go along for the exams.

Heyho, nearly Christmas :D

Jem Turner +44(0)7521056376

8 comments so far

  1. Hev said:
    On December 9, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Yay! I am glad that you are semi-enjoying being back at work. I knew you would be good at driving. Congrats on Isabel starting to walk. Wishing the best on your schooling.

    Merry Christmas also. Hugs to each & every one of you.

  2. Meggan said:
    On December 9, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Oh, I am so glad work isn’t as bad as you thought!

    And YES on the "working" from home. I did it once, and NEVER AGAIN. You are doing next to no actual work and it’s more stressful than it’s worth.

    Yay for Isabel taking wobbly steps!

  3. Carly said:
    On December 9, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Good luck with your driving, it sounds like you’re almost there – once you’ve passed your test nobody bothers with their mirrors anyway. .. hahha Wish I was kidding, but the amount of people that have just pulled out on me when they’ve been parked up…. a few more lessons and you’ll ace it!

    Have you done your theory yet?? If not, I could see if I have my highway code book ð

    Glad you’re enjoying being back at work (even if it is just for the chance to pee uninterrupted!)

  4. Val Garner said:
    On December 9, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe she’s 13 months already!

    Glad you’re enjoying going back to work and that you feel good about her care with your mum.

  5. Caity said:
    On December 10, 2010 at 2:35 am

    I’m glad you’re enjoying some aspects of being back at work. I bet that makes it a lot easier to go back. I can’t believe Isabel is 13 months already. Time is just flying! Good luck with those driving lessons! :)

  6. Mumblies said:
    On December 10, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Oh the temptation to say "I told you so" lol :P
    I’m glad that your return to work isn’t quite as bad as you thought it would be, I remember when you lot all took off and explored nursery and school for the first time, the first couple of days I wandered around at home feeling somewhat at a loss as to what to do, but soon realised that I too could actually enjoy a visit to the loo, wash up or even take a bath without ‘helpers’.
    I am certain that Izz will adapt to nursery as easily as she has with me watching her, she is highly intelligent and I can already see evidence of her becoming bored with what she has to hand at home. That is by no means a refelection on either of you Jem; you both already know my feelings on your abilities as parents etc, merely that she really IS supersmart and will need constant input as she grows in confidence and abilities which I cannot provide for her and nursery will do.

    I’m sure that you will catch up on your OU work now that you have settled into your work routine again, it’s just a case of hanging in there and going with the flow. The driving is the same, even the most experienced drivers make daft mistakes, they just pass them off and carry on, newer drivers think they have committed some heinous error and worry far more, you will soon get the hang of it all, even the annoying MSM that plagues you now, it soon becomes automatic and you don’t even have to think about it. I am confident that you will pass first time, you already know what to do, it’s just a case of putting it into practise. Soon you’ll be noticing those waxwings without help ;)
    Hang in there… you will survive :)

  7. Vera said:
    On December 10, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Yay for coding love? I have a such a love-hate relationship with work. On the one hand I hate that our clients are in a different time zone and I have to sometimes stay late, but it’s so great when I make it WORK after all that cursing and gratuituous angering?

    What’s your current module about? Isn’t it stuff you do at work? Maybe you can pass it due to your hands-on knowledge? Not saying that you shouldn’t read the course-work, mind. :P Just you know… if you can’t prepare sufficiently… ;)