2013 has started out with a lot of changes for our family. I found out in October that my department at work was preparing to undergo a pretty substantial reorganization, effective January 7th. This reorganization was key for me as it opened up a full time position. Just to take you back, I went part time in August of 2011 because I was a temporary employee and the PT job opening was the only thing available. If I wanted to get in permanent with the company I had to settle for PT. While part time salary is not ideal, I was able to finagle our budget and compress my work hours into 3 days. So for almost a year and a half I only worked Monday-Wednesday and had 4 days weekends. Pretty awesome. It also allowed me to have an invaluable amount of time with Deuce before he goes off to school for the next 20 years. My goal has always been to work full time but I was willing to sacrifice with hopes of being full time eventually. My employer has known that I wanted to be full time all along so that was immediately worked into the reorganization. Along with full time I also received a salary grade bump which made going full time all that more exciting. So yes, I am back to working 5 days a week (I was able to secure working from home on Fridays though) and things with my job couldn't get much better right now. Having gone through a heartbreaking layoff, I am more than appreciative of the opportunity I have been given.
So with full time work, comes full time preschool. Deuce started preschool last Monday for the first time ever. And he is loving every second of it. I will do a separate post on school but he really enjoys it. While these changes seem to affect only me and Deuce, the parental responsibilities have totally shifted as well.
|The school has webcams!|
During December we made a trip to the mountains, made a trip to Virginia, had an awesome Christmas Eve party and spent a lot of time at the gym playing basketball. I've got posts and pictures for all of it. They'll be coming soon! It feels good to be back.