It's been a long winter for us, Aaron lost his job last August, all the family has been ill at various points, it's been very cold, electricity prices are sky high so heating has been costing a fortune and we'd done nothing much for ages. After the initial surprise of finding out I was pregnant I have been cheerful about that but it was also thing to worry about and give me nothing to wear!
However.... I'm back and newly cheerful, here's why....
1. Aaron. Has. Got. A. Job.
After months of searching, emailing, calling, sending CV's, calling random numbers just to find out they only want to employ women who speak Russian or something etc he has finally got work. Not only that but it's a job he actually wanted! At the point where we were searching for anything no matter how low paid or stupid hours this makes it even more brilliant!
He will be working for Easy Riders Bike Hire in Agia Napa managing one of their shops. His ideal job really! It's seasonal but they are looking for someone permanent to avoid rehiring every summer. The hours will be long - 6 days a week and 7 days in at least July and August but that's the same everywhere in the summer, but he will have the winter off... which will be lovely and relaxing for him with two kids around!
2. Pregnancy is going well so far, I'm now 21 weeks so over half way there already! I'm feeling definite kicks now and looking forward to my scan next week.
3. The weather has changed, summer is almost here! Although it still rains occasionally, the temperature has risen, the heating hasn't been on for a couple of weeks and I'm no longer wearing 3 jumpers every day! We had our first afternoon on the beach last week and it was gorgeous, Leo really enjoyed himself and it went much better than last years trips which bodes well.
4. I've joined the team at Mums in Cyprus.com helping out as Events Editor. I love the site and am pleased to be able to say I'm part of it. Also on a similar note the local magazine I write for 'Daxi' is now having a seperate edition for the Larnaca area as well as this one and I will be featured in both each month.
5. We've finally tackling the potty training stage which I have been putting off for ages now, the first few of days went much better than today's but we're powering through, hopefully he'll 'get it' very soon now!