Friday, January 4, 2013

Wishes for 2013

Here it is the end of the first week of the new year - and I've had a wonderful visit with my son - I was able to have 5 days off over Christmas, as the daycare center where I work had very few children in need of care for Christmas week, and we were offered time off. I worked just three days over a week and a half.

It was good to reconnect with Paul - we visited family; went for coffee at a favourite coffee spot; saw two movies; and just hung out together. For me, it was a precious time, as I hadn't expected to have this time off.

We saw The Hobbit, in 3D, and I did enjoy it, although I definitely had been aware that the movie had it's share of unfavourable reviews. I loved the scenery, and the story, which I was able to remember from reading The Hobbit, back years ago. Both Paul, and I felt we will be interested to see the continuation of the story when it comes out.

We planned to see The Life of Pi, but didn't get to it this time. But we did see Jack Reacher, which I was curious to see, as some of the people, whose wonderful blogs I enjoy to read, follow this book series by Lee Childs. And although the movie was very violent,  I can see how the character of Jack is pretty charismatic - he's sort of a heroic drifter in a similar way to The Fugititive. I plan to read a Jack Reacher book in the future.

Instead of making a new year's resolution, I am just trying to successfully work at my new job for at least one year. The transportation has felt like a challenge, until just ths week, after a good holiday, and it is now feeling easier. I guess it just took a couple of months to get comfortable with the commuting time, and as well a good visit with my son. :)

I'll, be taking a facilitated study course in Caring for Infants and Toddlers, through our community college, and I'm very fortunate that my employer is covering the cost of the course and materials.This is a decision on my part to be a success where I am, as working with this age group is new for me, and taking the course will mean a lot of assignments and reading, on top of my 11 to 12 hour days working and traveling.

I've been tinkering with the idea of making a change and returning to school for a 2 year course in library tech work; but since daycare is where I now find myself, and I know I do it well, I think I'll give this year a good try.

Well, I have been thinking out loud here I know, so I must thank you if you've had the patience to read this - and I whole heartedly wish you success in your goals and endeavors this year!


kj said...

happy new year, brenda.

this is a joy to read. so much good in it.

i would be so reassured to know you were caring for my infant. what matters more at that beginning of life than the care and love of a trusting caring you?

so glad you and jack had such a swell time


Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Thanks so much for your visit and extra kind words.I have especially felt encouraged through visiting over at "Options..." this past few months.
Wishing you a happy new year too!

The Boston Lady said...

Brenda, I am so happy you had such a good, relaxing visit with Paul. And that you have made some decisions about your immediate future. Sometimes all we need is some perspective in order to find the path that is best for us.

I was surprised when you emailed me that you had seen the Jack Reacher movie. I am one of the fans of his books and although yes, they can be violent, he has a certain code that he lives by to help out those he happens upon in his nomadic travels around the country. The movie was better than I had anticipated, so it was a good night out for us. The Life of Pi was a visual treat for the senses and I hope you will have a chance to see it in the future.

Although you are going to be a busy woman in the upcoming year! Best wishes for all your endeavors and I am glad to see you still on my blog roll!


Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

As you know I will be continuing to visit regularly over at TBL, and will be interested to learn more about the sweet little kitten you posted on your sidebar.
Wishing you a good year ahead as well.