...to my blog. What did you think I meant??
Can you believe a month and a bit of 2013 is already behind us? It reminds me of those lines in the Neil Young song (Comes a Time):
Oh, this old world
keeps spinning round
It's a wonder tall trees
ain't layin' down
That can be the tune in your head for the rest of the day. :)
My youngest has had a week at school and so far so good. He's a bit tired but happy.
The eldest still has a week to go before his Pre-Apprenticeship starts.
Hubby has been running around getting things organised and will soon have his business up and running. Now that everyone else is pretty much sorted, it's my turn. I went in to Centrelink this morning to notify them of some changed circumstances and came away with 'an employment pathway plan.' Sounds impressive, doesn't it? Actually, all it means is that I have an appointment next week with an employment services provider and then we'll really get down to business.
I know Centrelink gets a really bad rap sometimes and have heard some horror stories that I fully believe, but I've found our local office's staff to be really fantastic. I had a bit of a wait this morning so I could covertly observe and I saw them deal with the various clients with a lot of dignity and respect.
A wise woman on a forum somewhere said that when dealing with Centrelink, "bring a cut lunch and your knitting." I didn't need the lunch, but I did take my little travelling purse with crochet hook and yarn and knocked off three face flower swabs while waiting. (Similar to these.)
As my dreams of making craft my primary source of income are almost certainly just dreams at this point, I'm going to pursue studying book keeping. I've already seen a few people advertising locally for a book keeper so the opportunities are there. They're almost always part time positions and can partially be done from home. I may also be able to do the study for it by correspondence so I can still be here keeping an eye on things and supervising my household.
I'll keep you posted.