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Whenever someone asks whether I'm the kind of person who sees the glass as half-full or as half-empty, I always reply that I see the glass as TOO BIG. I can't remember if I read that somewhere or if I made it up myself, although it's much cooler to think I came up with it on my own.

Meeting someone in person that you've had a connection with online is a strange feeling. It's like recognizing an old friend from long ago that's changed in some substantial way. Until they say something exactly as you've heard their voice in your head and then you remember you KNOW them.

Things I have talked about but not concluded:

1) The talk with my boss: no conclusion reached really but he's sympathetic and willing to let me work from home when I can. I also broached the idea of starting to use the rest of my maternity leave starting in the fall because I found out that if I take a Friday or a Monday off as a mama-day, I can claim Saturday and Sunday too. Which pretty much covers the money I would be losing for the real work day at 80%. How COOL IS THAT?! Those of you who want children: Sweden can't be beat.

2) The place I sent my resume to: still pending. The CEO that I will be meeting with is in Cuba until April 23rd and will call me to set up a meeting when he returns. There are still a lot of ducks that have to be in a row before I would say yes to the job assuming it would be offered to me (and I know how desperate they are...and how good I am).

I haven't felt much like writing the last couple of days, partly because of the coldfromhell, partly because my brain was on overload and partly because I didn't know where to start. I've seen bees and butterflies. The clouds are clumsily trying to get out of the way of the sun today. The flowering tree in the farmyard behind us is an explosion of white (splosions!). The violets in the pots out front shiver and sway in the breeze. I want to throw open the windows and let them all come in. Come in!
mood: content
music: Offspring—Come Out and Play


I sure hope you start feeling better soon and that things will somehow miraculously work out with your job too, whichever way it's meant to be. In the meantime, enjoy all the mamaledig you can get.

That thing about the glass always reminds me of the Indigo Girls:

"Is the glass half full or empty," I ask her as I fill it.
She said, "It doesn't really matter, pretty soon you're bound to spill it."

I've always liked that answer, so what does that say about me?! Kind of annihilistic...

But I hope the job thing works out for you - whether it's a new job or new attitude from the old boss...

LOL! Bound to spill it, indeed :) So true.

I like the "I see the glass as TOO BIG" thing... I'll need to ruminate on it a bit longer to understand exactly what it means. (good day, late night, slow brain this morning)

Good luck with improving your job situation in some way.
I'm glad you have that tree and the springtime to look out on, to enjoy, while healing. Feel better soon.

:) thank you!

Hey that's a great response to the half full half empty query! My response is invariably that I sometimes like to see it as half full but where it's anything important at all then I have to see it as half empty so as not to jinx myself.

Sorry to hear you've had a cold, it's a revolting feeling. But at least things are looking interesting on the job front. I envy your child support there too. Can you believe at my company we get NO paid maternity leave at all, no support, just a job up to 12 months but potentially on different clients?

How can you get NO paid maternity leave?! Isn't it regulated by the government? That's worse than the U.S.!! (something I thought I'd never say in regards to maternity leave)

Australia is one of the worst in the world, and clearly worse than the US. There are no minimum requirements with maternity leave here. And my company happens to choose to do $0. Odd considering it's a global company and thus other offices must be required to offer more. Actually, come to think about it, maybe that's a way to get them to provide something, might send an email out next week asking about global practices... ;)

I'm flabbergasted, actually, that in this day and age, ANY company could choose to offer NO maternity leave benefits at all. :(

Me too :(

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