Who is this Jackcabnory......

London Cab Driver, part-time Singer, micro/macro blogger, runner and primary school teacher in the making.....

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Sunday, 28 November 2010

Control and changing roles.....

Good news this week, Mrs J has a full time role back with the local libraries, which is like going home to her. It'll be great, and in many ways is the missing piece that has been so for a few years now in her life.

As a result we're now changing roles a fair bit, she has a two week alternating shift pattern, and being self employed, I'm not dove-tailing my work around that. It's good for our boys as they get to see more of me, and I get the opportunity to get to know their pre/post school routine/activities a little better.

Naturally this will now provide a little more financial stability, and along with the new job, Mrs J has taken over the reigns of our day to day accounts, which I have to say, has been a huge relief to me, and a big weight off my shoulders.....I'm such a bloody worry guts, and she's super cool and much more practical.

It's been a busy past week for us as Mrs J has worked a lot of it, this Saturday just past she worked and I and the boys went to my nephew Harry's 2nd birthday bash, and saw my immediate family, even my elusive/reclusive elder brother and his kids.

This morning we carried on our recently new regime of going for a run and the boys joining us on their bikes. Today we aimed for and completed a 5 mile circular route which was v eventful, youngest son's bike chain came off in the first half mile.....and we all generally had to battle thru some desires to turn back at a couple of points....we did it and finished in 1.06mins, an improvement of 4-5mins on the last time we did the route.

Oh well, nothing much else to report, thanks for reading!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

It's a funny old world.....

The past few weeks have been emotionally charged as I continue to get to grips with the downs I experienced towards the end of the summer....I'm slowly getting myself back on an even keel, it's not easy and I'm blessed to have a very understanding wife!  The plans for primary teaching are still firm and I'm hoping to get the GCSE's underway before the end of the year.

Positively though, Mrs Jackcabnory (follow her here on twitter..... she gives good tweet!) has finally started the sessional work back with the local library service, this is exactly what she was doing in a fulltime capacity before we had our two boys.   She has been doing quite a few days and we've been able, with my work flexibility, to ring the changes quite a bit and gives me the chance to do the school run......and get more practice at the diplomacy needed with a 7 & 10 yr old!!  If all goes well she could soon be working fulltime and we will be able to get ourselves financially more black than red!

On the subject of Mrs J, she sells greetings cards, gift wrap etc, so have a look at her site here (publicity push over!)

We've had some good and bad news in terms of new arrivals.....I'll start with the bad news,  my youngest brother and his wife, who already have a nearly 2yr old boy, announced a few weeks ago that they were expecting no2.  Sadly they discovered this week that the baby will not make it, he has a disdended bowel (enlarged) and it has already burst.  It will be what they class as an "assisted miscarriage"...........

But the good news is that we today visited Mrs J's younger sister, and had the pleasure of plenty of cuddles with our newest family member, Jack.  He's a gorgeous little boy, born with downs syndrome,   into a loving family where he has two elder sisters to dote on him!   We're very lucky to now have a total of 10 neices and nephews between our collective 5 siblings........

So, I'm going to sign off here, leaving you a picture of the new addition........thanks for reading, and as ever I will endeavour to post more frequently....