We had a midwife appointment today; got the home birth kit and a clean bill of health for fetus and mama.
Roofing materials are appearing in our driveway. Our midwife doesn't think roof work will cramp her style.
Stewarding is busy lately. It is performance agreement season. Correlation noted.
I am feeling pretty happy with and connected to people at work. I will miss them over parental leave; I hope we will find time to hang out.
In other news, I gave bow tie advice to a barista yesterday; that was fun.
This week, I'm looking forward to:
- Having lunch with one of my closest work friends tomorrow. I've seen her a couple of times lately with at least some of each of our kids in tow, and this time we'll have a little less stimulation and be able to talk in full sentences.
- Modelling in tomorrow's evening drawing workshop. This is also a little scary.
- This week's Parent and Child in Vanier — making little felt gnomes and hanging out with the parents, children and animators there. Oscar is getting playing with others a little better, and definitely knows how everything works. Even over the semester and a bit I've been doing it, he's grown a lot. The fact that he's only in P&C mode once a week, and that everyone else only sees him for those 2.5 hours a week, makes it easier to spot stuff like "gets the idea of fetching specific toys for specific activities" and "snacktime is soon" and "manages frustrations with peers with somewhat more patience and willingness to hand them something to make peace". It's also fun to be part of the little community of parents and keep my French up for sustained sessions.
- Hanging out and probable board game with fairestcat.
- Union-management meeting on Friday. Not always the most uplifting content, but it'll be nice to poke my head in at work and see people, and some people there may be the bearers of bad news but they're all decent people.
- A friend's housewarming on Saturday, and possible other supper plans.
- Family skating on the canal on Sunday — Vivien's first time out (probably in a stroller) and we may see how Oscar does on skates.
Monday, I did my last little bits of due diligence, and now I know that on my return to work, I'll be working on the only survey we do that asks its respondents to do curl-ups. There are a lot of other cool things about it too, like a just-in-time sampling strategy and very close monitoring of response rates in the field, and a bunch of cool co-workers in the unit who I think I will like working with.
Last night, I was acclaimed to another year as the secretary of my union subgroup executive. I've been doing it for a while; it keeps me in the loop and someone has to do it.