Firstly I'd like to apologise for being away from blogging over a month now.
To be frank I just haven't felt like it.
Don't get me wrong I've had plenty to say!
Christmas shopping, colds, the boy repeating everything I say, my business, hearing about more redundancies where I used to work, endless trips to the supermarket and a stand up row I had with a man in Sainsbury's car park over a mother and child parking space.
All good topics.
I just couldn't be arsed!
You see a few days after my last post, Hubby was made redundant.
We have gone from being a "professional couple" with a decent income to both of us losing our jobs within four months of each other.
Hubby has been amazing and brave and his old company have been very fair and accommodating. He's come away with a decent package, a proper good bye and his head held high.
Everything I didn't get!
Seeing how it should be done has just brought back horrible memories of last summer and we've both been a bit down and had a quiet Christmas.
Six of my former colleagues have, in spectacular and almost Scrooge like Dickensian timing, been made redundant just before Christmas too. I know a lot of them personally and I feel for them totally, along with the others put at risk who do still have their jobs. Hopefully they'll come to find peace and something else, more worthwhile to do, so they too can say they are best off out of it as well.
So now enough is enough.
2012 is a new year and I have to let it go.
My business is picking up pace and Hubby is applying for new jobs daily.
And when I really think about it, all that happened was we lost our jobs.
We're still here. We're still healthy. We have the boy. And Oscar. All our family. And all our friends.
Not everyone has been so lucky this year and when I get down and bitter and resentful I try to remember that.
A job can be replaced. Often for the better. People are more special.
So hold everyone you love close this Christmas time and tell them how much they mean to you.
Here's to a happy, healthy and prosperous new year for you all.
And I promise more posts in 2012 to keep you laughing. (unlike this one where we're all blubbing- including me)