The Week 5 Listmania Prompt: “Take hourly photos (or as often as you can) and document a day in your life this week. Share a snapshot of your life through pictures – tell us the time and what you were up to etc. Have fun!” (Listmania at Home Life Simplified)
Unload the dishwasher
Check the diary, and update with everything for the week
Pack Kindy lunch for Mr Man
Straight to the gym after Kindy drop-off
Check emails, do a bit of freelance work.
Load of washing
More freelance work.
Lunchtime – almost out of Vegemite, better add that to the shopping list!
Send Hubby off to work.
Housework, tidy toys.
More freelance work.
More washing. I’m sure it breeds.
Eddie, my furry little laundry helper.
Kindy pick-up time – great exercise walking up that hill (why did I bother to work legs at the gym this morning though?)
It’s raining, so Mr Man had to wear his raincoat for the walk home.
(Busy, busy, busy … forgot to snap any photos)
Make dinner – cheesy tuna pasta bake.
Bedtime for Mr Man.
More freelance work time for Mummy.
Hubby home from work.
Bedtime at some far too late hour …
The Week 4 Listmania Prompt:
“A life list of jobs you have had – from a newspaper route to babysitting to marketing manager, tour guide to waitress – what have you been up to all these years?”
When I saw this prompt I thought “oh my list is going to be really short and boring” but it was surprising to see it all listed out.
- First “real”job – Counter staff at KFC
Best Bit – Free food on shift breaks!
Worst Bit – Discovering I was allergic/intolerant to at least one of KFC’s eleven secret herbs and spices. After working there for 18 months I got so sick I had to quit. 20 years later I still can’t eat KFC.
- Computer Room Assistant at a TAFE College
Best Bit – Working with computers, helping people complete their assignments.
Worst Bit – Not many hours.
- Unemployed University Student
Best Bit – Lazy afternoons napping in the Botanic Gardens between lectures.
Worst Bit – Absolutely no income.
- IT Project Officer at a busy hospital
Best Bit – Lots of variety in the work, great learning environment.
Worst Bit – Not knowing if your contract would be renewed every few months (it always was – yay!)
- Application Developer / Database Administrator at a busy hospital
Best Bit – I LOVED this job. From when I first saw Matthew Broderick in War Games (I was 10 years old) I wanted to be a computer programmer. And for over a decade I was … actually, I still am.
Worst Bit – The travel distance from home (the only reason I did not go back to this job after having my son)
- Stay At Home Mum
Best Bit – Getting to be a fulltime Mummy.
Worst Bit – Climbing the walls because there were no other adults to talk to. I also found I really lost my identity for a while, I hadn’t realised how much of my identity was tied up in what I did for a living. For years I’d identified myself as a Programmer, or a Developer/DBA, but suddenly I wasn’t.
- Gym Childcare
Best Bit – Taking my son to work with me, working for a wonderful friend, playing games with little kids for a few hours.
Worst Bit – Having to ring in an hour before you started to see if you were needed that day.
- Freelance Developer / Database Administrator / Blog Support etc
Best Bit – Working for myself, I’m my own boss.
Worst Bit – Working for myself, I’m my own boss 😛
- Library Officer
Best Bit – Have wanted to work in a library for even longer than I wanted to be a programmer, so this new career path is very exciting. Loving how much I’m able to use my existing tech skills too.
Worst Bit – Love the job, but trying to juggle my shifts with childcare is incredibly stressful. It will all be worth it in the end though 🙂