|I don't really have an orange face - honest|
It also involved some mental nail chewing and a bit of melancholy. The former is because today I start my new teaching job. Not sure why I should be sooo nervous as I have been teaching this-time-around for 7 years [I taught for 9 years, had a 7 year break to be a stay-at-home Mum and have been back teaching since 2014 - yes I am ancient]. The latter was caused by driving past the kids 'old' primary school. We have had a child/children there for the previous 10 years. I can't believe that we no longer are part of it. Well OH is as he teaches music there 3 days a week but there will be no more assemblies, nativities/Christmas plays, summer productions, sports days etc.
As I've said before, as a teacher I have missed most of the 'day time' events - although my parents and OH have between them have always been involved. I still feel guilty about not being there, and sad to have missed them but there are all the things we have done as a family that we couldn't have done if I didn't work.
I look back on those stay-at-home years and remember them as being really happy, even though money was very, very, very tight. Perhaps it's just because I am lazy and don't want to work! I think a big pair of rose tinted glasses are involved too. But I am determined to enjoy today, NOT be shy and to make some new friends. Hopefully in a few weeks I shall wonder what I was worrying about!