I kind of feel overwhelmed by the amount of work I have in my new role. Partly it is because I am new to the program, partly because the program is huge, and lastly because the team I am working with is not as proactive and disciplined as my previous team in Manila. This means I’ll have to do a lot of babysitting, which is time-consuming! I am trying to see it in a positive way, like a challenge to coach/mentor them to become more independent analysts, we will see how far I get.
Because of that, my hours in the office (8:30am-5:15pm) yesterday were packed, and I had barely time to check with the family. I used to plan dinner, letting my helper know what to prepare for dinner (which dishes specifically). Now I asked my husband to handle it with the helper, to prepare whatever is possible. I also told him that from now on, he’ll have to remind the girls of their after school activities as I won’t have the mental space or time to do that anymore. Hopefully, he raises up for the occasion.
Girls had their first tennis lesson yesterday and both loved it. It’s quite convenient to have the coach come to us and play just a few floors down. Another new activity to add to their list of sports.
This little girl had another day of high fever 😦 I’m speechless….
i think we need more comprehensive tests to know why she gets sick so often. This time she had fever, it went away, came back, went away, and came back again. This cannot be normal. I was relieved to know that when kids started to go back to school, there was a wave of revenge infection. But now this saga continues, and I am worried again. The fact that we are in a new city makes it even more complicated as I don’t know where to go, English speaking clinic that treats kids. Sigh….