The view from my living room window at about 9am
At about 11:30am
And now we're in the middle of a full scale storm - lightning, thunder, hail, gale force winds, power outages in some parts of Wellington. And it was sunny this morning!!
Today was also the day I started my new job - that is a new role in the private hospital I work at. I am now working as an administration assistant in the Operating Theatres with a fabulous team of staff. Today was an orientation day and despite the fact I've worked at the hospital for eight years now there are so many places I've never been before - it was really interesting. And of course, we spent a decent amount of time just gazing out at the snow, haha!
Of course, every momentous day has it's disasters - I managed to leave my car lights on when I parked at work. I *may* have been so excited by playing in the snow that I didn't notice the car's wee alarm beep, indicating the lights have been left on, as I closed the driver's door ;). Anyhoo, when I got back (just before school pick up) the car was dead. Panic stations!! No-one at work had jumper leads - not even the maintenance men (what's with that? Surely all self respecting maintenance men have flipping jumper leads at the ready??!!). So I raced over to Ollie's school (next door to where I work) and got him, while Kim rang kindy to get them to hold onto Tess and Izzy (Izzy's school is right next door to the kindy and she meets me there). Luckily another mother at Ollie's school had jumper leads and she came and rescued me - phew!
So eventually we got home and have been all cuddled up with the woodburner doing its thing and keeping us all cosy while the storm rages outside. I ♥ that woodburner!!
Enough from me - I'm going to knit for the rest of my evening. I hope everyone in New Zealand is staying cosy and warm inside. xx