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Plaster on the PollyAnna smile

return to work diaryAnd back to work after the weekend – time to plaster on the Pollyanna smile and make like there is nothing I’d rather do than be in the office today

Strangely people around here really seem to think that I want to be at work

The reality is that what I really really want to do is to be at home with the small people

But in the absence of choices, here I am in the office and faking that I am so buzzed to be here!  Yay! Isn’t it GREAT to be here!

They do say fake it until you can make it so we shall see if that works out

The good news is that I have done the first week back (not quite a full week, Friday was a day of holiday so I could go and watch sports day) – the great news is that I don’t have to do that week EVER again

I managed to pump enough to keep Littlest in milk, just, and at least he is getting used to Mr M being in charge and Mr M is getting used to being in charge

I’ve caved and bought myself a new double pump – my old pump was starting to make some strange noises and, given I’m going to be pumping at least 3 times a day for the next few months, it felt like a new pump would pay for itself (and they seem to have a good resale price on ebay)

The new pump comes with its own battery so at least I have options to pump in different places when the rest room is busy and I need to find another quiet corner

I’ve managed to totter around the office in high heels without falling over (although I’m still very wobbly) and I’ve remembered to wear lipstick

All baby steps but at least each step is a step forward

Right – off to another meeting now – lipstick and Pollyanna face in place!  Only 4 more days until the weekend!


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