There have been a lot of changes around the Barclay-Nichols's house lately, the biggest one being that I moved to working part time in my family support worker job as of last week. (I'm in a union position, and someone with more seniority moved into the family support team, which means the lowest girl on the totem pole - that's me with 11 years' seniority - had to move. Rather than leaving the job I love so much, I chose to take a part time position doing the same work!) I'll be working Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and every other Friday.
This is a huge change personally and financially, and we'll need to take time to figure it all out. I'm not saying it's not a good change, but it's definitely a big one for me. I'm accustomed to working full time, going to school, offering youth programs, teaching classes, and so on, so not working so much is very very weird. Last time I was part time would have been the first year of university. I worked full time and went to school full time from second year onwards.
The bad news is that I'm losing 1/3 of my pay, and we have to figure out the impact of that when I get my first part time cheque at the end of the month.
I have a few ideas for new things I want to do, but those are still works in progress. If you have any ideas for things you'd like to see - for instance, more videos, live chats, and other things - please comment below!
A few thoughts for the day...
I cannot help you make products for your washing machine or dishwasher. My friend had a beautiful front loading washing machine that broke within two years because she was using the wrong detergent. I don't want to be party to something that could destroy something so expensive!
I cannot help you make sunscreens. I know they're expensive, but there are so many factors that go into making one, then they need to be tested to ensure they work. Trust me, if I could make them, I would as my husband has vitiligo and burns very easily, but we can't do them at home.
I can, however, help you make awesome lotions and other things! If you've never made anything before, please start in the newbies section of the blog. I think that's the best place to find starter recipes and answers to a lot of the questions you might have about making products!
I think that's it for the day! Look for more soon!