…..but sometimes life just gets in the way. I have been sitting here this morning thinking about this post and I can’t believe how much has been going on in our lives since I last posted. Some good, some not so good.
At the moment I am not working having resigned from my last place of work due to my migraines becoming more than once or twice, now and again. This was caused through the stress which was happening at work due to a boss who is a bully and was abusing her staff on a regular basis. I was no 5 in our team to leave and another person has left since then. Such a shame as the team of people she had working for her are great people and worked really hard for the company. Oh well, I suppose we could say “ New broom sweeps clean!”. But I have never been spoken too or yelled at like this woman did. I Know I am better out of the environment. Now though it’s job hunting again, a task I hate but know it has to be done although if possible this time I am only going for part time work.
So whilst this was going on we were informed that we needed to shift out of our home so that earthquakes repairs could FINALLY be started. On top of this Bill was going away to Alaska fishing for three weeks so it was up to me to organise it all. Well he’d been away for one week and I packed my bags and went to Brisbane to spend a week with my big brother and his family. The week was needed to heal my poor old soul I think. I didn’t want to go anywhere or do anything but spend time with family. ( I did visit quilt shops though and admit things did come home with me.)
I was so lucky though. Five days before I went to Brisbane my niece had her 2nd baby. A gorgeous wee man who they have named Tyler Lewis. What an adorable and happy wee baby. He just smiles and sleeps, they are so lucky!
I had huge amounts of cuddles and lapped it up. Nothing can beat a snuggle and that baby smell! Of course I had great fun seeing the other great niece and nephews also. They are such wonderful kids, and yes I suppose I am bias but then I am allowed to be!
So home from that trip and Bill home from Alaska the day after me. It sounds like he had an amazing time with the boys fishing. This trip had been spoken about for 30years so it had better have been everything they hoped for.
I do believe he intends them to be sewn into a quilt for him but hey that’s fine. This is what I was also given by the big ol” softy that he is.
My very own Grizzly Bear.
Anyway to carry on, I managed to find a rental home for us to move into which is fully furnished which is what I decided we needed as there was no way I was packing boxes twice! The other thing we had to have was the ability to bring the animals with us.
and packing. We are extremely lucky we had the amount of time to do it in that we did have. Because I was home I was the main packer but I struggled a bit with my back having had the surgeries on it. I was ruthless though and if I didn’t need it , it went.
Magazines, why we collect them I do not know, rubbish of course I do, it’s all those “I think I’ll make that projects” isn’t it. Well out of this lot I think it was only about 10 mags I kept. So yes I had no qualms about throwing things out. Bill had a few more problems doing it and said he will do it when we unpack! Yeah Right.
So last Friday we shifted to our rental. Everything went smoothly other than the fact that the movers packed the suitcases they were told to leave (3 x times) which had Jack’s clothes in them. So one panicking son and off clothes shopping to get him something to wear other than his work uniform.
Thankfully Bill didn’t have to empty the garage so we managed to put stuff in there and we can slowly get it to the rubbish dump.
Anyway here we are in our rental. It is very small compared to our home. It’s an older home and cold as billy o. Thankfully they have two heat pumps and the amenities like power are included in the rent. So we are here until 20th December, yep 17 weeks. I packed and bought with me, all of my UFO’s so I have things to do, lots of embroidery also. ( It’s quite hard when not in your own home as you don’t know what to do with yourself.) Still this could all be a great thing as far as my sewing is concerned since I have no job and nothing to do.
So fingers crossed all goes according to plan and we are back in our home by Christmas even if we will be surrounded by boxes to be unpacked. Get’s me out of Christmas at our place!
Hopefully I will post a bit more regularly now that I have the time. Fingers crossed lots of sewing photos.
Hugs in stitching, Debs