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Getting Ready

Friday, January 18th, 2013

The last few days have gone by in a whirl. I’m trying to get everything organized ready for starting work next week. House cleaned, tick, washing under control, tick, ironing up to date, tick, find all the documents I need to take with me, tick, ponder which of my clothes are respectable enough to wear to the office, tick, buy a new washer for the bath plug, tick, recycle a million tons of junk so I can get into the cellar, tick… goes on and on…

I can’t remember the last time our house looked this tidy…I know it won’t last, but it makes me feel like I’m under control and that I’m going to be able to stay organized and hold this whole shabang together. It’s been a long time…too many years to admit to…since I went out to the office and I’ve never juggled kids and office. But other people seem to manage just fine and I’m sure I will too.

I’m anticipating being completely wiped out at the end of the day for the next few weeks. It’s always like that with a new job, isn’t it. The transition is going to be a bit of a shock to the system, but a good shock I hope. Time will tell. The good thing is, I’m really looking forward to it!

In between all this hustle and bustle I finally managed to make the prizes for Julie and Paige for their box ideas last week. Mug rugs from teeny tiny pinwheels in Rouenneries Deux. I love how they have turned out and I hope they will too.


Now the only thing I’m feeling bad about are the strips I’m lagging behind on for the Stitch Tease Bee…..and as hubby is away next weekend I’m planning a stitching and teasing marathon to get myself all caught up.

Phew…I think I need a cup of tea and a lie down.

Have a good weekend!


14 Responses to “Getting Ready”

  1. Abi Says:

    Have a relaxing weekend and very best of luck with the new job šŸ™‚

  2. Flying Blind Says:

    You will be fine – if I can do it, you will cruise through the juggling!

  3. Catherine Says:

    Love the mug rugs. You will be fine with juggling the job and the home, just remember that you can’t do everything and it will be fine

  4. Katy Says:

    Hurry up and strip šŸ˜‰

    Good luck getting everything set up šŸ™‚

  5. Leanne Says:

    Enjoy your weekend, and the new job will be fine, as will the family.

  6. charla Says:

    It’ll be fine. I finished Irene’s quilt just need to do the binding by hand. Came up with a different idea for Brianna’s from what we bought on our trip but need more of something from Diessenhofen for framing that big piece we I bought. Hmm. Hope I can scoot up there soon. I’ll be thinking of you.

  7. Susan Says:

    Lovely mug rugs. Hope that you have a great day on Monday and that the family rallies round and takes care of you some as you have spent so much time taking care of them. Make sure you have some easy meals in the freezer, pizzas and the like.

  8. Elaine Says:

    Good luck with your new job and the juggling – the stitching marathon at the weekend will be the creative reward! Enjoy it and have a great week! šŸ™‚

  9. Penny L Says:

    Good luck for Monday! Don’t forget to look after yourself and cut yourself a bit of slack in the getting it all done at home during the first few weeks whilst you get acclimatized to the working outside the home rhythm!love Penny Lxx

  10. Julie Says:

    You will be an asset wherever you go, Helen. A harder, more efficient worker would be hard to find. And cheerful! I would hire you in a minute. And I love the mug rugs — what an honor to have something made from your hand. I will use mine and always think of you….thank you! xxoo

  11. Annabella Says:

    Oh good luck Helen – you’ll be absolutely fine and I’m sure your family will help you as you make this new transition. I can’t wait to hear all about it.

  12. diane stanley Says:

    Have a good week and remember to breathe!

  13. Tracey Says:

    Good luck tomorrow. I’m sure it will be exciting and overwhelming – I look forward to hearing about it once you have a chance to breathe a bit and post!

  14. Tricia Says:

    I can’t wait to see what joys your new job brings for you! I know the stresses of teenagers have been hard for you this past year but you have made it through another year and are now reaping some wonderful rewards! It helps to remember that ALL teenagers test as sociopaths (truly! I am a psych major focusing on adolescence) and that you are their bulwark in the storm. Keep doing the great and hard work of being an excellent parent and all will work out in the end. I know it is easy for me to say this as all of my teens are now in college, but I was a teen once too and my mother is still among the living! I think this is going to be a great year for you and your teens are going to reap the benefits of a fulfilled and engaged mother. Good for you!