We are really in the thick of mid-winter here. It is snowing off and on all the time. Sometimes we get a couple of milder days or some rain and the snow melts a little and then the next wave comes. It doesn’t really make much difference to our lives as the Swiss are always supremely efficient at clearing the roads and keeping the trains running. I’m actually quite blasé about the temperatures, as a degree or two above freezing feels pretty balmy and I don’t get my hat out until we get down to about minus 10!
Today is my very precious day off from work – but actually by the time I’ve done all the shopping, cleaning, ironing, errands and translations that need doing, as well as taxiing my son to tennis and French, it actually seems busier than a work day! I’m sure once I have settled into working again, and stopped feeling like I’m living someone else’s life, I’ll get myself organized and into a routine and hopefully will have more time to do the things I want to do…like sewing…for instance…. Today so far the best I can do is look longingly at my Siblings Together quilt top….and fantasize about the next step….BASTING!! Maybe I would rather be doing the ironing if I’m completely honest with you!!
I’m definitely still in a transition stage and with waking early (I leave for the office at 7), going to bed late and waking in the middle of the night because I’ve got so many things going round and round in my head, periodically the adrenalin that’s keeping me going runs out of puff and I collapse into an almost comatose heap. Like last Friday when we had friends round for dinner and I frankly felt worse than a wet dishcloth and I’m sure I degenerated into speaking gobbledegook instead of German as the evening went on. This week I’ll be out on three evenings – all organized before I started work – and I know before I start that it is too much. I may just need to take to my bed to recover on Friday….which makes me feel about 90!!
I’m still trying to fit blogging into the whole scheme of things….I don’t seem to get to it when I’m working, but I’m certainly not giving up and I’ll be here as often as I can, so I do hope you’ll bear with me! Next time I might even have something to show you rather than pictures of snowiness!!
have a great Wednesday