Thursday 19 January 2012

there’s sanity in stitching

Whew, what a ride this week!….

Monday… to school to notify them I’m not returning to work for another 6 months minimum;  washing; folding; packing suitcase with son for his trip  10 day holiday to Canada; contacting local university to sort out subject choices for said son (yep, he got into a double law/psychology degree); catching up with a friend for coffee; catching up with bloggy emails;cleaning; cooking dinner; sending parcels to bloggy friends; getting the mail; getting schoolwork organised for teaching stand-in; numerous phone calls,  some stitching in the evening just to regain sanity!

Tuesday… to Townsville (an hour’s drive away) for a car service…..most of the day spent waiting…..waiting…..waiting……and more waiting…                                               some more stitching in the evening just to maintain sanity!

Wednesday…off to Townsville again, early, to get son on the plane to Brisbane to link with the plane tomorrow to Canada; drove home to gather packing materials for school belongings; collect mail from post office; drive to school; starting packing the 20years of teaching supplies I’ve collected *eek*; physio appointment (my neck and back muscles had definitely tensed up by now!); home to cook dinner; shower and flopped into bed, exhausted by 7.30pm……need some sanity but just can’t………

Thursday… again; monitored the phone for text message saying son was boarding plane;  professional development till 1.15; back to classroom to pack some more; bought cockroach ‘bomb’ to make school storeroom safe to store my 20-odd boxes; wheeled 5 full wheely (garbage) bins out of my classroom; went shopping for essentials – cat food, dog food, fruit, milk, loo paper (yep, that’s what it’s doing to me!); home at 7pm to heat leftovers for dinner; wash dishes; shower, blog and about to go to bed!….really needing sanity stitching!!!!!

And I wonder where the days go sometimes??!!!!  Do you have that same problem????

Anyway, being without my sanity leveller is just sooo not healthy, so tomorrow night I’ve locked in my very first Friday Night Sew In.        Details are on my sidebar if you haven’t heard of it before……will you come and join me????

Handmade by Heidi

I thought I might even tie my stitching into this…..


and kill two birds with one stone, so to speak!

(Although I thought these little birdies were going to do just that to this little bossy one the other day outside my house!!!  Amazing how noisy one little cheeper can be!!!)


I think tomorrow night will be just the thing to wind down after a whirlwind of a week…..and gather my equilibrium………whaddya think?

See you tomorrow night! *wink*

Sugary hugs

XO Wendy :O)


Fee said...

Golly I feel tired just reading it all - You have been very busy - So 6 months off eh?? Does that mean you are coming to Tassie?????? Hugs - Fee XX

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

Sounds like you really need to put your feet up now!

Larissa said...

LOL! Like Fiona, just reading that made me yawn (really!!)!! Such a busy, busy woman!! ... Enjoy your extra 6 months off!

Diane-crewe said...

GOOD GRIEF WOMAN!! Deep breath, hold it....exhale slowly
keep repeating until you feel calmer and your shoulders come down from around your ears

barb's creations said...

I think you deserve a well earned break after just this week let alone the other weeks you didn't tell us about which I'm sure have been just as busy,enjoy Friday night and just RELAX!! :) Barb.

Fiona said...

oh my goodness... you do need a quiet friday night with feet up stitching!!! All the best for son ...and hugz to you of course

Tarnyia said...

WOW busy few days there... and how wonderful for your son to be off to Canada for Uni xxx

Marilyn said...

lol. My first reaction was - hey, dont forget to take a breath. Seems others had the same feeling. You have been run giddy for the first days of the week.
All the best to your son as he heads off on this adventure, and to you too.
Take care my sweet friend.
Hugs xx

retdairyqueen said...

Luckily you have the sanity thing at night happening or where would you be?

Quiltin' Sandy said...

What a full on week. never mind, it will soon settle down a bit, the days still go by fast but you will be doing all the things you enjoy most. Have fun!!! Sandy. xx