It’s Just One of Those Things

Sorry for not posting for three weeks, but it’s just one of those things.   My life has been consumed with work problems and solutions.   Today I begin training the new person who will take my place.   I have only two weeks left to teach that person everything.   It’s been very stressful and busy at work and at home.  I am definitely looking forward to working only two days per week.    I actually worked only two days per week for years, until I let them talk me into helping out full-time “temporarily” which turned into full-time for two years!   

My DH had a bad report on his cancer, so I worried and worried and worried.   It turned out to be a “false positive”….so we are in the clear again for now.   I feel as though I worried twenty years off my life, but perhaps I can gain it back again.   SMILE.   Life sure has it’s ups and downs.   Thank you to all of you who sent emails….I love reading your uplifting notes.

The weather has turned nicer now, and I will be able to work off some of that stress and frustration in my garden.   It’s soothing for the soul.

I managed to escape from the merry-go-round and spent a “little” time with my friends, just because they are such super people to be with.   And I needed their company so very much.   We went out for dinner and then saw the play Funny Girl…it was a delicious dinner and a delightful play.   Thank you Pat and Joan…I don’t know what I would do without you.   And thank you Maggy for being at the other end of my email 4,000 miles away.  My hands have not been idle…still working on unfinished needlework projects.   And I did join the Homewood Embroiderer’s Guild this month.   The group is lovely and inspiring.

I’ll post some new photos soon.     Thanks for stopping in for a visit.

For now….amities, Averyclaire

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. paddysdaughter
    Mar 12, 2010 @ 14:18:29

    So glad to hear it was false alarm for your husband, and that you will soon be able to reduce your working hours – life will be less stressful then, time to relax, smell the roses and garden! This is one of my very favourite illustrations – I, and my children grew up with all things Beatrix Potter, so Peter Rabbit has been part of my life forever! Take care Averyclaire, and thanks so much for being a regular reader of my blog. Sue McB

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  2. virtualquilter
    Mar 12, 2010 @ 18:14:15

    Averyclaire,

    Like Sue I am glad it was a false alram, but false alarms are just as worrying as the real deal until you know it is false.

    Interesting that you are looking for warmer weather to get out into the garden while I am waiting until I know the hot weather is over before I do anything too drastic outside! By April the hot weatehr should be over and I can prune, move and generally disturb plants without worrying about what will happen if the weather gets hot again in a few days time.

    Good timing to reduce paid working hours ….. they will be better spent in the garden!

    Judy B

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  3. Patti
    Mar 12, 2010 @ 18:19:29

    I am so happy for you that it was a false alarm for your husband. I’m sure with this and the fact that you are going back part-time again it will relieve your stress a lot.
    Lots of Love
    Patti xxx

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  4. Doris
    Mar 13, 2010 @ 15:02:20

    oh, i am glad that was a false alarm. time of relax, always are good.

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  5. Carolyn Sands
    Mar 14, 2010 @ 18:19:32

    I’m so glad that the news about your husband turned out to be positive. Put your worries away.

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  6. Siobhan
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 06:04:17

    I’m so glad that it was a false alarm!! I am sure you were beside yourself with worry. Take several deep breaths and know that you’ll get through the stress and come out the other end of things. Hang in there!

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