Thursday, 29 October 2009

I'm Afraid .....

.... that this is one of those I'm still here posts.

Over the last few weeks I have been somewhat busy setting quizzes and meeting publishing deadlines for the magazines I write for. Just as I'd got on top of the quizzes the postal strike started so I've had to get further ahead in order to get the quizzes posted early to beat the strike. So far we have succeeded in beating the strike and getting the quizzes to the relevant towns and cities before they are needed. It has meant using the Special Delivery Service which naturally costs more but as I don't want to upset our new customers it's a price well worth paying.

After spending days slaving over the computer and reference books the last thing my eyes wanted to do was start sewing. In fact I was that fed up with being on the computer that I have only made a handful of comments on the blogs and websites I usually visit on a daily basis. I have been looking at them though as they have made a very welcome break or distraction when I was 'brain-dead' and couldn't think. You have all been my moments of sanity and inspiration over the last few weeks.

Mind I did find time to go to London with Daughter and watch the World Gymnastics Championship at the O2. Although we were up high we had front row seats and the view was fantastic. I've started saving for the Olympics already and I'm still considering getting tickets for the Europeans which are in Birmingham next year.

Now that things are back under control I've been able to pick up my needle and do some sewing. Sadly I can't show you it as it is all secret stitching, well it is that time of year!

Now did I say things are back under control, well I'm hoping it won't last. I had a meeting today that will hopefully result in paid employment, so that will make life even more hectic should I get it.

7 comments:

Deb said...

I hope that everything calms down for you Angela and you can get some stitching done!

mainely stitching said...

Postal strikes really hit you where it hurts, don't they? I hope things will be sorted, and stay that way, very soon!

drea_dear said...

I was just thinking today that it had been a while since you'd posted anything new! Glad that it's something good keeping you away. And how fun to be able to go to the Olympics!

Brigitte said...

Visiting blogs is also my means to get away from the stress from work. When I read about other stitchers' days and project I immediately feel good.
Hopefully you will soon be stitching again.

Lesley said...

We like watching the gym too. Can I persuade you to celebrate your next trig point with a back flip! ;) I must pick up my cross stitch again. It's a relatively new venture for me but I've been busy knitting for my sister in law's new baby of recent times which has rather overtaken things on the creative side.

Clare - Aimetu said...

I hope things slow down a bit soon - sometimes stitching just has to wait but I'm sure you'll be showing off some finishes soon.

Karan said...

Hope things have settled down a bit for you by now. Hope the paid employment thing has come off OK. :0)