Wow…it’s all been happening here.
Since he was made redundant The Husband has been busy with the job hunting resulting in plenty of interest in him, several really good offers, and, at the 11th hour yesterday, a really good offer than now sees him as a self employed contractor, which is exactly what we were hoping for. Today is his first day and it’s been a while since I’ve seen him so happy going to work. That makes me happy too.
On the 6th of May it was 5 years since Dad passed. It seems unbelievable but after a jolly little shopping spree, Ma came for dinner and we spent a happy evening reliving some of Dad’s more amusing escapades and toasting him with what might be considered a glass too many of wine. It was wonderful.
I’m busy with my new part time job as an Invigilator at the local college. It’s the perfect job for me because it fits around school hours (although I’m heavily reliant on the kindness of family and friends for some school runs, and will be eternally grateful to them). I also live 5 minutes from each of the campuses, so it’s ridiculously convenient. It is, without doubt, the most boring job in the world, but I’m OK with that as it’s not a career move for me, just a nice way to earn some extra money for shoes and fabric.
I’ve also been spending my time with my husband rather than crafting, although I’ve got 3 pairs of socks and Button’s Spring Showers jacket finished and awaiting photos. I’m not entirely sure how, although the quantity of socks speak to too much time curled up on the sofa watching movies together. I’ll get the photos done soon…I promise.
A lot of time has also been spent searching for a “new” car for me. My battered little Skoda Fabia failed her MOT spectacularly a couple of weeks ago. It wasn’t a problem with himself at home, and he and his chum Martin have been scouring the land for the last couple of weeks to no avail. However, yesterday the stars aligned. New job and a new car for me. We pick her up tonight and I’m beyond excited. Half leather seats. Automatic. Air-con. Twiddly bits. A very, very grown up car, and the nicest thing I’ll have driven for many years. He’s good to me!
So, I’m hoping normal service will resume very soon. I have the Geranium pattern printed and ready to tape and several pieces of fabric lined up for Button.
I’ve also received a pile of fabric from my lovely friends Himmelbjerget and Liz, and am planning to sort through those and my own stash and decide what I’m realistically going to sew up then sell the rest to release some funds for new fabrics. I have my friends blessings to do so…I’m not that ungrateful.
And to cap it all, yesterday it was 5 years since Button came home.