Working Wednesday


I’m sorting yarn and putting together storage units and making freezer meals and giving thanks that it is finally not below zero.  What are you doing?


21 thoughts on “Working Wednesday

  1. I’ve been reading and thinking about what kind of budgeting might be helpful. I’m worried I won’t earn enough to get by until my state pension kicks in, in four years or so. I think the important thing is to start doing my accounts monthly, rather than a couple of times a year, so I’m more conscious about where I’m at (I went overdrawn by mistake a couple of months ago). I’m also tracking my billable hours and invoiced income weekly.

    Just agreed to proof-read my first ever Lovecraft – ‘At the Mountains of Madness’, which mentions Cthulu, according to Wikipedia, so I’m hoping to be enlightened.

    And I’ve just heard they’ve installed the kitchen in my new house-to-be, so I’m going over this afternoon to measure up for the splashback. Feeling much happier for this unexpected news, since the legal side’s still stalled.

  2. Nancy Hunter says:

    I’m working hard on no longer working. In the day job, that is. This will be the third time I’ve walked away for good. Hoping this time it sticks. I keep getting lured back to the safety of ‘just one more project’ and ‘keeping a toe in the water’ of the life-sucking, crazy-deadline driven work. I need to get away and stay away this time. Maybe putting it here in writing will make me feel more accountable to pursuing my own goals, not everyone else’s.

  3. Diane says:

    I flooded the floor of a friend’s bathroom and mopped it up with her bath towel. There are not enough sighs in the world.

    Luckily the floor was but damaged, but wow, way to be the guest of Doom.

  4. I’m working on figuring out where my boundaries are in a situation where I feel like I’m being disrespected and used as a doomat. The up side of it is that if I draw my red line, it will probably mean that I’ll have more time to do quilting and other fun things just for myself!

  5. Jessie says:

    Rain. And more rain. Sigh.
    So yesterday I made an apple-pecan cake then spent the afternoon using up pieces of frozen roasts (beef, pork and ham) to make stuffed cabbage rolls. They were tasty but a lot of messing around. A lot like making stuffed grape leaves. Something I only do once a year. The up side is I now have a couple of freezer meals.

  6. RanchGirl says:

    Sitting in my bedroom with “Magpie Murders” (thanks to good book Thursday) while the rest of my house is invaded with contractors painting and installing the new hood in the kitchen. When they are through will just be waiting for countertops on Monday. Been without a kitchen for over 6 weeks now. Never thought I would say this but I actually miss cooking – getting really tired of eating out 🙂

  7. Kari says:

    Girding my loins to say goodbye to my stepfather while navigating my mother’s violent dysfunctions. Taking The Prince with me so we can tag-team ways to help her through this, It’s been a Shakespearean winter so far, to say the least.

  8. Very best of luck, Nancy. Maybe, to transition, you could give yourself some deadlines for personal projects? Fill your time with things you love that feel on purpose?

  9. Eileen AW says:

    Waiting for warmer temps to melt some of the 12 inches of snow we got on Monday. Was just told I would need 3 more surgeries before my broken bones will heal; wrist area, 2 fingers, and the third finger. It’s already been three months since the break and original surgery. I guess it’s a good thing we aren’t taking a February trip to a warmer climate. At least I’ll have time to read as I recover. Not really self-pitying, just frustrated.

  10. Susanne says:

    I stalled on my cleanup project in late December due to a cold. I wonder if I got the cold from too much cleaning? Ya think? Anyway, I’m taking no chances and am shelving cleanup in favour of working on the paperwork project. Went through a big bag of papers and recycled most, shredded a lot, and kept a handful.

    There’s more. Sigh. If we just dealt with the darn papers when we get them, just get’er done!

  11. Three weeks into new job and it is amazing – tough, demanding, long hours, complicated, a to-do list the length of Rapunzel’s hair, and big challenges. But I feel as though I’m firing on all cylinders for the first time in years. Yay!!

  12. MJ says:

    Lots of work projects, including calling a client’s employees all over the world. Turned out they gave me a wrong number for the guy in Ireland, so instead of the expected business greeting, I heard a charming brogue snarl, “Get lost!”

  13. Jessie says:

    That is really tough, Eileen AW. With broken bones you do not even get that much sympathy. It’s like – well it’s only your hand. And you are largely incapacitated. Much more than with some major surgeries. And you feel like a fool whining because it is only hand surgery. My husband had to have a foot rebuild last January and because of a very unusal healing problem it necessitated two more surgeries. So I hear your frustration. You know you will get better, it is just that it is taking so LONG.

  14. Maine Betty says:

    I’ve had the stomach flu and then a nasty cold so far this year, so I’m just trying to get it together and catch up. So much stuff!

  15. Briana says:

    Working on my students doing stained glass at work (it’s science!).

    Working on physics class for master’s at home.

    And my life had a big upheaval a free months ago, so now I am trying to figure out what I want in my life.

  16. Jenny says:

    Usually by the time I’m feeling like a doormat, it’s because there are giant footprints up my back that everybody else noticed long ago.

    I tend to just cut ties instead of establish boundaries because once a boundary has been crossed, people tend to keep making a hole in the fence to get back to where they were before.

  17. Jenny says:

    I’m sorry, Kari. I know your mother’s been a trial for quite a while. Thank god the Prince is there.

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