Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year!

I hope 2013 sees some serious quilting, knitting, cross-stitching, card making or scrapbooking in Blogland, especially from me! as I've only completed  2 felt robins and one fancy scarf in 2012! 

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Still missing in action

I'm afraid I'm still missing in action. Work continues to be manic. I am seriously wondering whether I've bitten off more than I can chew. We seem to be lurching from one crisis to another. I just think we are getting on top of things then we take 25 steps backwards - it is very hard. I'm going to give another 3 months and then review the situation. If I still feel the same I'm going to look for another job. I'll have been there a year and will have given it my best shot.
Today I've taken a mental health day without taking one - I'm going into work later so that the phones have stopped ringing, people have stopped coming to the door and I can concentrate and get a load of work done. Meanwhile I've stayed in bed, read blog posts and watched a Christmas film on TV. In December I have to be careful not to make hasty decisions as at this time of year my depression and anxiety are at their worst. Things improve in January for me so hopefully they will improve at work.
Meg is doing fine after her leg operation. She had x-rays done last week to see how the bone is healing and it is doing well so she is now up to 15 minute walks once or twice a day. She is back to laying on the bed again with me which I've missed, although I've not missed the dog hair!!
Last week it was DD's 25th brithday so to celebrate she wanted to go into Manchester, eat dim sum and visit the German Christmas markets. We went on Sunday and had a lovely day.
I've decorated for Christmas. I'm looking forward to Christmas this year. Last year I was dreading it, it had been a year since The Oh! Bearded One's eye cancer and surgery. I think I was worrying that something else bad would happen. Although work isn't brillant I am trying to keep it in perspective (although I wasn't at 5am this morning)
I've started thinking about projects for 2013. In 2012 I've not completed a thing! I've not touched my sewing machine since June when I was away on holiday!
I've done a little bit to this quilt and I've decided to focus on it in 2013. I've also must finish my best friend's 50th birthday quilt, I promised her that I would finish it before her 51st birthday in May 2013. I am also knitting a plain cardigan for work which I must finish as my office is very cold due to the amount of glass in the windows.

I've got other things to show you but I've lost my camera cable so can't download new photos at present.