I’m not really in the blogging mood of late – too much going on in my head, I think. I have a tendency to internally smother my emotions, especially with stress etc … and have been known to make myself physically ill due to it – apparently this has happened ever since I was a child. I’ve been trying to repress all the financial stress, and I’ve been managing OK, but it’s also put me a bit in ‘zombie mode’ because of it this last week. Yesterday, though, my car was looked at and nothing major is wrong, which is a huge relief. Now all I have to do is sit down today and pay all my month’s major bills (including Mr Tax Man hopefully), then I think I’ll settle down a bit emotionally again. I ended up working again last night due to a stuff-up in the roster, and they were desperate for someone to cover “my” shift (I’d taken the day off to go to Sydney), so I offered to help them out again and work. I hate the 6pm-2am shifts, and that probably hasn’t helped my mood over the last few days, as it really affects my sleep patterns. Oh well, I’m sure I’ll perk up in a couple of days time.
“Do you stitch Christmas ornaments? If so, how many do you stitch each year and for whom? If not, why not?”
Actually, it’s only been through blogging that I’ve learnt how beautiful home stitched ornies are – and I made my first ones just in the nick of time for last Christmas. This year it was my hope to make some for gifts, but I’m not doing too well hmmm (plus my financial situation is putting a damper on my plans too, and that’s probably part of the reason I haven’t stitched as many as I’d planned to yet). Perhaps next year I’ll be more organised! I did make and finish one for Mum this year, which will be an ongoing tradition for us now. I still don’t feel very confident at finishing them, so I need to make a few more to get more confident, I think.Now on to this week’s Photo Scavenger Hunt …
An archival theme was “Cold” … I couldn’t choose between two photos, so here they both are – first J & V (my very best friend in NZ) learning how to snowboard, and second the snowy mountain ranges are compliments of the South Island of New Zealand, I just love that photo! 😀