Returning to Work

I started a new job yesterday. At a book-sellers. Well, not the sort you’re thinking of. A middleman-company for libraries.

But it’s weird, after about ten weeks of not setting an alarm and having funny sleeping patterns, to be seeing two 7 o’clocks in a day. On the other hand, at least it is now light when I wake up so early, and I get to return home while the evening is still young. It’ll take a little getting used to, new routines and all. And organising my other actitivities, like my writing and my stitching, around the disruption. So, my scheduling might be a bit peculiar for the next week or so while I get my head around it.

In the meantime, because the internet likes kitty-pictures, a mini-project I completed last week for Mothering Sunday (and then never sent out…or turned into a card), I took from a selection of mummy-and-baby animal-patterns for new babies. I fell into the Typical Girl response of Aww – cute! at some of them, particularly the cats. And the elephants, and the ducks. The rest weren’t quite as cute.

Kittens

The Kitten in the Threads

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It’s an accepted truth that a cat left with a ball of wool will unravel and tangle it into knots you can’t undo. At least, not without vast amounts of time and patience.

Currently it feels a little like a kitten has got into the threads of my life, throwing everything into disarray and causing far too many problems, even for such an optimist as me. On the other hand, the undoing of the tangles might actually help me to work out what I’m doing with my life and what I want to do. We’ll see.

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(I hadn’t realised quite how pale the thread was!)

The Kitten in the Threads. He’s destined for a birthday card.

On the stitching front of my plans this year, I intend to make all the cards I send, and to complete a “large” project each month, chosen from my CrossStitcher. At the moment, it seems as if I’m just making a long wish-list of projects. So I’m going to attempt to make a dent in it…Watch this space!