Friday 27 September 2013

It's been a week..

Editors note: warning..this is a self indulgent post...
If all else fails, add a picture of yourself.. LLJ took this at Morti's wedding in June.
 I was still sober.
..of looking towards next year.  Making 2014 Calendars, scheduling works in the Joinery and making a start on Tax returns.  See, it's all glamour round here.
..of being caught out by the date.  I'm struggling with it being the end of September already - I think I've done heaps this month, but don't really want a professional assessment of my productivity...just in case.  I thought I had another week!  This is not uncommon when you live life in a panic about crap time management!
..of getting a grip and climbing back on my diet wagon.  Happy to be there and looking forward.
..of smug spending.  I have bought some Christmas presents.
..of mounting excitement.  I am meeting my lovely Sissy in Spain in about ten days - she's doing the lion's share of the travelling though, coming from California!
..of quiet resignation.  We need to replace our little car and I feel as if I'm betraying a friend! Mr Dunnit feels differently, of course..he's left brained about such things.
..of mild but quell-able panic.  I'm joining regular friends and croppers on a 'retreat' next month and haven't yet started kitting.  And I so need to do that if I'm going to get anything done.
..of fun.  All of these things have happened in the company of people I like and love, and I reckon that compared to many many others, I live a charmed life.  And I am grateful for that.  

Just sayin'.


Judys Lace Creations said...'s time to BREATHE..I wish I could pop by and give you one of my shoulder massages.I used to give these to "stressed- out" teachers in the staff room. What a difference a shoulder massage can make.I get one every week at our local supermarket.It's a Chinese massage- so not all that gentle, BUT I don't care. Any hands on those stiff shoulders feels so darn good!!
Hope you can relax over the weekend, and do something nice.We have 3 months to lose some weight before the Dreaded Xmas Season.
Now..breathe in, breathe out......

Monica said...

Super photo. Keeping up is tough organizing the things you do not wish to do into calander a challenge

Redanne said...

And why not be self indulgent the photo, your steampunk hat is just fabulous! Hope you get everything done that you want to. Hugs, Anne x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hee hee, I love reading these kind of posts, you know the ones that let us peek into your world. I love the picture too, such fun. Take care Zo xx

Kirsty.A said...

Self indulgence is good for you (she says whilst consuming a large bag of Caramelised Onion and Balsamic Vinegar flavoured Sensations crisps)

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

I love this photo! Especially the hat and goggles. What a friendly face you have!

Time goes on no matter what our expectations are. It sounds as if you've been busy and have plenty of things to look forward to.


Helen said...

That's quite some week.. not sure where to start with the words of encouragement, but I love the photo!!
I am away on a crafty class weekend too, with some twitter/blog friends and cannot wait even though it means leaving to catch the train at 6.30 tomorrow morning!! Have a weekend... what am I saying - have a GREAT weekend! Helen xxx (was about to put a WOYWW desk no. there...been a long week here too!)

misteejay said...

I know what you mean about time getting away from you - I have all my staff mid-year assessments to do by 11th Oct...just where has this year gone?

Toni xx

Nan G said...

Love the pic! You have such a friendly face and beautiful smile! Would love to party with you. Great hat! The wedding must of been super special. Take a breath and enjoy the time as it flies's zooming past us all. Hugs from FLorida :)

mamapez5 said...

Hey-ho. We are all such busy folk aren't we. I am a list maker but I always include a few chores I know I will achieve just to encourage me when I cross them off. But something perverse in me always makes me work on the least urgent things first, so there is still a panic when a deadline catches me out!
Have a super time with your sister out here in Spain. It is still quite hot but getting more comfortable. I love this time of year. Kate x

Neesie said...

HAHAHA! Fabulous photo Julia, you party animal ;D
I was on my way to WOYWW but couldn't pass this.
Hopefully you'll be able to relax just a wee bitee this weekend. Although I doubt you know how to now that it's been so long.
p.s. can we see the photo of you drunk next please! :D

April said...

Sounds like you are one busy lady. No wonder September got away from you. But don't worry - anything you haven't finished will be there for you in October. ;-) April

Darnell said...

Oh, Julia, you are mad as anything and I love it! Thank you for posting that beautiful photo of your brilliant smile, colorful finery, and inexplicable headware!! It must be a British look - or perhaps just you, being original and a hoot!

Your ending sentence is all that matters. Take lots of those moments to push back the freight train rushing at you, breathe, and feel the gratitude. Everything gets done, it always does. Hugs, Darnell

Dianne said...

Hello you gorgeous woman, I loooooove your hat it's to KOOL.. You look MARVELOUS... Yippee spending time with your DS that's PERFECT,your a busy little beaver, with a blessed life what could be better,I agree with Neesie, a wee bit of rest is needed in those plans.. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, see you Wed.... Hugs..

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I feel like the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland saying "I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date." But I'm here, now and loving that photo of you (while you were still sober). Loved the hat!

I can relate to taking more time away from responsibilities and spending more time out and about with friends. That does make for a fantastic life!! And of course, I can't wrap my head around the fact that it's nearly October!

HeARTworks said...

My family would understand about the car. We keep our cars forever and ever!!!! patsy

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