The last few weeks and months have been quite difficult in the land of "Fee" For sometime now I have known that I was going to be made redundant and that the love affair with my job would be over.
It has been a long drawn out very stressful process but finally on Tuesday morning of this week I was given a termination of employment letter.
How bittersweet was that !! Having been in the job for 9 years and having grown the role and business from the ground up it has been quite a sad journey to get to this point.
To be honest I am not sure how I feel about it. For the last 2 mornings I have woken up at the same time and laid in bed thinking - WOW I don't have to go to work today - But I don't think it has sunk in yet.
So what will I do next? I have absolutely no idea ! I am the bread winner in the family so some sort of decision has to be made but for the next few weeks I am going to concentrate on my little business and see what happens.
One thing I do know is that lots of things have to change around here - Most of all financial things. We will not be able to afford to waste any money and frugal will be my new "Go To" word.
It was my turn last night to do supper for the sewing girls. As I am suffering from man flu at the moment I had contemplated just going out and buying a store bought cake to save the hassle but the frugal word kicked in and I decided on a batch of date scones from the pantry.
And they were delicious !! It has been at least a year since I have made them - Mostly because I just haven't had the time. Hubby and I have had the left overs this morning over a cup of coffee. Yummo !!
As a matter of interest I worked out this morning that the entire batch of 10 scones cost just $1.45 to make. That is fantastic ! Next time I make them I am going to wrap some up and pop in the freezer for a quick morning tea fix for hubby and I. If you do "Pinterest" you can Pin the above photo straight to your board if you want to save it for another day.
One thing that having some extra time will allow is for me to start stitching my new Block of the Month for 2015. I am so in love with the colours I have chosen - They remind me of summer fruits.
I had fun putting the threads on my little holder. Do you store your threads for a project all together?
There will be one final luxury for this household delivered in 3 weeks time. I have splurged some of my severance pay on a TM3 Thermomix which will be delivered in 3 weeks. I know that over time this little machine will not only make my life easier but will save me money as well. I am looking forward to taking delivery of it.
So you had better get used to seeing more of me in blog land - Because blogging more often is way up there on my "To Do" List.
Hugs - Fee xx