Thursday, September 18, 2014

Finally I can tell you !!

 
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
 



21 comments:

sunny said...

Wow - I'm totally in the same boat! My termination date is next Friday. I'm actually on vacation this week, so I'm practicing for being unemployed. I've been looking, but haven't found a new job yet. FRUGAL is the name of the game here, too. Fortunately, I have enough fabric to last for a very long time. Good Luck!!

Leanne said...

Such a nice post Fee, I wish you all the luck in the world for you and your little business. Enjoy being at home for awhile and spend some time doing what you love most. xx

Melody said...

I found that when I finally had to give up work due to ill health, it was a horrible shock. It took me about two years to really come to terms that my working life was over. But now I have come to find peace and the challenge of super frugal living is sort of fun. We have picnics instead of lunches at cafes. If we want to celebrate a family event we go out to breakfast instead of dinner. I have a veggie patch and go to Preston market for a lot of my shopping. Not only cheaper but very fresh veggies. You might even find life at home fun too.

Christine M said...

Sorry to hear that Fee. I wish you well in whatever the future brings you. I'll be glad to see more of you in blogland! Hugs, Christine xx

Diana Rayward said...

My career ended due to ill health in 2006 and it took a long time to get used to being "unemployed". My darling hubby gave up work to be my full time carer in 2008. Now both on a pension means a tight budget in our house after such a big drop in income but we enjoy our time together in ways that we never did before. I have learned to appreciate all sorts of things because of it. Enjoy the time whilst you can Fee. I am sure there is a lovely future ahead for you with so much creativity in your life.

Susie said...

Sorry to hear about your job. It's not fair sometimes. You won't regret splurging on your TM (as I sit on the computer my 10 yr old is making dessert with frozen berries for our other two in the TM). I use it all the time and am forever working out the unit cost of things I make. I have found it doesn't save me as much money as I was hoping as it seems to cost more to buy raw ingredients ie. nuts etc but I know we are eating healthier.

shez said...

Hi Fee it will be awesome to have you in blogland more often,your business will do well and might see you designing more.
Oh Fee you will love your thermomix,i use it all the time,i use to have sandwiches for lunch now i make soup it is so quick to do and i am sure healthier than the sandwiches,i have the grandies next week for school holidays,and they cant wait to make things in it,enjoy your evening my friend.xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I think we are the winners here Fee...seeing you more in blogland will be great, new desings and more yummies from your store for us....Best Of Luck...as they say one door closes and another one opens....and I am sure it will be the best door...xx

Susan said...

I can imagine how stressful that has been for you - been there done that with a very unsuccessful (for me) outcome - never mind - plenty of time for your business and who knows what opportunities are around the corner.

Sylvia Anderson said...

Fee, I was so sorry to hear you have lost your job, but am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. Hopefully, something special will be coming your way, other than the TM3 Thermomix, you just ordered. It will be nice hearing from you more often, and we will reap the benefits of that. I will add you to my prayer list in the hopes that another form of employment comes your way soon.
lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

paulette said...

Something BIGGER and BETTER will come up...I am sure of it!! In the meantime enjoy your days 'off'!! You deserve them!

Fiona said...

All the best Fee.... somehow things work out for the best and I'm sure you will make the most of what ever direction you are walking...
Hugz

Noela said...

I hope things will work out and a new avenue will open up for you soon Fee. Love the colours for your 2015 quilt. Hugs.....

Wendy B said...

can't wait to spend more time with you in Blogland honey!!!.....and see what gorgeous things you come up with next....those threads are divine....can't wait to see! You will be a success no matter what, I just know it! LOve ya heaps...big sugary sweet not so frugal, hugs :o) xoxox

Jenny of Elefantz said...

So good to have you back in Blogdom, my friend. xx

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

They say, when one door closes, another door opens...I hope this is so for you. My Thermomix arrives in one week.....can't wait.
Cheers....Jane.

Marie said...

Good luck Fee with whatever you decide to do. In the mean time we are the lucky ones as you will be doing more on your blog :-)

Machelle said...

Lovely. Oh the scones look good.Recently I am thrown to fugal land myself! ha ha! I look forward to sharing with you across the pond. I wish you well. I enjoy your creativity. I wish you well:)

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