After feeling so happy the past couple of days, something always comes along and drags me down again. So over shit.
One thing... fairly BIG is going down. Can't really talk about it for now, cos we just don't know how it's going to pan out.
Let's just say, we are MEGA STRESSED OUT right now.
While Stew and I are trying to be optimistic, it's hard when it could have far reaching consequences for us. I'm so worried. Being in this bloody position AGAIN, so soon after the same situation played out over several months last year/early this year. Grrrrrr.
I know I'm not being very open about things here today, but I just wanted you to know I'm DISTRACTED, and feeling very down. *** edited below.
I doubt I will get much done in the sewing room today. I'm just not feeling in the mood.
Maybe I shall read some blogs today and just reach out and say 'Hi' !
Here's that photo of the 'new to me' wingback chair:
NOW. Steve wants me to tell you all WHY I love Rhinos.
So, here goes:
I was visiting the Auckland Zoo a few years ago, and while watching the 3 rhinos, one of them decided to have a poop. So, out it's rear end came what honestly looked like a perfect 'log'... and as it grew longer out of the rhino's butt, it got heavier one presumes, and a big log would fall off the end of the poop.
It looked so funny! I laughed my head off.
THEN the other 2 rhinos came over to sniff the steaming pile of poop, but the 'owner' of the poop didn't like that so he charged at them to make them leave his pile alone. He stood over it and guarded it from them! That amused me even more.
So, there you have it. I love Rhino's pooping!
I've been back a couple of times since then and never witnessed that 'event' again. Sad.
I. KNOW.... I'M. WEIRD.
Shelved the blog reading idea. My house needs some serious cleaning/tidying up... and that will keep me mind busy one hopes.
*** Special update with Stew's blessing:
Stew's job is on the line. His company is Restructuring AGAIN... and his job has been on the line for over 6 months now. We thought it finally wasn't in February, when the company said they were NOT going to do the restructure. So we could finally relax.
But NO. Monday he got told his job was again on the line due to restructuring... so we are left feeling like our necks are on the chopping block AGAIN.
So damn ANGRY right now. They have dicked us (and many others in the company) around for 6 months! 6 months of worry and stress. And now... it all starts again.
I am so fickle today! Seriously. I want to do housework. But just don't feel like it. I want to read blogs. Just don't feel like it.
So, maybe I shall sit quietly and watch some mindless TV instead!
I've been down to the sewing room, and done a bit of re-arranging, tidying up. Looked at me Dresden Plate Quilt which is patiently waiting to be worked on.
BUT... I think I need to practice using the new machine before I attempt such a big and heavy quilt on it.
So, I am going to make a few mug rugs, or placemats or anything smallish for now.
But not right now. Maybe if me mood picks up later I will.
Been having a very quiet afternoon, doing bugger all in fact. Watched the TV, had a nap... and now I'm going to make dinner.
I made meatballs and cranberry sauce over rice tonight. The meatballs were just lovely! I just dashed a bit of this and that in the mix and baked them in the oven, then drizzled the cranberry sauce over them. I fully expected them to be tasteless and dry, but they were so moist! Very happy how they turned out.
End of Day: a funny old day. Felt a bit better about things tonight, what will be will be, and nothing I do will change that. So I'm going to try not to worry myself sick.