Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Finally caught up...I think?

WOW, I cannot believe how long it has been since I posted. The last 10 days or so have all just disappeared on me, never to be found again.

This arrived in the mail from Noela last Friday, I never got home from work until quite late, (met a friend for an early snack dinner - the most delicious scrummy corn fritters with a really yummy homemade chutney - just divine, and then my sister arrived and we went off for a wine - she has teenagers and was feeling like some time out! - and then Rowing Man arrived home from week 2 in Twizel after 3 hr drive, very tired but full of his week and wanting to spill all) -

- so I never got to open this until Saturday morning. Isn't it so scrummy - thank you so much Noela. This was the Paper Bag Swap organised by Maree ... I love all the redwork, and I have really enjoyed visiting Noela's blog.. Thank you ever so much Maree for organising this swap!

...and my Christmas in July (organised by Karen), swap partner Deb, sent me these goodies, she got to post about them before I did! ...'cos I am such a sad slacker..... look at the lovely Paris Pillow.. isn't everything so georgeous.... hmmmmm might just go look out that flat white,

I just love Leanne Beasley designs!!!

...and these are some of the swaps that I have been working on... furiously....

so much to do and sew little time...

and this is a sneaky at my Christmas in July (organised by Stephanie & Linda) ...

and this stitchery for my other Christmas in July swap, organised by Karen... (I am hand delivering this one as the recipient, Darlene, is away this weekend at the same retreat that I am off to at Cherry Pie Quilting in Levin..

Finally these are now already wrapped up and in the post! YES!! Got carried away and bit off a bit more then what I could realistically chew, but there you have it. To be honest, I didn't think that I would still be working full time, or at all for that matter. Really thought that by now I would be ensconced in Twizel being a SAH something....

anyway, on that front - Rowing Man started his new GP role in Twizel 2 weeks ago. I went up for the first week (annual leave time 'cos not yet left job); because he has not yet found anyone to take over his seat in his practice at Outram, where he has been for the last 22 years, and has only got a mix of part-time locum cover, he is working every Monday there, and then Tues-Fri in Twizel. Now for those of you who are not familiar with this territory, this is at least a 3 hour drive. So the plan is except for every 4 th weekend when he is on call in Twizel, he is coming home Friday evenings, leaving at 7pm, and staying down in Dunedin working at Outram Mondays (doing some on call work Mon evenings or over the weekend), and then heading back up to Twizel on Tuesday mornings leaving at 5.30am. The only bother with that, is that we have had some really doozy frosts of late, and temperatures way low ... like -9! Frosty cold.

My challenge, and no choice really about accepting it 'cos I need to support my man! ... is to make sure he has clean laundry and plenty of food for the week! Hmmmmmmm more grey hairs coming on I feel, or wrinkles or something. And I don't sleep that well when he' s not here.

SOoooooo, I will be staying at work at least until the end of September, keeping the house in Dunedin, and Rowing Man is commuting. Long distance relationships - SUCK already! .... 10 weeks to go and counting!!!

Have fun!

Shiree

8 comments:

Deb said...

You poor thing romancing from a distance.on't worry we will take your mind off it all this weekend!!
2 sleeps to go--wahoo

Melanie said...

What lovely things the wonderful Deb made for your C in J swap. Good luck with getting all your projects done in time.

We had a similar problem with commuting - hubby was still working in Oxford and staying with friends while I was in Wales on the farm as our Oxford house sold so quick. This time I think our sale will be very slow because of the housing market.

Cardygirl said...

Your swap partner is fabulous! Your pressies are stunning...you lucky girl. Sounds like life is hectic & you deserve a bit of spoiling though. Stand by your man...it will all be worthwhile!

Noela said...

You have been busy Shiree. Lots of lovely things arriving at your house. So glad you liked the bag. Have a lovely time at your retreat. They are always such fun. Cheers for now......

Linda said...

Oh my gosh Shiree, that made me tired just reading it. I don't know how you managed to get so many different swap items done and in the post. Ii just l-o-v-e the items that Deb sent you, just gorgeous. Yes long distance love life stinks, been there and done that, but those weeks will go quickly for you, and it won't be long and the 2 of you will be together again.

Maree said...

Glad you liked this swap...all your Goodies are Lovely...lots of stitching to keep you going while home Alone...nevermind we are here to keep you Company...
cheers

Sherri said...

You have so many wonderful things you've made and received! I love them all!

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely projects! You must feel very happy!