My new job has been going really well and I'm really enjoying it. I was finding, however, that I was doing much more than the 22.5 hours a week that I'm paid for - one of the penalties of working from home. That's not so bad in itself but I felt that home life and maybe more importantly crafty time was suffering!
I realised last week that I had an option.
When I took the job we agreed that I'd start off by working 4.5 hours every day. In reality this soon became 6+ a day. We also agreed that this was open to review once my initial training was over.
Today I took the bull by the horns and asked if I could change my working week.
So, from now on I'll be working four days instead of five and having a whole day off during the week - and it's all mine!!!!! My poor neglected sewing machine may see the light of day once more!
Although it's not a drastic change it will make such a difference to how I feel about going back to work :)
The naughty Sausage Monster was full of cold this weekend, with a very sore little nose :( To make him feel a bit better I sat and crocheted him a friend while he sat and sniffed.
This is a great free pattern from here. His feet were sort of cobbled together as I lost my way with the pattern - he still stands unaided though!
Sausage did give him a name but I can't for the life of me remember what it is!
I've also joined in with The Toadstool Swap at Lucykate Crafts which I'm really looking forward to. I need a little handsewing project to do as we're going camping very soon and I need something crafty to keep me sane while we're sheltering from the rain!!
Big hi to my swap partner Dyan - all the way from Jamaica :)
I'm off now for a bit of a lurk and then it's beddy byes for me.....