Friday, March 31, 2017

Navigating change isnt always easy

If you read my previous posts you know that I changed positions within the same company.  I am a pharmacist for Stop and Shop-a grocery chain.  My previous position was per diem and it included lots of travel, sometimes more than an hour each way.  It was taking a toll since my days were usually 12 hours plus a commute.  The benefit was that I could choose the days I worked and when hubby travelled I didn't work.  That made it easy as far as managing the boys.
      My new position is local but I work more days. I thought I would have all this extra time to do things but the joke is on me.  It's more stressful than ever and working 5 days a week leaves little time to catch up.  What used to be my stitchy days are now loaded with appointments and chores.  An adjustment for sure. 
       I have done some stitching but not as much as I would like. And forget about finishing, that has taken a backseat to everything else that needs to be done. I finished Year of Hawk Run- Feb and March blocks, I did 2 models for The Drawn Thread which I can't share yet and two tiny pieces--- a LK kit called a Little Grey Hare and Scarlett House---stoneware Street. Here are the pics

Happy Stitching my friends!
Until next time

12 comments:

valerie said...

Beautiful finished, Nataly! A full-time job is a big time suck. I struggle to juggle work, hobbies, relationships and chores. Hang in there!

Robin in Virginia said...

Your finishes are lovely, Nataly. I hope you have a relaxing weekend.

Vickie said...

I am so sorry for the added stress in your life my friend. Your stitching is so pretty.

CathieJ said...

I am amazed at how much stitching you are actually accomplishing working full-time. Full-time, five days a week is an adjustment. I only started working full-time all year in September and sometimes it is quite difficult. Stick with it and you will get a groove.

Karyn said...

Your stitching is gorgeous, as always Nataly, even though time is not cooperating...you are amazing.
Make sure that you take time for yourself, no matter how impossible it may seem...you can't ignore it :)
Hugs

Marilyn said...

I'm sorry you lost your stitching time.
All of your finishes are so pretty.
Marilyn

Christina said...

I love the colours of Year at Hawk Run - they're so vibrant. The fabric that the LK hare is stitched on is such a pretty colour too. Not having enough time to stitch is no fun. 😕

diamondc said...

Nataly: You are one busy Lady, love the Hawk Run, The Lizzie Kate Hare is adorable.
Always take some me time, you need it.

Blessings
Catherine

Sarah in Stitches said...

Gorgeous stitching! Sorry to hear you don't have much stitching time anymore. Hoping that gets better soon! :D

Carol said...

So sorry the job change hasn't given you more free time, Nataly. I only work 2 1/2 days a week and do love my "off" days so much. Hopefully, you'll adjust and somehow carve out more time for yourself...

Love all of your stitching as always :)

Joan said...

I found you:) You do lovely stitching. I hope you can get into a new stitching groove now with a new job. Not sure if you know but I also have a blog--although to be honest I don't post a lot. But check it out when you get a chance. www.stitchingsquad.blogspot.com.
Joan--madebymamajoan:)))

blue star stitcher said...

Schedule changes are hard. I work 4/10's but always feel like my 3 day weekends aren't enough time to get anything done. Your Year of Hawk Run Hollow is looking lovely.