30 May 2010

listening to my body & what's saying (screaming)

Greetings all,
Are you also having a very wet weekend??  Well it's hot chocolates & movies on here today.
 
I can't believe i'm relaxed enough to take a break from sewing (read: clean the house from top to bottom, cook & bake) when . . . a) i've been so unwell due to that silly finger; b) i have orders & stock to make for Shop & Handmade Market; c) i have a motherload of submissions for Handmade Living & d) my husband is away on what seems an endless trip to the desert, i'm the answer to every car/ toilet/ child & dog issue which arises.  I mean, a week on anti biotics, the children's toilet stopped flushing, the car wouldn't start & our dog has been barking!!  But my finger's better now (thanks for your comments, all so kind, yes an infection under the nail, took me down, hard!!)  I'm also listening to my body & what's it's screaming out is "slow down".  I have a lot of responsibilities with home, children & business, without any back up, even so, i created all of this . . . i can slow it down as well. 
It's also this time of the quarter where Handmade Market is a week away - on Saturday 5th June (June i know, already??) so my well timed deliveries of fabric, knitting needles, hair clips & buttons start pouring in.  Yes, there will be a GIVEAWAY shortly!!  I just know i won't be able to sew as much as i normally would for the market, but with the back up of the Shop Handmade (open 6 days) the pressure to perform on market day has been raised a little.  So this market i'm more 'handmade craft enabler' than handmade by Posie.
. . . another 50 pairs of Tasmanian oak knitting needle goodness + 10 more tubes with sets of 3 or 4 pairs . . .
. . . lovely Katie from MissChiefMaker & gorgeous Rachel from Mr Mudge at the Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday, on the verandah of the Forrest Hotel, good luck with your baby Rachel - doesn't she look fabulous 3rd time round & 7 months pregnant . . .
After the Morning Tea (they raised over $5K!!) I took myself out for lunch & to the War Memorial.  I just had a bout of missing my husband, thinking about losing my mother-in-law to breast cancer, my finger hurt, i missed my girls on school camp, i didn't want to go home & just found out this new Army exhibit opened . . . so i bravely went in.  Going to a War Memorial is NOT an easy task when your husband is at war, i can assure you!! 
I won't try to describe helicopters, vehicles or the camp as i am sure i'll be wrong.  Some Army wives practically manage their husbands careers, know every course/ base/ detail/ weapon & every movement.  Me, well, i listen out for the date he's coming back home to us, where he is & how he's travelling only makes it real & i like to play pretend, that he's not in danger.

This was a nice way to end the exhibit, with an image of Sabi, the explosives dog who was MIA for over a year, now back on duty. 
So this week it's serious work for the Handmade Market, working at Shop every day, meetings with Handmade Living & that's right, parenting, feeding, loving 4 primary schoolers.  Have lovely weeks everyone & stay tuned for the GIVEAWAY on Thursday, love Posie

24 comments:

Kerry said...

You are an awesome woman! I'm exhausted just reading about all you deal with and I take my hat off to you...several times! This was a very timely post as I procrastinate about doing some work that is due tomorrow...and feeling annoyed that I have to do it on a Sunday. It's ok...reading this I well and truly got over myself! I hope things are feeling manageable at least, and I'm looking forward to Saturday's market. Love the look of those knitting needles. Take care :)

my little jedi said...

It sounds like you had a great weekend @ your house..hot chocolate & movies - Perfect for this cold weather! And how gorgeous are these Tasmanian oak knitting needles! Love em! x :)

Thea said...

Yes, you must listen to your body. Slow down and look after yourself and I hope you are reunited with your husband soon! much love. xx

Gypsy said...

Glad you're doing ok Posie, you obviously have a lot going on. Just think how much easier it will be when your husband returns!

Asteria said...

very wet weekend indeed :)

The Handmaden said...

I'll never understand how you do all this!
Take care of yourself - that means REST!

Warmest wishes
Kel

yardage girl said...

Thinking of you, Posie ... craft enabler is the way to go. best wishes with the coming week - have another hot chocky and relax as much as you can! Nic x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Rough week Posie! poor finger, poor you with the bigoverload of STUFF TO DO! I know just how you feel.Sending you calm vibes, you will get it all done, I just know it!

Sarah x

JODIE said...

You are amazing Posie. Thanks for the inspiration! See you at Handmade on Saturday.
:-)

clare's craftroom said...

I seriously think you need to come over for a visit and I'll make you a cuppa . I hope you feel much better this week , smooth sailing .

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I'm back already, to let you know I must follow you ^_^

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Just found your lovely blog. These pictures are lovely and tell a lot of your great weekend! Off to read some of your past posts.. Sending many happy thoughts your way for a lovely evening and a sweet new week! xx

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

You are amazing! You have such a hard job of looking after your little family all by yourself for so much of the time. I hope you have been able to slow down a little to look after yourself to look after them. Glad your finger is better - amazing how one tiny area of the body can cause so much pain and be so annoying in every day life! Thinking of you... Lou.

Kylie said...

Is anyone entering you in Boystown Mther of the Year - maybe I should. I love that you are that Army wife - make it refreshing to some that I come across:) Timor where Gan - who? I love in my own little world when DH is away and dont even watch the news or read the paper anymore - my little world is perfect:)

Have a good week - glad that the finger is better. Oh and did I tell you that Ingrid has run away and joied the RAAF - beauty girl to Airforce - what a change:)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Wow, you are amazing! We were honoring our friends last night as he is in the military and that is why they are moving! I don't know you you wives do it! We have become so close to the family it just breaks my heart. I know we will remain close and hopfully they can retire out here (wishfull thinking) Enjoy your weekend, thinking of you! Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Kristin

Purple Paisley Patch said...

I missed the post about your finger, I'm glad it's all better now. It's amazing how much an infection can knock you about! Good on you for giving yourself a break, you can't be super-woman all the time.
Good luck with all your sewing, I'm sure you'll get on top of everything with time to spare. I sooooo admire your organisation skills.
Hugs
Kelly :-)

Gina said...

Thinking of you Jennie. I suspect a lot of the busyness you have gathered around you is partly necessity, things to keep you alive and active and creative while your husband is away, so it must be a bit difficult to need to slow down, but you're taking it really well. Good on you, and for braving the exhibition too...

Little Ted Canvas said...

I'm pleased to hear your finger is on the mend. It's so important to make time just to slow down a bit, good for you for picking up on that 'screaming for a break' inner voice..hot chocolate & movies, sounds perfect!

Corrie said...

oh my goodness that is a serious amount of knitting needles! wowee!

Corrie:)

moose and bird said...

What a week you have had! I hope this week is a little kinder. Have fun at your market on Saturday. xo

notquitecrafty said...

So pleased to hear your finger is looking better and I am looking forward to seeing all the Posie loveliness next Saturday. Bought some hairclips at Shop Handmade last week and have decided that they will be the gift of choice for all little girl birthdays this year so will be looking to stock up!

The War Memorial exhibit looks interesting, my boys were there with their Navy father on the weekend ( well they are there every weekend he has them) so will have to ask what they thought.

Brenda said...

Oh I just found the article in "The Land", looks good doesn't it! Curious to know who rang the shop today, was it a designer wanting to stock in the shop? I've been trying to spread the word on how wonderful the whole Shop Handmade concept is......and the book too!

Stacey said...

Phew! Slow down woman!

After the market of course!

A big satchel (two in fact) of knitted goodies are heading your way for the market. Pray for a cold day!

Brenda said...

I just saw your pencil rolls on Tania McCartney's blog......OMG! How cute are they?