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Thread: My wonderful Summer!!

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    My wonderful Summer!!

    I'm so excited!! I have the entire summer off with pay! I cleaned my sewing room which I have been putting off for months and months now. I pulled out some UFOs and sorted thru to find the right one to finish. Best part is my hubby is a locomtive engineer and spends every second day and night out of town running the passenger train. I can get up in the morning (when I want) have my coffee and sew all day long if I want. Yesterday I never even got dressed! I have also wanted to try painting, went out and bought some canvases and paints etc and paint one day and sew the next. Have one painting done and working on a second. As for quilts, one UFO almost done, just need to bind and add the beading, voila done!! In two weeks will be heading to the cottage for three weeks. No power up there so will pack some hand sewing, painting supplies and my camera. I feel like a little kid who has been fed a pot of coffee on Christmas Eve!!! But the down side is a week after I went on my leave of absence, 45 people were laid off with no return date. Not sure I will have a job when I go back at the end of Septmeber. If I am laid off, I will then be on 15 weeks of Employment Insurance, which pays half of what I'm making now. Will have to start looking for a new job in the near future. Will cross that bridge if and when I come to it.
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    The first part of the summer on full pay sounds delightful. We can trade places if you want. Enjoy the freedom of crafting days and not getting dressed and show pictures of your accomplishments. The three weeks at the cottage sounds wonderful. No wonder you feel so exuberant! The uncertainty of the job is a tough one, but as you say, deal with it if and when necessary.

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    Enjoy your time. Sounds like you are excited with lots of plans. You can't put a price on time.

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    Fun! I don't change what I want or don't want to do if DH is home or gone so I feel this way everyday. LOL.
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    Enjoy your special days this summer. And of course, don't worry about what might happen later
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    Fun! I don't change what I want or don't want to do if DH is home or gone so I feel this way everyday. LOL.
    You & me both. But sometimes it IS nice to have the house all to yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyElisabeth View Post
    Enjoy your special days this summer. And of course, don't worry about what might happen later
    My feelings exactly! Just sew &/or paint up a storm & enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. Then do what Scarlett O'Hara used to do (& which my Mother swore by)... "I'll worry about it tomorrow". Tomorrow for worrying & today for playing! You go, girl! And post pictures!
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    ENJOY your time and let the future worry about itself.
    I do understand the enthusiastic reaction to a summer without time commitments as I'm a teacher and do love summer time. Perfect for quilting!
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    Sounds like you have a wonderful time ahead of you and that you have put everything in proper prospective in regards to your job. Don't let it ruin the gift of your extended summer vacation. I retired the end of March and am enjoying my first summer off since I was 14. Not crazy about the heat but it's the only thing I have to deal with....can definitely deal with it. I'm a true believer that things work out the way they are supposed to.

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    What a great way to spend the summer- enjoy.
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    Sounds like you've got a good start on a successful summer. Hope to see your paintings as well as your finished UFOs.
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    Have fun. Don't trouble trouble til trouble trouble's you!!!

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    Sounds great! Enjoy, and good luck on your job.
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    So what do you do for a day job? Teachers go back the BEGINNING of September. CIA maybe?
    every cloud has a silver lining but sometimes it is hard to get to the mint

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    Enjoy your summer!

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    I vote you look for a cheap treadle and take it to the cabin

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbaraA View Post
    Have fun. Don't trouble trouble til trouble trouble's you!!!
    Oh! I love that saying...." I have never heard that one before

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    Wow, things finished and more time ahead to enjoy...great! Please post photos of your paintings as well as the finished sewing projects. Just remember, the Lord will provide so have faith and have fun.

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    Please enjoy your summer off with pay. Lucky girl. As to September - as you say, cross that bridge when you get to it. Not to be cynical, but half pay is better than no pay, I know that from experience. I was laid off twice within one year, 2 different companies, but still the first times I had ever been laid off. However, 2 days before the second lay off date, my husband went into the hospital with severe vertigo. I spent the next 6 -8 months taking him here, there and everywhere - doctors, hospitals, tests, etc., etc. Hang in there, enjoy your summer, remember - life is what happens when you're making other plans. Use that time to do what you love, painting and quilts, it doesn't get much better than that. Enjoy, without guilt.

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    its your thing ..do what you want to do !! SUMMER off .. and sewing, crafts whatever strikes your fancy !! Have fun !!
    When Life brings big winds of change that almost blows you over.Hang on tight and Believe.
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    WOW, that will give lots of time to shop for REAL bargins, so if it takes you awhile to find a new job (if indeed yours is gone), you will be able to sew till you find a new job with out feeling guilty about spending money. Always be happy with a little as some people have none. Also you may find a better job, it happened for me.

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    Having time for yourself is a precious gift. Not many women get to enjoy that kind of freedom. Do what you want...everything will still be waiting for you tomorrow. Worry about it then.

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    What great news! Sleep in as late as you want!

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    the next logical step is to paint a quilt ! it's very fun and allows you two creative processes in one. try it and enjoy!!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helenhiwater View Post
    So what do you do for a day job? Teachers go back the BEGINNING of September. CIA maybe?
    In Phoenix teachers go back at the beginning of August! So stinking hot the kids can't go out to recess, but I do enjoy June and July! Good luck and enjoy your summer.

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