Wednesday, 15 October 2008

its nearly half term

well two weeks to go. I have had one day's work in all that time. Further enquiries reveal that all the supply work has been taken over by cover supervisors. I am not going into detail here but it means that there are a whole load of unemployed teachers out there that used to reply on casual work. On Monday I had the dubious pleasure of going to the job centre to sign on.

Next week we will have lived here for 15 years. We came with high hopes and newly attained degrees I can honestly say all that hard work and the teacher training a few years later has brought us nothing, except debt and disappointment.

yes I have been feeling sorry for myself and then I felt guilty. There are so many people with bigger problems than me. Some of the blogs I follow show me just how much I have and so much that others have lost and that money is not the most important thing although it is useful for paying bills and keeping body and soul together. Tomorrow is World Food day
a billion people in the world don't have enough to eat

So enough! I didn't mean to depress you all.

I have finished a piece for an exchange

and my autumn wall hanging is coming along. I am making it up as I go along really!

I am going to do some x stitching for myself and have pulled out Joy to the World to finish for Christmas. And then get back to The Chocolate shoppe. I can't remember the last time I worked on that.

The Wise Men ( Joyce you guessed correctly) are coming along nicely. I have machined all around then and now have to attach them to the backing fabric and finish of the embellishments.

I must have too much time on my hands. I put all my blog RSS feeds in alphabetical order in my favourites the other day. But at least I know where everyone is now.

The sun has shined the washing has dried and I have hoovered.

Nearly forgot to say thank you to everyone who leaves a comment. They are appreciated.


Anonymous said...

I thought it was the Wise Men, I'm glad to know I'm right. :o) I'm very interested in seeing the "making it up as I go along" wall hanging. It's brave, and a cool way to explore your creativity.

I am so very sad to hear your sadness and disappointment in your post. You bring me joy, I just wish that helped pay bills.

I know the feeling of knowing it could be worse and feeling bad for complaining about your lot. I feel badly for you, too. I have been in a "silent" mood lately, but am glad to read your post, b/c I want to know how you are, good and bad.

May things improve. {{{Wendy}}}

Woman Called Joyce said...

Wendy, I'm sorry things didn't work out like you thought they would. Life is like that---we have to take what we are given and do the best we can with what we've got. And it's okay to sometimes have doubts and misgivings. I devoted many years of my life to a career that dropped me like a hot potato when the going got tough. And I spent a long time being bitter and feeling sorry for myself. I finally came to the same conclusion as you------there are so many people out there who have a much harder life than I. That doesn't make my life easier. It just puts things in perspective. We have a gift that most don't---we have the gift of creativity. And that, mixed with our sense of humor, will get us through. The right job is waiting for you. Who knows? With the increased interest in handmade, we still have a shot at making money doing what we love. Chin up, and keep doing what you do-----making beautiful things!

Sally said...

So sorry you've had no work Wendy. I think it's awful the way they treat qualified teachers. Life really sucks at times and I'm hoping things will improve greatly for you.

I must admit I felt bad complaining on my blog about my ( now ex) neighbours when my DH had been to a fatal accident ( it makes you think) but sometimes you need to vent and let it all out. {{{{hugs}}}}

Shashi Nayagam said...

Hi Wendy, first of all thank you so much for leaving comments on my blog. They are much appreciated.
I am so sorry to hear that things have not turned out the way they should. I sincerely hope for that silver lining for you. I think a lot of people are feeling the way you do at present and are just thankful that they are keeping their heads just above water. Life is like that and I hope things will work out for you. In the mean time keep creating. It keeps the sanity.
Your wall hangings are beautiful. Love the colours you have chosen.