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Friday, December 5, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree

I'm taking part in this Christmas ornament swap. Because going back to work* after 18 months at home with a kid who still wakes in the night was not enough to fill in my days.

I've started which, frankly, IS A FREAKING MIRACLE, but that's about all. I made one piece (only 29 more pieces to go... did I mention that I designed the most time consuming ornament EVER?) and had to open a bottle of wine**.

Blimey. I'm such an eeyore somedays. So, for those of you who are still reading after my grizzling, here's the silver lining - I can expect some precious, handmade ornaments for my Christmas tree this year. Yay to that.

*Yes, I have a new, full-time job. I've been meaning to write about it but, for one reason or another, I haven't. It's also one of those jobs where it's best not to talk to the interweb about it. Most excitingly, it means that Jules is now a full-time dad/house husband. It's like I've landed in feminist heaven. He even has my tea ready for me at 6. Still working on him greeting me at the door with my pipe and slippers. I'm going to make that a stretch goal in his performance review this year. Am I still blathering on about this? It appears I am.

**Jules, if you're reading this, please keep calm. I went for the moderately priced stuff i the cellar.


Look Left Karen said...

I quite fancied the idea of the ornament swap too it sounds fantastic but my snowed-under-ness made me a little less ambitious and I am not as brave as you. So what is the new full time job....you have teased and tantalised and oh, the curiosity.
And role reversals are great aren't they...we did it when I took a short contract in melbourne when Fred was 2 1/2 and I loved it!!! The only downside was that Den is an atrocious cook!

jasmine t said...

looks like we are in the same swap group!!!! i'm sending mine out tomorrow (monday) hope you like it!! Don't work too hard on yours now!!!

Julie said...

I felt just the same w=once I had entered into the christmas ornament swap, wondering where the heck I was going to find the time to do anything!!! Well today I am about to post all 5 away, thanks goodness I can now start on the other 5000 things on my list.

wow you are brave going to work when still having to ge up through the night!!! I am hoping to study full time next year, and am hoping that my littlest will stop getting up 2/3 times a night. Not sure if brain will work properly this tired. My hubby is looking forward to me working full time as it is his DREAM to be a stay at home dad, I just wonder if he will remember to clean the house........... X