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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Saturday, 6 February 2016

What do you do ..... ??????

.... when you have just been made redundant after a very stressful week of waiting for the axe to fall?

This is what you do ....

1. Have a Monkey Shoulder Whiskey at 10 am with your close work colleagues.....



Then, you go for a long walk along Collins Street as you head home early .....


Then, you "drown your sorrows" all afternoon with some Baileys on ice, some chocolate, a cuddle with Furio, some Netflix (watched the full series of six episodes of "Between") and some stitching for Friday Frolics and FNwF ....

                                      

                            
"Ho, ho, ho" by Pineberry Lane


Then later that evening, you play Scrabble with TraderVic and DD and eat yummy cakes which DD and DS2 gifted you with to make you feel better .....

                             



.... then off to bed for yet another sleepless night but you know what, 

... the next morning you get up, pick yourself up and get on with the rest of your life!

hugs,  

P.S.  I see this as a chance for another exciting new chapter in my life - maybe some consultancy, some writing, another publishing job, back to some teaching or maybe even just retirement - who knows?



37 comments:

Jacquie Morris said...

Oh.... But I love how you spent the day! Mmmm cakes!!
I like your positive outlook, onwards!!
Sending you a happy smile :)
Xx

FlashinScissors said...

Sorry to hear you've been made redundant. You never know, you might really find that wonderful job you've always dreamed of!!!!!!
You sound as if it will be an adventure .... Keep us posted.
Best, Barbara xx

Gillie said...

The WT and I are cheering you on......as a sweet American said to us many years ago.......when life hands you lemons, etc. We were fairly new to the US and I had not heard that expression before.....lots of love and hugs, Kaye, a chance for a new direction and a new adventure xxx

Margaret said...

All the best. Such news is a shock isn't it? I was in that exact place 8 years ago. Hope everything works out for you.

Carm said...

Enjoy your drinks and treats! It's their loss. You will do wonderful at what ever you decide to do. Don't rush into anything!

valerie said...

So sorry to hear about your job situation! Take a little time to yourself before hitting the job market again. Best of luck to you!

Von said...

Well, it's definitely their loss and I know it will be to your gain, Kaye! As for what I would do, I'd take this blog post and do everything you've done! :)

Tiffstitch said...

Ugh. What a terrible end to the week. But you're right, it's a fresh start and now that the wound has happened you start to heal. What awesome family and friends you have!!

Susan said...

Sorry to hear about your rotten news, but I'm happy to hear you're not going to let it keep you down. Keep stitching until the next door opens. X

marly said...

Sorry Kaye. Enjoy some time for yourself before you make any decisions. You deserve it.

Linda said...

Oh I'm so sorry Kaye. It's their loss not yours. Now you take some time and do something different. Teaching sounds like fun.

Linda

Claudette497 said...

Best of luck as you start the next chapter

Heather said...

Oh no! That's exactly how I would have spent it though! Maybe you could be a sub. That's what my mil does. I hope you come to a decision that makes you feel great!

Blu said...

Oh no! That's their loss.
I hope the new door that opens is a good one.

Brigitte said...

So sorry to hear about your job, Kaye. But I'm sure that after a little out time there will be new chances for you. And with your positive outlook on life you will see them and grab them. Big hugs.

Thoeria said...

Big hugs Kaye xxxx
I've walked that road.....well not Collins Road :) .....so totally understand. And yes....it *is* a new chapter :) After 15 years with the same company I had really felt like the rug was ripped out from under me when it happened...but you know what.....3 months later I was in a new job....better hours and loving it! Try to enjoy the breather while you decide where to next :)

P.S. Just have to say.....when I saw the blog title in my reading panel I immediately had "what do you do"going through my head to the tune of Justin Bieber's "What do you mean":D :D

shez said...

Oh Kaye you know what you were too good for this company and a better one is just waiting for you around the corner,i admire you my friend for your positive thinking and attuide,sending you big hugs and cant wait to see where you journey starts again xx

cucki said...

Oh dear I hope everything work out for you
Big Hugs x

Justine said...

Sorry to hear your news, that sounds like a very stressful week to go through. However as others have said you have the right attitude to it and I'm sure you will turn the situation to your advantage.
I like the style in which you "dealt" with the news!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

You certainly do have style! I think your friends are right; you were too good for them and it's their loss!
I am sure your next job will be amazing.
If not, there's always that bookseller position near me...

CJ said...

Your new chapter will be amazing!! Best wishes on this new adventure in your life. I can't wait to read about it!!

CJ

Vickie said...

HUGS for you Kaye. There are better days ahead.

Carol said...

Oh, dear! I'm very sorry to hear about your job news, Kaye, but I know you, with your wonderful energy and take-charge spirit, will find new (and better!) days ahead. Sending a big hug and, until you decide what to do--enjoy all that extra stitching time :)

KimM said...

Oh, Kaye! I"m so very sorry to hear this news. I know you will land on your feet. Who knows what next adventure is waiting for you? P.S. Retirement is the best job I've ever had - HA! Cheer, my friend.
xxx

diamondc said...

Kaye: I am so sorry, I am sure you will come out on top, you seem like a very sensible and loving person, I am sure the perfect spot will be found for you.
I know it is 5:00 somewhere so why not a little nip in the A.M.
I am a Bailey's nut, I am also into Horchata yummy.
Love your HO Ho Ho Pineberry, on polka dot fabric he is adorable.
I will pray things come out your way.

Blessings
Catherine

Ariadne said...

I am sorry for your becoming redundant! So it happens in countries with no financial crisis too! I don't know your age but if you feel like retiring I must tell you that my husband loves his retirement and enjoys doing the things he loves. If you prefer looking for a job or doing something else that's your choice!I wish you all the best of luck in anything you decide and I am sure you will find a solution because you are one special lady! And on the other (silly) hand see it as a chance to read and stitch more!I am wondering how many SALs you will start!Hugs and kisses!AriadnefromGreece!

Tracy said...

Good luck with this new chapter of your life and it looks like you spent the day in just the right way X

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Kaye, my love, every part of life brings us wonderful moments.
I wish you the most beautiful !!!!

Cath said...

Sorry to hear the news . I know how much you loved your job . When one door closes , it makes room for another one to open. wishing you every success in whatever you decide to do next. Hugs xxx

stitchersanon said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the redundancy. Horrible but as my friends say to me and vice versa: time to pull the big girl panties up! I'm sure this is just another case of you get one door closed and a million others open up for you xx

Bea said...

Kaye, I'm sorry to hear your news, but I love the way you dealt with your day. Silly company, doesn't realize what they've lost. Take a bit of a breather, then jump into the next adventure with both feet. You've got this!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Urgh, I'm so sorry to hear that! I think you dealt with it really well. Can't wait to see what you do next! :D

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

So sorry to hear, but what a great way to say life goes on! Your company obviously lost a good one, but you've got your FNWF!

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Sorry to hear about your news. I hope all works out well for you.

jhm said...

I'm late in reading this so first of all. Sorry it had to happen to you. Next - take time to decide what is right for you. Consider, if feasible, doing volunteer work. It can be rewarding without the hassles (usually). I love the what you did on the day of. Better than what I did (went home and cried). Hang in there.
Jackie

Mii Stitch said...

Oh dear! This has to happen once in your working life I guess. I went through that 6 years ago and walk straight into a new job & am still enjoying my different role :) Stay positive, keep your head up & start looking! I'm sure something good will happen.

Margaret said...

Oh dear, this must be so stressful. I still remember when my FIL came home early looking stunned. He'd been given early retirement, no choice in the matter. I hope things work out for you. Definitely look at it as a new start. Look on the sunny side! You did a good job making the best of a stressful day.

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