Friday, August 10, 2007

Whatever gets you through !

This week at the job was one of those weeks that you just have to cope with . You know, keep your head down, grit your teeth and get through it. I figure everyone has those weeks occasionally so here is my not-yet-patented method for getting through it !


  • Ignore the work piling up on the desk. Grab a load of important papers and rush out the door at lunch time. Head for the nearest op-shop and buy something lovely.

  • Design and draw cushion for the Ballarat patchwork Cushion challenge during staff meeting. Maintain an air of intelligence and try to perfect the I-am-so-interested-in-what-you-are-saying-I-am-just-going-to-have-to-take-notes kind of look. (It takes practice but it is one of those skills that come in handy)


  • Attend daughters concert, a local fundraiser for drought relief. Realise you are one of the oldest people there and that the boys in the band are not actually singing in a foreign language - you just can't understand them. Resist the urge to tell them to pull up their pants.
  • Give yourself permission to leave at interval and pick up daughter later ! Go home and do a little stitchin'

  • Have lunch with a friend - better still have noodles with a friend.
  • Get a package in the mail - who cares if it something you paid for and not a real-life actual present. In fact buy yourself something that has to be posted - parcels in the mail are the best !
  • Drink red wine (This step may be used at any time during the week and as many times as necessary)


Stay home, blog, read others blogs, finish project so you can blog Saturday.

Bad week nearly forgotten !!!!


  1. Sounds like the perfect recipe for any week of the year Jodie!

  2. Jodie, how did I miss the fact that you are a Ballarat girl? I don't know but anyways, I was born and bred there (reluctantly so). I escaped to the city (Melbourne) in 2000. What a funny small world!

  3. Love the way you've set out this post. You did manage to start your birdie stitchery. That is the next pattern I'm buying. I could get a thing for bird house. Doesn't match with dragonflies I suppose.

  4. I have had the week from hell. Thank you for making me feel (slightly) better!

  5. Sounds like you just made it through!!! I can really relate to the staff meeting day-that is usually when I do a lot of doodling!

  6. the rivet things on my jigsaw pieces are craft eyelets. you can get them from Kmart. You also need an eyelet setter thing and a hole punch the right size for your eyelets. I think they have all the bits at Kmart in the scrapbooking aisle.

  7. Hi Jodie

    thanks for welcoming me to blogging - you might actually remember me, I bought some chenille off you, and you made me realise that aussies blogged too - I know pretty stupid of me.

    What are you going to do with your bluebirds?

    Hope next week is better for you

  8. Hi Jodie

    Of course you are welcome to be on my PIF - i thought you were joking, please email
    nestfeather(at)optusnet(dot)com(dot)au with details - but don't expect anything before the end of sept............want something made of chenille, or is that sending coal to Newcastle? lol

  9. Drink Red Wine. I'm going to use that one tonight.

    Loved your summary of getting through the week.

  10. What a fantastic week! Love the crafting, love you coping mechanisms...

  11. Ain't that the truth! Love how you handle your week

  12. Just stumbled on your blog, am having one of THOSE weeks at work and gave myself permission to blog surf instead of work tonight - loved your plan for the whole week, just the medicine I need! Thanks


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