It’s a gorgeously still and warm evening, a beautiful start to the weekend. The French doors are open, the vivid sunset has just faded. The little moreporks (New Zealand owl) are filling the air with their calls as they awake for a night of hunting. We haven’t had an evening like this all summer. Now it’s autumn, and the weather has finally become settled. I feel a peace and serenity that I haven’t felt for a long time.
I’m not sure why I’ve been so reticent about telling you some fairly major news. I suspect it’s a worry that Sod’s Law would change things on me. However, I think I can now confidently tell you that I have managed to finally(!) fill a large piece of the puzzle to my life: I have got a job! (The happy screaming you heard a week or two back would have been me).
I’ve been facing the only period of “under employment” in my entire life for the past two years, and it has not been fun at all. I say ‘under employment’ with some irony. How underemployed can the mother of a young family be? However, from a financial point of view, it’s a very welcome relief to have this job. It is also doing wonders for my own sense of self-worth, confidence and happiness at once again being able to provide materially for my family.
People, do you realise what this also means though?? It means that I can go yarn adventuring once again and tell you about more pretty yarns! Ooooooh, it’s so exciting!!
Some people buy a nice bottle of wine (or bubbly) to celebrate a success. Knitters do this:
I suppose it’s the same colour as the liquid celebration. 😉