Monday, 19 October 2009

It's Off to Work I Go!

I've been job hunting.

Work has been merely trickling into our Workshop, and it seems that the (alleged) economic state of affairs has caused many to fear,  and thereby - cease ordering. 

Our children have been job hunting, too.  It is a bitter-sweet time.  Bitter because after 21 years of self employment, I am back in the workforce, along with the children, and the cosy, secure life we all grew to love and depend on - a life working from home, albeit fugacious, has been interrupted. 

For now, anyway.

"Keep your eyes on the prize", I remind them.  (The prize being our Pie Shop).

'Tis a sweet time, because in hardship, there is a newfound bonding.  Oh, and laughter still lives here. In large doses.

"I'll be the stay-at-home-dad", the Machinist teases.  "Only there'll be nobody at home but me". 

Work on the Shop building is still of paramount importance, but there are a number of modifications to be made which require two or more pairs of hands and that is difficult, seeing as those pairs of hands are busy helping (and earning) elsewhere. Shift work, both in the workforce, at home, and the Shop is the order of the day.

I will continue to cook at the local hotel and when required, also work at a bakery in town. How appropriate is that!

6 comments:

Mrs. White said...

I am so happy to read an update! I have been wondering where you were and what you were up to!!

hugs and love
Blessings
Mrs. White

Alan Burnett said...

Hope the job-hunting is successful - but is only a temporary delay in achieving your dream pie shop.

blackbird said...

Good luck to you and yours along this journey. I believe in keeping your eyes on the prize too.

The Daily Connoisseur said...

It's great to hear from you again... I wish you and your family the best of luck. Keep your eye on the prize is great advice... my favorite is: "This too shall pass"! xo

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Yes, Jennifer said it beautifully, 'this too shall pass' is one of my favourite sayings. Best wishes for the job hunting, Helen. Fingers crossed for something that is enjoyable for you. Definitely keep your eyes on the prize (you never know - this could be another way of getting you to it quickly) xx

The Machinist's Wife said...

Thank you, dear friends, for your support and interest in our ventures. Your kindness really means a lot to me. I want you to know that..