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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Be careful what you wish for


Be careful what you wish for.  I have just been on two weeks leave from work and I was wishing that I didn’t have to go back to work yesterday.

I was only at work a short time when my boss and the lady from personnel in head office came to see me and advised me that I had been made redundant effective immediately as they were restructuring the library. 

So now I am a lady of leisure with no money to enjoy it, still I have lots of craft supplies to keep me going for the next few years.

I have been working for The Salvation Army for nearly 24 years but because I have only been working part time for the last two years the redundancy pay is only very small.  Still every little helps.

I won’t be looking for another job as I am too old now (will be 68 in April) and my health is not good.

I am happy to be at home.  I am just living today and leaving the future in God’s hands.

I will have more time to make my cards.  I am just sharing a very quick card I made to send in the post last night to a cyber friend in the Bear Lovers Stamping Group.
I used a lovely cute image "Ellie and Cookie" which is a digi stamp by Sherri Baldy from Scrapbook Stamp Society.  Dark pink card behind layered onto light pink card embossed with Cuttlebug daisies.  Stampin Up sentiment.




16 comments:

  1. Thank you for you kind comment on my card Beautiful Day. Having just read your blog today, I must tell you how sorry I am to hear of your unexpected redundancy - that must have been a shock. However, your positive attitude shines through, and I trust that you enjoy many many years of happy retirement - and share your lovely cards with us all. Bless you, Ann

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    1. Thank you Ann. I was getting so far behind at home and now I will be able to concentrate on my craft and not worry about having to go out.
      I am so much pain today with the arthritis I am glad I didn't have to go to work.

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  2. Cute card.
    Such a surprise when that happens with your job.Still think of the time you can devote to cards & scrapping now.

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  3. super card, sorry to read about your loss of work, but you know there's a time when we have to step back and let the younger ones take over. You just enjoy your retirement, I'm sure you have earned it. xx

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  4. I'm sure not working will be an adjustment. The great thing is that you'll have more time to craft! Happy retirement!!!

    Your card is very sweet!

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  5. Sorry about your loss of work but hopefuly will see more stunning cards!!! I always enjoy looking at them even if I don't always leave a comment. :)

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  6. So sorry about your job loss . I'm sure you will be ok I'm a strong believer thingshappen for a reason .Happy craft hours ahead.

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    1. Thank you Pam. Yes it is all in God's will and he will look after our future.

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  7. Oh, goodness, that's not very good news about your job. I am so sorry. I believe in leaving worries in God's hands, so do not despair. Enjoy your papercrafting; I know it is very therapeutic, and will help you get through. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Colleen. Yes God always looks after us.

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  8. Your card is lovely! What a sweet image! I'm sorry about your job, but it sounds like you are happy home enjoying your cardmaking. Keep trusting, things work out the way they are supposed to :)

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