I feel so out of touch, I don't know if it was having company or just the intensity of the company. BIL left yesterday morning and I realized that this is the week of the winter ball I have several dresses that need to go out. I also have at least 30 pairs of trousers that need altered. Since BIL could not be left alone and had to read over my shoulder I decided to get right in the shop. Sewed $150.00 before I left for the studio. I know it was a National Holiday yesterday but I am self employed and we only take off a few of these a year.
The college starts today so I have 11 teaching hours to fill, but I will combine some of them and drop others. It is no fun to be in a class with 2 students. I am seriously thinking of dropping this program next year. We can all see right now it is not a financially feasible program. But we are in it for the year.
You would be very proud of me. I had volunteered to go and clean the Green Room at the local High School on Monday morning. Because I have worked in the Fine Arts dept for 20 years I know where every thing goes. Also I am fast worker. But when I got up and realized how much work I had to do, I did not go in. I thought, if I do go and clean for 4 hours I will be SO behind and it will stress my whole week. This is a year of less stress. So although I felt guilty I did not go. They costumed the show and called and gave me notes on what will be needed. I will need to redo or make at least 9 costumes but that is doable.
I also have many Celtic costumes to make and a number with ghosts and wolves so I will have to come up with those. Tonight is Celtic night and I will figure out who needs what and go from there. I do beleive that I will have at least 25 dresses. So I had better get busy. The parents pay for these and I do make a profit. Not large but enough to offset the shop. No more giving my time away. Then scrambling to pay bills. That is over. Less stress remember. But I do have to stay on top of things and I will.
I spent $2.97 yesterday and I forgot we need milk! So I will have to go back to the store. Drat.
The company we clean for is doing an overhaul and cutting wages, I don't know if we are affected. If we are do we stay? If we don't stay how do we pay bills? I am waiting. Hubby wants to stay so we will see.
I need to get into shop and get busy as I have to be at the college by 2 p.m. Then 3.p.m. and then teach at 5:30 so I should be able to get some sewing done today.
Out My Window: It has snowed the last 3 mornings. We are finally getting some moisture. It does not stick here and has been warm during the day.
Have a great and productive day!