Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Wednesday, I turned down work, Don't faint

 I was able to get the last dress altered about 1:30 yesterday and then I quit!  My back pinches so bad between my shoulder blades when I sew for more than a couple of hours anymore.  I have been pushing myself hard for over three weeks.  So everyday the window of time before my back starts to sing gets smaller and smaller.

Yesterday it was screaming.  I told hubs I was going to lay down after taking some ALEVE.  I swear I have taken more over the counter pain reliever in the past month than I took all year last year. That is one thing that surprises my specialist.  I take so little over the counter stuff.

I was not able to sleep as I had several people picking up, but i did get one phone call for a cocktail dress and I told her I could not do it as I was leaving town.  This morning I had a woman call about a prom dress.  Now Kim before would have had the dress in after school and had them pick it up later in the evening, but I said no.  I could not beleive I did that. All I could hear was Cheryl's voice in my head.  Now have I ever heard her voice?  No but the woman can throw guilt hundreds of miles, bless her little soul.  I do not need the money.  I do not need to be everyone's savior, we already have a Savior and he can take care of that woman's dress issues.  SO I have to say this morning I have no sewing!!!!!

I do have however people picking up, but on my schedule. I have many things to do today.

1. pay all next months bills.

2. go get groceries for hubs

3. pack

4. set up a few meals for hubs while I am gone 

I am leaving my home in the morning and going grocery shopping.  Something I would never do because I might miss a client.  But if I do they can always come back.  Boy I hope this Kim stays for a while.

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.



  1. Good for you!! Self preservation is important. Enjoy your trip.

  2. YAY - I am soooo proud of you!!!!!! You are getting it!!! Have a fantastic trip - you have more than earned it!
    You sure can make me smile

  3. Good for you!!. It must feel good to say no and be able to get to the things you need too..Learning to say no is a hard thing but Kim, you rip yourself in pieces for people and now your body is telling you it's had enough. I'm glad you didn't take on the work and were able to do what you needed too..I also hope your back is feeling beter.

  4. Yay, you! Saying “no” is hard.

  5. I am impressed and applaud you for learning that "NO" is a complete sentence!

  6. Excellent! Her emergency is not your problem. Maybe word will get around that you're not a sewing doormat!

    I applaud you 😀😀😀

  7. Hubby is the same as you... hard to say no and since the number they call is his cell phone which is always on... He has taken to no calls after 9 pm Saturday night and no work on Sunday (Amish don't work on Sunday but a few Englishers are having a hard time with his line of day of rest.).

    I am proud of you. Stay firm. Set boundaries. If you didn't work from home you wouldn't be gluing yourself to the phone for "in case" someone calls.