Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Tuesday, so proud to me!


 Well I am so proud to me.  This is what our eldest daughter used to say when she was little.  Or she would say, 'I am so proud to you."  SO it is a family thing we all do now.

I have turned down so much work, and it is getting easier and easier.  I will have a boatload of work coming in when I get back but that is okay.  Right now I just don't want the pressure.

Even thought we had the kids here yesterday, Hubs was able to get  his fish smoked and I was able to get quite a bit of sewing done.  Hubs tried really hard to take as much of the brunt of the babies.  I actually have 4 of the 5 wedding dresses almost done.  It is just having them tried on and cutting the top layer while people are in the dress. Or adjusting straps,  small things that I need to do once they get here.  So I feel very smug and some relief.

Now I am not out of the woods, until the dresses are picked up, but I can see light. After the babies left yesterday I took a two hour nap, as I had gotten up at 6:30 with them and hubs slept until 8:00.  He also napped with babies.  After I got up I thoroughly cleaned the house and mopped the floors.  Also did a couple of loads of laundry. KIDS CAN DESTROY A HOUSE SO FAST!  With both babies crawling there are slime trails every where.

I just felt such a sense of satisfaction last night when I realized I knew how much I had left to do and no more. It is an amazing feeling.

So today I have to:

1. run to Joanns for bridal cord as I am out.

2. call all brides to pick up

3. finish a bustle on one (need cord)

4. Alter the final wedding dress and call for fitting

5. hem two pairs of jeans

6. hem two pairs of jeans

7. hem a pair of pants

8. alter a flower girl dress and fix another dress

9. alter bridesmaid dress

10. alter a man's coat sleeves

I hope I can get all this done today.  My house is clean and I feel free of distractions, which is good. After I finish this list all I have is a sport coat to shorten the sleeves on,and a mother of the bride and one more bridesmaid.  Then I can concentrate on the trips.

Well I am off!  Who knew that saying no could make me feel so good!

Have a great and producible day staying positive while you are int he negative.

Kim

30 comments:

  1. It feels so good to say no to work!

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    1. Well it does, but I am motivated by money so it is hard.

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  2. So I have to haul you off on a cruise ever 4 months to get you to say no?! *snort*

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  3. YAY - you are doing good. We are proud as well!!!!!

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  4. I totally agree with you Kim - I've started saying No to lots of Orders now & even though I lose a few - it doesn't matter. I did laugh at Sluggies comment above 😉 I must say.

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  5. No is a powerful word! You can use it for all kind of situations!

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  6. I am so proud to you, too! You deserve a cruise for saying, "No,"

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  7. Congratulations on such a burst of productivity as well as saying no to new work!

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  8. Proud of you too. It is amazingly hard to say no especially when it is something you don't do often.

    God bless.

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  9. Good work! It's a hard thing to do, but you are doing the right thing for yourself. Well done.

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    1. DON"T I know it! I can't beleive how much lower my stress is right now!

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  11. Good for you Kim! It is hard to say No, but it is so powerful.

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  12. Proud of you too!
    Glad you were able to squeeze in a nap, and hopefully the dresses will be picked up so you can relax a little.
    Happy for you!

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  13. Add me to those proud of you. You and hubs have a baby system in place. Do your daughters read your blog? What's the cruise count down?

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    1. we do. I will watch them here 2 days a week but that is it. Hubs can go up to their house's in addition but without me. That is my limit. D#3's usual sitter is out of town this week. Yes they do read the blog. We are leaving for our cruise in10 days!

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  14. Saying no is good for your soul, Kim. Self care is what we all need.

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