"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Thursday, March 25, 2010

My Plate Is Full

In the greenhouse the tomato plant has tomatoes on it! I have the sprouting and growing down right................
now I just need to get the timing right. I think that if I plant and sprout tomatoes in August of this coming summer.............I should have tomatoes in the greenhouse during the winter. This vine sprouted close to November of this past year.
The seeds I received from Hometown Seeds are breaking ground and I still have other seeds like corn, beans, and squash to plant. I also opened my embroidery shop on Etsy.com to hopefully sell my embroidered linens on line.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/yesteryear61
And I also came upon a job opportunity on Tuesday and was called early Wednesday to be told that I had the position. I was supposed to start to work next week, however, they called me in today! I love the work..............it's busy............a little stressful..........but it is something, at this time in my life, I need to do. I will talk more about this job in a later post.Now my day begins at 5:30 in the morning, at work by 6:30 and at home by 3:30 in the day. The hours are good and I get off early enough to still have the day to work in the garden, tend to the animals, and to stitch on my embroidery...........my plate is full at the moment. How about you? Do you juggle, career, hobby, creative work, and other things in your life? I would love to hear!


21 comments:

Sunny said...

Good for you Kathleen. Yes, I try to juggle; home first (just my thing) gardening, dispatching trucks, commercial rabbit operation, oil painting and quilting when I get time, and house breaking Izzy at the moment :) nuff to keep 2 people busy!! Also the Employment office called me today also, with a job opportunity (like I could handle anything else - not) lol. You will probably come to enjoy your job. I will be looking to hear about it.

Daisy said...

Wow, your tomatoes look great! Congratulations on your new job, Kathleen! That is exciting news. I hope it goes well for you. Yes, I juggle or try to. Every once in a while I drop the ball though. HA! You just do the best you can. Good luck with your new schedule and new opportunities. :-)

Vickie said...

Kathleen - Yep I juggle, too. What type of job did you get? I'd like to know! I get off at 3:30, too, but it sounds like you're getting more done than I! I've been in a slump I guess, but I think I'll get cranked up again as the days get longer. Work, gardening, keeping house, taking care of MIL, trying to get her house ready to rent and on and on... Is there ever an end?
Well, best of luck on your new job! What a blessing!

Vickie said...

Oh yeah - I forgot. Good job on the tomatos! You could have fresh produce year-round! I want a greenhouse, too!

Grammyof13 said...

Girl, you never cease to amaze me. Now to juggle a job as well, I can only admire you more. I wish I were younger and able to pick up some part time work.

The tomatoes are beautiful and given much more sun will be ripe before you know it.

Please take care of yourself in your busyness.

Blessings.

Linda said...

Beautiful tomatoes Kathleen. Congratulation on opening your esty shop and your job...good luck and much success in both your new ventures....hugs, Linda

KathyB. said...

Congratulations Kathleen, and your plate certainly is full! Your plants are thriving, your embroidery is beautiful, and your writing shows a lady of graciousness and thankfulness.Sounds like your plate is full of dessert!

Patty H. said...

congrats on the job. I'm hoping to hear that I have one today. Went for the interveiw the other day.
I'm having a hard time balancing life in general these days. Not sure what it is, either laziness (which is a big part of it i'm sure) or jsut plain tired (hormones). I thought of you the other day. I was going thru soem stuff in my sewing room and came across abunch of transfers, mostly from old Workbasket magazines my mom used to get.
Take care

Linda said...

Love the pics! You have a job! Wow...good for you. Anxious to hear. Off to peek at your etsy embroidery.

Vickie said...

Hey Kathleen - me again - just wanted to invite you over again - I'm having my 200th post giveaway - thought you might like to sign up!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend out in the garden!

Mildred said...

Congrats on the opening of the Etsy shoppe Kathleen and also the new job. I wish you much success. The tomatoes are looking great!

Sheryl at Providence Acres Farm said...

Congrats on the new job and store! I hope it all works out for you.

I juggle too. Sometimes I have to prioritize, focus and let a few of the less important things go. It is hard, but can also be very rewarding!

grammy said...

you do indeed have a full plate
I hate those early hours
my hubby is up at 5:30 too
no I don't get up with him because he chooses not to talk...he likes it as a quiet time. That gives me 2 more hours to sleep...he sleeps on the couch off and on all evening (o: I like to read till 11 or so.

Nancy M. said...

Wow, you will soon be able to eat some fresh tomatoes! Congratulations on your new job! Those are some great hours. I used to work the same ones and loved it! Nope, no working for me right now anyway.

Lanny said...

The tomato looks delightful! I'm an economy model, I didn't come with a juggle mode, I drop stuff just when I hold only one thing! Have fun at the new job!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Kathleen,
I work at a school,which I mostly enjoy, and have school hours, but I have also been helping with my 3 grandchildren, because daughter is having a high-risk pregnancy. I'm exhausted with no free time for creative endeavors. At post 55 yrs. old now, I'm just wishing I could retire so I can work at home! Alas, it's just not possible at this time. At least I will have the summer to try to get caught up. V.

Muddling Through said...

Congratulations on your etsy shop, Kathleen, and best of wishes for immediate and continued success! Those tomatoes look so pretty. Ours are a long way off, but at least they're planted.

MissApril said...

Awesome! What kind of job are you doing? I just got a job too. I have to juggle studying for (& hopefully passing) my license, learning the company products, being a good half to my man, etc. I understand!

Tipper said...

Yay for the new job!! And I'm jealous of your tomatoes : )

Teri said...

Congrats on the new job .... And it is very hard to do it all sometimes. Animals, work and don't forget creating .... I hope it all works well for you.
I am a little jealous tho .... I just tilled my garden ...it will be a couple of weeks befoe I can start to plant.
Good Luck!
Teri

Denise said...

When I went out to work I was more organized than I am now. I am retired now. Good luck with your job. I love the idea of growing my own vegetables. I haven't done that for a while. Time to start again.