Thursday, June 18, 2009

What to do?

After 7 years with my job at Professional Image and probably 14 years of always 2 jobs or a job plus full time school, I now only have ONE JOB - a MOM! I can't believe it! Today, was my first day of not having responsibilities to fulfill with Professional Image. For my last 4 years with the company, I have worked from home part-time. The timing worked out great for both me and PI for me to no longer work. The last two days were partly spent training my sister and brother-in-law who will be taking over my job. (Yes, it takes 2 people to replace me :-)

I have to admit I have been a little teary at times about my job ending, but I am about to have 3 kids for goodness sake. I have also had some recent moments of breakdown because of my work responsibilities. That has increased my husband's support of me not working anymore. I have kept thinking, what am I going to do with this free time I now have? Well...

Today, I finally finished a baby quilt that I have been working on. It's my first quilt that I've ever done and it is just okay. Definitely beginner's work. I just used a bunch of scrap fabric that was red or blue. It has floral and stripes. I would consider it pretty gender neutral, but more boyish I guess. I also took some old plain white burp clothes and spruced them up with ribbon and fabric. Last night, I was also able to organize a lot of our baby stuff and made room for a spot in the corner of our bedroom for the baby to sleep. I found the 2 outfits for me to take to the hospital. These are the same 2 outfits I took when Lucy was born.

Just 2 weeks to find out boy or girl. I'm planning on being induced July 1st. I'm already 3cm, but I was like that with both my girls through the last few weeks of pregnancy and still went to just a few days before my due date.


  1. Congrats on being done with work. That must feel so good. Your quilt turned out great. You are brave to do a silky binding, silky fabric is hard to work with, you did a good job.

  2. love the quilt, I was waiting to see the finished product, can't wait for Baby Gates to get here!

  3. Great job on the quilt! And so exciting to not be working. I know it may seem like you have a lot of time on your hands now, but in a few weeks I know you will be so happy to have a few extra moments in the day.

    I can't wait to find out what you guys will be bringing home!

  4. I have the proof that that is NOT your first quilt... well maybe this is your first quilt you made solo. I still love our Y/U quilt :)

  5. Okay - my first quilt I did ALL BY MYSELF! I had totally forgotten about that quilt. It was so much fun making that with you Lani.