Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Blog fix......

Its ok I am alive.........other then I quick thanks at christmas my last post was early December...........I did say life was a struggle............its only now looking back I realise how bad it was then......at the time I posted last I was on leave.......it had been pre-planned as I was getting exhausted but as it turns out I never went back.......just before that leave started I quit that job and thankfully was offered another one all at the same time.......so much happier at work.....while still the same sort of work as in admin area its a completely different field of work......completely different clientele.....while I loved the job I did it was not a good workplace for my mental health........
it resulted in days of doing nothing on my leave from mental and physical exhaustion....guilt of quitting a good job as I worked very well with my boss..........a day almost completely in tears and my rock bottom then slowly coming back from that.........
But I am enjoying the challenge of learning my new job, there is more travel involved so adjusting to that but its helping me to learn the job also......
I'm sure your sick of hearing about the drought but it still goes on and as my friend in the US who shall remaining nameless but thankfully persists on emailing me (which I am very grateful for) said we are with you........so next post will be another farm post........one day I will get back to sewing but for now there is no time.............
recently i've had some issues which I think are from physical fatigue........drought if you have livestock like we do is daily or in our case twice daily feeding.......I have been bucketing feed to weaners since June/July...........we are into our third year of feeding stock.......for those not in Australia there is a massive area in drought of some form.........
this is just NSW the state I live in but others states especially Queensland have big issues also.............I'm in the dark brown area which is the worst but currently 100% of NSW is in drought of some sort.....(I don't entirely agree with the how the data reflects on this map but I am currently working with the DPI to try and make this more ground truthed).....some towns especially out west are running out of water.......we are very lucky with water supply at present.......
Its a matter of keeping an eye on your little community and they on you.....thankfully we don't all have a really bad day at the same time but we keep each other going......
But today I was away for work and got to catch up at an early breakfast with some of my blog buddies.......who don't blog any more........We took this pic especially for Diddles another blog buddy.........
Ali is safe as she is just a lurker but Kate and Suze are a million times worse then me but hey its how I met them and Ali and they are great friends........so good to have a blog buddies fix.........I need to get with the tribe and the magic of that gathering..........its ok scrub stitching is coming soon............
I apologize for not responding to some emails...........yes not my usual old style but i'm tired and not on my laptop as much where its easier to write replies.......
also struggle to think what to write back.........I will get past this....
thankyou
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue.....

31 comments:

  1. Great to see you back happy and healthy.

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  2. Lovely to hear from you, so sorry things have been and continue to be so rough. Praying for rain and some sewing time.

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  3. Weather disasters in this world are increasing so rapidly it is difficult to comprehend. I know we can never reverse what we humans have done to create such a drastic climate change, but I do have hope that we as humans can work to change how we treat our environment. I guess I am just hopelessly optimistic. As for the new job, I do hope that will help lift your spirits. It's hard to imagine being happy if you are miserable at work. I'm sure words don't really help so I am sending hugs from the frozen north. Thanks for keeping us in the loop. NO need to respond - just take a deep breath and perhaps a little toddy!

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  4. You can struggle through it - you have a lot of inner strength - although its hard to find sometimes. I was so pleased to see you catching up with Kate & gang (on the DARK side). I think the travel part of the job will be good for you - though I guess it makes it harder to keep up with the farm stuff.
    Hang in there...the tribe will rally round you again soon.
    Thinking of you constantly. hugs

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  5. So good to hear from you! I hope the new job will bring some comfort! We had ot much of a Winter, then Spring, almost Summer temperatures ad now we have Fall. Mother Nature is so confused. I know this is nothing compared what you have to deal with. Sometimes I’m afraid the awareness about the climate change is coming too late. I do everything possible in my small world to stop the polution of our globe. Hang in there you tough lady!!

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  6. You have been in my prayers and I think of you often but since Mum`s passing things have been up and down for me! Nothing compared to whats happening with you though. Keep praying for rain for you as the heat won`t be helping you. Say hi to Kate from me. In friendship and we are here for you.

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  7. Hi Chooky Glad to see that you are doing ok. I know mental health can affect physical health and vice versa. Then it just becomes a vicious cycle. Hope your drought ends soon and the livestock come through it ok. Take care and keep posting.

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  8. You have been in my thoughts as we wait for summer heat to fade and eagerly anticipate a wet autumn break down in the coming weeks/months here in Victoria. Glad to hear that you found a new job that is not as mentally draining, as the burden of farm life in a drought is more then enough to cope with. I hope your husband and family are holding up OK and that you have water supplies. So glad that you got another off farm job, and hope that in that extra travel time you can listen to audio books about something completely different to give your mind a rest. I highly recommend watching comedy as well, if you cannot sew, then laughter is a great alternative mental therapy that the family dont even know they are having!

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  9. Oh Chooky it's lovely to hear from you, a new job can give you a whole new outlook on life, praying for rain down here as well, hope you get back to playing in your chook shed soon and like the last comment "Laughter is the Best Medicine"...xx

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  10. Wonderful to see you posting again, take time to heal though, your blogging buddies will always be here for you. Not long until Scrub Stitching now. Xx

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  11. Thinking of you Chooky. Great to see you back in blogland.

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  12. Glad to see a post from you. I often think of you & hope you are going ok. Big Hugs, xx

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  13. Hi there! What heartbreaking times for you all. No wonder you are exhausted. I hope your new job suits you better and gives a little respite from farmwork, although I know it doesn't go away. Nice to see you catching up with the girls. Stay strong.....thinking of you. Big hugs xxxx

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  14. Been thinking about you - glad to hear you are OK although still persisting through really tough times. Always nice to see the positive in something and at that you have your new job. All the best with everything. No need to reply. Take care.

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  15. So lovely to have a blog post from you ... keeping my drought sisters in my thoughts Xxx

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  16. Good to see you back in this space. Catching up with that trio would cheer anyone up. Glad to hear that the new job is working out well. Looking forward to catching up at Scrub Stitchin. In the mean time I suppose it is just a case of plugging along.

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  17. Nice to read a post from you, I hope the drought breaks soon some areas of Victoria also doing it tough. Congrats on the new job, I hope it is a positive experience. Hang in there and don't worry about replying.

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  19. Let's try again.
    So glad you are in a happy job. Praying the drought breaks soon.

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  20. Good to see you pop up in my inbox. My thoughts are with you. xx

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  21. Only want to give you a big hug.... Willeke

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  22. We can't be there to help you haul feed but we can prop you up here.

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  23. Thank you for the post. I so get where you are coming from. Sending you some cyber hugs and cheers! xox

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  24. I'm sure changing jobs will help too so gOOd on you for taking the plunge.
    Remember every day is closer to rain... so perhaps today is THaT day... xox

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  25. It's wonderful to read your posts again. You have been missed. Best of luck with your new job, it sounds like you are enjoying the challenge.
    Lots of people are here for you, loving and supporting you through what must be a very difficult time on your farm.

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  26. Good to get an update again.. yes we are all still thinking of you even if we don't say so.. Was in Annie's garden the other day wishing we could send some wet up your way... enjoy your new job and hang in there xx

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  27. I knew you come back eventually. It's great to see you take time for something you loved to do. Glad your feeling a bit better too. Lots of Hugs

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