You know you've got way too much time on your hands and you're starting to get a little bit bored after 8 weeks of unemployment and you start colour coding your bookshelves!! It did end up serving a couple of purposes. One was to sort and throw, lots of rubbish on those shelves let me tell you, years of junk....the other was just to make it look a little more fun, although the downside is I can't find a single thing.
All the DVD sets have been broken up, books that used to be sorted by category, such as craft and cooking....no longer, and CD's are all out of alphabetical order so I can't find anything. I haven't even touched the black and white spined books yet.....I'm doing that today. It did take forever and it will always be a work in progress....I've found a few more red spined books, which means moving everything down a bit.....maybe I'll just save that for another day.
Anyway, just as I was finishing up yesterday, I had some brilliant news......the job that I talked about here & here....the one with job security and all those other things that will serve me well as someone in her mid 40's......I got!!! I'm back in the workforce on the 15th May. You'll never guess what I'm going to be.....a Tram Driver, well a trainee Tram Driver for the interim......For those people that live, work, know and have travelled to Melbourne, know that we have a system of trams on our public transport network....well I'll be learning to ding ding that bell!! One of a small percentage of women drivers, so I'm so excited....the days of working in offices and putting up with the sometimes bullshit that goes with it are over.....I'll get to see some of the beauty of Melbourne whilst doing my job.....and probably some of the seedier side as well!!
So I'm finishing up a few more orders I took, trying to get the Keaton Beanie pattern out....although Australia Post seem to have lost a parcel of hats for one of the photographers I use so that is an issue in itself.....and now just relishing the last 2 weeks I have left before a new chapter begins.
It's been an interesting process being unemployed.....money has been very tight, and I've suddenly realised that there are a lot of things I thought I could never do without, now I've realised I can. As much as I have hated being unemployed it has taught me well, and for that I will be grateful, some lessons have been learnt.....I've also taken a keen interest in this blog Inked in Colour.....Sash and her daughter are spending no money of life's luxuries for 12 months.....it gave me some tips and inspiration whilst money just wasn't there.
Anyway that's my week really, I'm off to do some work and finish those shelves!
Enjoy your weekend.
Ps...I've just sorted the red book issue whilst looking at the photos....that rainbow book with the coloured spine....it's coming out to make way for the reds....maybe it can settle itself down with the greens on bottom shelf!!
Shelves are looking great. Congratulations on the new job - that will be an interesting one for sure!ReplyDelete
Thanks Louise....I don't expect it to be an easy job, but like the shelves, I'm sure it will be colourful in many ways! VxDelete
Love your colourful shelves!!!!ReplyDelete
I wish you all the best with your new job ( I love trams since I was a little girl in Milano!!!)!
Hope you'll bring your camera with you!!!!
Thanks Alessandra, there will be a lot to learn, but I'm looking forward to it....yes I'm a tram lover and I'll be working very close to home in the inner city, in actual fact the depot that I'll be stationed at runs the tram lines that run straight past my apartment block!! VxDelete
Congratulations for the new job! I'm very happy for you. Also being in the middle 40's and unemployed, I know what you feel!ReplyDelete
All the best from Porto, Portugal
Thanks so much Paula, trying to find a job is soooo hard now. I really just lucked out I think, finger crossed something will come your way. VxDelete
I love your colour coded books, they look gorgeous. I did a similar thing with our books once but Toby pulled them all out and higgled them up again but they did look nice for a while - time well spent I say.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on the job - that sounds so exciting and interesting. I'm sure you'll get to meet lots of colourful characters and have very interesting days - much more so than working in an office. I hope your parcel turns up and that you have a great couole of weeks relaxing before your new adventure begins x
Thanks Julie for your kind words, I did have a chuckle to myself as I pictured Toby mixing your ordered books up!! VxDelete
Your shelves are a really Great idea , the colours So Nice.ReplyDelete
And I love what You do for kids.
I'm gonna be aunt for the second time and your knits are inspiring.
Have a good weekend.
Thanks so much, VxDelete
haaaaaaaa, i was sure those shelves sorted by colours are a myth of interieur magazines.ReplyDelete
i considered to try it by myself (or to wrap every single book in brown packing paper... looks SO great, too) ... but i never had the heart to tear my arrangements apart.
enjoy your colourful shelves!
and i'm sure you will enjoy your new job - congratulations!
Yes, I understand they look a bit contrived, if I can use that word Sandra, but there really is something quite nice about them....every time I walk into the living room, for some reason they seem to now have some order about them!! I've also managed to work out where most things are now.....yes, looking forward to my new job. kindest, VxDelete
A big congratulations on the job, that is so fantastic- meant to be!ReplyDelete
Your shelves look great!! I used to colour code my little girls book shelves until books were pulled out over and over. Now I just order by height, a little less time consuming...but not as pretty ;)
Good luck with the new job! x
Thank you, I'm getting quite excited....I think I'm also getting quite excited about a pay check, thinking of all the things I've gone without and need replacing!! Yeah love my shelves....I can see why it probably wouldn't work for the little ones, but up there for giving it a shot. Kindest, VxDelete
Congratulations! Look forward to hearing about your tram driving.... And so glad you found a way to resolve the fitting in of those red-spines books - the thought of shifting everything down sounds little fun. Wonder if you will now only buy books depending on their spine colour and whether they are easily spaded to those spectacular shelves!ReplyDelete
Yes I do look at the spine colour of books now it's become a bad habit....I had a cook book arrive in the post the other day....first thing I did before I even looked at the recipes was look at the spine colour.....Pink it was and the thought of moving everything down was too much, so I've made the decision to stack the books in a pile till there is enough to move....or work on the theory.....one book comes into the house, one has to leave. Sometimes you do hang on to books for no other reason than to keep the shelves full!! The new job is fab....I'm 2 days into training and I'm loving every minute of it. VxDelete