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!!