Friday, 30 December 2016

Feeling A Bit Blah!

Hello to all of my blogging buddies! I hope you all had an enjoyable & restful Christmas. We caught up with GB's family on Christmas Day & spent Boxing Day with my folks which was nice. 

I had to work one day this week while my boss was going to be out of the office & was then looking forward to five days of sleeping in, watching cricket & some sewing. Well ... After my boss blindsided me with a very attacking rundown of my real or perceived shortcomings for the whole year, I found myself feeling rather BLAH! None of us are perfect & there's always room for improvement, but I just feel like I've had my feet kicked out from under me.

So ... There has been a bit of sleeping in & I have watched some cricket & spent a lot of time reading ... But no sewing. I just haven't had any motivation or inspiration. I know I'll eventually bounce back, but just feeling BLAH for now.

On a positive note, my SSCS partner Steffi sent me an email to tell me that she loves her main gifties.


I made Steffi a set of drawstring bags that she can use to organise her underwear in her bag when she travels (like I do) or she might like to use them to store her creative projects. I loved working with the black & neutral colours & the fabrics were yummy. :0) I also included a copy of my "Sweetly Shabby Christmas" pattern, some pretty fabrics & some embroidery threads. I hope Steffi enjoys playing with her gifts. Santa is still being a bit slow in delivering my parcel from my SSCS partner - he must have worked overtime & worn himself out. :0)

Thank you once again to Chookyblue for hosting this fun swap. :0)

OPAM gals ... We're almost at the end of another month, so if you haven't already updated your sidebar lists & emailed your tally to me or my GORGEOUS Partner-In-Crime Sweet Peg, you'd better hop to it. Good thing I finished a few projects before Christmas & the onset of my "BLAHS".

As 2016 winds down (not quite in the way I'd hoped or planned on, but there you go!) I wish you all a very happy, healthy & enjoyable 2017. Remember not to take your friends & loved ones for granted, spend time doing what you love & makes you happy & take care of yourself. I look forward to continuing to share your creative endeavours in the new year. Thank you to all of you for your support, interest & friendship. You make me feel blessed. :0) Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS


 

14 comments:

Christine said...

That's a bit unfair, if there was anything wrong it should have come up when it was noticed rather than saved. Maybe your boss is suffering from this awful heat we are having and something minor was blown out of proportion with you at the receiving end.
Chin up, fresh start in 2 days! Aren't we lucky to have New Year and a clean slate.

Janice said...

Poor Kris. Not a happy way to finish off the year. At least you have had a few days away from work to let the dust settle. Your gifts to Steffi are lovely. I was lucky enough to receive my gift from her. I've only one little finish this month. I'd better put it in my side bar. Have a Happy New Year.

Jindi's Cottage said...

No wonder you have the Blahs, you poor thing, that is not a constructive way to approach staff, your boss is lacking at least one essential skill and its a big one on his/her shortcomings list!...your giftees for Steffi are lovely...come on Santa, it's a big hill which should make it easier to find from the air and Kris needs her pressie...

KimM said...

I'm so sorry you had the rug pulled out from under you. It's a tough go, but I know you'll pull out of your BLAHs. Nuts! Crummy way to end the year. Gifts for the Santa Sack Swap were thoughtful and sweet. Best wishes for a wonderful 2017.
xxx

Janice said...

Don't think much of your supervisor's people skills. Haven't you worked there for a long time? How long has the boss been there? The annoying part is whether he/she is right or wrong he/she is still the boss!!
Hopefully 2017 will have a better start than the end of 2016. Have a great new years while you are still on days off!

Jo in TAS said...

Dreadful management skills, you do him a favour and that's what you cop in return, awful! He needs a good slap!
My motivation comes and goes, I've been procrastinating about cleaning my craft room but other things keep distracting me...maybe tomorrow! Happy New Years Kris and I'm sending bad vibes to your boss for being a total idiot! Hugs jo

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Kris Im so sorry to read this.......what's with these bosses, sometimes I think they just don't get it! They just seem to like throwing their weight around sometimes I think! Sending Hugs your way!
On a brighter note love your gifts.....how gorgeous are they!
Thank you so much for running OPAM again this year......I have just blogged my final one for the year!
Here's to a creative year ahead Kris........and the end of the Blahs!

Bev C said...

Hello Kris,

Thanks so much for hosting OPAM this year, I really appreciate the work that goes into it. Hope your boss is feeling remorseful for his harsh words. Love the special bags you made for the swap, the flower one is my favourite. All the best for 2017.

Happy days.
Bev.

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Big Hugs Kris.

Take your break and relax. The BLAH will pass. Just keep breathing.

Narelle said...

Not very nice at all Kris ... try not to feel blah too long ... they're not wort it!

Raewyn said...

How sad that your year ended on such a bitter note.... hope the Blah feeling is gone by now and - in spite of it all - Hope You Have a Very Happy 2017!! PS lovely gifties you made to send....

Chookyblue...... said...

hang in there girlfriend you are a confident strong woman just find that and stand proud......lovely presents for Steffi.........thanks for joining the SSCS swap once again........

Susan In Texas said...

I've been there; it really sucks! Especially when you get blind sided like that. You have my sympathy. Take heart, everyone here knows how awesome you really are. :)

Sharmayne said...

Hi Kris, Some big bear hugs back at you! It must be the year for managers and bosses to think they have the right to run people down .... we have had a huge amount of that at my work at the hospital (you know, that place where people are meant to actually give 2 hoots!!). Let me just say that I have found you to be very helpful, willing to listen, encouraging and inspiring ..... so let the BLAH become an object and kick it to the curb! Hugs Sharm xoxo

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