May 1st I had a bit of a shock when I found my hours had been drastically reduced, but I took a deep breath and said, “this could be a good thing”! Within a few hours I had convinced myself it was going to be a very good thing indeed, and was full steam ahead with plans on how to live a new lifestyle, including different ways to make money. May 2nd I got a phone call saying, “here, take most of these hours back” and my mood plummeted for a while. I might add all of these hours are night shift and after 3 years or so of this I am not adapting real well yet. I’m fatter and weaker and less sharp and way less social, which is to say not at all. But the alternative income is like the sound of a bird in the bush, and the night shift hours are a bird in the hand, so to pay the mortgage and electric…..
I very much enjoy the free motion even if I can't make it as smoothly as I hope to. It's one of those activities where the zone thing happens for me, and I can forget time and worries for a little while and just DO. I made 2 twin sized quilts 20 years ago, and one wall hanging so I'm still pretty much a novice.