Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Please hep me Celebrate - Giveaway

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Massive sigh at my end of my world……I HAVE DONE IT!!!!!!!……I have always worked full time plus, as well as doing a few BAS returns each quarter, well I have stopped those BAS returns, except for one that only takes a couple of hours, (family friend-very special)….it is like a massive weight has been lifted from my shoulders……no more being dropped things that are due in one day!!!!, no more chasing up what is this payment for!!!, no more taking time out of my holidays because someone dropped something in that was due yesterday!!!! no more thinking to myself, oh they haven’t had a good quarter, so I can’t charge them too much for the hours I have worked!!!!!!…..

thanks for listening…..LOL….

So I am going to have a giveaway to celebrate…

it will be something hand made by me……

if you would like to enter please make a comment and let me know what sort of work you do…and yes housewife/mother is a job………

this is what I did on Sunday after my FINAL BAS was done!!!!!!……

SEW……

good luck, hope you will join in my celebration…..

Peg

65 comments:

  1. I am always amazed at how much you get done when you work full time. I also work full time (Primary School Teacher) and I don't get anywhere near the amount done like you. You are my hero :)

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  2. oh I thought you may have gone to part-time..........glad you cut back you needed too.........

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  3. Good on you Peg. I'm currently a stay at home mum. Hugs,xx

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  4. I have been so busy this summer with working for my husband and trying to get some sewing done. I have exceeded at both and very happy with the reusults. It is nice to have a give away. I haven't had as much time to play on the computer and I miss it but fall is coming and then I will have more time. Nice to see your work. It is always and insperation to see what everyone is working on.

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  5. Peg - that will be good - I cant imagine how much more sewing time you will squeeze in now.
    I work 4 days a week - LOVE my day off - in a software development team. (it has an accounting focus). How generous of you to have a give away! Enjoy your semi retirement. LOL

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  6. Good on you Peg, now all I have to do is give up the other one I do bad enough having to do your own lol.....have a great day xx

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  7. What a decision! Good for you. Hopefully you will have more uninterrupted sewing time.

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  8. Great news Peg, you will relish having the extra time. I am a Mum and work part time as a Library Assistant....and I love both.

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  9. sometimes those decisions are hard to make but it is worth it in the end... enjoy ...
    Hugz

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  10. Great news Peg, now you will have more time for those really important things in life - family and sewing....with a little bit of chocolate eating on the side...
    I am a house mum - started the day off at the gym, then did some gardening (planting), I have just finished getting the youngest off to school and now I am getting ready for The Tuesday Girls...no baby sitting today...mmm maybe I will need a nana nap later...lol
    cya and have fun with your new beginning...

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  11. how great for you Peg! imagine how much more crafting and socialising you can get done now.
    I work four days a week in a High school admin. I do love my work and I love all the holidays too. The best of both worlds at the moment.
    Good Riddance to BAS!

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  12. Retired teacher and loving it!! SEW.. what is a BAS??
    P

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  13. I work the seven days of the week...
    I am the housewife/mother in my family, the teacher and marketer of my clients in my shop, and the mother of my pets (two kittens, three dogs, a guinea pig). But, I really enjoy my life and every one of my days ...

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  14. Yippee - more time for sewing!
    Currently I'm working as a private tutor with school aged children, it's lots of fun and very rewarding.

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  15. lol i thought the same as chooky that you had gone part time,but i am so pleased you have done that Peg,more free time for you to play and less worry also for you.
    Peg i am a devoted grandma who loves spending time with her grandies and yes i have to do housework too,lol.xx

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  16. Well done Peg. I am a work at home person (the usual mother, wife, grandmother, taxi driver - stil!!! and so on). I did work part time plus for 15 years, and have really appreciated the 'new' time I have had for the last 18 months.

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  17. Well done on making that decision Peg. I am a full time "Coordinator of Domestic Bliss" (aka full time mum) :)

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  18. Must be a big weight lifted
    Good luck with your next stage
    Iam a Mum a Nana House wife and sometimes help about the farm xx

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  19. Good for you, Peg. More YOU time - so important. As of nearly 4 weeks ago, I am a retired former journalist and library assistant and am enjoying pottering around at home and having time to smell the roses.

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  20. Congratulations Peg! I've been a stay at home mom for 17 years now. It's been a full time job for me. :0)

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  21. Peg, I think that when we work full time, time management is definetly our biggest asset and I always wondered how you do it so well. I am a middle school teacher. Thanks for the chance.

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  22. Congratulations for a big finish up Peg! Enjoy your extra sewing time. xo

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  23. That's very generous of you Peg. Fingers crossed that I will win someone handmade by you xx lol !
    I have always worked in the "bookwork department" too. I too still do one client/friends books. Manage rental properties for us... and of course still cook clean iron wash etc etc etc...like all the other wonderful women blogger friends who visit you!
    You'll realise just how much you fitted in your time now you have slowed down a bit! EnJoY it! :)

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  24. Enjoy your Extra Time Peg long time coming so Glad you Finally Made that Decision...
    xx

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  25. I am a licensed clinical psychologist, but trying to hold it to only part time. That doesn't work more than it does. But I'd rather be a full time quilter/business quilter owner. VBG

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  26. congrat's peg ...... I work in the finance department and I only have to do 1 BAS per month and that gives me the ****** , I am also a wife,mother, grandmother, household book keeper, domestic godess, friend and mediator and quilter....

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  27. Congrats! I have no idea what BAS is, but it doesn't sound like you'll be missing it. I am an accountant, working 5 days per week, and playing 2 days per week. Hubby is now retired, so he does what little housework that gets done. I'm a long way from retirement. :-(

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  28. Wow, Peg, you won't know yourself :-)you sound pretty happy with your decision. I love being a dairy farmer - pretty busy at this time of the year but not 'on-call' so much after calving and calf-rearing have finished.

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  29. GO PEG! Fantastic that you will have more time to create for us to oooh and aaah at. What a weight off those broad shoulders of yours. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. Now what will it be... a journal, a bag...... oh such excitement for us all.

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  30. Congratulations on the new changes in your life. I am always amazed at the amount you manage to sew! I was an RN until I became too unwell to continue. I spend my time now volunteering for a very worthy charity (guide dogs for the blind) by providing a safe home for dogs in training. Sometimes they V or P in the house (YUCK) and that is my biggest challenge! I also enjoy sewing a bit for charity. xx debbie

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  31. Yay Peg, more time to sew! Im a stay at home mum to my gorgeous kids and a foster mum to any other kidlets that care to visit short or long term :)

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  32. Congratulations Peg! More time to sew (or just sit down once and a while, with a cuppa!). I used to be a secretary, for years. Then I got sick and am deemed unemployable.... Soooooo.....My work is mostly voluntary. There is this foundation in The Gambia, Second Home, where we run a living accommodation for special needs children. And then there is worldaidunited.org. Where we try to get foundations and private initiatives to work together more, in order to improve aid given. Mind you, it does take up most of my time......

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  33. Well done Peg, more time for yourself and for your sewing. I work in a childcare centre in one of the baby rooms and I'm constantly amazed I get anything done as I'm soooo tired when I get home, I too had to drop down to 4 days a few years ago just so I could have some me time. Enjoy your freedom! :) Barb.

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  34. Well done Peg! I know how hard it is to give something that is such a HUGE part of your life. Enjoy your new time guilt free. I did something similar 2years ago and funny enough are starting back part time from tomorrows doing admin work. Sharyn:)

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  35. Congratulations Peg! You are a true Inspiration to other women. I too work full time 840-500, five days a week. An education officer in the catholic diocese which covers 52% of NSW.

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  36. Good for you, Peg! I'm working as a church writer, keeping the parish register in order among many other things in the office.

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  37. Hei,Peg:-)
    Eg må alltid innom din blog,se på alt det fine du lager!Eg jobber 60% på stoffbutikk osv i Kinsarvik,Hardanger,Norge,de 40% som er igjen bruker eg flittig til min store hobby quilting,husarbeidet går fort unna!Nå lager eg den nyaste vesken til vår kjente Norske designer AnnA.Ka,snart ferdig.Vil du se hva eg holder på med kan du ta turen innom min blog Quiltegleder
    Beste hilsen Margrethe Jåstad

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  38. Good on you Peg. Glad to hear there is a bit less stress in your life. I am a part-time teacher and mum.

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  39. Woo hoo Peg now you'll have extra time to do more of what you would like!

    As you know I am Mum and Carer to JoJo who has enriched our lives so much. I really notice this now as other couples our age contemplate retirement and we are still doing bedtime and bath time. We love caring for our special gal!

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  40. I work part-time at my profession: Clinical Psychologist. I'd love to retire (70), but poor financial planning has made that impossible. So I quilt for myself and would love to expand to quilting for others. That will have to go in the future. Hope I win.

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  41. You amaze me at how much you fit into your life Peg. I bet it is a great relief to be rid of the BAS statements each month. More sewing time maybe. Beautiful stitching on the weekend

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  42. I have been a stay at home mom since my children were born. We homeschooled them as well, until a couple of years ago when my youngest finished. I still keep the home fires burning, and help my hubby whenever he needs me.

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  43. I've been a stay at home mum for the last 25 years - I do a day a week voluntary work in my local primary school!

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  44. You won't know yourself Peg. I work 32.5 hours a week as an Office Allrounder in a small Plumbing Company as well as a Mum to 4 boys (2 at home now). I love my job but wish I had more time to do the things I love like sewing. Enjoy your little bit of extra freedom.

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  45. Wow, congratulations, Peg! Great to hear and you'll have some more craft time ;)

    I'm a housewife and working from home technical translator.

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  47. Enjoy the time. Surely you will know how to spend it best. I work 3 days and love the free days, but sometimes it seems that there still is not much time to sew. But so I enjoy the times sewing even more.
    Hugs Martina

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  48. Hi Peg !
    I haven't understood very well... does that mean that you stop your work ?
    If yes, I can't imagine what you will able to sew !!!
    Anyway I will be glad to take a chance to your giveaway !!
    Florence

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  49. Congratulations Peg more sewing and family time for you now. I Work part time in a nursing home in the kitchen feed 70 lovely old people. I always say to people I have 70 grand parents.

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  50. Hooray for you, Peg. I'm a carer for my adult son with autism and I also often look after my grandchildren not really a job but lots of fun.

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  51. Good on you, Peg. That will certainly be a weight off your shoulders. You won't know what to do with your extra time....well maybe you will. I only have to do 3 BASs, which is enough. I work full time as an office manager in a legal firm with a great bunch of people as well as doing the books for Mick's business.

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  52. I am a housewife now, but I used to work until health problems got in the way. I just wanted to say I love that rag quilt in the pic on the top of your page. Thanks for the giveaway.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  53. Well done, Peg. I am a teacher, working full time.

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  54. Well done. I work part time in our own business office duties.. Bas etc. I try to work full time on my quilting.

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  55. Oh Peg....you are amazing!!!! So glad you're making YOU a priority!!! I'm the same....giving up teaching after 23 years....nearly half a lifetime!!! *eek* the umbilical cord is now cut! What do do??? why stitch and design of course!!! LOL
    I'll never catch up with you now!!!!!! hee hee
    big sugary hugs sweety
    xox :o)

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  56. Congrats on letting some go! Maybe you will have more free time to spend with family and of course stitching away...I am a full time minister as well as homemaker...our days never end, they are 24/7 for 365...and for us it is a good thing...it did take me a while to find a good balance...

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  57. I am retired but spend some of my time helping out with my GS since my son became a single Dad. Still have plenty of time to sew though. Hugs.....

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  58. So happy for you...I retired about 12 years ago...and I love to sew, sew, and sew some more...I know it is an addiction, but that is okay by me...love your blog, Carol

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  59. Hi Peg, enjoy that extra time that you will have each time the BAS time comes around..you are amazing with what you create given your work commitments...I work full time as a teacher of 11 year olds... and I suppose you could say I am in the 'twilight years' of my career as I'm now just 7 years away from retirement!! not that I am counting!!

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  60. Peg, this sounds great :-). Use the time as Peg-time and enjoy it.
    I Work in a pharmacy 4 days a week and the I have my second job ;-)), wife, mother, Cook, etc.
    Thank you for celebrating this with a generous give away :-).

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  61. Wow Peg love your work, it's nice to see you make time for your craft.

    I am a stay at home mum, this week my husband thought it would be fun for me to do his deliveries.....

    I am still finding some time to craft as its my time out..

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  62. Happy Retirement Peg, I mind my grandchildren some days while my Bookkeeper DD does all that you have just given up!!! Luv your blog and seeing what you are sewing. Take care...Annette

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  63. Hi Peg,
    Just back off holiday so not sure if I am in time for this.
    I am a Mum but I also work full time as a secondary school teacher (11-16 years) which is why some OPAM months have very little done at all and some have more such as school holidays. well done on making a choice that I bet you ummmed and arred over as to what to do several times before going for it. I shall email my makes sorry it is late not internet for over a week due to being on a boat.
    Lovely giveaway too.xx

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  64. Hi Peg. I am not sure what BAS means, but I think you are saying that you are retiring? I am a registered nurse, interviewing patients over the phone, getting them and their charts ready for their upcoming surgeries. I guess you could say I am semi-retired. I work 1-4 days a month. The rest of the time, I am very involved with my quilt guild, bicycle for exercise and recreation, and travel to visit my granddaughters up in northern California. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your drawing. It would be wonderful to win!
    Pauline
    lvtoqlt@mac.com

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment, I do enjoy reading them all...take care, keep safe, happy quilting .. Peg