Thursday, August 26, 2010

Too Many Layers

I feel like I resemble a croissant at the moment - layer upon layer upon layer, all delicately teetering ready to bake in the oven, but with the outcome all dependent on the quality of the ingredients & the ability of the pâtissière! There is so much going on at present, at home & at of my lovely clients noticed my somewhat frazzled state yesterday & said 'Miss Millie, you need an Assistant!' Never a truer word has been said.

I have been thrown a large client function to organize with very little notice - a lot is riding on it, so I need to get it right. MOTH & I have a very big extended weekend away next week with lots to organize (more to come!), then the Mid-Year Meeting in Sydney is straight after & don't get me started on end-of-month reports. A large project that I was supposed to have completed by tomorrow won't be & a research paper that's desperate for a written conclusion is giving me the heebie-jeebies & so it goes. I've been a bad blogging buddy this week, but I know you'll all understand. Three & a bit years ago when I went part-time, I thought it would be a breeze - what drug was I on!! See you all soon - promise.
Image: Roboppy



  1. Dear Millie 1. Don't be a croissant if your oven is a Smeg!!! 2. Part time = full time in less hours 3. Good luck!

  2. Hope you find some peace in your chaos soon! xxoo

  3. Poor Millie, take a deep breath and tackle one thing at a time. I pray that you get through it all and that you enjoy your extended long weekend and don't spend it stressing about all that you have to do. xx

  4. Sorry Millie part times means they pay you less and you do the same amount of work in fewer hours! Try and grab a break, hope the event goes well and the paper work just disappears! xx

  5. Just want to wish you good luck & loads of energy to get it all done! Take care & don't forget to take a deep breath from time to time!
    Bisous from Versailles, Chantal

  6. Didn't you know Millie.. there is no part-time for perfectionists!! hehe... I know you'll sail through it all.. hang in there and eat a croissant or two... Good luck!!! xxx Julie

  7. Sit tight Millie....I have every confidence that all will be well and you will conquer the tasks at hand......xv

  8. Dear Millie,

    Was neat to catch up with you dear friend.
    Just sending much luck and energy to you, to get through your work and busy time ahead.
    Sorry about the Smeg and was glad to hear that the dream bathroom is coming together.

    Have a happy weekend and look after yourself.

  9. That's all right Millie,

    Blogland will still be here when you come back!!! Take a deep breath and take one day and one task at a time...I should take my own advice too (haha)...I just keep telling myself next week will be better. Your photo of the croissant is making me feel hungry. Before I go, glad to hear the bathroom from hell is making progress.
    Take care
    N.W. Coast Tassie

  10. I know how you feel Millie! I'm on that merry-go-round that won't let me off. Hoping it slows down a bit though :)

  11. Millie...Don't try to multi task. One thing at a time. You can do it. We'll be waiting to hear about all your successes. Be strong, Rosemary.

  12. Oh MIllie, I know just how you feel. We need to open a bottle of champagne together and get that assistant to do some work for us ;-) Nice to finally be checking back in - and only because I can't get the scaffolding out of my 'new' studio by myself so can't level out the floor as I had planned tonight. What else to do but sit in front of the computer at 10.30pm with a wine and read your blog?!! Beats pouring concrete any day !! Love


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