Wednesday, March 9, 2011

It Will Be Okay

If you think i am bad now at updating my blog well its going to get worse!! I start full time work March 14th and this may kill me. I have been on line since 6:30 am as i am most days and return to the net after i feed in the evening to try and keep up. Emails of pigs needing homes, pigs wanted, behavior problems and medical issues are only some of the correspondence i take care of daily. Friends who are helping me and friends who want to help , new friends who want to visit and great advise of how to reach out for more. Keeping us active on the blog, facebook, and various pig lists to keep our work out there and a website that is still sooooooooooooooo dated. Tweet now and requests to respond to some "link" site is not going to happen LOL In fact i am not sure how any of this is going to happen now..

BUT , never start a sentence with 'but ' if i don't go back to work i am going to loose everything as my money has run out! The pigs are moved , houses purchased, the fences are safe and the paddocks are complete. The well has been repaired and tons of gravel have been moved. Now , how is the rest of it going to get done if i am at work ??? BUT ..there i go again, I will not have to worry about getting the mortgage and taxes paid .

Five days left i need to get my newsletters out as i mailed the tax receipts out early for a change, get my paper work in order for year end and deworm all my pigs.

I need a large shed built , more gravel brought in , drainage done and then bark mulch. How is this going to happen now?? Even if i hired a crew who is going to manage them while i am at work? I can't be in both places at once and there is no partner - no right hand , no one who knows my pigs and no one who knows what i need done . Oh , but i don't have to worry about paying the mortgage ..

Stress , one worry is removed and it is replaced by another and once again i push threw all of it by telling myself it will be okay it will be okay. It will be okay , won't it???

Did you know i still have stuff to unpack and all of my pictures and paintings are still leaning up against the walls?

I better get going here as my sister will be here at 1:00 to load up her truck with some garage sale boxes as that is coming up fast too.

If anyone has some free time and wants to help the crazy pig lady , please a few hours a month can make such a huge difference in what i can do for them here.

Oh Mouses picture ?? This is what she did to a brand new box of Kleenex and somehow it depicts how i feel this morning.


Allison said...

Congrats on the job .. I know how you feel about the juggle, tho. I always feel pulled in too many directions: job, kids, animals, activism. But - you have to pay the bills and feed the hungry mouths first.

If you can find a good carpenter/contractor to work with regularly, then that person can oversee a lot of the improvements you mention (with check-ins am & pm) ... I learned to trust ours to do their jobs when we reno-ed the house, and it elim a lot of worry.

And, maybe your new job will lead to new social contacts that may end up being really helpful for the sanctuary down the road ...

It will take some adjusting of course - but you're moving forward ...


Janice Gillett said...

Thanks Allison , your words of 'moving forward' somehow registered with me and settled my nerves. Yes , i am moving forward and that is a good thing.. lol right!!!

Sharon said...

Yes congradulations on your career move.God is with you and your jurney through life,so fret none all will be fine.Thank you for the work you do with the animals.

Janice Gillett said...

Thank you Sharon, yes your right God is with me i know it!!

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
I wish I could help. I'd come over all the time if I lived nearby.

Maybe an ad in the paper might catch someone's attention, or on kijiji, or something: phrase it as animal-protection work and that you'll provide a reference letter to all who complete more than a couple of weeks of work for you.

That kind of thing lit a fire under me when I was at university: the United Way came to ask us to help out, that they'd provide reference letters, and that we'd be helping the ocmmunity. Young people need those letters.

Well, good luck. And congrats on the job. You'll find a way to do it all! and as Allison writes here, you will make new contacts.

Jesse KB said...

Hi Janice,

I know you and I have been emailing back and forth about volunteering and what not and as stated in your blog I would Definitely be able to come a few times a month if not more!!! hopefully we can figure something out to help keep your sanity

Black Jack's Carol said...

Hi Janice,

I don't comment often but continue to read your blog. (Absolutely loved that video in the last post!) Just to let you know thoughts are with you. I know that's not a lot, but retirement is coming up for me at the end of 2011, and perhaps I'll be able to help with things like the newsletter or correspondence or "computerish" stuff. Going back to work full time isn't easy, but as others have said, it may open up other channels. Al the best!!