Monday, October 10, 2011

Worker Bunny

No, not this type ...


This is Worker Bunny...


She was made for me by a young woman who worked for me when I had my office in Brooklyn. She was going to school and babysitting regularly for 3 children and working for me - and making things for craft fairs. She said that before meeting me she didn't think anyone worked as many hours as she did. The business was doing so well that sometimes I would sleep at the office to take calls from Europe and Asia and to meet deadlines.

And so Worker Bunny was born ...


Since moving to NJ Worker Bunny has been living in the basement office. Yesterday she got a bath in the delicate cycle and moved upstairs.

Work on clearing out the basement has progressed. The kid across the street is helping me and I have gotten better and better at letting go of things. I will admit that there have been moments - it's hard to close down a business that you worked so hard to build.

But at least Worker Bunny gets a well earned rest.

18 comments:

Ron said...

LOVE Worker Bunny!

What a cutie! What great detail!

And OMG...she looks brand new!

Have a great Monday, dear lady!

((((( Dianne )))))

X to you and the gang!

CrystalChick said...

Can I borrow the first worker bunny's outfit? Oh wait, nevermind, I forgot about these
40, er, I mean 50 extra pounds.
Damn.

That's a sweet bunny! She looks clean and refreshed after her bath.

Kay L. Davies said...

Imagine such a busy young lady finding the time to make you such an adorable gift.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Worker Bunny is Beautiful! Such a sweet idea..! She could make these and sell them...no?

It is so hard to let go of some things--I know what you are going through. Brava to you, my dear, for throwing anything out! (lol)

Daryl said...

What an adorable critter ... I never could crochet and think anyone who can is da bomb .. its hard letting go of something you worked so hard to build .. I send hugs to you and the Bunny

ellen abbott said...

letting go is good. it frees you up for new things.

I'm With Stupid said...

Siren and Isadora are currently making plans to take Worker Bunny out. Worker Bunny poses too much of a threat. ;-)

Jay

Mike said...

I think the second worker bunny would be a lot less maintenance than the first.

Linda Reeder said...

Worker Bunny gets to retire. You, on the other had, have to dismantle a business you were not ready to give up. Retiring is easier. Just freshen up and get ready for the next adventure.

DJan said...

Now that is a really cute bunny! The second one, I mean... :-)

Cherie said...

I think that I have a new term. Instead of calling someone a "worker bee," I'm going to start calling them "worker bunnies." (Especially, when I'm talking about me. lol) I hope the comments about dismantling the business means that there's something positive on the disability front. In any case, it must be very hard to give up something that you worked so hard on for so long. It's still grieving the change in your life. *hugs*

Au and Target said...

Terrific worker bunny!

Letting go is hard; I think that's one of the thing Buddhists have down right. But I'm afraid I'm not very holy and letting go is very tough for me still. Inspirational to see you are doing it so gracefully!

Happy Elf Mom said...

Love and hugs always. I hope you are getting the help you need with packing and moving stuff around. I worry about you twisting the wrong way and stuff. I can imagine the joy you felt, seeing Worker Bunny after all this time. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You were a great mentor for that young woman! Great to have the tangible memory. (We we got rid of a lot of 'stuff' in our downsizing, but if I had worker bunny, I'd still have him!)

Marg said...

It really is hard to let things go. I need to clean out my whole house of all the things I never use or look at. But it is so hard. You just keep thinking, I might need that some day. God luck to ya.

HermanTurnip said...

I'm the opposite. I can't stand owning too many things, and tend to throw things away without even thinking. The wife usually recovers items tossed into the trash and brings them to Goodwill.

I guess it comes from growing up with a Navel Officer for a dad who's into running a tight ship and all that entails!

Cloudia said...

I like worker bunny!


and you :-)



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Grayquill said...

It seems I have missed a thing or two. That will teach me for being absent. I had to close a business after 20 years and yeah, that was tough and yip, something new came my way. But, it sucked for a few years before the good came.