I have been telling myself for WEEKS now to BLOG. Not only is it therapy but I genuinely miss reading everyone's posts. So in spite of myself here I am!
Catching up..... Job is going very well and I actually got the good news I will move from a contract position to full time come Jan 2, 2013. I haven't been approached yet by HR, which is a tad bit troublesome. And there's also the discussion of salary to go along with that. Everyone has told me to expect an 8% decrease from my current rate. Although this isn't devastating, it's not the best news. We'll just have to make it work as we always do.
I am still not on speaking terms with my mother and I don't expect that to change any time soon. Over the past two weeks things have occurred to make that even less of an option and quite honestly, I'm okay with it. What is an even bigger shock is the realization I am facing regarding another relative. It's pretty amazing how true colors come shining through. The truth will always come out. Luckily my sister and I are closer than ever and I truly value our relationship. She's awesome!
The barn is all but finished! And it looks amazing! The DH has done an incredible job of pulling it all together with what money we have had to do so. Here is a pic of how it looks now. The unpainted area is where our Dutch door will go and that will have to wait until Spring. The other end doesn't have any doors at the moment. We are working on a temporary wall for that end to block off any bad weather we may get through winter. The horses are doing GREAT. They have had their vet visit and he gave them both a clean bill of health. He looked at our feed and hay and said we were doing a great job!
You might recall the special order blanket I was making? Well, the larger it got the less I liked it. I thought it pulled the work too much and no manner of blocking seemed to help. I mailed it off to the woman in Canada and gave her a full refund. As it turned out she loved it! And promptly paid me for the full amount! What an awesome surprise that was! Additionally I had the best craft show ever at a small church bazaar the first weekend of November. My DH came with me and was a real trooper for the day. The traffic through the small area was unbelievable and people were buying! I made $78! I've also had several sales directly off the Etsy shop and then I just finished a special order baby afghan yesterday for a coworker. I'm currently working on a signature ranch afghan in bright orange and forrest green. I'm about 1/3 of the way complete.
Well, that's about it for now. I hope you all are doing well. I'm going to try my best to catch up on some of your blogs. Take care!!