Thursday, February 21, 2013

Gotta be Thursday

If I could look at my work calendar without seeing the day of the week I would know it was Thursday by the lack of meetings and by the reminders about reports being due.  I call Thursday my admin day although technically Friday is supposed to be.  All of my reports are due this afternoon so how can Friday be my admin day?  With luck nothing will interfere with my admin day today and I can knock out the reports.

Looks like we have an ice storm heading our way tonight.  I am scheduled to work from home tomorrow - again since I have no meetings scheduled - and I hope nothing comes up to change that.  I've spent two nights this week away from home and I'm ready to be home. 

I started another messenger bag on Tuesday evening.  I'm trying to use up the balls of yarn I have rather than new full skeins.  So it's a mix of colors.  Navy, teal and white.  This one will have a flap as well.  Here is a pic of the first side. 

Not sure what my weekend plans are other than relaxing.  Work has me pretty stressed right now and it's just the nature of the beast I suppose although it sure feels like for every step forward I take I must take 5 back.  Everyone is saying we are making progress but I'm not feeling it.  Sometimes I long for that job I had where I had an inbox and an outbox.  It was so easy to measure my productivity day to day.  Not with this job - it's very difficult to measure progress!

Okay enough whining!  Have a super day!!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Craft Club Yo

That title was my attempt at humor.  Just saying "Yo" at the end of "Craft Club" made me giggle.  Yesterday was my day to host our second meeting.  I think it was great!  We all seemed to have a wonderful time just sharing our craft and talking about our lives!  We had some yummy food, too!  Next month's we are meeting on the 10th and I'm so looking forward to it.  We started a tradition of sorts.  The first visit one of the girls made brownies in two containers and she left them with the girl that was hosting.  This time that girl made cookies in the two containers and they got left at my house.  So you guessed it - next time I make something and put them in the two containers for the next girl!  Fun, right?  Now what to make....  I'm leaning towards lemon bars and ....?

We had great weekend.  I really hated waking up to the reality of Monday morning.  I know this may sound crazy coming from me, but I'm wishing for some warmer weather.  Go ahead and gasp. Get it out of your system.  :D  I moved here for the SEASONS - not just the snow!  LOL 

I hope everyone has a super week! 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Just for Wendell

I missed giving this to Wendell over at Everyday Rurality yesterday.  Hopefully he won't be too full and will enjoy this bowl of carrot love!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Spring - y

With the crazy winter weather all over the north eastern area and us getting rain I thought I'd post a pic of my current project.  At first I didn't think it was going to work.  The flow was hitting me and I almost discarded it, but I'm glad I continued because I now think it flows nicely and the colors have a rhthymn.  I've named it Spring because, well, it reminds me of Spring with the green/yellow. 

This weekend we are going to pull out some final boxes with trinkets we've saved through the years.  It's all in the effort of emptying out the train room so the DH can start his train room.  We also have boxes (and I mean boxes) of old letters and cards we exchanged when I was in Okinawa for a year that we feel can now be destroyed, so we are planning on burning them Sunday.  We have saved them since 1997 and not once have we brought them out to read them, and well, some of them are not necessarily anything anyone would want to see/read due to their content so we feel like burning them together is the right thing to do. 

This move to Ohio has been a cleansing of sort.  Definitely one of soul searching.  I can honestly say I am closer to my DH now than I have ever been which I find odd because we have been together for a long time.  Opening up and really trusting someone with what's in your heart can be a tricky thing. 

I hope everyone has a marvelous weekend!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

This too shall pass

I've been so good.  Honest.  I have been thinking good thoughts in spite of others trying to dump on my wonderful world.  It's not easy because they are really trying.  There are days I wonder why I thought I wanted to be close to family.  I know that sounds awful, but when the good Lord gently guided me towards the military He knew what He was doing.  Silly of me to think I knew what I was doing.  For those of you that don't know I am not in contact with mother - haven't been since May.  Her sharp tongue and self-absorbed outlook finally took it's toll on me.  I said, "No more".  I have felt a great sense of inner peace and satisfaction since I made that decision.  Something difficult for a Libra to do, but I made that decision and I am very happy with it.  The hurtful things she said to me and about my family were unacceptable.  I wouldn't continue to be friends with anyone who spoke those words to me and I'll be damned if I will allow a member of my family to.  My mother fell and broke her pelvis on Sunday.  For some reason everyone believes I should be rushing to her hospital bed to set up a vigilence.  Hmmm...  Well, sorry - that's not going to happen.  It doesn't change anything.  Nothing.  Mean?  Harsh?  Probably.  But walk in my shoes and tell me how you'd feel.  I made my decision.  The only way that will change is if my sister asks me to make a change in order to help her out - not my mother.  Don't tell me it's the right thing to do or the Christian thing to do or to be the better person.  I've tried all of that for years and I should have done what I finally did years ago.  Don't tell me I will regret my decisions later when she's gone.  I know what I've decided and I'm not naive. 

So in spite of everything and everyone trying to run my life and tell me how mean and horrible I am, I have really accomplished some cool things lately.  First off here's a pic of our most recent snow storm from last Thursday.  This is looking from our deck out to the front yard.  It's practically a whiteout.  Beautiful.

This is my newly organized yarn area!  It was great going through my stash!

I had a lot of yarn I could roll into balls and do I have a bunch!!!  Just look at this collection!

Remember the knitted poncho I bought online?  The vintage one?  Here it is!!  I love it so much I want to wear it every day. 

The next Craft Club meeting is at my house and we are welcoming two new members.  I don't have my menu locked down completely but I am leaning towards homemade Sloppy Joes/BBQ.  It's the 17th of February. 

Okay, that's it for now!  Hope everyone is doing well!!