Wednesday, May 31, 2006

End of the month wrapup

The month took a big turn right after I wrote my last entry. I was "laid off...aka booted" from my job for "budget streamlining" issues. The company, in my honest opinion, is running scared in some respects only cause they were running low on funds and a deal they made prior to my booting doubled their funds. So I have been on the job market and meeting with different groups. Looks like I might be close to something but we will see. stitching has been really focused on 1 piece..Stitchers Blessing and it is REALLY close to being finished. I have just 1 full block and a portion of the other and it is done. I'll try to figure how to post the pic once I'm finished with it.

As far as family goes, I am afraid that by year end my grandmother will be gone. She doesn't look good after this last chemo/radiation sessions. She hates being a bother to everybody but knows she has to rely on help.

Ok....I want to go do a few other things so here's June's somewhat lofty goals

Finisher's pieces for May and June (may to be exchanged June 3rd)
Quilt blocks
Work on Titanic piece a bit
Center poem portion of Apache Wedding
Work on Gift of Peace
Start High Flight
and if mood and time help....Queen of Freedom and/or Lady of the Flag

Catch y'all later!!!!!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Here it is again....

I neglected this space for yet another month and feel a slight bit of guilt about it.....only slight because I just now realized how long I'd been gone from here. LOL

Things have been moving along that crazy path of life and while I'm trying to keep up, it seems things just seem to fall apart.

So here is the blended upadte of everything going on....


April Goals listed with accomplishment on the side of it.

Finish bookmark in 1st weekend (has to be mailed by 7th)-finished 4/2 and sent 4/10..just a bit late

Stitcher's blessing the 4 corners done- got 4 blocks done and a bit more
1 side of Apache wedding or the middle verse -nope
More on Gift of Peace -nope
Start on High Flight and whatever else calls my name ;-)nope to high flight but started a titanic piece

So you can see I got some time and stuff in but not what I truly wanted to get done.

Here's the simplified May Goals

Work on Finisher's piece once received
Work on Titanic Piece
2 blocks of Stitcher's Blessing
Get some major time in on Apache Wedding, Gift of Peace (can't seem get to working on these again) and perhaps start Lady of Flag,High Flight, Queen of Freedom

Work life:

Work has driven into high drive as I'm involved in several projects and they all seem to require a bit of attention here and there. It isn't a bad thing but I just want to be sure everything is cool and I'm not soooo overwhelmed. We made it through the 1st quarter close;and are ,as I type, in the middle of April close. Friday(tomorrow) will be a day of catch up and hopefully get a few of the small things off of my plate so we are good to go. If not this month then next will be mid year budget and I expect to be highly pushed into it.

Home life:

Somebody please tell me when I got a preteen kid with an attitude and mouth. Also tell me when this starts to get worse and then when it gets better. I can see us having quite a few battles before she hits high school if it is starting now and she's only in 3rd grade. She has always been the seemingly sweet and nice girl but this year has seen our share of problems. She hit honor roll again and also received a character counts award during assembly at the end of April. She showed us those very proudly. Last night, after forgetting either her spelling book or lunch box for what seems like the 2000th time, she hands us a piece of paper that states she got in trouble for mouthing off to a teacher. She said he was taking too long to get to the computer lab and she said finally in a sarcastic tone. this incident happened that same day and she has forgotten to pass it to us since then (basically 3 days later). Yes, we as the parents need to be watching her backpack and stuff; but she also needs to be a responsible person too. I love the gal but sometimes her actions just drive me crazy. Course my mom says she's just like me...since that is the case I am even more amazed with my mother then.

She is playing softball this spring and we have had 1 game thus far with a "doubleheader"(friday, saturday) this week. She made contact both ties she was up and drove in 1 run and scored twice herself during that first game.


I have started looking at my life again and am thinking about going back to school online. I am thinking about 2 masters certificates and perhaps with those total credits, I could sit for the CPA if I REALLY wanted to. I also was just "promoted" as a moderator to one of the boards I frequent so I am enjoying my new found power.

I think that's it and what's on my mind right now...sorry it has been so long and I'll try not to be a stranger here so often.....