Friday, August 25, 2006

I'm Going Home!

I'm going to see my "brubber"!

Had a talk with Mr. Boss today, and he was extremely nice about my going. So it's be a Wed. through Sun. either the third or fourth week of September. The company can survive without me in accounting for a few days! And he again said he wanted to pay for my ticket.

I just called Don and told him. He started crying - happy tears. We both need this time together. But he was so excited to tell me that the quilt (the ugly quilt) I made for his motor home survived because it wasn't in the motor home. It was in the laundry room, and the roof didn't collapse over that area. He said it's nasty and asked me how to clean it. I told him to wash the bejeebers out of it, use Oxiclean if he wanted, and throw it in the dryer. He was worried about it fading. I told him it would probably improve it! We had a good laugh about that! But I did get a request for a new quilt for his new motor home - and I've definitely got that on my to-do list! I won't get it made by next month, but for sure by Christmas I'll have it to him. And I'm going to make Gail a quilt for their bed. She fell in love with that Robyn Pandolph "Butterfly Flip" I now have on my bed. I have all those fabrics, and will come up with something for her. She lost all of her grandmother's and mother's quilts, so it's the least I can do for her. She's such a sweet lady.

So that's my good news. I'll see if I can find a picture to attach to this blog, as Leora would say, just cuz!

Gratitudes:

~ The weight seems to be lifted from my heart tonight.

~ My brother.

~ Jane's coming over tomorrow for our cutting day!

~ My little talk with Daisy tonight. We'll see if it works! I'll blog about this later. LOL

~ Geez, I never thought I'd say this -- my boss! :)

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Vicky-what wonderful news. And quilts to clean...and to make! Do they like purple?????

So happy that you are happy, the boss is happy and your brother and wife are going to be extra happy that you can come and help!!
Love you baby....

M

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Vicky - WooHoo! How incredibly exciting for you and your "brubber". This will be good for both of you. Now, you can spend the next couple of weeks with a happy heart knowing that you get to go "home" for a bit.

quiltpixie said...

you sound so much more hopeful tonight -- amazing what a supportive boss and friends can do :-)

Patti said...

I've so glad you are getting to go home! You both really needed that. What a nice boss you have!

Nancy said...

OOH, I'm sooooo happy for you! And yes you'd better add your boss to that list of gratitudes!

Susan said...

How fabulous that you get to go see your brother! There's nothing like being there and touching him for yourself to know absolutely that he's okay.

Sweet P said...

Wow! What an understanding boss you have and how cool to be able to go see your brubber! Have a great time.

EileenKNY said...

YeeHaw!!!! That's great, Vicky. Just hug him and his wife. That'll tell you more than words ever will.
Hope Daisy is being a good girl for you now that you've had a heart to heart.
Start that packing list.

Gail said...

Wonderful news! You will both be so much better for the visit.

Linda_J said...

Your boss no doubt knew that you have been working with with a heavy heart of late--that news may not have come on your birthday but sounds like a good present to me. Now you can make plans rather than some nebulous thing of "I am going sometime" Definitely have something to look forward to as you need your family as much as they need you at this point.

ForestJane said...

I'm still wondering how any quilt can be an 'ugly' quilt. :)

Hope you have a great visit with him.

Melzie said...

Awwww :) I know you've really REALLY been itching to go see him enjoy it! xoxo melzie

Finn said...

Hi Vicky, such good news...the trip to see your brother!!! *VBS*

Sounds like it did you a world of good...and I'm not at all surprised..*S*
Glad that at least one quilt survived..LOL..be it ever so humble, it will still be treasured as a surviver! Hugs, Finn

McIrish Annie said...

what a great boss you have. it's nice to find someone who understands a happy employee is a productive employee..

cher said...

the best news indeed- it doesn't get much better than seeing family

JudyL said...

I'm so glad you have that trip scheduled. If I can help with the quilt for their bed . . blocks, quilting . . whatever -- you just say the word.

What has Daisy done now that you're having to have a talk with her?

Judy L.

Hanne said...

I am happy for you that you can go home and see your brother :-)