Saturday, November 26, 2011

A Belated Happy Thanksgiving

No, still haven't gotten batteries for the camera.

Penny and I had a great Thanksgiving with Jane and her sweet DH! There were four dogs there - the biggest, a mastiff, down to the smallest, Penny. It sure was funny watching them romp. I wondered how Penny would fare around Teeny, Jane's doxie whom she has never met, but she turned out to be exactly like the weenie I knew she was. When she walked in and saw the other three dogs, she rolled over on her back! She's totally submissive .... need to have a talk with her about that!

Friday I vegged, and today I pretended to clean house. Mostly I thought about cleaning house. That counts, doesn't it? I guess tomorrow I need to just do it. Oh, and watched the football game Friday. Geaux Tigers!

I did poke a couple of buttons at the Fat Quarter Shop. Just a couple. I'm being so good. I got in this Row Row Row Your Boat kit because there's a baby on the way. This is in case it's a boy. I love the It's Sew Emma patterns. I had previously gotten an Anne Sutton pattern and fabric in case it's a girl. I'm all set. I don't suspect I'll get it made by the time the baby is born but it doesn't have to be. As soon as I know the flavor, I'll start cutting.

Today I ordered The Spirit of Sacagawea pattern by Minick & Simpson. I fell it love with it when I first saw it on Laurie and Polly's blog, and was so excited when I saw it at the FQS. Goodness knows, I have more than enough M&S fabric to make this thing!

Tomorrow I run errands. I was avoiding doing them on Black Friday, and today I just didn't feel like getting out. My first stop will be to get new rechargeable batteries!

Hope everyone had a great turkey day! Now, onward to Christmas!

EDIT: Is anyone else having a problem leaving comments using their Google account? I've tried and tried this weekend to leave comments on blogs only to be told that no such account exists...... hello? I used it to make this blog post.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Boring Blogger

Just touching base to say nothing much has changed around here. I'm still on overload and still not sewing.

I did get caught up on sleep today (yesterday?) -- Saturday. The power went off for four hours in the morning, so I took a nap. Woke up in the late afternoon. Guess I needed that. I have to head to the office today to run payroll - as soon as the sun comes up.

Sure am looking forward to a four-day weekend. I'm going to start upstairs and clean my way down! The sewing room will be the last room I deal with, but I want to get those tubs of fabric that I'm organizing finished and out of there so I can get to my sewing machine.

Thanks for hanging in there with me ... and thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers for my loved one. She finds out on Monday what her chemo schedule will be.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

It's All Over

I guess I can now tell everyone what's been going on this year.

Our company has been sold, and the final closing was today. It was all so bittersweet, but I know this will be good for everyone involved. The buyers have gotten themselves a heck of a wonderful company. All of the employees have been retained. I think we're just going to be bigger and better before it's all said and done.

As CFO (a promotion earlier this year), it was my job to handle all of the due diligence and to actually work with the buyers, their legal team, our legal team, CPAs, butchers, bakers, and candlestick makers to get the deal done. It's been a long and arduous task. I'm worn to a frazzle. Frankly, I feel as though I've aged ten years in the last six months.

I know the next couple of months will be tough as we're going to implement some new software to make things run more smoothly. There will be new procedures written, and I'm sure a huge learning curve is involved. That part has me a bit nervous, but, frankly, I've done things in the last few months that I didn't think I knew how to do, so it'll be fine.

Over 17 years with the company now. I hope I will be there for at least another five or six to get me to retirement.

Hopefully, I can get back in a more relaxed routine very soon. I'd like to take some time off to visit my brother in Louisiana. I'm very, very homesick. It's been a year since I've seen them. And I'd sure like to get back to quilt-making. I think I still know how! :)

This fabric is sort of talking to me now and I'm feeling the need to dive in again. I have some projects around the house that need to be done before I do that, but I'm sure by the end of the year I'll be back at it.

To everyone who has been so supportive during this time, thank you so much.

And I'd like to ask a favor.

Someone whom I love very much just yesterday was diagnosed with breast cancer. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she navigates her way through this new chapter in her life.


Saturday, November 05, 2011

Still Breathing Here!

Barely! I had heart failure about seventy hundred times during the LSU-Bama game!

I'm getting too old for this!

Bama fans, fabulous game!


I tried to applique while watching it. ROFLOL. I think I took four stitches.

Penny couldn't figure out what all the yelling was about. But she twirled every time I yelled!

It's time like this that I wish I were a drinker..........