Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
My dear, sweet nephew, Jeremiah and his beautiful, equally sweet fiance, Jessica are getting hitched today! I am so grateful and blessed to have 2 such loving loving people in my life! I remember when Jeremiah came into this world. He was such a beautiful baby and always so loving. I hope they have a lifelong adventure of loving each other!I made this quilt for them.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Hard to be motivated to do anything with all this happening. I feel guilty for still having my job. While I rationally know why they kept me, I still wonder if there is a future for the business. Seems senior management wants to get rid of Designers but not reduce the number of custom projects we accept. Our weavers and developers are laid-off, but they are expecting us to be timely and innovative. I am coping by sewing. And taking my on-line business class (3 straight 100s on quizzes!).
And bad times, like good times, come and go. I really hope all my friends find new jobs that are as great as they are.
Monday, October 20, 2008
This day has sucked. At least I have my hubby, son and hounds.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Lolly gagging around, sprawled on the sofa watching political TV.
I have been in the studio/sweatshop, sewing. Making things for myself and gifts for family for Christmas! If the fall of the economy is upon us, at least I have a skill that is both productive and therapeutic!
Plus, the hubby and "Early voted" yesterday and the man-cub has mailed in his absentee ballot so now, we wait and hope and pray!
But, again, I will not be a quivering mass of gelatinous ooze, just waiting for fate to befall me. No, I will be playing with my hounds, loving on my man, and sewing up a slew of stuff!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Since it is Friday night, I am doing this quick entry before heading back to the studio. I am piecing a quilt top tonight!
Then tomorrow, off to see my man-cub play football.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Your Political Profile:
Overall: 35% Conservative, 65% Liberal
Social Issues: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Ethics: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
Saturday, October 11, 2008
What is beautiful in my world:
the blue sky outside of my window
the morning glories growing in the garden
SugarFree Jello Pudding snacks
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
When the horrible news gets you down, love on your family and your pets. They are what really matter.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
The Super WalMart parking lot is full. The wait time at our new Fatz Cafe is an hour or more. It is hard to find a parking space at the mall in Hickory. While the whole price of oil has fallen by a third, our gas prices have stayed the same. My employer has reduced manufacturing operations to 4 days to save overhead, our yarn suppliers are closing. Our customers still want new products. With the pessimistic outlook, we can not travel nor purchase anything. Once again, we designers bear the brunt. We are expected to save the day by designing and developing the next great thing by pulling the ideas out of thin air. Am I going to have a job this week? How about next month? How can I be expected to come up with new and exciting ideas when I am not nurtured, but restricted? I am so angry at the rampant greed of the finance industry, those greedy bastards are truly responsible for this mess. And, yes, they lose their jobs, but millions of dollars in severance soften their unemployment. I really believe in what goes around, comes around. I just hope when their Karma bites them in the ass, they realize it was their own actions that caused it.
Friday, October 3, 2008
I'm a Talent!
You're a risk-taker, and you follow your passions. You're determined to take on the world and succeed on your own terms. Whether in the arts, science, engineering, business, or politics, you fearlessly express your own vision of the world. You're not afraid of a fight, and you're not afraid to bet your future on your own abilities. If you find a job boring or stifling, you're already preparing your resume. You believe in doing what you love, and you're not willing to settle for an ordinary life.
Talent: 64%Take the Talent, Lifer, or Mandarin quiz.