Tuesday, February 17, 2009

WOW, it's over

I can't believe my glorious time off is over. I have found and accepted a new job with less responsibility, celebrated a well-deserved Christmas in February with my family, went to Daytona for speedweeks 2 times in 3 days and turned another year older. Holy cow. Now, tomorrow, I have to drag to a job I have grown to dislike tremendously, awaiting the day I can tell them "I quit". The important folks (aka, those closest to me) know, but others have only heard rumors. The reasoning for giving up the ghost are:

1.)Not that driven to succeed. Just give me what I need to sustain

2.)Being home after 8 1/2 hours is a good thing.

3.) Being responsible for my work only is a GREAT thing

4.) did I mention #1?

5.) More time for Beth and family and things I enjoy, rather than the dread of a job I despise and see no point to other than no one else will do it.

6.) Again, see #1

7.) #5 leads to more time to crochet! See picture:

This is a blanket I am crocheting for my new great niece. All I need is 10 more rows and about 25 ladybugs. Madelyn's theme is ladybugs. I hope she enjoys this blanket more than her uncle Mike liked the first thing I ever crocheted...a blanket for him that he promptly threw on the ground......Boys!

Anyhow, I hope to have more time in the VERY NEAR future to keep up with my blog. and my friends. and most importantly, my family!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Vacation....Day 4!

Yes, I am once again on a break from that dreaded 4-letter word, WORK. I have been consumed not only with the tight budgets at the hospital, but also with the fact that NASCAR season is starting up again! We have tickets to the Duels at Daytona for Thursday; the qualifying races for the Daytona 500. I cannot wait! Next to crochet, following the races is my favorite past time. I love to be in the crowd, hearing the roar of the engines speeding past at 200 mph. Feel the cars as they tear around the track. Oh yeah, if this is being a red neck, then a redneck I will proudly be labeled.

Anyhow, since we received our tax refund last Friday and have been making the boys wait for their actual Christmas presents, Monday was the day to celebrate. We gave Jeff cash, Steve a new mountain bike (what, no bass or amp? I wonder what happened?), and Timm a new TV for his room so he can play his X-box 360 and not have to fight Dad or older bro for TV time. Bob and I were laughing walking out of Best Buy with a 4 lb 22" tv. 20 years ago, not only could we not afford a tv that big, but it would have taken a flatbed cart and 5 best buy associates to load it into the car. Amazing what technology can do!

As for our Christmas in February, I am waiting for my Saturday visit to the Nascar trailers. Can't decide what I want for my b-day, but will check it out on Thursday. That way, I can have a plan of attack for shopping day!

I have been crocheting some. Here are a few things I have in the works:

The first is a heart baby afghan for a rep-friend that I know. He and his wife are having their baby at the end of Feb. The second pic is of my Dublin Country Throw (from the Caron site) and Big Bow sweater from the winter 2009 Interweave Crochet. Both are for me. If I can ever get them done.
I also need to start an afghan for a great niece due at the end of next week. Her name shall be Madelyn and will involve ladybugs. Will post a pic of the idea soon.
Ok, back to enjoying my relaxing time off. Daytona, here I come! Go Tony Stewart and Elliott Sadler!!!! I LOVE this time of year!