Thursday, December 30, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Welcome 2011!!!

Well, here it is, Thursday, and I have a cold!!! ahhhhh!!!! yucky! It has been keeping me awake at night, and the cough comes at unexpeted times, and that is not fun either!! I will get over it and it will go away. I am just glad I didn't have to work these past couple days, but tomorrow, I am on, so I will be better!!

I have put my challenge projects on . This is my 4 projects that I want out of my hair!! And on my couch to warm a body this winter!! That is 10 quilts for me to get done!!! Barbara has 6 right now, and when I get these 4 done, I will be feeling like I am accomplishing something!! YES!! That is a nice thought!

I am really looking forward to having my room where I can breathe in it!! I have so many boxes filled with things that just are in the way. And I don't want to open them - but this year I have decided to de-clutter my house. That will be a chore and a half...... I know I am not were I want to be when the ornaments for my tree, which I found in August, got put in a 'safe' place and I still don't know where they are!!!!! This is enough. Time to clean it up and clean it out!

That is my 2011 game plan. Make some real changes and have them stick!! It will be so nice to sit to sew and have the room to put things down and not loose them!!!! But the very best part?? To start a project and be using it next week!!! oh yeah!!! I am planning on being the me who I want to be!!

That is the only 'resolution' I have. Make changes that will stick. And this isn't a 'new year' thing. I knew I was working on it when I took the 6 quilts in to be quilted!! (still can't believe I actually did that!!!!!)
Here is another project I want done this year.

This has been put away. I took it down with the intention to have it done as a wall hanging for the next year........ I do not know where it is right now......... So, I need to find it and make it for next Christmas! July is going to be my month to work on Christmas projects - if I have not got it done by then, I have to be working on it in July. Call me on it, if you don't see me doing this okay??
This is another project I was having fun sewing together, and I want it done!! I have fabric for the border - so I will do it - another one I have to figure out where I put it...... not funny. this is such a bad habit of mine, and it has got to stop!!!

And this is my One Block Wounder!! One thing I have to do is see if I can find this material anywhere.... I did not buy the border material at the time of buying it for the blks. Kinda dumb, huh??? So these blks have to be made into a top, borders on and then finished.

With the ones on Myra's challenge, plus these - I am back to sewing my 20 minutes a day this year!! I have already marked my calender with my little '20' on the bottom of every day, that when I have done it, I can just go mark it off!!! I got alot done doing the 20 minutes in 2009, so why not do it again??? Focus. It's fun. And, it will keep me on track!!

Again, my rules for my 20 min sewing a day is - I can not go forward. Meaning if I sew for an hour today, it does not count toward the 20 minutes for tomorrow. BUT, if I missed a few days, I can sew an hour today to help me get caught back up!!!! When I do that, I mark off today, to show I sewed today, then I go back to the days I missed and sew till I have marked off all the 20's!! That way, if I get to behind, I know that I have been sewing and it's a way to encourage me to keep going!!

Happy New Year!!! I work tomorrow and the next day, so I don't think I will back on this year! It has been great getting to know you and may next year be even better than this one!!! ((hugs)) ~Brenda!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010


This has been a wounderful day!! Very nice. And I love it!

I hope that you have had a day that you want to remember for years to come and that you have many more days like that in your near future. Merry Christmas Everyone, and may you all be blessed today.

No, may you all be blessed everyday, not just today!

Here is to family and friends, and to know that you are loved. Go give someone a hug and share the joy!!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Well, a month later and I finally come back to post!!

Hello. How has your day been?? I was having a nice day till, well, I phoned another store and asked if they were looking for help.

Have you ever been told by your boss - or whatever he is - that he has wanted to fire you 3 times???? Uh, then big man, why didn't you??? Yup, I am angry - working at not letting myself go down that path....

Wow. For people who - nope, don't go there...... I love my job. I really enjoy being in the store - as busy as it is not - and for as quiet as it can be, I enjoy being there. Sometimes I do not want to go there (like tomorrow for instance - I want to suddenly come down with a case of ain't going to show up, but that is so not me, that I can't even seriously contemplate it!!!) But once I am there, working, moving things around, having people come in, I enjoy it!!

And after this 'incident', I was upset, and I had a woman come in and I greeted her like I usually do, with a big 'hi' and how are you??? Well, she asked me how I was?? (that is what we do right?? lol!) but I asked her, "Should I tell the truth or give you a regular answer???" she kinda laughed and asked me what I ment?! So, I gave a very brief description of what had (literally) just happened. She looked at me, kinda funny, and told me that she only comes to this store because of me! (I had just told my huby on the phone that some people come to the store because I am there - I have had a couple actually tell me that, and here was a woman, I didn't realize felt that way to! That was a nice surprise, and confirmation that I am a good person and don't need to be treated the way this boss had just treated me.) And what is even better is that she lives in another town, and made her hubby stop at my store so she could pick up things instead of her store in her town!

I will give you a brief update on the incident - today is stock day. When I do stock, since we work alone in the store, I take the boxes and fill the shelves. And I take one item and put it by the computer to add to the inventory later - I do the stock day in stages - empty boxes, keep back room clean/organized. And deal with customers. Then add inventory to the computer. And deal with customers. Keep store organzied, tidy, stocked and running smoothly. (on a side note: I also go the bank on my own time, and make sure the store has change and small bills. I do this by using my own money to buy the change that I 'sell' to the store. We are not near the bank and we work alone. If you run out of the small stuff, you are out!! So I do this for my own sanity, but also to keep the other staff members tills running smoothly.)............ I do this because no one else does... not the owners, or anyone else. And the beauty of it all is - no is in charge. The owners are rarely in the store, and they will leave town without letting a person know! If something happens, you have to deal with it......... okay, enough. I love my job, I love my job, I love my job........*heavy sigh*

Anyways, when boss man walks in, he asks if we had gotten in a product. We hadn't. Then he asks me if it's been busy (I wan't finished with the stock yet) I honestly told him it wasn't that busy, I had a customer who just needed to talk (it happens!!!). Then he's wondering about all the stuff on the counter - the stuff to be entered into the computer. I told him. (I should just keep my mouth shut). Well, this isn't how it is supposed to be done (What????!!!??? I was taught doing it this way, granted there were other people doing the stock at the same time, it was not a one person deal like it is now, but yes, this is how it was done, and how I was taught!!!!) And then he goes off on his rant. I just stood there, wishing I could just walk out, knowing I won't. BUT, I will not be spoken to like this. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. And then he tells me that when he knows I am working, he doesn't come in. Hmmm, was that supposed to hurt me somehow?? I was thinking - Good!!!! Should I send you the schedual every week if something changes??? lol! Then why are you here today??

Okay, enough of this - Are you ready for Saturday?? I am not sure if I am!?!! But, I will be. I have to wrap presents, something I do like to do. And I will have fun doing that. I just have not been out shopping like I usually find the time to do, and this year, I am actually going to go Boxing Day shopping!!! I love that!! And have not done it for years!!!!!

Merry Christmas my friends. I will probably post this and then take it down. Who needs to remember days like this one??? Not me, that for sure. I am going to find me a place that wants me, and treats me well.
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Talk sooner than a month from now, and I had better have done some serious sewing!!
sorry for such a crappy post, but this is my life today.. OH! And on the complaints department, I have made it over 10 days, but now, I am back at day one!! I will get to 21 complant free days - oh yes I will!!! ((hugs))