Monday, April 6, 2009

Loser Monday-- and a couple of thank yous

Well, Monday is here again and I have not been good. Perhaps that is an understatement. It all started when my husband felt sorry for a Girl Scout and purchased a can of chocolate covered almonds. I have been on a personal mission to see her dream of 'every last almond enjoyed and gone' is fulfilled. Then there is the whole 'I'm sick of cooking and thinking about cooking' problem. Does anyone else ever go through these phases, where for the life of you, you cannot think of what to cook? Seriously. I am open to any suggestions. I am also on break. HOORAY for that. I will get my whole self off break next week....and pay the piper probably.

Moving on. . .

I have been very blessed with winning a couple of very nice giveaways recently. They truly have blessed me and lifted my spirits. My husband's job in the grocery warehouse has been very much effected by the Michigan economy (Big 3). People are moving out of our state and other's are buying less groceries. He has been laid off since before Christmas, but is still on call. We were very lucky that he was called in almost all of February and we still feel fortunate when he gets called in now 1 day a week. I have a very stable job and a good salary, and we do realize we are blessed in this way. The big question looming ahead of us is how is this all going to play out? He is vested 12 years in his job. He has a great pension, and we do not want to willingly throw that out. So, for the time being, we are fine but know we will be needing to make some decisions ahead. We are dangling in anticipation of summer. Buddy has also had this 'swollen tonsils, clearing his throat, and cough' thing going on. Despite many trips to the doctors it is hanging on. They now think it allergies, but nothing is really ending it. It causes me to worry. So, for the past month....I have been a bit down (not too down mind you because I know how fortunate we really are and that we really are in a pretty good position for this type of thing). It was quite the pick-me-up to win a couple of really nice giveaways from some really nice people.



First off, I want to thank Carol for these great fat quarters. I have really enjoyed leaving them out and thinking of a fun project to make with them. I think I have changed my mind at least 6 times now!

My second win was from the Fat Quarter Shop.
I won one of their new Sewline Mechanical Fabric Pencils. I used it this weekend while making my purse. You all need to get one, and I am not kidding. They are the most precise, smooth writing fabric pencil I have ever used. I hope in days ahead to be able to purchase several of the colors. A big thank you to FQS. I love that place.

7 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, look at that yummy fabric! I hope you soon figure out what's going on with Buddy -- allergy type things are so hard to figure out. And good luck with Hubby's job.

Sheri Howard said...

Chin up! I always figure I had nothing when I got married but a job, I could go back to work now and start over, I wouldn't want to, but I could....I have wanted to try that pencil, I think I will!

Carla said...

Hope things get better for you. Great wins. I have 4 of those pencils.

wendysquilting said...

great wins congratulations!! There really is something so exciting about new fabrics isn't there :)
Life seems to have a way of working out even if at times we don't see how it possible could...I've been at that place several times and it all works out in the end.

Connie W said...

I have a pencil like yours that I just got a few days ago and haven't used it but it came highly recommended.

Jackie said...

You certainly do have a lot going on, but it seems that you are holding your head high. That is a good thing! Don't fear things will all work out. You have your family and a good job! Plus the giveaway wins always make a body feel good.

PunkiePie said...

Good luck with everything on the job front. Fingers crossed that things pick up for everyone.

I was thinking of getting one of those pencils. Worth it, eh?