Sunday, May 16, 2010

It's a gorgeous day.....

and about time too! The rain and drizzle has finally moved out; the sun is shining and it looks to be a perfect Sunday. We have Open House this afternoon - cross your fingers - you never know when that one person will see and fall in love with your home. So maybe today will be that day and we'll get an offer sometime this next week.

Here's an update of Linda Ravenscroft's Waiting For Neptune.

Hope you get lots of stitching in this week.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The most wonderful time of the year......

isn't the holidays around our house but rather the transition of Winter to Spring/Summer. So much work to be done inside and out. Then add all the outdoor activities you've been dying to do while you were couped inside all winter and you have our busiest time of the year.

I also found the perfect part-time job (after looking since last summer). I hit the gym for my Zumba exercise class in the morning then go to work when I'm ready (I really love this one), I can wear shorts and flipflops (really can it get any better?) the owner buys me Sweetbay coffee and lunch every day (yeah, it's really great) AND he pays extra good. I'm the business manager/office admin. for a small business in town - they have 3 locations. And, I'm loving it! My only concern after the first 2 weeks was the amount of projects and work to be done and my adament plea that I only want to work part-time. I was reassured that once we got things organized and I feel comfortable with the work activities, I could hire an office assistant to help so that I could stick to my 20-25 hour week. I mean really now, it just doesn't get any better than that in my world.

Now added to this hubby and I decided to list our house for sell and upgrade. Keeping the house spic-n-span clean for Open House every weekend is wearing me down but I'm excited at the same time. I just can't wait to sell it; it's a beautiful home and I know some wonderful family will come along and fall as madly in love as we did. We have 3/4 of an acre in the middle of town - kids can hold their own softball game in the fenced backyard and not bother anyone. Just need a family with young kids to come along.

I was feeling so wornout and realized that part of it was because I haven't been stitching. I put away my ott-light and stitching utility tray that holds all my floss and accessories. Now the living room looks stream-lined and clean but all my joy is gone when I sit down. So I brought them all back out and I just put them up every Saturday and drag it out again on Sunday night.

Here's Waiting For Neptune by Linda Ravenscroft.