Monday, 30 November 2009

It's Been A Long Time ....

Well - almost three months to the day ....
Such a lot has happened. There was a 'major change in the administration of the day job' - or, in other words the person I worked with threw his toys out of the play pen and walked. These situations are never pleasant and this was no exception. The trouble was that he was a bullying micro-manager and I had no idea what he did, where he kept things or what was going on (despite the fact that I have been doing this work for the last 25 years) and the last couple of months have been an adventure - to say the least ......
Never say never and life went on (as it does) and after weeks of non-stop really hard graft, last Thursday, which was the most nerve-racking day ever - I was promoted. to the top job. Not saying anymore about that - 'cept the remuneration will be nice and all sorts of stash can be purchased - if I have the time - lol.
One or two other things happened - I did make it to the NEC. This had been booked months ago and people at work insisted I go for the break. My friend Sue (the one who hasn't got a blog but should have) and her lovely family made me so welcome for a couple of days - it was great. Me, Sue and Anita had a great time - they bought loads (and I mean loads) of Clarity stuff. I was a little more restrained - well just a little ....
I met Leandra Franich for the first time (such a nice lady) and she very kindly showed me all sorts of tricks with Terra and paint - so I had to buy some - it would have been so rude not to ....I was also very taken with these from Once Upon A Stamp ....Again - it would have been rude not to - after standing watching the demos .......
Getting all set for the NEC in March and I'm also going to stay with another friend, Ed, next year and go to the Port Sunlight show with her ....
The last post I did was about Children In Need. Again, there was some trauma about the organisation of this but no way was I cancelling it - so onwards and upwards. It was on 14th November, which must have been the most foul day here in history - the rain fell in buckets - and not many people came but we still managed to raise £562.22 ....
Here is some of my stuff - I forgot to take any piccies so I put this grouping together on my upstairs landing - lol ....
As well as cards, I did quite a bit of knitting for my stall and now I am very much into Granny Squares ....There is a reason for this ..... Finley William aka The Gorgeous One .....
Is going to have a brother or sister in July/August - isn't that great ..... So the Granny Squares are (potentially) a snuggle blanket.
Oh yes - and in amongst all that my number one son, Matt climbed the Matterhorn (again, only telling me when he got back - lol) .... Matt is the one sitting down - tired perhaps - lol
So there you have it - Monday to Friday, 9 to 5, might have been difficult - but life has gone on ... I hope that things are a bit more settled now and I can get back to blogging - I've missed it

4 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

It is wonderful to have you back hun ... and Congratulations on the promotion and the new baby and the money raised and everything really :0)

Ed said...

welcome back Sue, congrats on your new stash, on your becoming a Grandma again, and the money raised for Children in Need (stops for a moment to draw breath) and a HUGE congratulations and well deserved pat on the back on your promotion - it's not before time!!

Gail said...

Good to see you back Sue. Congrats on the promotion and the new baby, and well done with Children in Need.

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