Saturday, June 6, 2009

New challenges

Each day I try to challenge myself with doing a little more; sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I finished the first blouse for Lill except for the buttons and buttonholes and it looks so cute on her. I need to sit for another session to do the buttonholes, I realize I have to be fresh to try them. I also cut out the basic of the second blouse pattern and pinned all the darts, etc. and realized that I had tried too much. I'm not ready for all the bending over the table to lay out and cut a pattern.

Yesterday was another post surgery first: I put on real jeans rather than tie-on pajama pants type bottoms. It was a good feeling. I also drove in a real downpour without feeling stressed, and that felt good, too.

I got an email from Siane, my supervisor, that according to HR I have used up all accumulated vacation and sick leave; I guess I will never understand how excel spreadsheets calculate things because I thought, when I looked at my leave balance sheet before I left, that I had about 7 weeks available. Siane emailed that I may have looked at the wrong figures, I honestly don't know. I guess my feeling is if you add up what they tell you you have, you should have that. If they include projected hours on the chart, they should tell you they are projected numbers. Ah well, it'll just make life a little more interesting around here.

I'm still waiting for the sun to come out today-I hope it happens. Omi is coming in from CA this evening for the week, should be fun.

I've offered to angel another vintage apron swap package because there are still about a dozen people who haven't gotten anything, I don't understand how people can do that....


  1. Hi Sandee I haven't checked on you since the Vintage flirty apron swap. Glad to hear you are doing so well. Sending loving thoughts.


  2. thanks, Kat, all is appreciated!! talk about vintage-today I saw Julia Childs' kitchen at the Smithsonian....