Friday, December 10, 2010

Quick Update...

I know many of you wait for me to post on my days off. I've been trying to get some things caught up around here and trying to get muster up the energy that has been zapped from me recently. So basically I've not been doing much crafting because I've been lazy. Though I did start yet another stitchery... I was too bored at work with nothing to keep my hands busy. In the few days I didn't take it with me I managed to bite and pick at my cuticles and nails to the point that both of thumbs were cracked bleeding and sore. Bet you didn't know that about me did ya? lol. So if any of you have a sure fire way to make me quit biting my nails I'd LOVE to hear from you. I've tried it all.

In other news... I got a new position at work where I will be working with my prim friend Stacie. YYAAHHOOO!!!! We will both be working 24 hour shift twice a week. I will be working about 15 minutes from home and I will be able to craft with Stacie in our down time. I will also be gaining 12 hours of overtime every two weeks on my paycheck. Then every few weeks I will get 5 days off in a row. Think about it working 2 days a week and having 5 days off theoretically. Think about all the craft projects I could get done. LOL. This is the same job I had in August that was then taken away. I held out and I hit the jackpot being able to work with Stacie. We will be known as the broad squad. LOL. My first shift will be December 21.

Let's see... back to my laziness. I have decorated for Christmas though I didn't go all out like I have in years past. So let's just pretend that I've simplified my decorating and I'm not just lazy. LOL. I snapped a few pics of my dining room and will take pics of the living room next week and try to get them posted.

I work all weekend, but Steve will be painting my bedroom and setting up my pencil post canopy bed that he made. Girls I am so excited!!!! He thinks I need to make the actual canopy and drapes to go around my bed. Seriously, I'm thinking about it because the thought is for those drapes to be closed at night so that it stays warm in your bed. Let me tell you my bedroom is so stinking cold. The bed is going on my outside wall which has no insulation in it. I'll keep you posted on that. I have also been doing a little research on the computer and have found the perfect quilt I want to make to go on my bed. Click HERE and you can see it. It seems easy enough, but we will see. LOL. What I wanted to find out was the common types of quilts made in the Civil War era. Many of them were basic nine patch and I can handle that.

Today I did find some energy. I went grocery shopping today. Came home and Steve helped me make 3 kinds of cookies. Then we cleared out my bedroom and he patched holes in the walls. I can't wait to show you the progress next week. So stayed tuned!!!
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Debi Roach said...

i want one of everything please...can u give us prices please???? thanks! my email is, I don't get them sometimes so u can inbox me if ya want!!!!

Sheila said...

Wow Mary! congrats on the new "broad squad" position! Sounds like it will work out pretty good for you!
Just wondering if Steve ever gets a break? LOL What a guy-he could coach a few men I'm sure.
Love your pics of your simple decorating.
Blessings to you,

Michelle said...

Hi Mary,
Your home is lovely, I have been enjoying getting to know you through your blog! Please stop by and visit me sometime!
Have a wonderful Holiday!

renee said...

I hope you will take care of yourself! Working alot of hours is hard on us! I know I have been too. I am so tired lately!
I just haven't had much energy.
Have you tried Mary Kays' Satin hands? It works very well, my husband uses it because he is a printer and the paper dries his hands out terribly. It works.
I like your "simple" look. Sometimes, we just have to compromise, it's not easy to work full time and try to take care of everything and everybody!
I hope you will have a wonderful Christmas!

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Woohoo!! I am so thrilled for you to have gotten the new position! It sounds like it will change your life quite a bit. What a great Christmas present!

Your home looks wonderful and now I can't wait to see your new bedroom and bed. Have a great weekend!

Primsue said...

Congrats on the new position at work - sounds like a great schedule. Your dining room looks fabulous, can't wait to see more.

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Everything looks amazing!
Love it all.

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

Broad Squad--i LOVE it!! congrats on the new job!!

I love everything you've done and can't wait to see the "new" bedroom!!

Tina said...

You really should have a store my dear. your displays are inspired.
Merry Christmas to you

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Angie Berry said...

Congratulations on your new position! Awesome news for you and Stacie! Sounds like it's a winner all the way around... more money, more craft time, prim partner... what more could you ask for?!

Thanks for your pictures. I have an unfinished cheese box that I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. I like your blue box with the lantern inside it with the greens and berries. I think I will do something like that. I think that will be my first UFO to get finished. Thank you for the inspiration, my friend! That's why I love coming to your blog. =]

Adorable fabric Santa collection!