Perfect Day

Sleeping. Crocheting. Reading. Relaxing. Snuggling. What a fun day!

Riga, one of our kitties is in Heat. The first time for both of us. She is crying, running around in pain. Time to schedule that spaying. I hope we make it through the night. Crazy kitty.

Hiatus

So, today is exactly 1 month since I last blogged. I feel pretty awful about this and yet at the same time it was a nice break. I was very busy over the holidays. I actually have some posts written from last month, which you may see popping up. I hope they are interesting and fill in some of the holes from December.

Today also marks the launch of the application implementation I was managing. How fitting that it happened on Friday the 13th. I couldn’t have scheduled it better.

Thank U Gifts

So, my project is finished. As a thank you to my team, I have decided to give one of them a gift basket. But not any gift basket. I have gotten each a gift set of natural and organic body & bath products. Additionally, I am adding non-toxic household cleaners and some other natural products. I hope they enjoy them. I wanted to give something unique, something I thought they might use and something that might help them on a path better living. I won’t have them finished until next week as I am still waiting for some items to arrive. I will update with a photo and a list of the items next week.

Domestic

I did cross stitch! I am very excited. BozoBoy’s mum gave me a small child’s pattern years ago when I showed interest in the amazing work she and my sister-in-law did. Last night I started it. As it turns out it was quite easy and mentally relaxing. I will have it finished in no time.

I also decided to crochet a blanket for my friend who is due in June. I finally got a pattern I like and away we go. I figure I will have it done in about 3 weeks if I keep it up. The material is that typical baby trio of colors. It has been at least 5 years since I have even attempted any crocheting projects. I am still a novice. I plan on purchasing a book soon that demonstrates the stitches. I need to visually see them to learn them. Reading them does me no good.

All this crocheting is making me feel more maternal. Not sure how I feel about that.

No Party For Me

Work had postponed our December holiday party this year due to weather. It is today! We will have a boring all-hands meeting to start and then a nice luncheon with games and prizes. Then an early release and everyone will be off home. I will not be attending, I will be spending my day in the office doing the work of other departments too lazy to take responsibility for their own data. I am taking one for the team. All my team members will be at the party. I don’t want them stuck at work too, especially after working the weekend. As it turns out, I wasn’t alone, my boss and our boss the VP came and helped. We finished most of the work by 2pm but I stayed and helped out until 5. The pain is easing. We are good to go! A few more hoops and we will be home free.

Getting It Done!

I am still working on getting this application finished. To day is D-day! We finished our migration and tomorrow we have to complete our manual migration. Today I stayed to help get more shit done for this. I am on my hands and knees praying we get this finished. I hope we get a big bonus! Money would at least allow me a small celebration.

6 Hours at Work

I hate work! I hate my job! I had to go in today. I spent 6 hours doing NOTHING! I was just there to make sure my team was available to the vendor to get their application working before Monday! This was not fun. Smoke is fuming from ears.

Winter’s Day

A nice start to winter:
Fake tree decked out in living room.
Presents wrapped under the tree.
Kitties attacked and break their first bulb.
House now has security lights hooked up.
Soon outside evergreen tree will be light up too.

Pots & Pans

I need new pots and pans. Besides the fact that they are constantly falling apart and requiring the handles to be tightened some have burned bottoms that aren’t getting any better. I had heard a few rumors about various styles of pots and that some are better for your health than others. After doing some research, primarily from an article in the Green Guide, I have it down to the following companies:

All-Clad Stainless Steel with Aluminum Cores
Le Creuset (enameled cast iron skillet)
Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

I already have a few cast iron pans. I like them but I don’t use them often. They are all frying pans so I will need to invest in some actual pots. If you have any of these brands let me know what you think.

2 Weeks Off

I am off for 2 weeks. Well not actually off but I don’t have to go back to the office until after the New Year. My project has been delayed until I return. I am happy about that. Now I will go and contemplate what I will do with all that time off, in between doing some real work too.