Stitching and Life in the Company of Pets

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Lots going on

For being the middle of winter I sure have been busy lately. Normally winter seems to go slower than other months, especially mid-winter around February when I'm getting pretty tired of snow and cold, but lately time is flying by. The last couple of days have been fairly warm (around 38 but still much better than it was) and sunny, so they look pretty out and the snow from the last storm has started to melt pretty good. The streets and sidewalks are nice and clear again, much nicer for taking Jaz for a walk when we are not slip sliding around. I'm glad I was able to get out and about and enjoy it as I saw where they are predicting another storm to come through tonight and tomorrow, forecast is 2-8 inches, yuck!!!

On the accomplishment front I have my taxes done and ready to go. One of the schedules I have to file hasn't gotten the IRS final approval yet, so the actual filing is on hold till they give the ok on the one form, but at least it's done. My DD's are done now too, not to bad for mid February.

On the stitching front I haven't gotten to much accomplished. Here's where I was on my new SAL with Kim as of last weekend. I've gotten a bit more done since this, but I haven't got an updated picture and the difference isn't a whole lot. I'm doing this on 18 ct Light Fiddler's Cloth with a combination of DMC and WDW. I love the color Midnight that I'm using right now, but then it is a blue so that's kind of predictable. :)

Keeping up with the snow and doing taxes wasn't enough to fill up all my time so that I didn't get more stitching done, so what else have I been up to? Well to a lessor extent I'm still playing Zoo on Facebook which my DD got me hooked on, but my largest time commitment is my new job. Yup, all your good wishes and positive thoughts came through for me. I made it through the three interviews and I started work on the first of this month. So far I'm really liking it, the people are really nice and the work is interesting. I'm also extremely lucky on how close to me it is, only about a 10 min. drive, which is wonderful in the winter weather.

That's all for now, hopefully I'll have more stitching done for an up date on my next post.