Sunday, October 26, 2008

Work is sucking the life out of me!

I haven't made it home from work before 9:30 pm for almost three weeks and I've worked a couple of the weekends also. I haven't touched a needle in all that time. They put in a new payroll system and it doesn't work the way it suppose to, so, someone (guess who) has to input everyone's hours by hand. There are five of us doing this, but with thousands of employees, it takes a little while. The first week was the worst because the managers made a lot of errors on the time sheets and we had to correct those. It's getting better as they get more familiar with the new pay codes and such, but still, it would be nice if it worked like it was suppose to. Supposedly, the mangers are suppose to fill out excel spreadsheet and email it in, then that gets downloaded to the system. The problem is the managers made so many changes to the sheets that the system rejected them. The big wigs from the software company are coming this week, so maybe we'll get to voice our concerns (nice way of saying we get to bitch at them). On top of all that, I have bronchitis. That just sucks.
Now onto the fun stuff. Since I've been working so hard, I've gotten quite a bit of OT. You know what that means? NEW STASH! Two things happened. My oldest sister came up from Roanoke this weekend and The Scarlet Thread is having a 25% off sale because they are moving to a new location (less stuff to move if you sell it) So my two sisters and I had to go out there and help them out, right? So without further ado, here is the pic:
I also have the nicest hubbie. When I got home Thursday night, there was a $50 Michaels gift card sitting on my laptop. He got it for me since I've been working so hard. I spent that bad boy Saturday morning. I bought all the floss for a new HAED that I want to start some time soon, a floss box, bobbins, needles, various Halloween ribbon, and the cutest little bag. Here it is:The color is actually a little darker than this. And yes, the check out person at Michaels put all the floss in it. It's just so cute. I think I'm going to keep my scissors, highlighters, extra needle, etc. it it.
Now, I have a bag of Sugarfree Tootsie Roll Midgees and my cross stitching. I am ready to go. Have a great day everybody!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I Won This

Angela over at Hooked on Stitches had a drawing and I won this lovely little scissors pocket. It is just great. Sorry the picture isn't better, but I wanted to get it posted and I haven't had the time to fool with the camera. It is finished wonderfully. I really need to practice with finishing LOL! I hope the ornament I'm sending her next month comes out as nice as this.

No new stitching tonight. I didn't get home again until 9:30 pm. Thankfully, tomorrow is the day they print the checks. Hopefully we won't have to stay late. Now I have to go catch up on my blog and forum reading. I'm way behind!

Monday, October 13, 2008

October HAED SAL

I finally got to stitch a little today. YAY! I'm only 58 stitches away from having page 9 done. I ended up doing 65.5 hours total last week. The paycheck will be good, though I am one whipped woman. Sam says to make sure I put a big chunk in my hobby fund. We both set up separate checking accounts from our joint account for our hobbies. Every week we have a set amount transferred to these accounts and we use them for our hobbies. It's a good way to control our spending. Neat, huh?

Thank you to everyone for you well wishes. I'm still coughing and probably will be for a few more weeks. The upside is Sam is doing some of my chores for me LOL.

Friday, October 10, 2008

No Stitching

I have just finished working two very long days and still have to work this weekend. I worked 13 hours Thursday and 14 hours tonight. They put in a new payroll system and everything has to be put in differently. I don't know who picked it, but they should be taken out and hung by their thumbs! It is so convoluted. I'll probably work 14 or more hours tomorrow and maybe Sunday also. I have no time for stitching! I also had a cold start this week and now it's moved to my chest. All I do is cough; so much that my head hurts. Do you have any idea how bad diabetic cough syrup taste!? It is worse than the regular stuff. The stupid thing is I could have turned down the hours, but I figured what the hey. Now I think I'm regretting saying yes. Oh well, enough of my belly aching, I'm off to bed.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Post Stitch & Bitch

As I have mentioned before, March and I are both stitching LHN's Home of the Needleworker Too together. I finished the window frames yesterday and got most of the door done. I like these little patterns. They are so cute.

After a couple of hours we switched to our BAPS. I worked on MXI as I'm trying to get caught up. I got two trees past the middle done on part 8. I really want to get part 8 and 9 done before the HAED SAL next weekend. Of course I woke up this morning feeling like I'm getting a cold. So I've dosed up. Hopefully I won't feel too drugged up to stitch some today.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Honest, I've been stitching

See (sorry for the blurry photo). I finally picked up MXI again. I'm half way thru part 8, then I have to do part 9 and 10! I'm going to a Stitch and Bitch at March's Saturday, so hopefully I can get this part done this weekend. I really need to get caught up with this. I also want to start a little Halloween RAK for someone. I already know what I want to stitch and who I'm going to send it to. I have so much I want to stitch and not enough time!