. . . way too busy!
As many of you already know, I work for a municipality which includes the wonderful job of tax collection. This always falls with a deadline of October 31st and is one of the busiest days of the year.
This year, because of the weather I think, the whole past week has been extremely busy. So I must apologize for being MIA for quite some time!
This little lady is another reason. Two weeks ago she showed up at our house and decided she really liked it here. We tried to ignore her, and not feed her (that's a really hard thing to do!) . . . . and she still wouldn't leave.
She is the friendliest, purriest, happy little kittie that we've seen in quite some time . . . unfortunately it was the wrong time and place for a new pet in our lives.
I put up posters at the office and asked everyone who came in - "Do you need a cat?" I have now heard just about every cat story that is out there . . . everyone has a cat tale to tell!
Eventually someone did say that they would take her as a farm cat and she was delivered yesterday afternoon to the farm. Not my first choice of homes, by any means, but an absolute necessity for our life. So if you live in the Brandon area and would like to save her from "the farm" please send me an email . . . I'm convinced that she would make an amazing house cat and would dote on all the attention you could give her - then maybe my daughter would quit crying!
Remember these two old girls - the one of the left is 18 and the one of the right is 19? Not very accepting of anything new in their yard and territory - just a little crotchety in their old age - but aren't we all?!?! Things haven't been running too smoothly for the past two weeks on our home front! Today is the first day of peace that we've had . . . these two can once again go out and sun tan and monitor the yard perimeters without fear of meeting someone new. Ah . . . peace!!
Last week I won a giveaway! Just when I thought I would never win anything again . . . I get the email announcing that my name had been drawn. Myra and Cori over at Blue Meadow Designs recently held their Fall retreat and had a couple of goodie bags left over and they generously put them up as a giveaway on their blog. Look at all these great quilting items . . . three charms packs, a sketch book (I can't wait to play in this!), crayons, a Spring 2010 stash (that will be great with my EQ7 which has so far hardly even been used), and a 2008 issue of Quilt Sampler - it doesn't matter what year is on these magazines . . . I constantly refer to them for so many different reasons! and a couple of really nice labels that will come in very handy. I love my goodie bag and would like to dive into it right away to start something new, but it is unfortunately a ways down the list right now . . . other things are stuck at the forefront right now.
Unfortunately it is not this lovely stack of "Bliss" that arrived earlier in the month. It is all pressed and sitting on my sewing table looking so adorable . . . but not touchable at this point in time. Look at that white thread stuck on that beautiful red fabric . . . doesn't that just make you want to come and clean my sewing room? Those little things drive me nuts - lucky I can ignore the big things though!!!!
Today is birthday day once again for me - another year gone by and another one to eagerly look forward to! I can't wait to see everything that another 365 days bring - I hope it's all creative and colorful and really, really fantastically fun! Happy Halloween everyone - I hope you're having a great day too.