Envelope Project

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Good Times

It was a good weekend. I did some creative cooking and made some individual quiches, teriyaki chicken and homemade pizza. Yummy! In addition, I drew the design on my wholecloth quilt and today I pieced the backing, loaded the longarm machine and started quilting. So far it looks lovely. I had a dream this morning as I was waking up that my quilt got a white ribbon at the International Quilt Festival. I have no idea what a white ribbon means, but I hope it's a good omen. I guess first I have to get it accepted into the show. Wish me luck.

Spin class this morning was tough, but well worth it. I was at the vomiting stage so I guess it was a good workout. B and I will try to go again on Tuesday and Thursday morning. I'm lucky that I've always enjoyed exercising. I spoke to a woman today who did her first triathlon last week and she's doing another one in Sugar Land coming up. She made it sound like maybe I can do one. I'm still thinking about it.

Well, I better go do some dreaming as I'm sure it will be the last good sleep until next weekend. It'll probably be another stressful week at work, but I'll try to maintain my composure and just think about my quilt during the crappy times.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Conflict & Resolution

It's been awhile. I've had some issues at work and I'm trying to get my head around the problem and whether or not I can live with staying there and working through the issues. I still enjoy my job, but it's the new tax director that I really cannot stand. The mere sound of his voice makes me want to yell "shut up!". I don't think I can stay at this job much longer. Too stressful. Lots of shot reactions in the morning again. I'm sure it's due to stress. I go to work feeling crappy when this happens and then the day just goes downhill from there. I'm trying to figure out why I despise this man so much. I think the fact that he gives me no credibility and has chosen to ignore me in any managerial capacity is what really irks me. Prior to his employment I was part of the management team. Now I'm just a person doing work. Why bother with a title? Why bother going to work??? B and I went to spin class twice this week at 5:30 a.m. Ouch! I was hoping it would make my days be less stressful. I'm not sure that happened, but I did feel better after working out.

So it's the weekend and I've been designing another quilt. I finished marking it this evening and tomorrow I will load it on the longarm machine and start the quilting process. I'm really excited about this quilt and I hope that it turns out as nicely as I'm envisioning. I've posted pictures of my latest practice project. It turned out awesome and if I don't finish my new quilt in time, I may submit this quilt to the festival and see if it gets accepted. The back of the quilt is the light pink/darker pink fabric.