I've had a pretty busy week for someone who is out of work, again. I'm not sure how I could work and get all I need to do done. Most of my efforts this week have been related to quilting.
I needed to get a location for the November workshops and decided on using the church where that month's meeting is to be held. I ordered more rack cards from Vistaprint to broadcast our schedule for the year and some business cards that will serve as membership cards for members who need a card to get the 10% discount at Joann's. I sent updates for the website to our webmistress, who's vacationing in the Bahamas this week - poor thing! Next I organized the speaker addresses for our correspondence secretary so she can send out the thank you cards I had printed by Vistaprint in the spring.
Tuesday I had lunch with my Chicken friend Sue at my favorite restaurant of late, Vinsetta Garage, and we had the exact same thing, Chop Shop Salad, Iced Tea, and split a side of their fabulous, did I say fabulous?, macaroni and cheese. Then we headed down to Material Girls in Dearborn, where we both managed to find a *few* fabrics we had to have. I bought 3 more spools of the 60 weight 3 ply Presencia thread and when I got home I discovered two of the three colors I already had! Guess I have plenty to quilt with now. Our Chicken Stitch Group met that night and it was nice to get caught up with the ladies.
Wednesday I had my orientation meeting with the outplacement firm and met someone who told me I should apply at the company he just left. Hmmm. Sue's husband works for the same company so I know it's a good place to work. We'll see. This finding a job thing is a job in itself! I've got one agency sending me jobs and the guy is clueless about what I can do. I'm about to give up on them.
Yesterday I had an appointment with my dentist for my occlusal guard check up. I've been faithful about wearing it every night except for one when I forgot and went to bed without it. After the appointment I finished sewing the last of the borders on my grandson Denver's birthday quilt. Good thing -- today is his first birthday!
Today I got the first oil change done on my Focus. While I was waiting I wandered over to the used car lot to see if they had anything for my roommate. They have the perfect truck for him and I hope he gets it. He works so many hours that he can't even look for a new truck but I'm hoping we can swing the deal next week before someone else snatches it up!
I'm off to baste and quilt Denver's birthday present, which I will give to him at his party on the 9th -- good thing I've got a little buffer to complete it. Then I have one more baby quilt to finish and then???????
In the mean time I'm swatting nasty fruit gnats -- any suggestions for ridding my house of them? Besides putting the fruit in the fridge, which I've already done. I'm walking around the house with my swatter -- going nuts!
Hope you have a great weekend!