Friday, September 26, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

It's Official - Fall is Here!

And I don't mean because the calendar says so.

I know the fall has arrived because I had to turn to furnace on this morning when I got up. The house was C H I L L Y! THAT's when I know that fall has arrived.

Autumn used to be my favourite season. But over the last several years my preferences have changed, and I'm all about sunny days and warm evenings for lounging on the back deck. When its dark by 7pm then its no longer fun to 'lounge' on the back deck.

The one great this about 'this' fall is going away on holidays next month. I'm sure your all sick of hearing about it, but we are both so excited we can hardly contain ourselves. Eighteen more sleeps and one overnight plane ride and it's Disney World, Florida is ours for 12 nights! And .... Lord willing .... warm weather and no hurricane's.

I'm gonna see me some Mickey, some gators, some fun rides, and maybe the Atlantic Ocean.

What more could one Mugwhump ask for?

Friday, September 19, 2008

Weeks End

A new sound is audible to my ear …..

The collective sighs of many Monday to Friday, 9-5 workers across the world as we embrace Friday!

There are some who would think that I live for Fridays, but it’s simply not true. I just appreciate the true value of the end of the week after a very busy one. I love my work, and you will not convince me otherwise.

I do feel that life (new responsibilities at work, and a new Ministry year) is falling into its newly developing routine. I thrive in semi structure, structure with some flexibility. The learning to accept “flexibility” in contrast to structure has been years in the making. That’s what working for a church will do for you. Or at least to phrase that more aptly …. working for this particular church.

It’s all good.

I’ve had a good week all in all. Fiscal year end stuff is the quagmire of life, a necessary evil as it where, and in the middle of it I am. This is what is partially consuming my work day.

I was told yesterday by a fellow co-worker – with all the staff changes that have gone on here over the last couple of years, it was decided that I am the “brain trust” on staff. They are trusting my brain to remember the who’s, what’s and where’s of this place. A very scaring thought for me. But what I find almost scarier is that I actually know the answers most of the time. Wild!

In the home front we are typically low keyed. As you can see from previous entry’s you’ll read that I’ve acquired a new toy for my hobby. It’s loads of fun, and I have high hopes for extracurricular crafting accomplishments. I am (almost) ashamed to admit that while I sat in church service last Sunday I was planning out our Christmas card. For shame, but I hope the vision comes to fruition none-the-less.

Our weekend is hopefully continuing on a quiet note. The weather tells us that rain is coming (for the first time in several weeks), which leads me to hope for completing a number of in house items. But you never know, what I set out to do is rarely where I end up - at least on the home front that’s how it goes down.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

12:26pm, during lunch

It's here!
It's here!
It's here!
It's here!
It's here!
It's here!
See previous post!!
It's here!

Now I want to call in sick and go home and play, only I'm the person I would have to call in sick too, and I wouldn't be able to fool myself.

Is it 4:30 yet???

Can you hear it?

Can you hear my fingers drumming out an impatient tune on my desk? You should be able to, I'm rather loud at it ,and rather impatient too. But in a good way.

According to the Fed-Ex tracker website Quickutz Shilhouette Cutter is "on the delivery truck in Sidney, B.C." I should have it in my hands by later today.


Monday, September 15, 2008

Not a Deep Entry

Does anyone watch "Jon & Kate plus 8"?

Should I get my hair cut like Kate's? It looks so easy to take care of.

I haven't said anything to the husband yet. I already know his answer. It will be a definite "No"!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I almost forgot!

Well, actually I didn't 'forget'! I just forgot that I should blog about it ... sorta.

Today, September 14, 2008 is the hubby and my 6th wedding anniversary. I find it so hard to believe time has skipped along so quickly. I'm very sure that life went much slower before I met the husband. Or was in the least bit as rewarding ...

I did have to remind/tell him that I really really really wanted to receive flowers today. I've been disappointed to many times, that I had to put in a good word. He came through with flying colours.

So as requested I received a beautiful bouquet of flowers AND a lovely potted plant, when I came home from church. And I, as is the traditional gift for a 6th wedding anniversary, gave him candy - more specifically chocolate. His favourite. We decided a while ago not to purchase gifts for each other since we are off to Walt Disney World, Florida in less than a month... LESS THAN A MONTH, Oh My!!

And for that matter, at the rate we keep upgrading various parts of our trip we'll also be dispensing with gifts for Christmas and Birthdays, but that's fine with me.

So Cheers to Us!! We survived each other for 6 years. Here's to many many many more! Honey, I love you!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Update on Dilemma

I did it! I ordered it Online?

I'm not sure (yet) when my new toy will be here, but its coming none-the-less.

I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to say to the lady from the store up island, IF she ever calls me back, but I deal with that the day that happens.

A few of you responded to my pleas from the horns of a dilemma, and I thank you for your words and suggestions.

For anyone who knows me at all, knows that my hobby is paper crafts and specifically making my own cards. This little beauty, the Quickutz Silhouette will open up even more possibilities of creativity. It plugs into my laptop and I can download, cut any shape, graphic, or font I want. (Unfortunately for my Mac using friends - its not compatible with a Mac. Teehee!).

I'm very excited!

The hubby may be a hobby-widow when the package arrives, but to be honest I think he's more excited that I am. Really! Well ... not as excited as when he gets his "Model Railroader" magazine in the mail. But that's an entry for another day.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

An Ethical Conundrum (I think)

I'm in a conundrum ....

There is a paper crafting tool that I want to purchase, and its not cheap. There is a supplier up island that is expecting the product in any day now, but it will cost $370.00 (Cdn) plus tax.

Just last night I found an American website with the same product on sale for $199.00 (US) plus tax and shipping (and duty -I think).

I'm huge on supporting local business, but we're talking about a $100 (give or take) savings for me to purchase this online.

What should I do??

The sale is only good for this month, and depends on supply, so I cannot delay this purchase much longer. Am I risking too much to purchase something as expense as this online??? What to do ...


Saturday, September 6, 2008

My Kingdom ....

for a blog entry!