Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Hello All

Things are going dandy for snowy January. My GF Joy from NY just left and we had a wonderful 5 days of sewing.

Sewing ? Yes. Last may I went east for quilt camp. This January we met here and created camp for ourselves. A little bit of shopping a lot of sewing. I completed 3 quilt tops (YIPPEE - 7 less yards of fabric in the stash and 3 fewer languishing projects) -- and have another with the blocks all done and the final piecing to be done.

I am desperately trying to decrease the sewing stash as I rarely do much now that knitting has moved to the forefront.

So its back to work Thursday and possibly an OB interview in the near future --- will keep you posted :)


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Its cold and there's lots of snow....

Yes I know, I live in a cold snowy state - that doesn't mean that I like it.

Actually I would take the snow over the sub-zero which is due to hit today. But that is life and there's no use complaining.

What are cold snowy days good for? GETTING RID OF THE CRAP-OLA! I am so sick of the crap that accumulates I could scream. So I am going on a big purge (no, not the yarn, the crap). If it hasn't been used I am getting rid of it. New Years Resolution = think about every purchase... do I REALLY need this or am I buying it cause its a good price and I might have need for it in the future, maybe...... My house is over run so I am trying to regain control (or at least some vision of control that I can live with!)

In knit news, I have several projects that I am working on. Currently underway is a pair of plain black socks in worsted weight for a co-worker. One is finished I have to start the 2nd.

My "November Shaw" is almost done. I have about 3 more inches of the ruffle to Finish.

I just started on a baby sweater - about 4 inches on the back.

Did a neck warmer for my ISE7 pal (part of her package - very nice quick pattern).

I was just given a ball of wound sock yarn to try and invigorate me (I socked out at the moment) and I printed off YH current sock pattern which she says "moves really quick". We'll see.

I am suppose to be cleaning the house as my GF from NY is coming next week and the house is a little "over the top" of messy.

So that's life -- chat later

Monday, January 5, 2009

The Lord Moves in Mysterious Ways

So, if you have visited much you are aware that after 4.5 yrs in ER - I am ready for a move.

Since I was used to deliver little Abigail to a new family, I have entertained the idea of OB. So far this has not led to an productive end.

Following my last transfer request, HR suggest that I speak with the OB manager and maybe gain some insight. I attempted to reach her unsuccessfully. Had decided to write it off and low and behold she calls me. We meet. Pleasant exchange, nice lady. She attempts to contact Oakwoods OB manager unsuccessfully and tells me go get back with her end of the week.

End of the week I attempt to catch her, unsuccessful. So I decide to stop chasing something that doesn't seem to be coming to fruition and just enjoy the holidays.

The 19th I go on line and find and ICU position at southshore that I print off in preparation to fine. Monday the Mgr calls me back, that she has someone for me to contact. Merry Christmas.

I wait. Its Christmas week. Its family time, possibly vacation time. Its New Years. So Monday is the beginning of things, Monday is the first Monday in January. I contact this person who sounds very happy to receive me call. Tells me He will get in touch with the Department Mgr and if I don't' hear from her by Friday call him.

Dept. mgr calls about 430 Monday - got the email from Dr ...... what is the relationship she asks? Explain. Instructions me to complete on-line processing. Recruiter is this name and number.

I will be following up with this name and number to marrow (when I get up). Hoping for an interview next week M,T,W before I start my second round of days. Happy news all the same --- closes I've seen since I applied at Oakwood.

My times are in his hands and they will deliver me where I need to be when I need to be there.

In other words, my darling daughter has decided that she wants to take up knitting to make herself a sweater. I am very encouraging! She is currently learnign to knit. Than we will complete a purl washcloth. Finally a k2p2 and than we will begin this:


I think it will be devine. Not too hard wearable whatever the years (we can add button on sleeves if necessary, in a dark grey smoke......''

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