Friday, March 1, 2013

The whole bunch is done!

The twins:




The foursome:




I have one more chair that may have to join the ranks as stripe....



Not as twitter-pated with this one as I am the others ... Possible that I just rushed this one. Hum... May have a redo later.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

One more stinkin' cute chair!




OMG how stinkin' CUTE is this chair????


The back has a matching stripe Yeah yeah - I won't have enough to do TWO chair fronts otherwise! But the fabric I found is an amazing close match!

The reality of Sequestrations

Here is the bottom line for ME for the sequestration:
Estimated LOSS of income per pay period: $338.20
Estimated GAIN in annual leave: 6.4        (*yes this is gain as I won't have to use leave on those days I had scheduled for leave)
Estimated LOSS in sick leave: 8.8             (*if they truly dock by 20% on all leave earned in a pay period)
 
Doable?  Yep… doable.
Estimated GAIN:              Time off to visit with mom and dad
Time off with the kids when they are on summer break
Time off to get some stuff done around the house that is long overdue
Time off to float in the pool one more day on a long weekend… bring it on!!!










Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Thrift store finds




Here piggy piggy! A little polish and he's cute for $.50


$55 new Vera Bradley bag for $25.00. Sweet!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Butch was nice enough to go and dispose of it for the folks







And the Oscar goes to....

Angela!

Why, you ask; because she's been out of town all week on the whirlwind
tour of Washington DC with her Honors group. It's been quite around the
home front with a child who's driving and really doesn't require much
adult intervention at this part of her life. She's floating off towards
college and seems to be on a great trajectory. Angela on the other hand
came off the bus in tears; big blubbering tears, amidst complaints of "I
feel like I'm going to throw up". Why? This is all due to a "lost"
book, bookmark and hat. Were they all found? Yes, they were. Was all
well with the world? Yes. Were the tears still flowing ALL the way
home? Yes... Part of this is just from being worked up, I'm sure.
So, I guess she held it together all the way to town, then BOOOMMMMM it
all comes out. Fun, fun, fun. There were numerous complaints all the
way until I walked out the door of her not wanting to go to school...
ALL her pants were in the wash... she felt sick....

Welcome Back Angela - we missed you!!