Thursday, January 24, 2013

No Book Review Thursday - 1/24

Another week with very little reading! I am slowly getting into the Fatal Winter by G. M. Malliet and I think that I am almost halfway through The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon. But with no finished books, I can't write a review.

I can show you what has kept me from reading this week.

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I got a new laptop. Sunday, I was on my old laptop and all was fine and dandy. Monday, the screen wouldn't do anything. I could tell that the laptop was running and it was making all the usual beeps, but the screen stayed dark.

I realized that it was time to put it out of my misery. sigh

So I did a little research, got some input from my computer geek neighbor and Regina's hubby and I picked up a Dell Monday afternoon.

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I spent most of Monday late afternoon and evening setting things up. I think things are working well so far. I just need to get EQ up and running. :)

Tomorrow night, I need to get a quilt loaded on the frame and get it set up for quilting on Sunday. I also have to prep because I am going to a Sew In on Saturday at Kara's! I still have to cut the greens for the Easy Street mystery and that is what I want to take with me to work on. :)

Since I am giving an update, I will give a little work update. Since just before Christmas, things have taken a complete turn. I am going to start reporting to a new manager on February 11 (I finally have the date to start a countdown!) and I am going to meet with her on Tuesday so that we can get an idea of each other. I have had a discussion with the Director of our department (both old and new bosses' boss) and it has become *almost* a joy to go into work everyday! It is such a relief to think that things are going to change and there is no more waiting for it to happen!

I wrote up the blog post for my 6th and final Scrap Squad today and it should be live on the magazine's blog within the next few days. I'm excited to be able to show off this last quilt!

I also rearranged some things in my studio and I am thinking that the new arrangement is going to be awesome! There is just a teeny bit more room and I think it feels a bit more open. We shall see how it works when I try to cut my fabric tomorrow!

And now, I am off to bed to try and get a few pages read. :)

I'll leave you with this picture of the girls from last night. It is still a little surprising to me when I turn around and see Lula curled up with Max, but she almost never sits this close to Maisy!

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5 comments:

Jennifer said...

Maisy must hav been feeling extra generous! Glad to hear about the good computer and work news. Look forward to seeing that last scrap squad quilt too!

elizabeth said...

Can't wait to see the scrap squad quilt. Love seeing the furbabies getting along, Happy Sewing

Zany Quilter said...

Wow...I didn't realize work wasn't any fun (mine isn't either). But I'm glad it looks like things are turning around!! I hope the new arrangement in your studio works out....how productive of you!!!

Judy Laquidara said...

Sounds like lots of positive changes. Hope everything works out well with the new manager.

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

That's similar to mine!! What great taste.