Sunday, September 21, 2014

Good News!

The strike has ended and we are back to work!!

Yippeeee!!!


The deal is a bit crappy but it's a step in the right direction.  I won't go into details, but the government still can't seem to fund public education but can find the funds for ridiculous projects and roofs that cost 500 million dollars.  Sigh.  Oh well.  

Back to work I go....feeling happy yet stressed too.  The new position I have is a bit daunting and there are a million and one things to do.  So I need to prioritize.  There are only so many hours in the day and I can only do what I can do! 

Stitching will now be taking a bit more of a back seat.  I will try to find the time to stitch in the evenings and weekends.  

I did manage to get some stitches into the Sheep virtue "Love".  I should be able to finish it tonight.  Kaye from Kitten Stitching is also joining us in stitching the virtues.  She was so sweet to offer the charts to me but Ann already did! Dear Mouse too offered charts, bits and bobs, and Mel from Wooley Thoughts offered to help me out in the stash department.  I sincerely thank you all for offering me all sorts of things during that most stressful time and to all of my readers who have supported me too.  I'm very blessed to have such lovely stitching friends from around the world.  Once I get my feet steady on the ground and my head wrapped around my new part of the job, I will be hosting a giveaway, but most likely in the form of gift cards....takes me less time!! 

Oh pictures...almost forgot!



Silly Titus "hiding" under my dresser....playing hide and go seek but I found him!! Such a silly furball.

Hugs to you all!!

Anne

39 comments:

marly said...

Back to work! I think I'm safe in saying that the US government tops the list for ridiculous, reckless, unsupervised spending for pork projects, and also for its employees that are useless!

gracie said...

So happy that you are finally back to work! If I am working you should be too....lol. Seriously, I am sure this is a big load off your shoulders. Take it one day at a time....but do try to find the time to relax and stitch.

Natasha said...

so happy to hear you are back to work I hope that the new position goes smooth for you Sending you ((HUGS)))

Claudette497 said...

Yay for a paycheck!

Lesley said...

Good news.I hope you soon settle into your new role and enjoy your stitching when you can.

Ele said...

Good news you are back to work. Hope you will soon find your way through the new engagements and many things to do. Lovely photos!

Le trame della Galaverna said...

I m very happy for you.
A big kiss for Tito.
Ciao Giovanna

Kaisievic said...

So glad that the strike is over and I hope that work settles down for you soon. Great progress on Love and so glad that you have the charts you need after all.

Justine said...

Great news! Hope you settle into your new job soon. You obviously care very much about your work so I'm sure you will make it a success.

Krista said...

Hope you settle into the new job duties and it works out. Hope you still find some time for stitching too. Titus is so sweet!

cucki said...

I am so happy for you my dear..
Kisses and love xx

Annie said...

As Etta James would say, "At last!". Wonderful news and you must be so relieved. Now we'll see how long before you are wishing for vacation time!

Margaret said...

I'm so glad the strike is over! Too bad the government can't get its act together, but at least you're back to work. Hope the new job is great and you get over the stress of figuring everything out quickly. Love your Sheep Virtues so far! Hugs to Titus!

Vickie said...

That is good news! I am so glad. :)

llknbillburg said...

What wonderful news!! I am so happy for you!! Hope the new job is everything you wish it to be and more! Laura

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I'm so glad it's all settled, don't stress just give it time and you'll settle into a new routine. The charts went out last week so hopefully will be with you this week.

Nurdan Kanber said...

Urra! Mission accomplished!

I am so happy for you and your colleagues :))

Hugs

Melissa said...

Anne, as I type this, you must be readying for first day! I am sure it will be an exciting, tiring but also happy week! Titus will miss having you around so much.

Good luck and "remember to take your vitamins"! ;-)

Linda said...

Awesome news Anne. Your sheep virtue looks great.

Linda

KimM said...

I'm happy for you - your sheep looks wonderful!
xxx

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats on finding and end to the strike. Yeah we got totally crappy collective agreements a few years ago... seems to be the trend in Education. I lost quite a bit in the last one (sick days, etc).

Stitching is looking great!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Great to hear you are back to work! Your "love" WIP is really cute. Who is the designer? Titus is dashing, even hiding under a dresser!

Barb said...

Have a wonderful year with the kiddies!!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Yay! Oh my goodness, I'm so happy for you. Please keep us updated. Beautiful stitching progress on "Love"! :D

woolwoman said...

I knew about your happy news Anne but just wanted to pop in and comment on your beautiful stitching and wish you luck on your new responsibilities. You know you have many friends in blogland who have been praying for you. Good luck easing back into your work schedule. Mel

Rhona said...

I thought about you when I read about the strike being over....hope everything goes well with your new position. Love your stitching and hope you can find even a small amount of time to relax and stitch.

Lulu said...

I'm happy for you that your strike is over. Love is looking very pretty!

Maggee said...

Great news! Hopefully the new position will suit you. I have watched people stitch the virtues lately, and may get into them later... next year! Hugs to you!

Andrea said...

So pleased to hear your good news. It's nice to get back in to a routine if nothing else. Hope your new role goes OK. Lovely stitching too.

Lija Broka said...

Great progress! And your cat is sooo gorgeous. Great thing the strike is over now. You just have to think it is a step for the better, and hopefully now that the economy is improving (lets hope the government is correct about that) it will only get better.

Melanie said...

Good news!!!! :)

rosey175 said...

Yaaaay! New responsibilities are just a new adventure so things should work out barring any giant mountains or bicycles that find tipping over is fun. :B Good luck, and look forward to the weekends!

Carol said...

I'm so happy you can now get back to work--those kids need you, Miss Doll :) I know you'll do just fine in your new position--best of luck to you... Hugs to Titus!

Sally said...

So glad you are getting back to work Anne. I think our governments must be of the same mind.

Your sheep virtue is looking lovely.

Karoline said...

Glad to hear you are back to work

Nice progress on your Virtues

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

So pleased that you are back at work again, such a relief financially even if it's not the best deal.
You must have sent the strike over here though because the Large Boy's school has just announced "pyramid" strikes, one day in week 1, two in week 2 and 3 in week 3. It's one of the smaller unions so maybe he won't be affected.
It's all over performance related pay this time.

Brigitte said...

I'm so glad to read that the strike is over. Glad for you and all the teachers and glad for the kids.
I think your government is not the only one that always find lots and lots of money to finance ridiculous things. BUt at least for this time they saw where the priority is.

Julie said...

Wonderful news the strike is over, I hope things improve even more with the work situation as the weeks move ahead.

Annette said...

a bit of a very very late comments, but just now have the time, I looked at the pic's often, but didn't have the time too read it all and comments.
Now I have.

I'm so happy for you!!!!
YEAH!!!!
How is it now, is it good at work??
I hope you, your crafting good..
and did a bike ride already??