What a week! After a rather disappointing b-day I think when you hit one of those milestone you hope the people close to you would make it special. So that kinda set the mood for the week.
Tuesday I woke up with a sore throat... that developed into a nice sinus cold that's just clearing up this evening.
Work was INSANE! The provincial government dropped some money on all school libraries, here was the catch... we had to have it in the purchasing system by Thursday 3PM!!! Well I finally got my purchase orders down to the secretary by 12pm on Thursday... she was a SUPER STAR and got all of my P.O. transcribed into the purchasing system by 2:30! Wow you're amazing girl! I can assure you its not fun doing purchasing on that scale in under a week, also following certain parameters. On top of this, Wednesday afternoon I stayed at work late to set up the Scholastic Book Fair we had booked. Right after that I had to run further into town to attend a union meeting to vote on our new contract... I was quite relieved to find out it passed. Otherwise I would of been on strike on Monday! Thursday and Friday was my book fair, Thursday night I stayed at work until 7:30 PM!!! A full 12 hours! The book fair went well, I'm not sure if I'll do one again, its sure as heck a lot of work. I did have some fantastic parent volunteers that made the job much easier for me and allowed me to finish up our purchasing on Thursday! Friday after work I met up with some former co-workers from my first library job back in 1997, one of the staff was retiring. We had a lovely dinner downtown and it was nice to catch up with friends I only see a couple of times a year. From downtown Christin and I hopped in the car and did the grocery shopping. When I dropped Christin off she gave me my b-day gift... Law and Order year 4 on DVD... Yay! I LOVE all the Law and Order franchise! Also its great to stitch by. Needless to say it was well after 9pm by the time I got home!
Saturday morning I was up bright and early to roar way to the other side of town (120 KM round trip) to attend a Schwalm Workshop through my guild, taught by Barbara Kershaw. I was quite reluctant to enjoy the workshop at first. Actually, I thought I was going to hate it. I couldn't just back out, after I kept complaining that the guild wasn't putting on any counted thread workshops, just surface embroidery. I have issues with free form stuff, I really like the control of counted work. The workshop ran Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm. I have to say Barbara Kershaw is an excellent and patient teacher! I was surprised to find I really enjoyed the class... and guess what I've even finished my piece! Its not been turned into the neck pillow its supposed to be yet... I still have some hemstitching to do... I'll do that when I have time. So please ignore the blue lines I can't was it until that's done!
Oh and I played soccer at 7pm tonight (we won!). Talk about not being able to stop! Tomorrow its back to work, no rest for the wicked!
Tomorrow I should be able to finish the model I have for Great Bear Canada. I'm also quite excited, my next model for Dragon Dreams will be on its way and its a fantastic design! I'm honored that Jen asked me to stitch it for her!