Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Going for it!

Right off the bat, let me say a huge THANK YOU for all your support - it's overwhelming to say the least. Reading all those encouraging comments has really made me feel stronger and braver, and so I called the potentials and made an appointment to talk particulars. (meaning $$$$ and benefits, lol!) So Friday morning keep your fingers crossed that we can see eye to eye, because if we do, I will have my resignation letter in my pocket and deliver it that afternoon. To make things worse, my clinical administrator who will be receiving that letter, was talking at lunch today about all the problems we're having. She mentioned one staffer in particular who is having marital difficulties and has missed a lot of work because of being so upset, (!!!) and told me she's just waiting for that person to quit - "That's all we need. I'll just shoot myself" Oh great. Of course that's a figure of speech, but all the same; wait till she hears this. See why the guilt? BUT -- nonetheless, it feels like Springtime and new starts:

And I'm looking for inspiration so pulled these out to put together:
Not springy, but certainly a bright spot, eh? Then I got a call from a guy my DH works with, and he wants to commision a quilt!! My first comission! Yeee-Haawww! He'll be here tomorrow night to brainstorm ideas, but right now he's leaning towards a pink Strawberry Shortcake for his girlfriend.
His 55 year old girlfriend.
Yikes - I thought maybe a granddaughter, and almost choked trying to stifle a laugh when he told me she just LOVES Strawberry Shortcake. ROFLOL! Whatever! He says my DH told him the going rate for a made-to-order handmade quilt is around $500.00 and that didn't faze him in the slightest - even funnier!!! My good ol' Hunny; always watching out for me! Can you imagine??? Hey - at least I didn't have to be in that awkward position of trying to come up with a price.
Ahhh........I'm so hoping for an entirely different life a month from now, one that will allow a LOT more time and energy to do things I enjoy.
Friday morning, cross your fingers!
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Carol said...

Fingers and toes are crossed and I'm sending good thoughts!

country mouse said...

I'm crossing my fingers for you too. Hope all goes well.

Very pretty quilt you are working on! Congrats on your first commissioned work too. How exciting!

Nancy said...

You are doing the right thing. If you don't look out for you, no one else will. And guilt is a wasted emotion. Good luck!

n, np

Kim West said...

fingers crossed for you!!!

Bren said...

Thinking only positive for you!! Strawberry Shortcake, huh???

jovaliquilts said...

Congrats on making a hard decision!

Love seeing the red and purple and yellow together -- I just bought some of those colors to make into a quilt. It feels daring, but I can hardly wait!

Kim said...

I was just wondering whether you had made any kind of decision. Good for you! I know it's hard, but you'll feel much better once you've decided one way or the other. Gee, it's sure going to be hard driving to work tomorrow, but if it means that much to you, I'll do it with my fingers crossed! LOL!

Quilting Journey said...

Anybody who can sell a Strawberry Shortcake quilt to a 55 year old for $500 can do anything and everything she darn well pleases! You go girl, spring into action, and if anybody gives you guff stick them under your couch!

Rosy said...

Fridays are a good day to make decision like yours. You'll have the weekend to celebrate one way or the other!!! Congrates on the "commisson" do we have to consider you a "Professional Quilter" now and bow when you enter the room??? LOL