Annette's Acre

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September 5th, 2013 by Annette

Thursday Thirteen: Surprise!

Yes, it’s a new post.

I know, surprising given it’s been four months since the last one.

But, as I was perusing the blogs, I follow, I found a Thursday Thirteen on Measi’s blog and it seemed like the perfect way to catch up and kick start the blog again.

Assuming there’s anyone left reading…. for anyone still here, thank you, and if not, that’s ok.

Onward and upward.. here we go:

Thursday Thirteen: The Last Four Months

1 – New job is going well.  It’s different, but I’m adapting.  Well, working on adapting.

2 – Have I mentioned how much I hate starting a new job?  Yeah, I still do.

3 – K graduated from ASU in May with a Bachelor of Science in Biology (Cell, Developmental and Genetics).  Next step: lab certification to work in Arizona (yeah, she got that a touch backwards, but we love her anyway)

4 – Two trips to Virginia to meet my team.  The very best part of my new job – the team, not the travel.

5 – Also one trip to Tennessee for an amazingly, awesome, low-key, relaxing weekend.  Fabric and other stash was acquired.

6 – Enablement opportunities abounded.  I use my powers for good hexes. 🙂

7 – My mother-in-law is visiting (she came home with me from Tennessee) and I’m thinking we’ll have a new Arizona resident sometime next year.  Yay!

8 – The new banner (and new Facebook icon) is the latest K creation

9 – I had to beg.  She has a new beau who has been taking a lot of her time.  But, we like him, so I try not to complain.  Much.

10 – Attended my first Comic-con.  Memorial Day weekend here in Phoenix.  Oh. My. Gosh.  Spent four days at the Phoenix convention center.  A mere 4 hours on Thursday and 12-14 hours Friday thru Sunday (each day).  As a volunteer, I counted people, answered questions, fixed YouTube links in presentations and organized prizes.  I’ve never had more fun working so hard as I did that weekend.  I *cannot* wait until next year!!

11 – John Barrowman?  Best.  Hugger.  Ever. (Picture of a picture…that is now framed on my desk at home.  I hope he’s there next year so I can get it signed!)

12 – A wool applique finish – a little candlemat from Lumenaris

13- A stitching finish – Cackle by Raise the Roof Designs (along with new scissors and fob from my stitching weekend)

That’s the highlights for the last four months.  Hopefully it won’t be another four months before the next post 🙂


6 Responses to “Thursday Thirteen: Surprise!”
  1. I’ve had to work to get back on the wagon with my blog, too. 🙂 T13 posts definitely seem to help!

    I’m so envious about Barrowman. The man’s just gorgeous.

  2. Yay for your blog post! It’s been far longer for me, but I just can’t seem to find the motivation.

    As a *victim* of your hexes, I’m in trouble. Or rather my bank account will be. Fabric acquisition is such a slippery slope….

  3. She lives!! 😉

  4. We’re still out here Annette – good to hear from you! So many of the blogs I’ve been reading for years have been quiet in the past 6 months or so….where is everyone?? I took another position at my company in July. It’s working out pretty good…luckily I went to a team where I already knew most of the people so that’s helped a lot. I’m so glad to be out of the stress of managing Production Support. 🙂 I’ll be doing a bit of travel for work this fall but hoping maybe in the evenings while I’m gone I can get stitching time in. Seems like life just keeps getting busier and busier.

  5. Annette that’s a great stitching finish with a fun new fob!

  6. Still reading, you’re one of my favourite bloggers 🙂

    I’d love to meet John, he’s such a honey.