Friday, November 27, 2009

Flashback Friday

Thanksgiving 1965.... Mom and her Turkey

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

I am most thankful for the following:


I hope that each and everyone of you has a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

(I know this isn't a very Thanksgiving-y picture but I still like it and wanted to share.)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving "Weekend"

I have actually managed to stretch my Thanksgiving weekend out to a 7 day vacation!!

This afternoon I'm packing up some stuff and heading over to my folks' house where I will enjoy all of the pleasures that Mom and Dad have to offer. So far, here is the big schedule:

Thursday - Eat, eat, watch football, eat, play some board games (perhaps poker and/or chicken-foot)
Friday - Quilt-a-thon with my Mom. I will be putting the sleeve on The Queen's quilt and working on a Christmas quilt that I picked up at a shop recently.
Saturday - Probably continue with the Quilt-a-thon. Possibly work on scanning old pictures for future Flashback Friday usage.
Sunday - Brunch at Blue Mesa with the folks. Hopefully my sister and family will join us. Mom and I are planning on drinking some champagne and just relaxing.
Monday - Go to my Mom's art quilt group - The Creative Crones...they actually call themselves something else now because some people had issue with calling themselves "crones". While the crone has become a stock character is literature and is typically synonymous with a "hag", I prefer her to be just a representation as an elder states-woman of the tribe who has the knowledge to share with the younger generations or as Joseph Campbell's reference that she is a protective character much like a Fairy Godmother. Some day I hope to be a Creative Crone.
Tuesday - I head back to the Castle and do really fun things like laundry.
Wednesday - It is back to the office, but I'm off to a whole new account, which I'm looking forward to.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Queen Cooks

She not only cooks, but does it in a suit!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Don Quixote - Battling Windmills

This came to me in a dream the other night that in a way, we all have a little bit of Don Quixote in us. We all have something that we are battling.

Some of us have external battles like illness, poverty, abuse, etc. And I'm very thankful that I don't have these battles.
I have a number of internal windmills that I'm charging at on my mighty internal stead. My most recent struggles have been with, as most of you are well aware, what I'm doing with my life and myself. Luckily, I've made a decision and have some actual movement. Last week I turned down a job offer to leave my current company and work as a contractor with potential of making some pretty decent money in overtime, but I chose to stay with my company and not be lured away by just the money. I'm not quite ready to step away into the contracting world and go skating on that and exciting as it may be it is also worrisome and unstable and not what I'm ready for and I don't know if I'll ever be ready for that.
Instead of venturing out into the unknown, I've decided to remain where I am and am taking a position on a different account. I'm excited and nervous. Excited because I'll have that opportunity to do something new. Nervous because what if I don't fulfill their expectations and it turns out that I'm not really prepared to do this new job. (Another windmill that I'm constantly struggling with is my self esteem/self worth.)
My next struggle is to determine where I'm going to I rent, do I buy and where....
In the future if you ask how I'm doing and I answer "Battling Windmills" know that I've got an internal struggle going on and may very well ask for opinions....