Friday, July 10, 2009
It is Friday and you know what that means! It is another edition of Friday Fragments. This party is hosted by the one. the only Mrs. 4444 over at http://www.halfpastkissintime.com/. Check her out as she always makes me smile and she has links to all of the party goers and their personal fragments.
I have been working on a big project at work for a new salesperson for the past several months. His presentation is due on Monday. This week has been challenging because we have been in the "finish up" mode - and he has decided to be out of the office for 3 days. The week before your biggest presentation since you have worked somewhere is probably not the best time to be out of the office that much. At least, not if you want to keep the rest of the staff happy. Just sayin'.
It is our second day in a row of sunny weather. It is supposed to be 78 degrees today. It is helping my mood improve - which is a very good thing if you read the above paragraph.
The downside of the two days of sunny weather is that the pollen is back and my allergies are acting up quite badly. I am popping decongestant like they are m&m's to try to get rid of this sinus headache.
My son is going away to band camp for a week starting tomorrow morning. I love the fact that he can go because he is very passionate about music. I will admit, however, that I am going to miss him. Our house always seems so quiet when he is gone for any period of time. It is hard to believe that in just a few years, he will be gone away to college.
Tomorrow is hubby's birthday and he is going to be as old as me! One benefit of our son, the vegetarian, being away is that we can go out to a rib place for his birthday dinner. Yum! There is this little (and I mean little!) rib place in Portsmouth, NH that has amazing ribs. We are BBQ people and it is a lip smackin', finger lickin' type of place.
My hubby and I met when we were both college students at the University of Maine. We were shocked to find out that our fathers were both from Mississippi. They were both in the Navy and met Maine women during their tours of duty. The women won the "where should we live" battles and both of these southern boys with wonderful drawls settled in the cold climate of Maine. In all of my growing up years in Maine, I had never met someone else who had been from Mississippi until I met my husband and his father. Strangely enough, our fathers even grew up about 30 miles apart. Talk about a small world! I have never been to Mississippi and I hope to travel there sometime in the future.
I work in insurance and that is obviously not a creative industry. I am trying to expand my creativity and that is one reason that I have started this blog. I am also thinking about starting to make jewelry. I think it would be creative but also my love for symmetry would be a benefit. I love to give "made-with-love" gifts for Christmas and I think jewelry would be great for my nieces. Someone just pointed me in the direction of Youtube for help on how to make it so I am hoping to be on my way soon.
Here's to Fragmented Thoughts!