Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Musings

My irises! I was excited to have so many blossoms. I know, I need to thin them out. I'll do that, eventually.

Friday!!! Wheee! My current job can be tiring, and it is exciting to look ahead to a long weekend. Today we were told that we don't have to come back until Wednesday, so we get even another day off to add to the fun.

This is what I have learned at my job: no matter how strange a job may seem, it's the people who make it bearable and even fun.

We had settled into a small group of 5-6 women who ate lunch together every day. It was a nice group. I enjoyed our lunch time chats. I also was enjoying our current project that was more interesting than my first one. (This will all change next week as we get assigned to different places.)

So, despite it being an unusual job, I have decided I like it and will try to do it again next year when the season of testing begins again.

This is a long, holiday weekend here in the U.S.A., and our weather forecast is bad... rainy and icky. For me, this is good! Perfect stay-at-home-and-sew weather! I hope to get a lot done. The only bummer of this plan is that the TV I used to use in my sewing room has died. So all I have left in there is radio and CDs. It's good enough, but sometimes I just want to veg out on a rotten TV show while sewing.

I'm reading a very good book... Waiting by Ha Jin. Sadly, I can't find it! It took me a couple of days to realize it was truly lost. Then another couple days to request it at the library. Now I have to go pick it up and try to remember where I left off.

And, if you want to be TRULY INSPIRED by some awesome women, get this movie from Netflix or wherever you can find it: "Pray the Devil Back to Hell." It is FABULOUS. It's about women in Liberia and how they helped bring the war to an end. Truly amazing. Be sure to watch the bonus features, too, because there are a couple of interveiws that are just as inspiring as the movie itself.

Happy weekend, everyone! On Memorial Day I will pray that we can end all wars some day, and all our vets can be coming off peace-keeping duty.

I'm thankful for:
1. irises
2. long weekends, especially as I look at one from the very beginning
3. a warm, dry house (may it never be demolished in a tornado)
4. an odd job that became fun
5. nice bunch of people that helped #4 come true
6. committed, inspirational women
7. welcome back home, Traveling Family Cat!


Twisted Quilts said...

The iris are beautiful. My across the street neighbor used to grown them. Yes I think no matter the job it is the people you work with. I miss the comraderie and friendships from work.

Sarah said...

I agree - the Iris are beautiful. I am still waiting for mine to open. They were new-to-my-garden last year and never blossomed so I am twice as excited!